Printed and framed photos are among the best Christmas gifts in my book. For this holiday season, motivational speaker Kyle Scheele made one such gift for his dad, but with a twist. He took a family portrait his dad hates, used his Photoshop skills to “fix” it, and the result made his parents laugh to tears.
Italian artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo has launched a street art campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence using heavily photoshopped images of famous women such as Kamala Harris, Duchess of Kent Kate Middleton, President of Europe Ursula Von de Leyen, and Princess Letizia of Spain.
Infinite Tools has released its new Infinite Skin plugin for Photoshop. It’s designed to help realistically soften skin tone while retaining the detail you actually want to keep. It doesn’t want to replace the retouching process, but help to give you a better initial starting point for your more in-depth retouching needs.
It has obvious advantages for photographers that shoot large amounts of imagery with a fast turnaround, such as weddings, portraits, boudoir, etc. It lets you work quickly through a whole bunch of images without ruining the detail you want to remain in the skin.
There are a lot of ways to colour tone and grade your photos in Photoshop and although I primarily use Curves to colour tone my shots, a powerful tool that I’m starting to use more and more is the somewhat under-utilised Channel Mixer.
Every couple of weeks I Live Stream via my Facebook Page and there I colour tone images submitted by my community. During the streams we often discuss techniques and lighting for a couple of hours and it’s a great place to get some free feedback and critique on your shots. Those that have watched me live in the past will have seen me use the Channel Mixer a lot, but for those that have missed the streams, I thought I’d do a super quick intro to the extremely powerful ‘Channel Mixer’ Photoshop adjustment layer, to show you some popular looks that take seconds to add to your shot.
Creating tiny planets has become really popular ever since consumer 360° cameras started becoming a thing about five or six years ago. So popular that there’s even native support in apps for cameras like those from Insta360 to create them. But what if you want to do something a bit higher resolution, or with higher dynamic range and a bit more control than a 360° camera can offer?
Well, in this tutorial from Paul Trani at the Adobe Photoshop YouTube channel, you’ll learn how to create them within Photoshop using just a standard panoramic image shot with nothing but your regular DSLR or mirrorless camera.
There are several ways to sharpen your photos in Photoshop. However, I believe most of us wouldn’t consider using Gaussian Blur as one of them. Still, it’s also one of the options, and it can give you fantastic results. It’s also pretty simple to apply it, and in this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how.
There are a few different methods for removing eye bags and dark circles under the eyes in Photoshop. But if you don’t want to spend an eternity doing it, PHLEARN has a technique that you’ll want to start using. It requires literally a minute of your time, yet it takes away an entire sleepless night from your model’s eyes.
When I think of changing the color in Photoshop, one would think there are no techniques left to learn. But it looks like you can always learn some new tricks. This one is particularly useful if you want to change a specific color, and you have an image with very complex selections. It’s relatively simple, and in this video, Jesús Ramirez guides you through it step by step.
Photoshop has a wide range of tools that let us change our photos in almost every way we can imagine. But some of these tools are completely useless for most of us. In this fun video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect talks about five tools Adobe Photoshop has still kept in its 30-year long life, even though they have become pointless. Some of them are just obsolete, and others have much better alternatives that are also customizable. Let’s see if you still use any of these or you think they’re useless as well.
Face swapping apps have been quite popular and can create quite fun results. But for the sake of your creative project, you may want to turn it up a notch and make it look more realistic. For this, you will need more advanced programs, but don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. In this video from Adorama, Pye Jirsa will show you how to swap faces in three simple steps using Lightroom and Photoshop.