There are situations when the best method to get a perfectly sharp landscape image is to focus stack it. In this video tutorial, photographer Mark Denney will show you the fastest way to do it and end up with perfect results.
When creating composites, it’s important to match the colors of the shots to make the result look realistic. There are several techniques for doing this in Photoshop, and in this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn will show you a rather simple one. He’ll teach you how to match colors automatically in just a few clicks.
There are times when your photos can get an unnatural-looking color cast. You can fix it in post and fine tune it so it looks more natural. In this video from Adobe Creative Cloud, you’ll learn how to neutralize unwanted color cast in only a couple of clicks, in literally a few seconds.
When editing portraits, especially in beauty photography, there’s a lot of work to do. But Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you a quick editing process that makes a lot of difference. In this tutorial, he takes a minute to demonstrate how you can add shine and depth to hair with a pretty simple technique. It will take you just a little bit of time, yet it can make the hair of your model really “pop.”
Star trails are a common subject amongst astrophotographers. When they’re not trying to capture the milky way, they’re showing the path that our stars take in the night sky. The process for creating these isn’t dissimilar from shooting timelapse with digital. You take a lot of photos over a period of time and then stack them on top of each other in Photoshop.
But this technique from Nemanja Sekulic shows you a way to do this with just a single image. It’s not going to be a perfect recreation of how the stars move through the sky, but it will let you achieve a similar effect. Nemanja demonstrates how to (mostly) automate the process using Photoshop actions that you create yourself.
LUTs have become a big thing recently. Once only used for grading video, they’ve become extremely popular for regular photography, too. Photoshop’s been able to read LUTs since at least CS6. But in CC it can also create them, too.
In this video from Unmesh Dinda at Piximperfect, we see how to quickly and easy create LUT files from within Photoshop. From there we can either install them as “filters” for use on future images, or we can even use them in Premiere, Resolve and other editing applications for video, too.
Projected hologram effects have been popular since about 1977. But for most people, it’s only since the advent of applications like Photoshop and After Effects that they’ve become possible to create ourselves. But they can still be quite intimidating to those new to Photoshop. Creating them is a fairly simple process, though.
In this video, photographer Nemanja Sekulic walks us through his technique to create composited holograms in Photoshop. It’s a fairly long video at 13 minutes, but it contains a lot of tips and advice on how to work around potential problems you may face and things for you to experiment with to make the effect your own.
I’ve been using Photoshop since version 3.0, so right around 24 years now. So you could say I’ve had a play with most of it at some point over the years. But Photoshop is such a large application. It’s constantly growing an evolving, so there always seems to be something new to discover. New ways to do different tasks to make our lives a little more efficient.
In this video from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, we see five pretty cool and actually useful “hidden” Photoshop tools. I’m not too big to admit that I didn’t know about a couple of these. As well as the five main tips, there are a few other not-so-secret ones mentioned in this video, too.