Whitening teeth in real life can take days, weeks, even months. But you can do it in Photoshop in much less time. In ten seconds, to be exact (yes, really!). In his latest quick tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how.
Creating reflections in Photoshop is one of those things that people have been trying to master ever since those early Photoshop experiments hinted that it was even possible. There have been a lot of plugins available to perform this task over the years, but it’s possible to do it natively in Photoshop without any third-party plugins.
In this video, Unmesh at PiXimperfect shows us a technique we can use to create very realistic looking reflections in our landscape photos using Photoshop’s three-dimensional workspace to not only create a reflection but also waves and ripples.
This has to be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. But it’s also kinda cool. It’s the Tap Strap 2, and it claims to be “the plug & play, all-in-one, wearable keyboard, mouse and air gesture controller”. It’s designed for use primarily in VR where using a real keyboard and mouse while wearing a headset becomes somewhat tricky.
But that’s apparently not all it’s good for. The manufacturer says that it can be used to control your tablet, smartphone, TV or your whole computer. Unmesh Dinda at PiXimperfect got his hands on one and decided to take it for a spin to see how well it works in Photoshop. And, well, it looks surprisingly good.
Photoshop has plenty of fantastic tools, although there are some that many of us never use. Similarly, there are some tools that photographers would love to have, perhaps instead of those “useless” ones. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect suggests 16 tools that should definitely become a part of Photoshop and make our editing workflow way more efficient.
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.
The best way to avoid glare in glasses is to simply position your lights and your subject in such a way that they don’t reflect off the surface of the lenses in the glasses they are wearing. In the studio, this is relatively easy to achieve. Out on location, where you have no control over the ambient light and sometimes your subject, we might have to resort to cleaning it up in post.
In this video, Unmesh at PiXimperfect shows us a method we can use to restore detail hidden behind glare and reflections in glasses in Photoshop. He does stress that you do need to have some detail there to begin with that you want to try to bring out.
Last year, Adobe introduced Object Selection, a tool that uses AI to make complex selections in a heartbeat. While it makes a great starting point for your selection, it still requires some additional work in most cases. But you can make the tool more precise, and in this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how.
Photoshop has a whole bunch of different blend modes but knowing what they all do… Well, even many of the most advanced Photoshop users don’t know what they all do. That not knowing could be holding you back, though. And this video is a perfect example as to why.
I’ve been using Photoshop since about Version 3.0 (yes, I’m that old), but I don’t recall ever once using the “Divide” blending mode. After watching this video from Unmesh at PiXimperfect, though, I wish I’d started looking into it years ago. Unmesh starts by showing how it works in a practical sense, and then explains the underlying maths behind it to help you understand how it does what it does.
Several times a day I see people posting online that they’ve exported images from Photoshop and the final JPG looks nothing like what they thought it would. They’re actually not the wrong colours, you’re just outputting them in a different colour space.
In this video, Unmesh at PiXimperfect explains what colour profiles are, how they affect your image, and how to solve the problem when your images don’t look quite the way you expected.
When you’re creating HDR images, chances are you’ll get those annoying halos in them. They look very unnatural, but there’s a pretty simple way to fix them. In this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how to get rid of those halos in just a few minutes and make your HDR photos look more natural.