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.
Using multiple differently coloured gels to light your subject and their environment has become a very popular subject over the last few years – and I’m totally not blaming Jake Hicks – but it’s not always possible to easily do in the studio. Perhaps you don’t have the colours of gel that you need. Or maybe there’s just too much colour spill to effectively get what you’re after.
It is possible to simulate the look of using coloured gels in post, though, thanks to Photoshop. And in this video, Unmesh at PiXimperfect shows us how. There are several ways you can do this, but the method Unmesh shows in the video is very effective and covers a bunch of different techniques that you can apply to a lot of other tasks, too.
Creating motion blur isn’t as easy or always as possible as we might like when we’re just rushing to get the shot. Sometimes we’re not rushing, but thing aren’t moving in quite the way we’d hope. Or maybe we’re just not very good at shooting panning shots with a moving subject. Whatever the reason, it is possible to achieve a similar look in Photoshop.
In this video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda at PiXimperfect walks us through why we need perspective motion blur and how it differs from regular directional motion blur, as well as how to recreate the look on the computer within photoshop.
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.