When it comes to black and white conversion, there is no definitive method that will get the best results every time. Some use the channel mixer conversion, while others will swear by black and white filter. Other just like the simplicity of the desaturate function. Which one is the best? It depends. This is why I was so happy when Ladislav Soukup from ladasoukup.cz (flickr) sent me this cheat sheet. Read on to find your best suited conversion in an instant.
A while back I posted two great ways to create lighting diagrams: using Photoshop or using an online flash application.
Now, the online application as great, but it only allowed you to share a URL, there was no way to save or print your lighting diagram.
Reader Brian pointed me to a nice online application called PhotoDiagram that allows you to create a lighting diagram and then save it as jpg. NICE.
I’d love to see more modifiers in the application. If you feel like being nice, Drop Brian a line on what you’d like to see in the next version of PhotoDiagram.
The posing on this picture is great, but the first eye catcher of this image is the Dave Hill post processing look it has.
If you don’t know Dave Hill, please, sit back and treat yourself to an hour of fine photography. Dave is known for two things: You can not forget his portraits ones you’ve seen them – the visual impact is very strong. And you can not ignore his unique post processing look, what has become to be known as “The Dave Hill Look”.
This article will demonstrate three techniques for increasing contrast in a picture. The tool we are going to use for this is Photoshop.
Ok, so you took a picture and now it look dull and flat, the colors are dead, or it has a milky look to it. You know what it is. The picture lacks contrast.[Read More…]