Three Tips to Survive With Photoshop CS6 in 2018

Three Tips to Survive With Photoshop CS6 in 2018 Though Adobe Photoshop CS6 came out more than six years ago, there are a good many people still using it in 2018. Some don’t need to upgrade, others can’t afford the monthly fee, and still others refuse to buy into the software as a service model. [ Read More ]

Three Tips to Survive With Photoshop CS6 in 2018

Three Tips to Survive With Photoshop CS6 in 2018 Though Adobe Photoshop CS6 came out more than six years ago, there are a good many people still using it in 2018. Some don’t need to upgrade, others can’t afford the monthly fee, and still others refuse to buy into the software as a service model. [ Read More ]

Understanding Photoshop’s Fill Slider

Understanding Photoshop's Fill Slider It’s odd that there is a slider in Photoshop that is continuously in the forefront of the work we are doing, but it is almost never used. This video explains how to use the overlooked fill slider to adjust the effects of various blend modes. [ Read More ]

Learn Photoshop by Recreating Movie Posters

Photographer and retoucher Antti Karppinen has started a new series of video tutorials that aims to teach Photoshop techniques by recreating the looks seen in movie posters. “I have always loved movie posters and teaching photography and retouching,” Karppinen writes. “I’m using stock images to create my replications and try to find matching images in my final images. I definitely need to make compromises but I think I get pretty close to the originals. “My goal is not to guide people to replicate images, but to teach various Photoshop techniques as I explore ways of re-creating those images.” Here
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Image Manipulation, Aerial Photographs for Tile Collection, Death of Photography, and More – planetOids – 2018-08-3

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) I think many people can relate to this article, as it talks about a subject that is often brought up and questioned: How much Photoshop is too much? With the ability to paste a dinosaur into a simple shot of a city in seconds, can these powers be abused and over-used? This article talks about this, and explains what a photographer did when her Photoshop use was in question.

Fake Views: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Soviet Photoshopping

Photoshop 1.0 was first released as the Soviet Union was collapsing, but long before the software made photo manipulation easy, Kremlin censors went to extraordinary lengths to touch up history.
An undated image of Russian animal trainer Vladimir Durov. Much of the early image manipulation involved scratching the negative with a scalpel or needle, and painting fine lines directly onto the emulsion (seen here in the monkey’s hair and lips).
A heavily retouched image of Josef Stalin. Some of the Soviets’ image-doctoring was apparently to crisp-up blurry or low-quality images.
But occasionally, heavy-handed Soviet “airbrushers” literally blur the lines
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The best way to match tones in Photoshop composites

Yes, it’s me again! Dave Williams, the #TravelTuesday blogger here at Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider, and freshly appointed editor at LayersMagazine.com. I’ve kicked off a new series of #MondayMotivation posts over there and I’d love for you to go check out the first one by Gilmar Smith! I’m fresh back from a mission to Turkey where I predominantly shot the hot air balloons over Göreme in Kapadokya. It’s home to the densest hot air balloon airspace in the world, with the dawn skies filled with them. The town is unique in that the buildings are carved and tunnelled
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Photoshop’s Unsung Hero: Content Aware Fill

Before we get to today’s tip: just a heads up: Today the last day to enter for your chance to win the same Profoto B1x Strobe I used in that behind-the-scenes fashion shoot video I shared here on Friday. It’s not a photo competition, it’s a straight-up giveaway, so all you have to do it enter for your chance to win. Click on the graphic below, or go to this link to enter right now. Hey, ya never know — you could be the person to win that awesome Profoto B1x. OK, on to today’s tutorial
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The Essential Steps for a Perfect Composite Photo

The Essential Steps for a Perfect Composite Photo Combining multiple images is something that every photography will try at some point, but it is more difficult than merely cutting out one part of a photo and replacing it with another. This video teaches several important skills for matching the various images of a composite. [ Read More ]

Surviving the software jungle

One of the greatest dangers to modern digital artists is getting locked into a single software package. The fortunes of software companies—even large ones—vacillate with the phases of the moon and there’s no guarantee that your favorite package will be around even three years from now. (Don’t believe us? Just go and have a chat to a former Softimage artist, Avid DS artist, Shake artist, Stingray, Fabric Engine, the list goes on.) And what if the studio you’re working with doesn’t use your favorite application? Moviola.com created its free Survival Guide series for these very reasons. How many
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