Posts Tagged ‘advanced’

Splash – Part 2

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 1

In my last article I presented a video tutorial on how I lit and shot the picture below. This new video picks up where the other one left off. It is about the post-production Photoshop work. The fact is, no one takes the image right out of their camera, especially a DSLR, without doing at least SOME post work on it. DSLRs have a limited dynamic range and a host of other shortcomings that can be improved in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture, Camera Raw, or even the free Picasa!! Film always had the darkroom….we have software. Either way, the idea is to improve the capture.

Compositing in Photoshop is essential for the images I like to create. There are so many awesome functions inside of Photoshop…..even Elements for that matter…..that provide the means for combining several photos into one image. This video deals with Smart Objects……which I use a lot, and a cool use of the Luminosity Blending Mode to create more detail, and how I combined several images to create the final.


Restoring An Old Photograph

Posted on: May 30th, 2010 0

Restoring an old photograph is never easy, and almost never the same. But there are some amazing tools in Photoshop created specifically for this job.

Masking in Photoshop CS5!

Posted on: April 27th, 2010 0

Right after I posted the previous vid, I finally checked out the newly revamped Refine Edge command in Photoshop CS5. The fact is, masking hair is now child’s play!


Masking Dark Hair

Posted on: April 14th, 2010 0

Creating a selection for hair seems to obsess me. Who knows why? Regardless, here we take a quick look at how to mask out dark hair. it is very similar in technique to my earlier video on masking out blond hair, with a few important differences. (more…)

Extracting a Glass from a Photo

Posted on: November 4th, 2009 2

In one of my “Alpha Channel” vids I mentioned I’d cover this topic. Well, I finally got around to it. Turns out I needed to do this for a real-world situation. I was designing a website for a client and wound up needing to extract a glass from one photo and place it in another photo. Along the way I fell in love with Content Aware Scale, then just as quickly fell out of love. I’m so fickle.