Here’s a great Plearn tutorial on how to black out eyes in Photoshop, which could come in handy during the lead up to Halloween. It’s not as simple as just painting the eyes black. You need to actually show the catch lights to make it look legit. Aaron Nace guides you through step-by-step in the above video.
Check out the above video wherein Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows us how to use filters in Photoshop (and which not to use). He covers the older Filter Gallery and using it with blend modes for creative effects.
Additionally, he shows the benefits of using Guassian Blur on a layer mask, along with the new Blur Gallery in Creative Cloud versions. There are several more in the short 7-minute video with which you may not be familiar.
Check out this video from Aaron Nace at Phlearn on how to use the amazing patch tool in Photoshop. Aaron covers the scenarios in which you want to use the standard patch tool and why it is often a better choice than using the content-aware patch tool.
He also breaks down the difference between source and destination selections for the patch tool, as well as what the transparency selection does when using the patch tool.
Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he walks through how to adjust lighting to a photo after the fact using some basic tools inside Photoshop. In this video he takes a midday photo and changes it to the appearance of a photo taken at dusk with new lighting elements within.
Adobe also showed off a demo at its MAX conference of some possible future technology that automates the process as well. Check it out below. [Read more...]
Earlier this summer, I shot a wedding in the Abacos, Bahamas, and wanted to use my free time there to experiment with underwater photography. My husband has a Panasonic point-and-shoot camera that we have used on past trips for underwater fun, but the perfectionist in me wondered if the pictures would be dramatically better with a professional DSLR. [Read more...]
Here’s another great little video from Peter Hurley talking jawline and positioning for headshots. It’s short at about four minutes, but there are several tips to glean in here. If you want to hear more of Peter Hurley, check out this hour-long video from 2012 on the general topic of headshots.
You can also buy his full class that comes in at an hour and 21 minutes for $29 here on CreativeLive.