Here’s another great video from Phlearn that shows you how to use the lens flare filter in Photoshop. As you’ll see, the key is to using an appropriate backlit image and making sure that you align your flare source with the actual light source. But check out the video for some crucial tips on making the lens flare more natural.
Here’s a short video from Tony Northrup that shows you how to add your own logo to Lightroom’s Identity Plate, as well as change the font and font size for the module labels.
Tony Northrup’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Video Book: Training for Photographers mentioned in the video is available here on Amazon.com.
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We’ve all seen the before and after photos that plague online advertising. These photos are often part of ads that proclaim the latest and greatest fitness craze or weight loss pill. In the above video, BuzzFeedBlue shows just how easy it is to fake these photos using nothing more than some lighting and posing changes.
While there are certainly things you can do to enhance a physique for the after photo (e.g., lift weights, cardio and eat healthier), much of the presentation still relies on the professional eye of the photographer.
If you have been using the full auto mode (aka the little green square) on your camera for very long, chances are that it has frustrated you at some point because it won’t let you do something that seems like a no-brainer. Have you ever tried to turn the off the flash when using full auto only to have it pop right back up when you press the shutter again? Thank the full auto mode for that.
If you are trying to exercise a little more creative control over your camera’s settings, then it is time to move to the P, or Program, mode. [Read more...]
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.