In the above video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through adding a pattern or texture to clothing in Photoshop. This process requires heavy use of the warp tool, which Aaron gives us some good tips on using the right way in order make the fabric wrinkles, along with the highlights and shadows, believable. Check out the full video above.
In this video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to change the color of walls in Photoshop. It’s a pretty simple process because of the straight lines on walls that allow us to easily use the Pen tool for selecting the edges and corners of walls. He also shows us some neat tricks for quickly deselecting objects that may be in the middle of our wall selections. Check it out above.
In this new tutorial from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to use content-aware scale tool in Photoshop to create an ad. He also works in some tips with the warp tool to get his composition just right. Check out the video above.
In this latest video from Plhearn, Aaron Nace walks through a very useful process of how to fix an aged photo in Photoshop. He covers removing dust and scratches, fixing unnatural gradients and discoloration, as well as fixing a color cast. Check out the video above.
The following post is from Constantin Opris, Dreamstime Professional Photographer, who shares some great tips and apps for improving your mobile photography.
As smartphone cameras become better and faster, there’s a growing interest in mobile photography. The considerable advantage for mobile photographers comes in the form of integrated applications that allow them to setup, take and alter shots in completely new ways. [Read more…]
Lightroom Coffee Break is a video series that offers great little nuggets for learning the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom in 60 seconds or less. In the latest video, Adobe’s Benjamin Ward explains how drag in edit fields for finer control in Lightroom. Check it out above.
In this new video from Phlearn, Aaron Nace walks us through how to create light rays through clouds inside Photoshop.
He does this buy using the radial blur filter as a smart filter, along with some simple strokes from the brush tool. Pretty cool results. Check it out above.
In this video from Aaron Nace of Phlearn, he walks us through how to make hair color pop in Photoshop.
He uses a color balance adjustment layer to bring out the natural color and then creates a solid color adjustment layer to give the highlights a kick. Finally, he walks us through how to dodge and burn hair in order to get that extra pop.
In the latest Lightroom Coffee Break episode, we get a great tip for using a modifier key with a mouse click to quickly straighten a photo in Lightroom.
When you are in the crop mode, all you have to do is hold down Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) and click and drag along the horizon or other straight feature that you want to be level in the image. Lightroom automatically uses the level tool to straighten the image based on your selection.
Check out this video from Canon and Syl Arena as he walks us through the on-camera menu system for controlling Canon Speedlites like the 600EX-RT.
Syl is the author of the popular Speedliter’s Handbook series, which is now in its second edition. If you are interested in really digging into the Canon Speedlite system to understand how it works, his book is well worth the money. You can read my review of the first edition here.