How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop CC

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is back again with more tips and in this video shares what you need to know about sharpening images using Photoshop CC. He covers the sharpening tools in Camera Raw and Lightroom, as well as the power of the improved Smart Sharpen filter inside of Photoshop CC and used in conjunction with smart filters.

How to Use Lens Correction in Photoshop

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains lens correction in Photoshop using the built-in Lens Correction Profiles in Camera Raw, as well as lens correction filters inside of Photoshop itself. The lens correction tools in Photoshop can also be used on video as well by way of creating smart filters in Photoshop.

How to Get a Still Image From a Video Using Photoshop

You can use Photoshop to extract quality still images from videos. Most video cameras nowadays (including smartphones) shoot 1080 HD video, which yields a single frame of 1920 x 1080 – or about 2MP.

There are a number of ways to pull still images from video clips and even ways to increase the resolution when you combine frames. Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to do so in the above video.

Forget the $500 Gimbal; Make a DIY Anti-Vibration Drone Camera Mount for $10

The problem with mounting a GoPro to a DJI Phantom or other drone is that the vibration of the propellers creates a terrible jello effect in the footage. This is the main reason that gimbals have become such a popular accessory for drones. But gimbals are expensive.

Two grad students from USC were searching for a cheaper way to reduce the jello effect in their footage from their Phantom-mounted GoPro. After months of failure in testing several aftermarket products, they finally built their own mount with household items for less than $10.

They discovered that they had to dampen the attachment between the GoPro and the Phantom, which is something that none of the attachments on the market allowed. In the end, they used a pair of sponges and some semi-rigid wires to connect a mount that was constructed from a plastic lid.

The results are impressive and resemble the look of an expensive gimbal when viewing the output footage. You can see a full walkthrough, along with sample footage, in the video above.

How to Remove Noise in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to remove noise in Photoshop. He highlights the use of the noise removal tools in Camera Raw, as well as hiding other noise by turning down the black levels.

The same controls are also available in Lightroom, so that portion of the tutorial applies to Lightroom as well. Additionally, you can use the image size and Smart Sharpen tools within Photoshop to combat noise.

Understanding the Basics of Low Light Photography

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There are times when you have to use a flash when shooting a wedding or portrait session. For example, if you are shooting outside and the sun has gone down completely, or if you are shooting inside with dim overhead lighting, a flash is a necessity. But whenever I can avoid it, I prefer taking advantage of natural light, even if it is waning in the half hour after sunset.

To get the most out of your camera, follow these guidelines: [Read more...]

How to Create an Artistic Double Exposure in Photoshop

Check out this video from Andrew Klokow as he walks you through his process of creating a double exposure in Photoshop.

In the video, he combines images of a bride and a floral bouquet into a single image in Photoshop. He then imports the combined image into Lightroom for some finishing touches.

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Peter Hurley Headshot Tips

If you don’t know the name, Peter Hurley is the headshot guy. In the above video, Peter shares some of this tips on headshot photography with Frank Doorhof.

If that’s the kind of thing that interests you, I’m reposting this hour-long video from the Google+ Photography Conference back in 2012 below. In it, Peter goes into much greater depth on the art of the headshot. [Read more...]

How to Remove Acne in Photoshop

Here’s another great video from Phlearn that shows you how to remove acne from faces using Photoshop. There are a couple of problems with acne. First, there’s redness in the skin and then there’s the actual blemish itself.

The tutorial walks us through the process one step at a time, removing the redness caused from the acne and then getting rid of the skin blemish using the content-aware spot healing brush.