Black & White in Photoshop Elements

At the last meeting I demonstrated the use of the Enhance > Convert to Black and White… tool for converting images to black and white. While this tool is still a perfectly acceptable way of doing this, I have since discovered this tutorial that uses a different, in many ways better technique for this. IfContinue reading “Black & White in Photoshop Elements”

Photoshop Makeovers

  So there you are, taking rather fantastic photos, and then, one day, you realise that everyone else seems to be getting better results. Unfair? Possibly. Or perhaps they’re just handier in Photoshop. Like my old friend Maxwell. I recently came across three of his photo-shopped portraiture sessions (one, two, three), and was rather impressed.Continue reading “Photoshop Makeovers”

5 Secrets of the Photoshop Crop Tool

5 Secrets of the Photoshop Crop Tool If you’re used to clicking the crop tool dragging the tool over your image and pressing Enter, it may surprise you to know that there are other options that you can use when cropping in Photoshop. Here are my five “best-kept secrets” of the Photoshop crop tool.

Fixing Perspective in Photoshop – It’s Easy

+Fixing Perspective in Photoshop – It’s Easy! | x=blog+stay+informed This workflow is by far the shortest and easiest path to fixing the Leaning Tower of Pisa effect that often happens when shooting architectural photos without fancy equipment like a View Camera or a Tilt Shift Lens.

53 Crazy-good Digital Photography Tutorials

53 Crazy-good Digital Photography Tutorials – Psdtuts+ Though Photoshop has grown over time to become a many-armed beast of a program, it was first created with the modest aim of helping users to modify and improve their digital photography. In this post we return to Photoshop’s roots with a wonderful collection of digital photography andContinue reading “53 Crazy-good Digital Photography Tutorials”

Burning & Dodging With Adjustment Layers And Masks

Burning & Dodging With Adjustment Layers And Masks Non-destructive burning & dodging is most often done with a 50% gray fill layer. Although using this method has worked for me in the past, I’ve found it difficult to predict what sort of result I would ultimately attain when finished. Lately, I’ve been using adjustment layersContinue reading “Burning & Dodging With Adjustment Layers And Masks”

Lightroom 2 vs Bridge CS4 / CS3

PhotographyBB: Lightroom 2 vs Bridge CS4 / CS3 Being a user of both Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 with Adobe Bridge, I often get asked what the differences are, if any, between the two programs and why one may be better than the other. If you are trying to make the decision between Lightroom 2Continue reading “Lightroom 2 vs Bridge CS4 / CS3”

Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins

Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins | Developer’s Toolbox | Smashing Magazine Can Photoshop do everything? Of course, it can. But one should have extreme skills, plenty of experience and a great deal of time before retouching images or creating graphics pixel by pixel. Photoshop is an amazing graphics application that has forever changed graphic,Continue reading “Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins”

2009 Photoshop Workshops

DANCE OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Eric & Nicole Palmer present in STELLENBOSCH BEGINNERS PHOTOSHOP DAY on the 9 May 2009 ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP DAY on the 13 June 2009 Time: 8h30 to 17h30Cost: R 650 per personVenue: Jonkershoek Nature Reserve For details and bookings:contact Nicole directly on 082 5105 694or e-mail : NICOLE PALMER 082 5105Continue reading “2009 Photoshop Workshops”

Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop

Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop | How-To | Smashing Magazine GIMP is the favorite graphics editing program of many designers and graphic artists. It is free and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux (the two big reasons for its popularity). It has a wide array of features, as well as plug-ins, filters andContinue reading “Handy Tweaks To Make GIMP Replace Photoshop”