Create a kaleidoscope in Photoshop

    | Tutorials | 29/06/2012 07:00am

    Almost any image can be converted to a wonderful kaleidoscope using this Photoshop technique. To begin, you will cut out a triangle from an image and then rotate and copy it a number of times until you create a repeating pattern. You’ll then flatten the image and duplicate and resize that shot to create a finished kaleidoscope effect.

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    Photoshop Layers Palette: free photo editing cheat sheet

    | Tutorials | 12/09/2012 08:00am

    Are you new to photo editing and trying to make sense of the Photoshop Layers palette? You’re not alone.

    To help you along we put together this quick and handy photo editing cheat sheet that identifies what each little box and icon does, and what you might want to use it for!

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    Photoshop Layers panel: a quick cheat sheet

    | Downloads | 25/06/2012 15:02pm

    Do you know your Blend mode from your Opacity control? While the seasoned hands will be quite familiar with the Photoshop Layers panel, many who are new to the software, or photographers who use Photoshop sparingly, might not. To help you along, we’ve made this handy cheat sheet to finding your way around the Photoshop Layers panel.

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    How to fake the panning technique in Photoshop

    | Tutorials | 30/03/2012 08:00am

    Panning in-camera to record a sharp, moving subject against background blur is incredibly rewarding, but the panning technique can be impractical and tricky to perfect. So if you’ve tried, but failed, to get it right, all is not lost. Here we’ll show you a simple photo editing technique where you’ll learn how to get a life-like panning effect in Photoshop CS5 using a sharp image taken at 1/3200sec. We’ll isolate the car from the background with selection tools and add a layer mask to fine-tune the cut-out. We’ll then use filters to apply different types of blur.

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    6 traditional darkroom techniques you can recreate with Photoshop toning

    | Tutorials | 26/06/2012 10:30am

    Do you miss the days of the wet darkroom? Or rather, do you not miss that awful smell of chemicals but you long for some of effects you could create using your old traditional darkroom techniques? Here are six Photoshop effects based on traditional darkroom processes you can use to make retro-styled images

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    How well do you know Photoshop?

    | Competitions, Web links | 16/12/2011 12:55pm

    It’s one area of your life that until now probably hasn’t really been regarded as competitive, but your Photoshop knowledge is now something you can be tested on and, if you’ve really been swotting up you may find yourself top of the leaderboard.

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    How to get the bleach bypass effect in Photoshop

    | Tutorials | 09/04/2012 08:00am

    The bleach bypass effect has its roots in the traditional darkroom. It’s a complicated and potentially messy process that requires the printer to miss out certain chemicals in the printing process. However, the striking results boast enhanced contrast and wonderfully muted colours that are generally considered to be worth the effort. It’s easy to see how the technique has become extremely popular, especially with advertising and fashion photographers.

    Thankfully, recreating the process in Photoshop is much easier, quicker and there’s no nasty chemicals to deal with. It can be done using a selection of Adjustment Layers and Blend Modes. We’re going to show you how to use a Black and White Adjustment Layer so that we 
can target specific tones. Then we’ll use a cunning combination of Blend Modes and colour tweaks. 
So let’s see how it’s done…

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    Selling your pictures: photo editing steps you need to know to crack the stock libraries

    | Tutorials | 30/10/2012 10:00am

    As one improves as a photographer, you might find yourself asking less about photography tips and techniques and instead how to make money from photography. One popular method is to sell photos online via one of the numerous microstock libraries.

    In our post we’ll show you how to prepare and edit your pictures so that when you go to sell photos online through a microstock library you stand the best chance of making money.

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    Create a high-speed shot in Photoshop

    | Tutorials | 01/03/2013 14:00pm

    Capturing falling objects by high-speed photography can make for impressive images. However the techniques can yield hit and miss results, with sharp focus and good composition difficult to achieve. Fortunately, there’s always Photoshop…

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    Mandy Disher

    | Showcase | 01/06/2011 11:16am

    Mandy is a floral photographer based in the UK who can regularly be counted on to win a top award in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.

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