Jan is a Photo manipulator from the The Netherlands. He combines photography to create wonderfully fun, imaginative pieces of art.
Define a set of custom brushes to add creativity to your Photoshop designs with this simple six-step tutorial.
Photography Week, the new digital magazine from the makers of Digital Camera World, is celebrating its launch by offering all readers five free issues.
The cutting-edge magazine for enthusiast photographers has been designed from the ground up for tablet devices and is initially available for iPad via Newsstand, Apple’s digital magazine download store.
Fancy changing the seasons? Try one of our favourite Photoshop effects and learn how to add autumn colour to your summer landscapes.
Learn how to view, sort and open your images in Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge is a stand-alone application that comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge is primarily a File Browser that allows you to view, edit, sort and open your images, so it’s the best place to start with most projects. To open Adobe [...]
The fourth-generation Spyder4Express colorimeter is compatible with an impressive array of displays, but is it worth its price tag? Find out in our review.
There are lots of ways to make a black and white conversion, but the number of choices depends on the software you’re using. Here we show you how to take control of the process by learning how to use your tools effectively to control the shade of great of each colour in your original image.
Sometimes, you may find your shot’s colours and tones don’t do the subject justice. Take our original image below – the contrast is flat, with little differentiation between shadows and highlights. This creates washed-out tones and drab colours. Shooting in raw gives you great control over tonal changes, especially if using the Photoshop CS Camera Raw editor’s Tone Curve tab.
Photoshop is fine when you already know what you want to do, but Photoshop plug-ins can give you an instant insight into how your image can look with different effects applied. That’s where Photoshop plug-ins like Tiffen Dfx 3.0 are so valuable, or Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
When it comes to portraits, everyone wants to look their best. But with today’s high-resolution SLRs, every spot, blemish and flaw can appear in startling detail. There are of course a few shooting techniques you can use to minimise these, such as bouncing light with reflectors to avoid strong shadows, and using off-camera flash to control the direction of the light to complement the model. However, you don’t need to get bogged down with different techniques and equipment to get great portraits, because Elements has a range of tools specially designed for seamless Photoshop retouching.