Geometric shapes and repeating patterns are key to many forms of modern art, with lines and shades carefully positioned to capture the eye and draw people in. Here, we’ll take this concept and apply it to giving a straightforward black and white portrait an unusual twist.
Have you ever redecorated a room, brought all the furniture back in and hung up all the pictures only to realise that the new colour just doesn’t work? If so, you’ve probably wished that there was an easy way of seeing how the room would look with the walls a variety of different shades before [...]
It’s vital to have an understanding of Photoshop layers to get the best of your digital photography when post-processing images. Our latest photography cheat sheet explains what you need to know.
When you take photographs on a hazy day, moisture particles in the air diffuse the light, causing distant objects to display a more subtle range of tones. This is a great way of evoking a sense of depth, due to the gradual change in contrast between objects in the foreground and those in the background.
The downside of shooting in such hazy conditions is that those more distant objects can be somewhat lacking in detail and definition. The haze can bleach distant colour, too, especially when shooting into the sun.
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.
One of our favourite Photoshop tricks is to age an image to give it the look of an old, bleach photo print. This bleached photo effect is very easy to achieve using Adjustment Layers.
Inside, we show you how to achieve this classic gritty, desaturated look in just 4 simple steps.