The Photoshop High Pass filter can be used to both sharpen and soften an image. This is particularly useful for portraits, where the subtle Photoshop effects help your subject stand out, but the High Pass filter is useful in a number of different photo editing situations (which we’ll explain later).
Even though our Raw Tuesday series is concerned with shooting and editing raw files, we must acknowledge that JPEGs do have their advantages – the file sizes are smaller, and shots are ‘ready to go’ straight from the camera.
But if you’re serious about photography you should set your camera to shoot Raw. And perhaps the biggest reason why should do this is, in addition to getting the best possible quality, shooting raw files gives you an invaluable safety net when the scene in front of you presents exposure problems.
The ability to create shapes in Photoshop is nothing new, but with the introduction of vector shape layers in Photoshop CS6, Adobe has really upped the ante. Read on to discover our top tips for working with vector shape layers in Photoshop CS6.
Here we’ll show you how to compsite in Photoshop CS6 with a little help from the new Field Blur filter and the Average Blur filter. The Field Blur filter works by setting different strengths of blur across an image, so you can simulate depth of field by applying stronger blur to parts of the background [...]
The recent launch of Photoshop CS6 introduced a wealth of exciting and genuinely useful and creative tools. However, one of the most impressive for photographers is the introduction of Photoshop CS6′s Adaptive Wide Angle filter.
Picasso took an unconventional approach to portrait painting. He evoked an impression of his subjects by rendering their face in profile while depicting features like the eyes and nose as if viewed from head on. We can apply this approach to portrait photography to create what are called double exposure portraits. The trick is to convert some standard shots into a creative composite that sums up our subject in an eye-catching way.
Falling objects captured by stop-motion photography are impressive, but the techniques can be a bit hit and miss. For a simple Photoshop solution, first shoot a background, in this case a cake and tablecloth, and then the object you want to show falling through the air. Using Photoshop’s layers and masks, we can overlay the two and give the impression of a high-speed shot. Here’s how it’s done…
When you shoot dozens of similar shots in the same location, you may end up needing to tweak loads of nearly identical photos.
You could slog through each photo one at a time, tweaking contrast using a Curves Adjustment Layer and then adding a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer to boost colour, but this repetitive editing process could take ages. A faster way to tackle a group of photos with similar photo-fixing needs is to condense multiple editing commands into a single Photoshop Action.
In this age of flawless digital photography, there’s something irresistible about the retro photography and analogue Photoshop effects that hark back to the days when imperfection was all part of the charm. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll dissect and analyse the different effects that make up this popular retro photography look.
Adobe’s much-anticipated Photoshop CS6 is finally here. Having now upgraded to CS6 in the office, we can say that so far it looks to be a great upgrade, with lots of new features to be excited about. A few red herrings have been thrown in for good measure, such as the Content Aware Move tool, and at first glance you’ll notice the shiny new charcoal interface among the many Photoshop CS6 new features.