Mar 29, 2010

Blue Sky Enhancement

Filed under: Photography,retouching,techniques — Tags: , , , — Kay @ 9:03 am

Ever seen those annoyingly perfect blue skies, with dramatic blue hues and perfect gradients? Here’s how to create them yourself in Adobe Photoshop.

Sep 8, 2009

Photoshop: watermark

  I admit to having mixed feelings about this tutorial. If only because we shouldn’t be forced to watermark our photos for fear of them being stolen. I think I found an appropriate intro photo, though!  And *poof* gone are the days of willingly posing for mom. I have to bribe the kid these days. But all kidding aside, I guess I was pretty naive when I set my first steps into the…

Aug 14, 2009

Photoshop: proof colors

  Here’s a quickie tutorial. Well, tutorial is really a big word for this one. Jut giving you a tip for a tool (sounds like a low-budget tv show), in case you didn’t know about this feature yet. If you work with photoshop you probably noticed that the colors (and even the light), tend to look very different in photoshop than they do on the web. Photoshop seems to make everything look fresher, more colorful…

Jul 10, 2009

Photoshop: high pass sharpening

  Sharpening your images is a necessary evil, especially when it comes to digital photography, there’s just no work around. There are several ways of doing this, but first let me say that sharpening is often overdone. Seriously overdone. When I see the amount of eye sharpening—and especially in child photography—some people do, it makes me cringe. It looks awful to me and screams fake when you practically crystallize a child’s eyes. Ewww. Yuck….

Jul 3, 2009

Photoshop: linking layers

Filed under: Photography,retouching,techniques — Kay @ 11:07 am

  Linking layers is something I do so often, I don’t even think about it anymore. When you’re working with different photos, each on a separate layer yet they have to stay in sync; you link them. When creating company logos existing of one or more layers; you link them. Someone asked me how I did it, here’s how:

Jun 17, 2009

Photoshop: logo bars

    Photo editing is one thing, but another important thing is the finishing touch. Nowadays it’s completely hot, hip, trendy and soooo 2009 to give your photos a logo/text bar. All kidding aside; it does look pretty and makes certain photos a little more interesting to see. Especially when you want to print them. Here’s a simple and quick way to add these fancy borders and I tossed an action…