Posts Tagged ‘editing’

How to Use Layer Masks

There are some things I have been doing for so long that it’s easy to forget there was a time I didn’t know about them. Layers Masks are one of those things. They have become so routine in my workflow that I could never go back to not using them. In this post I’ll explain what they are and how they are beneficial to your editing your images.

Top 10 Posts of 2011

It’s hard to believe the year is coming to a close already. Here are the top 10 most popular posts from 2011.

Should Retouched Photographs Be Labelled As So in Publications?

There is an interesting article in the NYTimes regarding photo manipulation. Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth is working on software that is able to detect when a photograph has been modified, then assign a number value (from 1 to 5) depending on how much that image has been edited. Not only would the world be a little wiser as to how much a photograph has been doctored, but models could also stipulate in their contracts what level of manipulation they are comfortable with. This seems to be an important issue to many people considering this is not the first time we have seen software designed to show us how much a photograph has been edited.

Surreal Digital Manipulations Which Combine Portraits and Landscapes

Matt Wisniewski creates surreal photographic artwork by combining photographs of people with various natural and man made elements. His choice of images and the way he combines them are well thought out, resulting in images which fall somewhere between the realm of portraiture and landscape.

500 Portraits Averaged into 1 Image

Back in May of this year, we posted about a woman who had done a Portrait a Day for the last 4 1/2 years. Perhaps inspired by this set of images, designer Tiemen Rapati wondered what it would look like if he took hundreds of her self portraits and averaged them out. You can see the results above in which 500 photographs were averaged.

Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you are serious about photography, there is no greater advice I can give you than to shoot in RAW format. By doing so, you will give yourself a lot more control when it comes to editing your photographs, which in turn improves creative freedom.

Google+ Adds Creative Kit for Advanced Photo Editing

It looks like Google+ is still adding features into their new social network. Yesterday they announced 4 new services, including one called Creative Kit. Now you can edit your photographs on Google+ using tools such as crop & sharpen, as well as a numerous filter effects.

Free Online Photo Editing with Picfull

It is quite obvious that editing photographs online is becoming very common (if you don’t agree, just take a look at the previous post!). Following this trend is Picfull, a website that allows you to upload your photographs and apply a multitude of filters. Once you are finished, you can save the photographs to your computer, or share them on your favourite social media site.

Unbelievable Milk Dress Photograph

Before you say anything, let me tell you that the image above, by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, was created using photographs alone. Not only is the idea clever, but it is incredibly well executed. Do you know how he did it?

How to Light Paint a B-25 Bomber

Eric William Curry has created an amazing series of photographs by light painting various vehicles. Instead of shooting during the day, he chose to shoot at night by exposing specific areas of the frame individually, then combining them in post production. The video below walks us through all the different shots that were needed to create this dynamic photograph. If you are interested in learning more about his techniques, you can purchase his e-book titled “Crafting Reality: Painting With Light” for $19.95.