Advanced sharpening tips for Photoshop: the perfect workflow for feathers and fur

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Sharpening and noise reduction are vital skills that come in handy for almost every image. In particular, images of feathers or fur like our bird here will benefit from extra crispness. In this tutorial, we’ll show you more advanced stages of a sharpening workflow.

Creative photography ideas: create light trails with sparklers

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If you’re looking for a great New Year’s Eve photo idea or simply struggling to find creative photography ideas to keep you busy on dark nights, we’ve got the perfect thing for you. Sparklers allow you to create golden light trails and shapes, and they’re cheap to buy and easy to use.

Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera’s focus ring

Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera's focus ring

Taking an intentionally blurry photo? It may sound sacrilege, but sometimes it can be fun to break the rules of photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take an abstract self-portrait that will make you look like a genius. Which you are.

Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.