Photoshop Effects: add a colour tint to your photos

Photoshop Effects: add a colour tint to your photos - our final image

By adding a delicate tint of colour to the midtones of a black-and-white shot, you can easily change its mood. A cold wash of blue makes the image look more atmospheric, while a warm sepia tint recreates a retro romantic look. The trick to creating cyanotype or sepia-toned shots is to add a subtle tint while keeping the blacks black and the whites white. Here’s how to create these brilliant Photoshop effects using Elements.

Olympus unveils retro ‘film’ SD cards

Olympus unveils retro 'film' SD cards

Olympus has launched a new range of SDHC cards to complement the new Olympus OM-D.

The cards, which have been designed for use by those who miss the “authenticity” of using film, will be available in either black and white or colour variations. Anybody purchasing the black and white variation will be limited to shooting in monochrome.

Black and White Portraits: how to add drama in Photoshop

Black and White Portraits: add grit and drama in 4 easy steps

Black and white portraits are one of the more popular genres for photographers to shoot, but many times any number of factors can leave your pictures feeling flat.

After you’ve converted your portrait to black and white, why not use Photoshop’s dodge and burn tools to give your black and white portraits a rough and ready makeover.

This excellent, non-destructive technique will make your black and portraits really stand out. Here’s how to do it.

5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

Photo Ideas: 5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

Quick: think of your favourite portrait photography. Tip the scales in your brain for a moment, and you’ll probably find that most of your favourites are black and white portraits, no?

Black and white portraits have an inherent classic quality about them that stands the test of time, and if you want to give your portraits this sort of impact, you’ll want to give them a really punchy black and white conversion.

Black and white minimalist photography guide

Follow these photography tips to create fine art minimalist landscapes and seascapes. Just add a Neutral Density filter and your favourite black and white sofware…

Photoshop film effect tutorial: solarise your images

Recreate a classic ‘solarised’ image in the digital darkroom with this video lesson Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out how to recreate… Continue reading

Create cyanotypes in Photoshop Elements

Tone your black and white images with a wash of colour for a creative way to convert to mono Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video… Continue reading

Convert to black and white in Photoshop CS5

Using this advanced tutorial, you’ll find out how to convert your images to striking mono using Photoshop CS5 Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this tutorial you’ll… Continue reading

Fine art nude photography: tips and techniques from lighting to posing

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A beginner’s guide to the art of nude photography. Tips, techniques, lighting advice, help for sourcing nude models and more – it’s your complete guide to taking fine art nudes.

Create film grain in black and white photos

Use film grain to convert dull landscapes into dramatic mono scenes Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover how to mimic traditional film grain… Continue reading