Photo of the day: 6 July

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This is a fantastic portrait anyway but has been enhanced in Photoshop to create a rather surreal and very contemporary work of art.

Photoshop effects: turn photos into graphic art

Photoshop effects: turn photos into graphic art

Stripping away detail from images so that you’re left with pure black and white is a great way to add a pop art feel to your shots and will quickly become one of your favourite Photoshop effects to use. If you then duplicate the image for repetitive effect and introduce blocks of bright colour, you’ll create dazzling images that’ll look great on any wall or even a T-shirt.

To get our desired Photoshop effects, we’re going to show you how to strip away all the midtones using the Photoshop Stamp filter, so you’re left with just a black and white shape. After cleaning up distracting blobs from the tarmac background, we’ll duplicate the shot four times and render each version in a different colour for a cool graphic art look.

Focus stacking: how to fake perfect focus in Photoshop

Focus stacking: how to fake perfect focus in Photoshop

Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything sharp at once. When you’re zoomed in tight on a subject, there might never be enough depth to get everything sharp, even at the lens’s minimum aperture.

The answer is to shoot a series of images with the focus set slightly further away each time, and then use a technique called ‘focus stacking’ to merge the separate photos into a finished picture that’s sharp from front to back.

Photoshop Elements: red eye removal in 4 simple steps

Red eye removal in Photoshop Elements

Red eye has long been the bane of photographers. How many times have we photographed our friends and family in a variety of social scenarios, and the flash photography leaves our pictures of people looking like demons!

Red-eye occurs when your camera uses a burst of flash to capture a decent exposure. In low-light conditions our pupils open wide so that we can see more clearly. This means that a sudden influx of light from the camera will illuminate the eyes’ interior, bouncing off the blood vessels on our retinas – and adding a sinister red glow to our subject’s eyes.

Boost colour with Adjustment Layers

Improve colours and contrast using Adjustment Layers in Photoshop Elements 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 will discover how to get to grips with… Continue reading

Repair burnt out skies: Photoshop tutorial

How to repair a burnt out sky: use Layer masks to perfect your landscape photos Photoshop tutorial: A dramatic sky brings a landscape photograph to life, and although the colour-filled skies of dawn and dusk are perfect for awe-inspiring landscape shots, fluffy clouds and deep blue skies of midday can produce equally striking scenes. The… Continue reading

Teach yourself Photoshop: Part 2, Video 4 – Setting camera preferences

Learn the basics of photo-editing with our introduction to Adobe’s image editing software. Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete 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 second part you’ll find a heap of information… Continue reading

Photoshop video: modern portraits in 10 minutes

Give portraits a modern finish by changing the tone and colour of your portraits in Photoshop Elements. A look that has become increasingly popular in recent times, especially with portrait images is characterised by muted colours and boosted contrast. In this video tutorial we’ll show you how you can add the effect to your own… Continue reading

Create high impact portraits

If your people portraits look a bit flat, learn how to transform it into a high-contrast shot here Professional portrait shots from high street photo studios are easy to create when you have Photoshop on your side. By removing the background from your subjects, correcting the colours and warming the skin tones, you’ll be able… Continue reading

Fix a film scan in Photoshop

No matter how bad the damage to a negative is, scan it and you can carry out a perfect edit in Photoshop Elements. Most modern desktop scanners have the capability to scan negatives without any major issues. Here, we show you how to take those scans and improve them dramatically.