Composite picture techniques: how to make convincing shadows

Composite picture techniques: how to make convincing shadows

How do you create convincing shadows when making a composite picture of two images? Our quick tutorial shows you how.

Zombie pictures: how to make terrifying Halloween portraits of your friends

Zombie pictures: how to make terrifying Halloween portraits of your friends

Zombie pictures are all the rage at the moment, thanks to pop culture phenomena like The Walking Dead and World War Z. There are countless apps out there to help you make zombie pictures of yourself and your friends, but to ensure the best results we show you how a few simple Photoshop effects can make your zombie photos truly terrifying!

Professional photo editing tricks: how to get perfect skies in ALL your raw images

Professional photo editing tricks: how to get perfect skies in ALL your raw images

Tired of bleached and boring skies? With a basic knowledge of Layers and a few other Photoshop effects you can use these professional photo editing tricks to ensure bold and dramatic skies in all of your raw images. Here’s how…

Montage photography: how to make dramatic landscape composites

Montage photography: how to make dramatic landscapes using compositing techniques

In this tutorial we show you how to move mountains and transform your landscape images using a few simple Photoshop effects and montage photography techniques.

Dragan Effect: how to make dramatic HDR portraits in a matter of minutes

Dragan Effect: how to make dramatic HDR portraits in a matter of minutes

The so-called Dragan Effect is a fun, creative way to give your people pictures a dramatic makeover. We explain how to use a few simple Photoshop effects to create HDR-style portraits with real impact.

Holga Effect: Photoshop techniques for cool retro images

Holga Effect: Photoshop techniques for cool retro images

By adding deliberate ‘camera mistakes’ like light leakage, vignetting and grain you can give any photo a cool toy camera look. The Holga effect is perhaps the most popular of these effects. In this tutorial we show you how to use a few simple Photoshop effects to achieve the look of a retro Holga camera.

Photoshop depth of field effects: how to make an f/22 exposure look like f/1.2

Photoshop depth of field effects: how to make an f/22 exposure look like f/1.2

In this tutorial we’ll show you a really easy way to use simple Photoshop effects to create a sense of shallow depth of field in any image.

Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people’s minds

Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people's minds

With this really cool portrait idea we’ll show you one of the oldest photography tricks in the book… how to play with perspective and make the viewer question what they see.

Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

Lighting effects: how to use Photoshop filters to add atmosphere to outdoor portraits

In this tutorial we show you how a few simple Photoshop effects can add romantic lighting to your outdoor portraits.

Long exposure cloud movement: how to give a sharp sky a slow shutter effect

Long exposure cloud movement: how to give sharp skies a slow shutter speed effect

We don’t always get the shot we want when photographing elements beyond our control. And more importantly, we don’t often get the opportunity to try again until we get it right. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use simple Photoshop effects to create a feeling of long exposure cloud movement to make your sharp skies look like they were shot at a slow shutter speed.