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.

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.

What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? A cheat sheet to the options available

What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? A cheat sheet to the options available

What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? You’ve probably heard the term countless times, but remain unsure what they do. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain how Photoshop’s adjustment layers can provide a flexible, non-destructive way of editing photos.

Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

If you’re looking for some new family photo ideas and are bored of the same traditional poses, creating a multi-frame photo grid like that popularised by the television show The Brady Bunch is a really fun and easy option.