Yes, we know… you only just coughed up for Photoshop CS6, but now that it’s here and we’re using it, there’s no reason we should start writing down what features we’d like to see in Adobe Photoshop CS7, is there? It is, after all, the time of year for making wishlists!
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Despite its origins in traditional film photography, the cross-processed look is still hugely popular with photographers who want to give their images a creative edge. Typically, the characteristics include skewed colours, increased saturation, and enhanced contrast. In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to show you how to cross process photos digitally and add a black-edged border to a raw image.
In this age of flawless digital photography, there’s something irresistible about the retro photography and analogue Photoshop effects that hark back to the days when imperfection was all part of the charm. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll dissect and analyse the different effects that make up this popular retro photography look.
There are many ways to skin a cat in Photoshop and converting to mono is no exception. Here are some other popular ways to convert to black and white for those who don’t want to use the Black & White tool.
Find out how to use Adobe’s handy Photoshop Gamut Warning command to spot and correct unprintable colors
Colour, or the absence of it, plays a crucial role in portraiture. By manipulating colour and tone to create diferent Photoshop effects you can create striking portraits that really stand out from the crowd. Here, we’ll show you how to give your portraits an edgy, stylish, ultra-detailed finish often seen in modern portrait photography. We’ll use subtle variations in saturation, brightness and contrast to achieve similar results.
F uji Velvia film was only introduced in 1990, but with its super-saturated colours, fine-grain and sharpness it quickly changed the look of landscape and nature photography.
There were several films that could match some of these characteristics, but it soon became the film of choice for many landscape and nature photographers who wanted to give their shots maximum impact.
Here, we’ll show you how to recreate the look of this iconic film to improve a digital landscape shot.
The Osmonds, woodchip wallpaper… plenty of things from the 70s are best forgotten, but the faded look of round-cornered prints have lasting retro charm. You’ll find plenty of inspiration for this type of print if you’ve got an old photo album lying around.
The 70s retro look can put the finishing touch to any shot, but combine it with a source image taken using one of the techniques in the first part of this feature, and you will end up with
a really eye-catching result.
There are many ways to create soft focus Photoshop effect, but one of our favourite techniques is the Orton Effect.
It has a distinctive look and can really add character to your images. Plus, not many people seem to use it so it’s an opportunity to make your photos look a little different.