Apr 07, 2011 — 11 comments
Photoshop Curves is one of the most powerful tools for tonal adjustments, whether you want to brighten, darken, add contrast, or shift colors. Joshua Cripps demonstrates a remarkably simple way to create great color effects using this most enigmatic of adjustment tools.
Ever notice that when you try to blur a really colorful image in Photoshop or Instagram, you end up with a dark, ugly line between colors? We wouldn’t see that line in real life, so why does it appear on the computer? MinutePhysics tells us why this dark boundary shows up and explains the mathematics behind color blending on computers.
Which photographic representation is better: color or black and white?
Have you ever come across a photo you captured didn’t evoke the emotion you felt at the time? Whether the look you envisioned was lost in translation from eye to camera, or you simply want to alter its mood, in this tutorial we will look at the unique toning effects within Topaz ReStyle.
The Tone Curve panel is for adjusting RGB and color curves. Know how to use it in this tutorial.
Jesús Ramirez shows us three ways to achieve a cinematic effect on your image in Photoshop. Ramirez goes in depth on using color curve layers and also shows us some shortcuts using color adjustment layers and color lookup adjustment layers.
Poorly exposed images will never give color their sparkle and brightness. Getting exposure right is not only necessary for a well-lit scene, but also color. By using simple photography tools, getting great color is no secret.
Split toning is a technique that was originally developed back in the film days. It involves applying a color tint to the highlights and shadows of a photograph. Lightroom users are probably already aware of the Split Toning tool – today we’ll look at achieving similar results using Adobe Photoshop.
Cats have it pretty good — basking in the sun, taking catnaps, walking around like they own the world. Ancient Egyptians believed that cats were sacred and practiced a religion based around a cat-like goddess. And sometimes it seems like our feline friends are trying to convert us!
After collecting all the photographs, Richardson packed up his bike and went into the studio to enter post production. The entire editing process took him about three weeks in which he spent the majority of time fine tuning all the images and arranging them into a moving image in the form a timelapse.
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