Photo Montage Photoshop Tutorial

Photo Montage Photoshop Tutorial

Creating a photo montage in Photoshop is pretty straight forward. Its always the blending and merging the images used within the montage that can be tricky, but is always important to achieve the seamless finished look to the image.
We have already discussed how to open files and import them into Adobe Photoshop in earlier tutorials, if your not sure how to do this, now is your chance to go back over the earlier lessons.

Here we are going to create a magical photo montage scene with a unicorn using several images to combine and merge into one background. So often I find I just don’t have that perfect image in my library, so being able to combine images in this way enables me to have endless backgrounds from just a few basic images.
At this stage I will say, the quality of your background images you choose don’t need to be perfect, they aren’t the main focus of the image, just a filler to your creation to give the overall feel to the final picture.

And so to begin with this photo montage Photoshop tutorial! Continue reading “Photo Montage Photoshop Tutorial” »

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Making Brushes in Photoshop

How to Create a Brush in Adobe Photoshop
Making brushes in Photoshop is a very satisfying project which always leads to a totally unique look to your images. One of the best bits about Adobe Photoshop has to the the range of brushes out there! I have collected a fair few over my time and they are so much fun to experiment with. But I have to say making brushes in photoshop, either from photos you have taken or from images you’ve drawn is even more fun. I’ve included the finished brush to download at the bottom of the page as well as a video tutorial for those who prefer a more visual approach. Continue reading “Making Brushes in Photoshop” »

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Creating A Fantasy Image In Photoshop CS5

Creating a Fantasy Scene in Photoshop
This fantasy image tutorial is a continuation from the ‘pen tool’ that we looked at in an earlier photoshop tutorial.
In this tutorial, I have already cut out all the images ready for use, to save time, but if you haven’t yet mastered the pen tool, the pen tool, lessons are still available, we make it easy for you easy to go back and catch up!

Creating and making up a fantasy image in Adobe Photoshop can be as easy as you want it to be, or you can go more extreame adding layer after layer to create something much more complex and possibly rewarding in the final image.The only limits are in your imagination. Continue reading “Creating A Fantasy Image In Photoshop CS5” »

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Joak’s Scottish Guide Tae Photyshop

scottish guide to photyshop
50 Things tae help ye wi photyshop:

I have recently become an expert oan photyshop an wid like tae help ye understand whit the tools are an how tae use them so ye can dae great processin like me its really a dawdle an even a trained chimp like me can dae it. Continue reading “Joak’s Scottish Guide Tae Photyshop” »

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Cutting Out With the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop

Cutting Out With the Pen Tool
Cutting out backgrounds can be time consuming and tedious if you are doing them regularly, but many images require it, even if you are only wanting to add a more inspiring sky to an image where perhaps a grey, dull sky is the let down of the shot.

There are various ways to remove backgrounds, some are quicker than others, for example, it is possible to use the magic wand tool to remove a plain background, this can be relitively efficiant, though often leaves a residue of pixels around the image that has been cut.
Using channels is a very effective way for the experienced photoshop user, however, you do need to know what your doing and it can be time consuming. This method really comes into its own when you are wanting to preserve fine detail, such as hair. We will cover this option in a seperate tutorial at a later date. Continue reading “Cutting Out With the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop” »

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Image Censorship Article
Another Ethiriel creation of little Miss ‘C’ who loves to dress up in all the photographic props and play at being a grown up, just like all young children do! Continue reading “Censorship…” »

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The Prime Lens

the prime lens
What is a Prime Lens and why is it so desirable?

Well, a prime lens is a lens whose focal length does not change.

When a photographer using a prime lens wishes to change the framing of his subject, he must physically move himself.

The prime lenses have many positive qualities that many photographers find desirable for the images they want to produce.

So why is the prime lens desirable? Continue reading “The Prime Lens” »

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Using Liquify In Photoshop To Enhance Your Portraits

Using Liquify
Using liquify in photoshop can be great fun. It can be one of the easiest filter tools to use… or one of the hardest, depending on what effect your trying to achieve.
It’s possible to rearrange uneven features such as eyes, squints, reduce nose size and even change face shape!
How far you choose to go with this filter is dependant only on the effects you are aimimg to achieve. For general portraits, its probably better to err on the side of less is more, whereas if you are creating artwork, often extreme editing with the liquify tool can produce fantastic results. Continue reading “Using Liquify In Photoshop To Enhance Your Portraits” »

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The Easy Guide To Aperture (f Stop)

The Easy Guide to Aperture
Have you ever asked yourself a question similar to one of these? What’s with all the f/2.8 and f/1.4 and f/22 stuff people use in their Descriptions? Are they just being numerically anal or are they telling us something useful? What’s the freakin’ difference between a 50mm f/1.4 lens and a 50mm f/1.8 lens? Why is one way more expensive than the other? What do people mean when they describe a particular lens as being “fast”? Where is it going? What do lenses have to do with aperture and f stop? Isn’t that what a camera does? What does “stopping down” mean? If I’m meant to “stop down” why are the f numbers higher? Shouldn’t they be lower? What’s “aperture”? Is “aperture” the same thing as f stop? How does changing aperture change my photograph? I shoot in Auto mode. Why do I need to know about aperture?
If you have, they are all good questions and they are all answered in this Tutorial. Seriously technically-minded readers should, however, stop right now and go and do something else lest they get irate at my basic, and potentially overly-simplistic, explanations. Continue reading “The Easy Guide To Aperture (f Stop)” »

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Get Started With Photoshop

Get Sarted with Photoshop
Having installed your Adobe Photoshop programme and read all the tool tips, you are ready to get started with Photoshop! With luck you have practiced all the basic tools from our earlier tutorial Tools Pallette Explained, and have your image open for editing.
The first thing you need to decide is the direction you want to take your image.
Whether its a landscape image or a portrait, there will always be the initial thought of how you would like it to look. Continue reading “Get Started With Photoshop” »

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