Pulling out one specific color from a black and white image is one of the coolest photographic effects you can get, and nowadays, it’s easier than ever to do.  In the video above, Howard Pinsky shows you how to achieve the effect using Adobe Photoshop CS6, but did you know you can easily achieve the exact same effect without any Photoshop skills or post processing of your images whatsoever? If you think this sounds too good to be true, then check out the image below: This photo was taken with a Panasonic Lumix LX7 on a trip to the Botanical [More]
(From PetaPixel):  Video above is a time-lapse video produced by Photo-editing wizard Corey Barker of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, who wanted a photo of his house decorated with Christmas lights but didn’t feel like going through the hassle of physically putting up the decoration.  So he decked his halls virtually… in Photoshop.  All the colorful lights and decorations you see above were ‘shopped in’. Even if you can tell that it’s a ‘shop job, could you tell that it started out as an ordinary photograph shot during the day? Here’s the original photograph Barker started with: If you want [More]
(From PetaPixel)   While in High School, photographer Devon Mikale created a lengthy manual for his newspaper class to help others learn how to get started in Photoshop. The high school’s faculty loved it so much that they ended up purchasing it for re-distribution in future classes. Mikale has graciously allowed us to publish the guide here for free. There’s a lot of images and information, but if you’re just getting started and have been overwhelmed by all the different things you need to learn, this guide will walk you through the fundamentals. If you’d like a copy to print out [More]
PetaPixel has a great post about creating a stunning slow motion video by using still photos (in this video example, the stills are from the World Wildlife Fund). PetaPixel Reports: It may be hard to believe, but all the amazing slow-motion clips you see in the video above were created using individual still photographs. Joe Fellows of London-based film production company Make Productions gathered photographs of wildlife and people from the WWF archives, and then Photoshopped and animated the images using parallax. Fellows says the technique was done by using Photoshop to extract specific portions of each photograph, which are [More]
Glove and Boots posted a HILARIOUS Sesame Street Style Photoshop Tutorial. Consider this an open thread… and ENJOY! (Check out more funny stuff on Glove and Boot’s Youtube Channel)
(Video above courtesy of Snapheal) SnapHeal is an excellent photo touch-up app for the Mac that you can get at the app store for only $20 USD (now on sale for $9.99).  This is an ideal solution for someone who doesn’t want to shell out $800 plus USD or go through the steep learning curve that it takes to learn a full editing suite like Photoshop (Heck… I’ve been using Photoshop for over 10 years, and I STILL don’t know everything it can do). SnapHeal is definitely not a replacement for Photoshop, which is a full editing suite that offers [More]