Welcome to "Another Photography Blog". We will feature photoshop tutorials as well as provide the resources to complete them. I hope to be a source of instruction and inspiration in your photography and photo editing endeavors.
Over the last few years I have restored and even colorized several vintage photographs from the turn of the last century. Here is a link to some of them
Here is a fantastic book on the subject Book
There are a great many vintage photos in the public domain, one great resource is The Library of Congress
I am going to use a photograph of Mata Hari for this tutorial, you can use your own photo or this one
Here is a link to it
Usually the first step I take is to turn jpegs into Tiffs before processing, but as this photo was large enough to begin with a jpeg is fine.
One method I use to restore lost detail is to tone map the photo, any HDR processor will work. I have used photomatix and have been very happy with it. Here is a link to there site https://www.hdrsoft.com/
If you do not have access to an HDR processor and would like to use these.......
These can be found here
In Part 2 we will open these on separate layers in photoshop, until then explore create and have fun!
Happy Monday! Today we are going to add snow to photograph. You can use any photo, the one I am using is here
Snow Textures can be found here
When using textures in photoshop it is always a good idea to check the image size to be sure it matches the photo, this photo is 300 dpi.
After opening the photo it will be your "Background Layer", next open one of the snow layers on top or "Layer 1". Change the Blend Mode to Screen. At this point I would add some blur go to Filter- Blur- Gaussian Blur (about 6-8 radius), also a little motion blur can help too! Filter_Blur-Motion Blur (angle 23%distance25)
Next hit Control J to create a copy of Layer 1, click the Move tool and nudge Layer 1 Copy slightly, you may need the eraser tool to take some snow from Spots face, and to get rid of any large flakes.
You can use 2 or more snow textures, and move them, blur them, erase parts you don't like etc.....
To make the snow Pop a little more change the blend mode to Color Dodge.
And the result should look like this.......
That's all for now folks.......
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzza and a Great Festivus!
Happy Monday! Here is the photo we will be using!
Just click on the image and download!
This is a great image, I cropped id down to an 8 x 10
Then I opened Curves Control/C
Click the Auto button circled in red!
And this is what we have so far!
Next post we will explore more portrait photography enhancements!
Happy Monday! Today we are going make an advertisement for a Twitter Page
So open Photoshop
Now open the Spot PNG in photoshop
Position Spot to the right by clicking
Control 0 (that is a Zero)
grab one of the corners
Hold down the Shift Key to constrain proportions while you drag the selection tool
It should look like this
Now we are going to download a font. (Kenyan Coffee by Ray Larabie)
It is here
We want Spot to be looking at the Headline
So click on the Type Tool
Set the font size to 72point
and add a headline
I also added the "Cambridge Arts-Open Studios" Logo
You can add any Logo you like!
After you add some type it should look like this!
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