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!
Happy Monday, and welcome back to "Another Photography Blog" "The Eyes Have It" part three!
Today we will finish where we left off, so open your photo of Anne or the image you were using.
We are going to "Doge and Burn' using our paint brush so
Go to Layer-New-Layer or Shift/control/N or click the blank layer icon at the bottom of your layers palette.
Go to Edit-Fill
and when the dialog box comes up
Use 50% Gray Change The Blending mode of your new layer to Soft Light!
Now press "D" to reset your foreground color to black
Then press "B" to select your paint brush
Leave Opacity at 100%
Flow to 1%
Starting with a very small brush (a 1 or 2) for size and set hardness to 100%
Start to move your brush over the lashes and the the dark ares of the iris, the pupil,
You can switch from black to white by using the "X" key
You can use a softer, larger white brush on the S-C-L-E-R-A or just "The White Part"
Also using a soft, large brush set to white you can lighten the area under the eyes, the left side of the forehead
and the chin and neck, hit "X' to set your brush to black and gently go over the lips once!
When you are done
Flatten the image
Hit Control "J" to copy the layer
Select The Smudge Tool
Set it to Lighten
Set the strength to about 3
And with a large size about 60 gently go over any parts of the face that may need a little smoothing.
Don't go overboard!
with your image at 50% (always use an image sized to 50% for contrast and sharpening!)
to bring up the curves dialog box
Go to Layer- Mask- Hide All
Now go to your gradient tool
Radial Gradient (White as Foreground Color)
(Black as the Background Color)
Drag your mouse from about the chin to the eye
Reduce Opacity to around 70%
Control "E" to flatten
Control "J" to copy layer
Control "M" to bring Curves dialog box back up
Now select Linear Contrast
Control "E" and Control "J'
and on the new layer
set radius to 2.8
Set Blend mode to Soft Light.
You can apply a White Mask and reduce the sharpness over the cheeks and other areas of skin
Layer- Layer Mask- Reveal All
Control "E" to flatten
and it should look like this.......
Thank You for following along. I hope this tutorial was helpful!
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