Create A Dark Abstract Crow Photo Manipulation

What you’ll be creating We’ll start this tutorial by creating a black and white background, then adding model and doing some retouch on her. We’ll also create disintegration effect for the hair with the help of debris brushes. Then we’ll add other elements, such as feathers, watercolor brushes, crow and more debris. Finally we’ll add …

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How to Use Photoshop Actions

Step 1 – Installing Your Actions Before you learn how to create your own Photoshop actions, it’s important for you to try it first and see what they can do. Head over to our Photoshop Actions section and download some actions to try out. You can pick any action but we’ll be using the Instant …

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How to Create an Infernal Scene in Photoshop

Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Fenestra – Deviantart Model – Deviantart Fire – Deviantart Particle brushes and png – Wegraphics Fireflies and sparks – Deviantart Step 1 First off create a new blank document (Ctrl+N) with size of 2000 pixels wide and 2424 pixels high. Take gradient tool in the tool panel and choose …

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Five Ways to Make Money From Cosplay Photography

Cosplay is awesome. It has a fun and attractive community, always full of exciting visual masterpieces that are just begging to get documented through photographic and videographic means. As the community grows and gains more acceptance from the general public, we are starting to see it evolving into a more mainstream subculture where people are …

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Post Processing Tutorial – Ganondorf

In the last “How I Shot It” article I mentioned what amazing results one can achieve in post processing even when a cosplay photo is shot on a plain backdrop. In this installment, I present you an example using a Ganondorf cosplayer photo taken at Anime Expo 2013. In the video, we covered the setup …

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Equipment Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

One of my good friends recently got his Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II stolen and it reminded me about the importance of equipment insurance. This is a topic that isn’t often talked about until after equipment is lost, damaged, and/or stolen, so I figured this would make an excellent Cosplay Photographers Tutorial. So what is …

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The Top New Features in Photoshop CC

Adobe Camera RAW 8 Camera RAW is an amazing retouching tool but it didn’t fit in most peoples workflow because you could only access it when opening images which also meant that you couldn’t go back to change the settings at a later time – not anymore. In Photoshop CC, you get support for the …

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Create Your Own Custom Landscapes in Photoshop

Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Landscape 1 – B-r-a-c-i-a-t-a Landscape 2 – B-r-a-c-i-a-t-a Mountains – Public Domain Pictures Step 1 Open the image ‘Landscape 1′. Step 2 Open the image ‘Lanscape 2′ and place it above the ‘Landscape 1′ like you see below. Step 3 Place your mouse on the ‘Landscape 2′ image and …

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Photoshop CC New Features: Is it Worth the Switch?

Photoshop CC Overview Why Photoshop CC and not CS7? Photoshop CC will only be available through Creative Cloud. Adobe has announced that they will be discontinuing the production of Creative Suite and push all their upgrades onto Creative Cloud – a subscription-based service. Therefore, it would make more sense to rename Photoshop from CS (Creative …

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