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The Martian Inspired HAB Photoshop Overlay

October 2, 2015

I recently went to see the brilliant The Martian, during the film Watney records a video diary using the HAB. I thought it'd be fun to recreate it as a Photoshop overlay for use on my own images and video. Its a simple file, totally editable of course and available to you should you want to have a play. [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Field Blur

September 18, 2015

Last time we took a look at Photoshop’s Iris Blur to draw attention to areas of the image, in this post let’s have a look at the similar, yet different, Field Blur. Photoshop's Field Blur can quickly and easily draw interest to an image, here's how; [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Iris Blur

September 13, 2015

Adding blur to an image can help to give your image some depth, and draw interest to certain aspects of the composition. Photoshop CC has some great new blurs in the Blur Gallery, we already looked at the Path Blur, this time lets look at Iris Blur. [More]

Beauty in Decay – Repairing a Photo with Photoshop

August 29, 2015

It’s a funny thing about me; if I see a damaged picture, sometimes I just really, really want to fix it. It’s almost like my fingers start tingling for the Wacom pen so I can get started. It doesn’t happen every, single time, but when it does good things usually happen. So, I decided to take a little time and fix one of them… About 6 (working) hours later, I was done with the first one I picked. It wasn’t one of the worst, but it sort of spoke to me. [More]

Soft Glow – Gaussian Blur Photoshop Quick Tip

August 26, 2015

Gaussian was a brilliant mathematician and developed an algorithm that works amazingly well for creating blurs. I would be happy to explain the algorithm, however 1. I don’t really have the space here and 2. I wouldn’t know where to start. What I do know is that for a very long time it was the go to blur for a number of effects. [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery – Path Blur

July 26, 2015

Blur, the nemesis of all photographers, but there’s times when adding it can really make a difference, in this tutorial I take a look at Path Blur, one of the latest additions to Photoshop's Filter menu; [More]

Photoshop Blur Gallery and Selections

July 21, 2015

While recently writing an upcoming post for Fotolia about the Photoshop Blur Gallery and Iris Blur I made a selection and found the difference between selection, non selection and Smart Objects is [More]

Photoshop Displacement Maps

July 9, 2015

When you want to add two or more images together quite often you’ll want to contort one to the shape of the other. This can be done with ease in Photoshop using the Displacement Map filter. Its been around for a long time and not a lots changed, but then, does it need to? [More]

Using Upright In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

June 24, 2015

Often when we take images of structures we get this effect that makes it look like it’s falling backwards. In Lightroom 5 and later and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8 and later there’s some settings that can really help. For this explanation I’ll take a look at the settings in Lightroom CC, its exactly the same in ACR however. [More]

Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

June 17, 2015

With the update from Photoshop CC 2014 to Photoshop CC 2015 Adobe make a lot of great changes, as always there were the headline grabbers but there were a few little tweaks that didn’t hit the [More]

Photoshop CC 2015 Install

June 16, 2015

By now, most of you know about the big Creative Cloud version update, CC 2015. Some of you have no doubt already installed the update. If you haven’t, or you have but you missed this part, be aware [More]
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