Basic Photo Editing
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7. Manual cameras (analog) do require for your expertise when shooting photos. However, if you feel that your photos are quite dark or too bright for you to see the subject, then you can make some adjustments using your choice of photo editing program.
8. If you intend to share your photos, you should first take note the purpose of sharing. If you are posting those online for the public’s view (and hopefully, for a photography expert to see), you might want to increase the resolution of the pictures.
9. When you try to import your photos, it is best if you edit all the file names for easy access. I bet you’ll have a hard time remembering file names such as “226456485424.jpg”.

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写真撮影に関する倫理はほかにもある。手当たり次第道行く人を撮影するようなことをしてはいけない。特に外国旅行中、異なる文化圏内で未知の題材を撮影するときには。このシリーズ投稿では撮影時に礼儀正しく振る舞うコツを紹介したいと思う。

古いことわざに「郷に入りては…」という言葉があるが、この言葉は現在でも通用するものだ。

見知らぬ国にきているゲストだからと言って社会的な過失の口実にはならない。個人的には、訪問国の人々の文化を少しリサーチすることが不可欠だと思っている。現地の言語でガイドブックレベルの言い回しを学ぶこともある。少しでも理解すれば人々に好かれるし、それほど厄介な状況にはならずに済む。それに撮影する題材の文化的背景について知っているほど、より良い審美眼が得やすいでしょう?決して裏切られることはないはず。

This is a cool tutorial on creating a rain effect for your images.

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The first thing you need to do is to open your image. Go to the Layers palette and duplicate the image so you wont have to work on the original. Go to the menu bar and click Image. Go to Adjustments then Curves and adjust the settings. Put Input: 150 and Output: 60.

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Now add another layer. And set the background to White. Go to the menu bar and then Filter. Choose Noise and Add noise. Click on Gaussian and monochromatic. Set the amount to 110.

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Next, go back to the menu bar and click on Filter. Choose Blur then Motion blur. Set the angle to -65 and distance to 40.

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Go to menu bar. Click on Image then Adjustments then Levels. Make sure that the Channel is set to RGB. Set the Input levels to 5 _ 0.25 _ 255 and Output levels to 0 _ 255 then Ok.

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Go back to the Layers palette and change Mode to Screen.

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And voila!

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In the last post, we taught you how to add a viewfinder image to your pictures as a way of giving it a vintage feel. Today, we’ll teach you how to tweak your colors in Photoshop for stunning pictures.

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Color is one of the best ways to tell a story in your photograph, and captures the eye to make the image memorable. Sometimes, you’ll want the picture’s colors to be more muted, and other times, you’ll want the colors to be strikingly vivid hues. In Photoshop, there are a number of ways you can tweak it according to your vision.

You can decide to go and use the Levels option. To find it, click Image on your menu bar, then go to Adjustments. This will open a new menu list with all the color options at your disposal. You may choose to go with Levels… and tweak the different color channels on your image. You may also wish to play around with the Curves… option for a graphic representation of the color changes in your photo.

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Ability to crop, optimize and save photo or digital images for the web are few things many web design clients want. And it course, in with this, we don’t want to make expensive investment in Photoshop for our digital image editing. There’s an incredibly versatile image editing tool that will allow you to easily do “basic” photo editing and manipulation.
This tool is called ORIENS ENHANCER GOLD. Developed by Bahrur Rahman, it offers basic digital image and photo editing functions needed by amateur web designers. It is an excellent tool in batch processing images or editing large number of pictures automatically. It is capable of creating screen savers and pdf files. It also has a number of useful image filters forexcellent special effects.

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Photo editing in this day and age is somewhat a common knowledge, most especially because we are living in the internet savvy era. There are a lot you can do with photo editing. However, if you want to enhance the lighting, edit the subject or whatever your intention is in editing, you may first want to consider the various applications that are in the market today. One of the most popular is Adobe Photoshop. It is one of the most recommendable photo editing software as it is has various features that can cater to anyone’s photo editing needs. It may seem complicated to operate but can be easily learned overtime. There are other not so complicated applications that provide quality output for your image. Few the most well liked and well known photo editing apps are PicsArt, PicMonkey and Fotor. The mentioned applications are basic photo editors and do not require a large storage.

Photo Credits

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Photo editing is one of the trendiest things and is what a lot of people love to do in their spare time. In this day and age from the youngest to the oldest, almost everyone can do basic photo editing. Today, you do need to have a personal computer or a laptop just to edit a picture. Now, you can have your photos edited through your own mobile phone. There are a wide variety of photo editing applications that are user friendly. Most mobile photo editing apps today can be edited and at the same time, can also be shared in your favorite networking sites like Facebook and Instagram. Few of the most well liked photo editing mobile applications are Picsart, Photaf, Photoshop Express and the list goes on. You may choose a photo editor depending on your phone’s specifications. Make sure to check your phone and qualify an app that is just right for your phone’s storage.

Photo Credits

Yes, you read the title right. Those two words can coexist peacefully in the same line.

Photoshop has forever been associated with altering the photographs of celebrities and models to look a certain way, often the way Media thinks is what a woman (or man, because we’re all inclusive here) should look: slim arms and thighs. Clear,fair, unblemished skin. A skinny waistline. Large boobs and bum and cheekbones. Even Celebrities who have explicitly said to not photoshop their images or are plus-size and happy with their bodies still receive the same treatment, because it’s what sells.

I’m here today to tell you that it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can still get great pictures of people looking their best without having to tweak and nip/tuck any particular parts. You can show your subject in their most beautiful without altering the image of their bodies.

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Start off with a great photo. Always remember the Golden Hour rule: the best times to take photos are an hour after sunrise, and an hour before sunset. This provides the best kind of lighting for your subjects.

With that, if you still want to apply some photo-editing wizardry, you can apply certain actions to bring out your desired effect. Try giving the picture a black-and-white treatment to make it dramatic, or apply an Orton-ish glow to the image for a dreamy effect. Focus on a striking or beautiful feature of the subject’s face or figure, and play up those features. Use textures to give the image character.

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Does your subject have freckles, or chubby legs, or a boyish figure? Is he or she trans, or transitioning? Does your subject have stories to tell with his or her body, like unusual tattoos, a particularly unique fashion sense, or maybe even a masectomy? Do not be afraid to photograph these parts of the your subject and feature them as the focus of the picture because in doing so, you are showing that these parts of the person are beautiful, too. There is nothing wrong with bodies, no matter how they are shaped. You will have created a beautiful photo without compromising the bodily integrity of your subject. That’s being body-positive for you.

In these modern days, we can undoubtedly see how people love capturing special moments as much as editing them. Photo editing can make any digital photos look even better than they did when you took them. Photo editing can be done at home using computer and specific software. Here are some easy photo editing tips that you can follow. No need to learn thai or any other language to create a powerful image. Just these easy steps!

Tip 1. Don’t overdo it.
There are wide ranges of way to edit your photo, but make sure that you can still have the natural look of it. Effects may depend on your personal preferences, just don’t overdo it.

Tip 2. Use the Camera.
With the advent of technology, you can edit photos in your digital camera first before you get the image onto a computer. Some digital cameras have features such as removing red eye, rotate and crop options. However, sometimes editing on such a small screen can be very tricky.

Tip 3. Free Software.
While imaging editing software can cost you some bucks. There are also lots of free version you can find on the internet. Some of these software include Paint.Net and GIMP.

Tip 4. Learn How to Utilize Software Properly
Make sure you fully understand the software you are using, it’s a good idea to sp[end time learning how to use the software by experimenting with the various different features and functions.

Tip 5. Mastering the Basics
To be good, you have to master the basic first as if you are learning Thai or a new language. Learn how photo cropping and photo levels can be adjusted properly in enhancing your photo.

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In the last post, you learned how to adjust the color level in your photos to make your pictures pop. Today, you’ll learn how to add interesting textures to your pictures to give them that unique treatment.

Adding textures to your images can make a world of difference to your pictures. You can give your sky a frosty or ink-brushed look, or even make yourself into a stone or wood elemental. You can even change the way your background looks simply by adding textures! Here’s how to do it.

First, look for a graphic that you would like to use as your texture. You’ll be able to find hundreds of sites that offer high quality textures for free, but not all of them may be exactly what you had in mind, so choose wisely. Once you have the image you want to apply the texture to, follow the same steps to apply the viewfinder frame in one of the previous posts, but use your chosen texture image instead of a viewfinder image. Play around with the Fill gauge until you get the desired amount, and you’re done!

Are there sections of the image you don’t texturized? You can erase the texture effect from those areas with your Erase tool. Remember to go easy and slow with the eraser to get a precise effect on your picture.

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