Bleach bypass effect in Photoshop

Bleach bypass effect in Photoshop

Learn how to apply a stylish bleach bypass effect in Photoshop. This effect desaturates images, boosts contrast and highlights texture in a similar way, but different, to Clarity in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. The bleach bypass technique comes from the days of film. It was achieved during transparency film processing the bleach stage was missed out, or bypassed. Here’s how to apply a bleach bypass effect in Photoshop.

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Create a washed out desaturated effect in Photoshop

Create a washed out desaturated effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create a filmic washed out and desaturated effect in Photoshop using Gradient Maps and Curves. It takes less than a minute to apply the technique, and is a fantastic effect for a wide range of images. The overall effect is similar to, but at the same time completely different to bleach bypass.

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Add the ethereal Orton Effect to landscape shots in Photoshop

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Learn how to create the ethereal Orton Effect in Photoshop. The technique blends blur and sharpness together for a dreamy effect that looks amazing with landscape photography. Blending blur with an image you’ve taken care to shoot with sharpness throughout may sound like a bad idea, but the two work in perfect harmony to create an effect in your landscape photography that’s subtle, yet distinctive.

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Wet plate collodion effect in Photoshop

wet plate collodion Photoshop tutorial

The wet plate collodion process is becoming increasingly popular as photographers search for more unique, and equally eye-catching ways of taking photos. This almost abandoned technique was once the most advanced photographic process available, but was overtaken by dry plates, celluloid film and more recently digital photography. The effect is highly sought after because of the amazing quality of detail it adds to portraits. Here’s how you can apply the wet plate collodion effect to any portrait in Photoshop.

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Turn a photo into an illustration

Transform a photo into an illustration

Transform a photo into an illustration / oil painting with this clever Photoshop trick. The technique gives fine details the appearance of brush strokes, and looks fantastic when applied to a wide range of different images. It’s a lot of fun, and can totally reinvigorate your approach to processing photos.

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Hazy vintage effect in Photoshop

Create a hazy vintage effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create a hazy vintage effect in Photoshop. This simple technique is perfect for portraits because it adds a subtly haze and gentle warmth to your images that makes any image look like it was taken on a summer’s day.

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How to install Photoshop Actions

Photoshop CC welcome screenInstalling Photoshop Actions is one of the easiest tasks you can perform in Photoshop. All you have to do is double click on the .atn file, and the Actions will load into Photoshop automatically. Ocassionally, this doesn’t work so you have to install them manually. Here’s how it’s done…

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Add copyright info and keywords to EXIF data

How to add copyright and contact information to your images

Protect your images online by adding copyright and contact information to the EXIF data. It obviously won’t stop people from using your images without permission, but it will provide all the information needed to contact you. Adding keywords will help to make your shots show up in search engine results.

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Vintage wedding photography effect

Vintage wedding photography processing in Lightroom

Learn how to apply a vintage colour effect to wedding photography in Lightroom. The technique applies a warm colour effect using Curves.  Vintage wedding photography colour effects in Lightroom is a popular technique that you need to know. To see the full before and after images scroll down.

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Hover Camera self-flying drone

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Whether you love or loathe selfies, the Hover Camera by Zero Zero Robotics – a Shanghai-based company, is an exciting new self-flying camera with the ability to track faces while following people around shooting stills or 4k video. Weighing just 238 grams, the Hover Camera is easy to use and designed to completely remove the difficulties of flying a drone.

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