It doesn’t matter that you are a beginner, intermediate or an expert in Photoshop. Learning new tips and tricks is always welcome. Growing as a creative professional is a tough job, but you can do it one step at a time. You won’t become a guru of Photoshop just by learning tips and tricks, you need to practice it every day, but they sure do help a lot on the way.
Man has always dreamed of immortality, and the visual arts are one of the only methods through which we can, at least philosophically, achieve it. Portraits have been around virtually since cave painting, the oldest “cave portrait” dating back to 26, 000 years ago. In the Ancient World, portraits became immensely popular in several cultures, each having their own style and creed behind creating them. The Egyptians, for example, created a huge amount of portraits, depicting their rulers and gods.
What would advertising be without images? “Radio infomercials!” you might be inclined to say, and you would most definitely be right. However, that still does not mean that the world of advertising would not be a much more boring place without visuals. Advertising is, in its own way, an art form. Love it or loathe it, it blends uses words and especially images to illustrate a concept. Whether or not the concept itself is a good thing is a totally different issue.
You might be wondering what does Buddha have to do with Photoshop. Well, like anything in this world, when creating a photo manipulation you really need to go all the way, and pay real close attention to detail. After all, that is what designers, photographers and visual artists in general do. Photoshop is, as you undoubtedly know, a fantastic and versatile tool for designers and photographers alike.
Adobe Photoshop has revolutionized the way we make art. Digital photography has allowed photographers to experiment a whole lot more, without costing them an arm and a leg to do so. Just think of how hard it must have been in the old-timey days to make a photo look the way you wanted it to look. But in our lovely modern days, we get to photoshop pictures to perfection. Well, the fact of the mater is that photo manipulation has been around for a very long time, now.
You are probably no stranger to Adobe’s marvelous design suite. Illustrator and Photoshop have been helping designers create great designs for a long time now, and it is no secret why this is the case. Both programs offer the user a stunning array of effect and tools to help them work, so as to create the images that they have in their heads. Another thing that is not a secret is just how difficult it is to use the programs at their full potential.
Trends are the building blocks of culture. They appear and influence (for a while, at least) the way things are done, the way things look, or sound. Like Scott Cook said, major changes come about once a trend solidifies itself in culture, when it becomes more than just a passing fad. In web design, especially, trends are tremendously important, so it’s vital for you, as a web designer, to be ahead of the curve.
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR or HDRI) is a photo manipulation process that allows a specifically greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of the image. I chose this particular effect for today’s showcase of inspirational photography because of the impact it makes on the viewers. It enhances all the details from these already amazing sea landscapes that will take your breath away.
Wallpapers are an increasingly popular design resource these days, so I thought I’d put together for you guys a collection of inspirational iPhone wallpapers. I’m hoping that you’ll like this change of scenery among the other posts and download and enjoy these unusual and interesting concepts. Most of them make use of photo manipulation and I’m telling you, you’re going to be impressed.
I thought we would approach today the highly discussed and quite controversial topic of “untooning”. As a part of the graphic design field, it involves some pretty unbelievable photo manipulation: combining visual elements from separate sources, more exactly images of facial features with a 3D rendering of a cartoon or game character.