Category Archives: Artistic

The making of an intentionally blurred image (VIcki Moritz)

So you spent years learning how to shoot images in focus? Just for a change here is how to make an intentional blurred image such as the one below Source images- demonstrating you can make something out of not much! … Continue reading

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Face in the clouds How-To (Stephen Hilton)

This How-To covers Stephen Hilton’s approach to create his image Face in the clouds. Start with a sky as your background layer (below). If the clouds are little dull, brighten them up with a curves or levels adjustment. Tip: I … Continue reading

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Displacement Map Example

The displacement map filter is found in Photoshop under the menu items: Filter >> Distort >> Displace. A displacement map moves the pixels of an image by an amount that varies depending on the brightness of another image. I will … Continue reading

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Monochrome

A commonly asked question is what subjects are best for monochrome?  I have been casting my mind over this and I cannot give an answer. Thinking back over the last year, I have made monochrome landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, portraits, photojournalism, … Continue reading

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Blend If

Blend if is a powerful tool in the layer properties in Photoshop (other software may have similar functionality – explore your documentation). Open the layer properties and you find an Advanced Blending block and Blend If block in the central … Continue reading

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Twirl Effect

Twirl, found under Filters>>Distort in the Photoshop menu can be used to make some interesting effects. Consider the simple crossed lines image below. Activate the Twirl dialog, and adjust the Angle slider to achieve your desired degree of twirl. I’ll … Continue reading

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The making of “At Home with the Mouse Family” by Bob Thomas

Bob has kindly shared a short video to show how he made his award winning entry “At Home with the Mouse Family” Continue reading

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Geoff’s Image Scribbler

The notes below should help get you started using my “Image Scribbler” program (sorry – woeful name… if you suggest an alternative that I like, I may change it). First there is some background on what got me started on … Continue reading

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Doug Porter – Hons SIG 10 June and Creative SIG – 11 Aug 2020

Here is a chance to see some of Doug Porter’s expertise as he transforms mediocre images in Photoshop to amazing works of fine art. Continue reading

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Artistic

The ultimate aim of post processing is to produce photographic art, be it a relatively straight forward edit of light and shadow, or more complex manipulations including compositing. This section will cover some Artistic aspects of photography from inspiration to … Continue reading

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