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Creating realistic shadows

When compositing it is not enough to simply paste an object onto a background. If you do, it will look artificial and pasted. Shadows are what link the pasted object to the background. Creating realistic shadows requires some technical skills, … 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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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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How to do basic screen calibration

It is important to calibrate your screen so that what you see on your monitor is close to what others will see if they display your image on their (calibrated) monitor. A basic calibration is easy and needs no additional hardware or software. Continue reading

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How To Create a Triptych

A triptych, a 2-panel composite image- is a powerful way to tell a story or highlight variations on a theme. Continue reading

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This section includes some links to different approaches to common needs such as replacing skies or applying textures. Continue reading

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Some resources

There are lots of resources on the WCC website https://www.waverleycameraclub.org. In particular have a look at the resources page from the top menu https://www.waverleycameraclub.org/resources/ where there are a number of documents on how to do things. If you are planning … Continue reading

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random links

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrvLMUITAImCHMOhX88PYQ Piximperfect channel on youtube https://www.exploringexposure.com/blog/post-processing/in-defense-of-post-processing/ https://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/ps-contrast.htm https://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm DOI10.1016/j.conb.2007.07.01 https://www.photopos.com/PPP3_BS/Photo-Pos-Pro-Free-Photo-Editor.aspx

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