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30 Detailed Icon Design Tutorials for Adobe Photoshop

Icons: they can be logos, symbols, words, and so much more. When designed well, they’re incredibly engaging and memorable. Think of them as visual companions to the stories you have to share with the world. Icons are easy to create, thanks to powerful software like Photoshop. With Photoshop, you can rapidly design stunning icons to …

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An Amazing Two-Light Setup, Explained

This article was updated in December 2023 with contributions from John McIntire and Russell Masters. Lighting can make or break a portrait. In my experience, it’s often what turns an ordinary snapshot into a professional-looking image. Clamshell lighting is a technique that’s simple yet powerful, and it can take your photography to the next level. …

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Photoshop Healing in Lightroom – Lightroom Blog

The Indispensable Guide to Lightroom CC My latest book for Rocky Nook, looking at Lightroom CC/6 including all the new features. Available in both print and ebook forms. Penny H: A well written and very comprehensive guide that I thoroughly recommend. Stefan47: Even an experienced user will learn a few tips from this book. Piet …

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CoffeeShop “Love You To The Moon” Photoshop/PSE Photo Template

I am having so much fun creating Valentine photo storyboards to share with you. I am not a huge flowers/chocolate Valentine’s Day kind of gal, but I welcome any holiday that makes you reflect on those in your life that you love. And who hasn’t told their loved ones (people and pets) that you loved …

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What is a LUT? How LUTs Can Transform Your Videos

First things first—check out this list of high-profile films and TV shows released over the last two years: Dune John Wick: Chapter 4 The Nun II Stranger Things: Season 4 The Batman All of these films were shot on digital cameras and created with digital technology. Several of them were even shot with the same …

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Guest Blog: Photographer and Artist Mark Rodriguez

coming to the surface: we all have our breaking points and only we know how far we can be pushed before that anger is released. Truth be told, I was having extreme back pains when I took this shot so the emotion in my face is real Editor’s Note: With Halloween just around the corner, …

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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Shows the Power of iPhone and the Tilta Khronos Ecosystem

Photography and cinematography equipment company Tilta teamed up with Oscar-winning Director of Photography Claudio Miranda, ASC, to create The X Gift, a holiday-themed short film shot entirely on iPhone 15 Pro. “X encapsulates the essence of Christmas, representing the notions of surprise and boundless possibilities. Its objective is to communicate that this exceptional gift serves …

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Vibrance vs. Saturation – What’s the Difference?

Vibrance Vs. Saturation In photography, both vibrance and saturation are terms used to describe the intensity and richness of colors in an image.  While they are related, there are some key differences. In this blog post, we will examine the difference between the two: Below is our example image, along with its histogram, before applying any changes.  …

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20+ Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Dispersion Effects

The dispersion effect is a popular photo editing technique that creates a stunning and visually striking look by breaking up an image on one edge to appear as if it has shattered into tiny fragments. This effect adds an element of dynamism and energy to your finished photos, making them stand out from the crowd. …

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Pixels to Inches: How to Resize Images Without Losing Quality in Photoshop

Instagram photos look best at 1080 pixels wide. Pinterest images shine at around 1000×1500 pixels. A Facebook photo should be at least 1200 pixels wide—1920 if it’s an event photo. In 2003, when 500px launched, the perfect web-resolution was, well, 500 pixels. Now, it’s best to upload your photos with a resolution of at least …

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CoffeeShop “Catlin 4” Fine Art Texture Set!

   I am continuing my series of textures created in Photoshop from George Catlin paintings. These fine art textures look gorgeous alone as papers or layered over images using Soft Light and Overlay blending modes. If you don’t want to add any color to your image, simply desaturate the texture.  Turn any photo into wall …

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