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How to change the color of anything in Photoshop without making selections

There are plenty of ways to change the color of objects in Photoshop. Most of them require you to make a selection of the object you want to change, and it can sometimes be quite complicated. In this video, Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE will show you how to quickly change the color of anything without making […] The post How to change the color of anything in Photoshop without making selections appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Tutorials, Adobe Photoshop, Colin Smith, Color Change, Photoshop Cafe, Photoshop Cc Tutorial, Photoshop Education, Photoshop Tips, PhotoshopCAFE


How to set up a 2-camera interview using a motorised camera slider and pan-tilt head

While we were visiting NAB 2019, we took the opportunity to have another chat with Ben from Syrp. We wanted to find out more about how camera sliders and motion control heads can be used in practical situations. Typically, we see sliders being used for timelapse creation, but we wanted to know more about how […] The post How to set up a 2-camera interview using a motorised camera slider and pan-tilt head appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Interviews, Tutorials, Tutorial, Ben, Syrp, Filming Techniques, NAB 2019


Five tips for creating cyberpunk artwork

For all those who are reading the title of this article and thinking to themselves, “What the crap is Cyberpunk?” … Well, according to the dictionary it is, “A genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology.” Just think “Blade Runner” and you’ve got the gist […] The post Five tips for creating cyberpunk artwork appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Cyber Monday, Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Editing, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Tutorial, Robert Cornelius, Photoshop Education


Are you sharpening your images enough?

I’ll own up to this and say that I’m guilty of being stuck in my ways. But age is no excuse for not being as adaptive as I should be to the changing times. But let me explain. I’ve been shooting for many years now and nearly 20 years ago when I started out, there […] The post Are you sharpening your images enough? appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Sharpening, Sharpen, Jake Hicks


Max TV: go inside Max 8’s wonders with these videos

Max 8 – and by extension the latest Max for Live – offers some serious powers to build your own sonic and visual stuff. So let’s tune in some videos to learn more. The major revolution in Max 8 – and a reason to look again at Max even if you’ve lapsed for some years – is really MC. It’s “multichannel,” so it has significance in things like multichannel speaker arrays and spatial audio. But even that doesn’t do it justice. By transforming the architecture of how Max treats multiple, well, thing...
Tags: Videos, Music, Mac, Windows, Tutorials, Tech, Development, Javascript, Software, How-to, Coding, Visuals, Motion, Node, Max, Ableton-live


PowerPoint Tip: Here’s a Simple Way to Build E-Learning Graphics

Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is great for simple graphic design projects. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos. In a previous post, I shared visual design tips for graphics I built in Rise 360 for an e-learning scenario. All of those graphics were built in PowerPoint. In this example, the images all need to be wide, but short rectangles so that I could get them about the sa...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Tutorials, Graphics, Powerpoint, Rise, Multimedia, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Visual Design, Articulate 360, Edinburgh UK Articulate Roadshow Details, Madrid E Learning Workshop, Milan Digital, Toronto Articulate Roadshow


How Photograph Flowers Splashing in Milk with an Infrared Laser

My Students came up with an idea to drop flowers into a pan of milk after they saw several pictures on Instagram. The students decided to create a technique for getting the perfect picture by eliminating all trial and error. The students created the following technique and were able to photograph over 70 photos, successfully […] The post How Photograph Flowers Splashing in Milk with an Infrared Laser appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Milk, Arduino, Splash, Flowers, Splash Photography, Ted Kinsman


How to shoot cinematic footage on the cheap even with an entry-level camera

When you want to shoot a professional-looking video, gear isn’t essential, but we can’t deny that pro gear sure can come in handy. However, if you only have an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless camera, don’t let it discourage you from creating. In this video from Mark Bone, you’ll learn a few tricks on how to […] The post How to shoot cinematic footage on the cheap even with an entry-level camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Cheap, Tutorials, Dslr, Entry Level, Cheap Camera, Cinematic, Cinematic Lighting, Mark Bone


Here’s a detailed guide to prepare you for your actor headshots

Your actor headshots, combined with your actor showreel, are the foundations of your actor profile. They are without shadow of a doubt a key marketing tool for your acting career. It’s important to prepare yourself in order to get the most out of your session. If you are reading this it is because you have […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Actors, Tutorials, Portraits, Studio Photography, Portrait Photography, Headshots, Headshot, Outdoor Portraits, Studio Portrait, Roberto Vivancos


How To Composite a Car onto a New Background in Photoshop

As I outlined in one of my recent video tutorials, I’ve been using car photography as a creative outlet lately. It’s a great opportunity to combine my hobbies of Photoshop, photography, and driving my Ford Mustang into one fun activity! In today’s tutorial I’ll share my photo editing process and explain how I take a basic car photograph and transform it into an inspiring automotive portrait by compositing a new background and blending the car with its new environment, using a variety of techniqu...
Tags: Design, Photoshop, Tutorials, Ford Mustang, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Tutorial, Composite, Adobe Photoshop Tutorial, Photoshop Composite, Photoshop Composite Tutorial, New Background Photoshop, Jimmy Yan


How to simulate large aperture depth of field outdoors in Photoshop with depth maps

Recently we showed you a tutorial from Unmesh at PiXImperfect on using the Irix Blur tool in Photoshop to simulate a shallow depth of field in the studio. That technique can also be applied to headshots on location, too, but when you’ve got varying degrees of depth throughout your scene, with multiple planes at different levels […] The post How to simulate large aperture depth of field outdoors in Photoshop with depth maps appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Depth of Field, Colin Smith, PhotoshopCAFE, Fake Bokeh


Three E-Learning Tips to Help Build Better Courses

Even before I started working at Articulate, I made it a goal to answer five questions each week in the e-learning community. It’s a great way to connect with others, especially beginners, and offer some help as they’re learning. However, for me, it’s a great way to stay on top of the tools as it forces me to think through the software in different contexts. It enables me to play around with different ideas and production techniques. Here are three recent tutorials that I created to answer some...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Tutorials, Interaction Design, eLearning, E-learning, YouTube Features, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, Online Course Design, Free Downloads, Articulate 360, Orlando Learning Solutions Conference, Edinburgh UK Articulate Roadshow Details, Madrid E Learning Workshop, Milan Digital


How to create a realistic shallow depth of field effect in Photoshop

Shooting with a shallow depth of field has become so popular in the last few years that it’s almost become a cliché. But it remains something that’s very much in demand. Fast f/1.4 and f/1.2 lenses can be extremely expensive, though, and so very difficult for people to achieve with their f/slow-slower kit lenses, especially […] The post How to create a realistic shallow depth of field effect in Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Depth of Field, Photoshop Tutorial, PiXimperfect, Unmesh Dinda


Lights, shadow and highlight – How I lit this dramatic portrait

Creating a dramatic portrait, moody ,emotional, edgy, dark, the subject/model, scene and clothing help portray all of those but one ingredient that remains constant to help achieve the drama is light, shadow and highlight, in this blog post I cover how I lit this image I will show you the position of the lights and […] The post Lights, shadow and highlight – How I lit this dramatic portrait appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting, Studio Photography, Flash Photography, Dramatic, Barry Mountford


Here are five tips for realistic photo composites in only 90 seconds

We’ve seen some stunning work created by combining photography, Photoshop and lots of imagination. But when you start compositing images, one of the greatest challenges is to make them look realistic. In this video from Advancing Your Photography, Rikard Rodin shares five tips for raising your photo composites to a new level, and all that […] The post Here are five tips for realistic photo composites in only 90 seconds appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Composite, Composite Photography, Composites, Composite Image, Marc Silber, Advancing Your Photography, Rikard Rodin


How to Record a Live Stream?

You can’t pause a live video and ask the person to record. Missing out on the piece of attention is distracting and you won’t be able to connect with the remaining content. Instead of asking those around you for the information, you can record the live stream and take notes later. Wondering which is the best software to record streaming video? Well, there are many but Movavi Screen Recorder is one of the best software to perform this task. You can use it to record screens, podcasts, and online...
Tags: Mac, Screen Recording, Windows, Tutorials, Blogging, Software, Screen Capture, How To's, Screencast, Movavi Screen Recorder


The easy way to create colour grade LUTs in Photoshop for your videos

Lookup Tables (LUTs) are a wonderful feature of most video editing software. They’re sort of like presets that allow you to get a consistent look across multiple clips that when edited together form a sequence. They allow you to remap one set of colours and brightnesses to another. Generally, there are two different types of […] The post The easy way to create colour grade LUTs in Photoshop for your videos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Luts, Premiere Pro, Nathaniel Dodson, Tutvid, 3D LUTs


Why Size Matters – Perspective and lens compression in landscapes at 400mm

Most the time when I am out doing landscape photography, I have a Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS with me. On roadtrips, I try to bring my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II – it’s a fantastic lens with great image stabilization and impressive image quality. Unfortunately, it is […] The post Why Size Matters – Perspective and lens compression in landscapes at 400mm appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Canon, Lenses, Landscape Photography, Compression, Kaitlyn McLachlan


E-Learning Variables 101

Building e-learning courses is usually a matter of pulling together the appropriate content, visuals, and some level of interactivity. Most courses I see are linear with some simple interactions like tabs and labeled graphics. However, there’s a way to make e-learning content and the learning experience more dynamic when using variables. Variables help create custom user experiences such as personalized visuals, conditional navigation, and adaptive learning paths. The challenge for many e-learn...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Tutorials, Interaction Design, Gamification, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, Online Course Design, E-learning Examples, Articulate 360, E-learning 101, Orlando Learning Solutions Conference, Edinburgh UK Articulate Roadshow Details, Madrid E Learning Workshop


Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor

Grinding an editor’s gears is easy, most cinematographers can do it blindfolded. If you shoot video – for any reason at all – and you’re not an accomplished editor – you’re undoubtedly indulging in at least one of the Six Sins of the Cinematographer. If you want to master video production — and become every […] The post Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Tips And Tricks, Video Editing, Alexander Bruce


Top 6 tips to be much better with lighting

My name is Andrea Belluso and I used to define myself as a fashion and beauty photographer. To be great at lighting in photography is much e¬asier than you might think. I see most photographers making things way too complicated and spending way too much time thinking through their lighting and trying to achieve the […] The post Top 6 tips to be much better with lighting appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Tutorials, Lighting, Fashion Photographer, Andrea Belluso


WordPress Speed Optimization: Beating The New Google PageSpeed Insights

Beyond being a thorn in the side of many a WordPress webmaster, Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool is also one of the most well-known tools for WordPress speed optimization. This free tool accepts your site’s URL and spits back two scores that indicate how optimized your site is for mobile and desktop visitors. These scores are no longer just theoretical – they’re now based on real performance data, and they also have a real effect on your site, with Google using page speed as a ranking factor fo...
Tags: Google, Photography, Tutorials, Css, First Google, Smush, Minify


A comprehensive guide to photographing the Milky Way

Introduction This guide will be a walkthrough on the basics of Milky Way photography. It is best for beginners, but even intermediate and expert photographers might find something new! Plus, I always find it never hurts to refresh yourself on the basics. Before we get to the good stuff, I’d like to start by saying […] The post A comprehensive guide to photographing the Milky Way appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Stars, Milky Way, Night Sky, Night Sky Photography, Milky Way Photography, Ross Schram von Haupt


Seven tips for filming B-roll when you’re shooting solo

B-roll can add value and interest to your videos and make them more dynamic. And sometimes, you’ll need to soot your B-roll content as a one-man-band, being both the subject and the person behind the camera. In this video, Matti Haapoja gives you eight great tips for nailing the shots even when you do everything […] The post Seven tips for filming B-roll when you’re shooting solo appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Filmmaking Tricks, MATTI Haapoja, B-roll, Videomaker


This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits

When photographing portraits in a studio, you can create many different looks using only one light. Depending on how you place it and how big it is, a softbox can significantly change the look and mood of your photos. In this video, Jay P Morgan discusses different factors of softbox placement. And when you learn […] The post This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Jay P Morgan, Softbox, One Light Studio Portrait, Studio Portrait, Studio Light, Softboxes


Use these two simple lighting tricks for delicious photos of food

Oftentimes, it’s only a small trick and a discrete detail that can make a big difference in a photo. Food photographer Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot has two lighting tricks that will add a new dimension to your shots. They are simple to pull off, yet they’re effective and can really make a difference. […] The post Use these two simple lighting tricks for delicious photos of food appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting, Lighting Tips, Food Photography, Food Photographer, Food Photography Tips, Food Photography Advice, Joanie Simon, The Bite Shot


How to make a multitrack recording in VCV Rack modular, free

In the original modular synth era, your only way to capture ideas was to record to tape. But that same approach can be liberating even in the digital age – and it’s a perfect match for the open VCV Rack software modular platform. Competing modular environments like Reaktor, Softube Modular, and Cherry Audio Voltage Modular all run well as plug-ins. That functionality is coming soon to a VCV Rack update, too – see my recent write-up on that. In the meanwhile, VCV Rack is already capable of rout...
Tags: Music, Free, Mac, Windows, Tutorials, Tech, Software, How-to, Tips, Linux, Open-source, Recording, Modular, Arturia, Music Tech, Emulation


How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography

When photographing toys, there are many tricks that can make your scenes look lifelike and realistic. To add an extra kick to certain scenes, you need to create mini-explosions, and this can all be done with practical effects. So, in this video, Norm from Adam Savage’s Tested hosts toy photographer Johnny Wu. He guides you […] The post How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Adam Savage, Practical Effects, Toy Photography, Johnny Wu, Adam Savage’s Tested


This timelapse filmmaker shares ten crucial shooting tips with his younger self

We were all beginners once, and it was only after a few years’ experience that we noticed some mistakes we made back then. This is why the older and experienced version of Matthew Vandeputte created this video for his younger self, a beginner in timelapse photography. These ten tips come from years of experience, and […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Advice, Tutorials, Timelapse, Tips, Timelapse Tutorial, Matthew Vandeputte, Photography Advice


Here’s a Free E-Learning Interaction Template

I built a simple sorting interaction to show how to work with sliders and variables for a workshop. It’s a fun and simple interaction so I cleaned out the data and made it so it can work as a template. It’s yours to use as you wish. Click here to view the demo. Download the template here. Tutorial: Interactive Sort Activity Here’s a YouTube tutorial that walks through the template and explains how to customize it. A few things you’ll learn: Customizing the slider Animation-based triggers ...
Tags: Washington, Tutorials, Assessment, Interaction Design, Madrid, Templates, eLearning, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, Free Downloads, E-learning Examples, Articulate 360, Toronto Sign, Orlando Learning Solutions Conference, ATD International Conference Expo June, E Learning Workshop Workshop