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How to turn white into any color in Photoshop

There are a few ways for changing colors in Photoshop, and it’s not hard to do it. But when you want to change white into another color, it won’t always look realistic. In this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect teaches you how to turn white into any color and make it look natural. And what’s […] The post How to turn white into any color in Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Tutorial, Color Change, PiXimperfect, Unmesh Dinda, Photoshop Tips


How to read video scopes for perfect colour and exposure

For most stills photographers, the only measure of exposure that many of us see (besides the camera’s built-in reflective meter) is the histogram; essentially a graph which covers the amount of each of the different brightness levels in your image. Although many photographers making the move to video might feel more comfortable shooting with a […] The post How to read video scopes for perfect colour and exposure appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Video Editing, Colour, Scopes, DaVinci Resolve, Waveform, Casey Faris, RGB Parade, Vectorscope


How To Create a Funny Caricature Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Have some fun transforming yourself, your family members or your work colleagues into a bobblehead style caricature with this step-by-step tutorial for Adobe Photoshop. We’ll make use of Photoshop’s image manipulation techniques to exaggerate the features of a portrait photograph to give it a funny cartoon-like appearance. Since we’re using a photograph as the source, rather than illustrating the caricature by hand, it retains degree of realism and retains a strong resemblance to the subject. ...
Tags: Design, Photoshop, Tutorials, Cartoon, Caricature, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Tutorial, Don, Adobe Photoshop Tutorial, Cartoon Effect, Cartoon Effect Photoshop, Photoshop Caricature, Photoshop Caricature Effect, Photoshop Caricature Tutorial


Healthy skin tone – The Lighting Series #12

The name of this installment is meant to be a joke, but anyone who follows the blog knows that I’m is a little bit color-obsessed. This image is a play on the highly popular orange and teal color scheme, using the complementary contrast between orange and cyan Gear 2x normal reflector on 500Ws monoblocks 1x  […] The post Healthy skin tone – The Lighting Series #12 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Color Harmonies, Coloured Gels, The Lighting Series


Quick Tip: How to create electro-magnetic effect in Photoshop

If anyone follows me on social media you may have seen my recent image which I created from Neostock stock model resources and some background stock. Well, I thought I would create a photoshop tutorial based on this image. The image itself was created just to dust off the old cobwebs over the Christmas period […] The post Quick Tip: How to create electro-magnetic effect in Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Tutorial, Adobe Photoshop, Quick Tip, Composite, Photomanipulation


Soft fashion light – The Lighting Series #11

  Sometimes you want a hard light to make a statement, but sometimes you want a soft light, a light that draws little attention to itself. That was the case with our Model in a Red Dress shoot. Gear 1 180cm parabolic umbrella on a 500Ws monoblock Wind machine 2 hand painted backgrounds 2 bricks […] The post Soft fashion light – The Lighting Series #11 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Fashion photography, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Portrait Lighting, The Lighting Series, Parabolic Umbrella


A quick tip to increase your discoverability on Instagram

If you’re a photographer, Instagram is one of the most popular ways to put your work out there. But it’s not that easy to get discovered and noticed among hundreds of millions of users. Certainly, there are some ways to grow your audience organically, and we’ve covered some of them before. But in this video, […] The post A quick tip to increase your discoverability on Instagram appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Social Networking, Tutorials, Social Media, Social Network, Walid Azami, Grow Instagram Following


Use Color Burn and Color Dodge to quickly add color and contrast to your photos

If you want to add both contrast and a punch of color to your photos Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows you a technique you might want to try out. In this video, he teaches you how to use Color Burn and Color Dodge blending modes together to quickly boost contrast and color at the same […] The post Use Color Burn and Color Dodge to quickly add color and contrast to your photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Color, Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorial, Blending Modes, Color Dodge, PiXimperfect, Unmesh Dinda, Photoshop Tips


7 tips to take your architectural photography to the next level

Architectural photography is something that many of us try at some point in our photographic lives. I certainly have, on a number of occasions, although the results have never really been that good. No doubt I’ll give it another go the next time I find myself in some beautiful town or city. But this time, […] The post 7 tips to take your architectural photography to the next level appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Architecture, Cooph, Architectural, Architecture Photography, Cooperative of Photography


Everything you need to know about depth of field in under 4 minutes

Depth of field can be a somewhat confusing topic to get to grips with if you’re new to photography. That is to say, it’s easy to see what depth of field is, but it can be tricky to understand what elements can cause it to change, whether intentionally or by accident. In this video, photographer […] The post Everything you need to know about depth of field in under 4 minutes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Depth of Field, Principles, Photography Basics, Kellan Reck


Yes, you can update your Godox firmware on the mac, and here’s how to do it

As good as Godox equipment can be, it has one fatal flaw which puts many photographers off using their equipment. There’s no easy, native way to update the firmware on a Mac. And firmware updates do come fairly regularly for their various models of flashes and triggers. It’s a question I see pop up regularly […] The post Yes, you can update your Godox firmware on the mac, and here’s how to do it appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Apple, Photography, Mac, Tutorials, Macbook Pro, Firmware, Firmware Update, Godox


Simple tips for getting the most out of wide-angle portraits

Wide-angle lenses are not the most common choice for shooting portraits, but they can give some interesting results. If shooting wide is your creative choice for portraiture, there are some things to watch out for. In this video from Adorama, photographer David Bergman will give you some quick tips on what to keep in mind […] The post Simple tips for getting the most out of wide-angle portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Portrait, Photography, Tutorials, Adorama, Wide Angle, David Bergman, Adorama TV, Ultra Wide Angle


How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

I’ve been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. But moving all of the text can be a hassle. In a previous post we discovered how to use screenshots and OCR to extract the text from ...
Tags: London, Microsoft, Audio, Tutorials, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Edinburgh, Multimedia, OCR, eLearning, E-learning, Project Management, Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Storyline, Online Course Design


Make a Miniature Quilled Violin or Cello - Tutorials by Kariana Leinbach

The following is a guest post by Kariana Leinbach. She is sharing it in response to your comments about her amazing quilled orchestra. Hi, everyone! Thank you for your kind comments and interest in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Tutorials, Quilling, Paper Sculpture, Ann Martin, Kariana Leinbach, Quilled Instruments


DIY: Ribbon Bound Pages - A Project from Bound, 15 Beautiful Bookbinding Projects

Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder, leads paper-themed trips in Europe, hosts workshops in Paris and on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, and offers popular PaperLove and BookLove e-Courses.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Europe, Design, Scotland, Tutorials, Paris, Weddings, Iona, Bookbinding, Ann Martin, Rachel Hazell, Bookbinder


How to create a white background in a small space with just one light

Shooting in small spaces can be challenging. In this helpful video, Jeff Rojas will show you how to create a white background and even lighting for your portraits with a single strobe. The setup isn’t only simple, but it can come in handy if your shooting space is limited. For his setup, Jeff uses a […] The post How to create a white background in a small space with just one light appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Photography, Jeff, Jeff Rojas, One Light, One Light Studio Portrait, Studio Portrait


The Black and White portrait – The Lighting Series #10

Taking a 180 degrees turn from our color-bursting portrait, here is a very soft black and white portrait and how to build a great setup for it. Gear 1x 90cm Octabox (left open) on a 500Ws monoblock 1x 90cm parabolic umbrella on a 500Ws monoblock Setup In this setup, a parabolic umbrella forms the base. The light […] The post The Black and White portrait – The Lighting Series #10 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Cyclorama, Portrait Lighting, Octabox, The Lighting Series, Parabolic Umbrella


Stylized portrait, right out of camera – The Lighting Series #9

Some portraits, you just want to be beautiful, not after retouching, but when you’re taking them, right out of the camera. That’s how this one goes. Gear 150cm Octabox on a 1000Ws Monoblock Normal reflector on a 500Ws Monoblock Setup It’s actually not that hard. You don’t always need 27 softboxes, reflectors, and gels. Sometimes, […] The post Stylized portrait, right out of camera – The Lighting Series #9 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography, Portrait Lighting, Octabox, The Lighting Series


How to quickly replace eyes in Photoshop if your focus is slightly missed

Slightly missing the focus on the eyes when shooting portraits – this has happened to me more times than I’d like to admit. But what if you photograph a client and they choose one of these slightly out-of-focus photos? In this quick tutorial from KelbyOne, Kristina Sherk will show you how to fix it in […] The post How to quickly replace eyes in Photoshop if your focus is slightly missed appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Eyes, Photography, Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorial, Quick Tip, KelbyOne, Kristina Sherk, Photoshop Tips, KelbyOne Kristina Sherk


How to see heat and shockwaves using a regular camera and Photoshop

Making cameras see things that our eyes cannot is something that’s always really fascinated me about photography. Whether it’s super extreme macro, infrared & ultraviolet or, as is the case here, heat and shockwaves. In this video, Kelly Hoffer at Theory of Curiosity talks us through Background-Oriented Schlieren (BOS). It’s a technique that lets you see […] The post How to see heat and shockwaves using a regular camera and Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Science, Tutorials, Physics, Kelly Hoffer, Theory of Curiosity


How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Many of you have to convert old Flash courses to HTML5. All you have is the published course but not the original source files. It’s easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output. But adding text from the old course isn’t as easy because most Flash courses don’t allow selecting text to copy and paste. And who wants to spend hours retyping the text? Here are a couple of simple ways to copy the text from old Flash e-learning courses that you can add to updated...
Tags: Tutorials, Microsoft Office, Interaction Design, Multimedia, eLearning, E-learning, Project Management, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, Free Downloads, Performance Consulting


5 ways to use an umbrella for stunning portraits

The umbrella is one of the most underrated modifiers in photography, I think. It’s one of the first that many of us usually encounter once we start working with speedlights or strobes, and Bowens even used to include umbrellas in their strobe kits. But we often feel that we “outgrow” them, in favour of softboxes […] The post 5 ways to use an umbrella for stunning portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Umbrella, Studio Photography, Portrait Photography, Bowens, Flash Photography, Portrait Lighting, Miguel Quiles


Multiple lights, Multiple colors setup – The Lighting Series 8

There is one genre of photography that is black and white. There is another genre that is exactly the opposite and it is full of color. Today’s breakdown belongs to the second genre. Gear 3x Striplights with orange gel on a three 500Ws monoblocks 1x 150cm octabox with cyan gel on a 1000Ws monoblock 1x normal […] The post Multiple lights, Multiple colors setup – The Lighting Series 8 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Color Harmonies, Coloured Gels, The Lighting Series


Here are seven best ways to create smooth, buttery bokeh in your photos

If you want your images to have rich bokeh, you’ll need to create a shallow depth of field. In this video from B&H, David Flores shows you seven ways to achieve that smooth, creamy bokeh. 1. Create distance Create some distance between the subject and the background. The greater the distance, the greater the differentiation […] The post Here are seven best ways to create smooth, buttery bokeh in your photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Bokeh, Lenses, B&h, David Flores


Check out this free flash photography course for headshots and portraits

With the prolific use of flash in photography these days, and the amount of information that is out there, you’d think it would be quite a simple task by now for somebody to figure out a path for their lighting needs. But because there’s so much information out there, newer users can actually find flash […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio Photography, Portrait Photography, Ed Verosky, Flash Photography


Demystifying the histogram to get great exposures every time

We often hear that people meter with their histograms. And although that method comes with some caveats, it can be a fantastic way to meter your shot and fine tune your exposure. In this video, Becki & Chris (well, mostly Chris), walk us through what the histogram is, how to read it and how to […] The post Demystifying the histogram to get great exposures every time appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Tutorial, Histogram, Chris, Chris Nicholas, Becki Chris


How to photograph glass like a pro

Photographing glass can seem tricky and difficult to do right. But in this video from Adorama, photographer David Bergman shows you that it’s easier than you might think. In only two minutes, you’ll see the lighting setups and a few tricks that will help you create different looks of your images and end up with […] The post How to photograph glass like a pro appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Glass, Lighting Tips, Lighting Tutorial, Adorama, Lighting setup, David Bergman, Adorama TV


How to create a festive wintery portrait in the studio with a little compositing

Christmas has gone. We’re almost to the new year. In a few hours, we’ll be there. But it’s never too late for a festive wintery themed photo shoot. Winter’s still going to be here for a while yet. In this video, photographer and educator Gavin Hoey walks us through his process to create this festive […] The post How to create a festive wintery portrait in the studio with a little compositing appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Portrait, Photography, Winter, Christmas, Tutorials, Festive, Studio Photography, Compositing, Fine Art Photography, Gavin Hoey


Use Saturation Mask to quickly enhance colors and keep them natural

When increasing saturation in Photoshop, it happens that we get a little carried away and end up overdoing it. In this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect proposes an interesting method for increasing saturation, yet keeping the image natural-looking. It takes only a few seconds, and it does make a great result. Start by opening the […] The post Use Saturation Mask to quickly enhance colors and keep them natural appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorial, Quick Tip, PiXimperfect, Unmesh Dinda, Saturation


Face projections – The Lighting Series 07

Sometimes an experimental idea turns out to be a stunning success. This was something like that. Gear 1x Light Blaster by Spiffy on LED continuous light emitters 1x translucent umbella on 100Ws monoblock 1x black, light-absorbing background Setup The idea for this picture was to draw a kind of height map on the model’s face with shadow […] The post Face projections – The Lighting Series 07 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Light Blaster, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Projection, Gobo, The Lighting Series