Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Safely experimenting with creativity, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
Before we go speeding down the path of creative effects no pun intended, of …course, I'd like to share some general thoughts and suggestions. …You'll find a surprising range of attitudes about creativity among photographers. …Some are purists who feel that the image should be a faithful representation of …your subject and that you should not apply any changes to the image in post-processing. …Others take a very liberal view of photography as an art form, and feel they …can do absolutely anything they want with an image to produce an expression of …their artistic sense. Regardless of your perspective, in my …mind the most important consideration is enjoying your artistic expression.…
I do recommend that you explore some creative possibilities, and especially …those that are outside your comfort zone. Doing so might reinforce your attitude …about how much is too much when interpreting a photographic image, but it …might just encourage you to expand your approach to photography as well. …I do discourage the use of creative effects purely for the purpose of …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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