By Scott Fegette | Friday, October 31, 2014
It’s Halloween! Plenty of pictures will be taken of this year’s pageantry and frights—and there’s plenty of techniques you can employ to give your pictures a haunting Halloween edge.
Here are five Photoshop tricks to make your Halloween photos a treat.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Taking photos of the kids before they go out to trick or treat?
In this Deke’s Techniques tutorial, Deke shows how to take the low-res, grainy, and washed-out trick or treat photos you typically get from a smartphone, and using Photoshop to turn them into fully developed photos with a rich depth of field—all while adding a little more realism to your kid’s costume, like the Joker featured in this technique.
By Justin Seeley | Monday, October 6, 2014
The Adobe MAX 2014 conference is in full swing this week in Los Angeles, and in Monday morning’s keynote Adobe unveiled a whole new suite of mobile apps alongside updates to existing Creative Cloud desktop apps.
Let’s examine some of the bigger new features, and show you how they’ll impact your digital workflow.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Every picture your child makes is a work of art. (Of course!)
But storing these precious drawings and paintings can be a pain. The colors fade, the paper disintegrates, and storage space in not infinite—no matter how talented your little artist is.
Happily, you don’t have to toss those paintings. With the help of Adobe Photoshop, you can move artwork off the fridge and onto the web.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Get prints of classic paintings for your home—without resorting to thievery or forgery—in this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques.
Deke explains the law behind reproductions of works that have fallen out of copyright, like the 1435 painting featured in this video, Saint George Killing the Dragon. The painting itself belongs to the Chicago Institute of Art, where Deke snapped a picture of it, but the image—well, as Deke says, the image “belongs to everybody!” So your conscience can rest easy following along with the instructions in this video.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014
This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
When you composite 3D models into regular 2D photography, the results can look a little … improbable.
But with some careful shading and masking in Photoshop, Deke shows how you can make 3D models—like this shark created by fellow lynda.com author Ryan Kittleson—look right at home in their new environments.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 15, 2014
This week in the Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through how to improve a product shot in Photoshop. In this case, it’s by pulling the pouch closer to the corkscrew so it’s clear to buyers that they’re sold together.
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