This showcase contains some breath-taking masterpieces by Photoshop professionals. Enjoy those great ideas and the high-end image editing and let them inspire you for your own compositions.
Every week we provide helpful and inspirative articles at this point. But the year is almost over and so we decided to dig into our archives and collected you ten of the most popular articles of 2012.
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A lot of great and helpful tutorials were published this year and you might have missed some of them so we collected the very best tutorials for you. Enhance your Photoshop skills, create colorful manipulations, buttons and icons. This should serve as an inspiration for your future projects. Enjoy!
Video trainings are a big plus for Photoshop fans because every step is explained and shown in real-time which makes it easier to understand it. We collected some great video tutorials which will help to achieve vintage effects, arrange complex compositions and do beauty retouching. Enjoy!
Textures help you to create realistic surfaces in a short time. With a little help of 3D or 2D programs like Adobe Photoshop you can achieve vintage effects in no time. We gathered 30 high-quality textures for free but note that you need the agreement of the author before commercial using so it’s better to ask first. Enjoy!
Digital photography brings out the artist in many of us, and software such as Photoshop and Lightroom add a little extra sparkle to our images.
However, sometimes an atmospheric image can be improved further with a push towards the art world, using specialist painting software.
Akvis ArtWork 7 claims to turn your photos into impressive works of art that, in some instances, can turn a mediocre shot into an atmospheric image that’s worth framing and sticking on the wall.
This latest upgrade introduces Gouche – a versatile painting technique that uses dense and intensive colours. Its characteristics are brilliance and opacity. Akvis ArtWork’s opacity feature and covering power will, the developer claims, enable you to create outstanding effects that can’t be achieved with watercolour paints.
Gouache technique is widely used in decorative painting and when creating colour sketches and drawings.
Akvis ArtWork 7 is available for both PC and Mac platforms, or you can use it as a plug-in for Photoshop. The basic idea is to turn a photo into a painting. The program goes a stage further than the Artistic filters built in to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, which haven’t been updated or extended for many years.
Other effects on offer from ArtWork include Oil, Watercolor, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut and Pastel. There are even some extra arty touches such as canvas textures and stylised signatures to add a little flourish to your masterpiece.
Of course, software to turn photos into art is nothing new. Corel Painter has been around for years, but at £279/$429 and with a fairly steep learning curve, it isn’t for everyone.
Akvis ArtWork 7 sells for £93/$99 and the latest version includes a Preview feature so you can tweak and assess your opus magnum before printing it out. Version 7 sounds like it could be a fairly essential upgrade, and should have you on your way to the Royal Academy in no time at all.
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It’s that time again when Adobe announces yet another update to its Camera Raw software plug-in so that the increasing number of photographers shooting in raw can squeeze every last drop of image quality from their shots before editing in Photoshop or Lightroom. Each release of ACR includes compatibility of the very latest slew of digital cameras, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sony Alpha 37 and Pentax K-01.
This latest update will only install if you have Adobe Photoshop CS6 already running on your PC or Mac. This restricted update policy, whereby users of previous versions of Photoshop are shut out of updates, has been a constant source of irritation to many Photoshop users who may not feel they need a costly upgrade in order to access raw file compatibility with newer cameras.
Version 7.1 of ACR offers compatibility with a host of new cameras including the stunning Fuji X-Pro1 compact, so it’s probably fair to say that the money to upgrade Photoshop is unlikely to be a significant hurdle for anyone who can already afford to spend £1,500/$1,700 on the X-Pro1 body alone.
Because the Fuji X-Pro1 uses a non-Bayer type of colour array filter in front of its full-frame sensor, its raw files require more sophisticated decoding of the information compared with more conventional digital cameras.
The new plug-in promises to extract all the quality stored in those raw X-Pro1 image files, and for that reason it’s an essential upgrade for all those who’ve taken the plunge and invested in Fuji’s latest ‘old-school’ digital compact camera.
As well as offering compatibility with the latest cameras, ACR 7.1 also incorporates the advanced defringing tools that were first seen in the Release Candidate version of the software. The defringing feature helps reduce chromatic aberration, the purple and red fringe that can sometimes appear at the edge of digital images, particularly those shot with wide-angle lenses.
Announced alongside ACR 7.1 is the latest version of Lightroom 4. This incremental update to 4.1 offers some stability features and compatibility with certain Nik plug-ins that refused to work with the original Lightroom release. And if you’re not planning on upgrading to Photoshop CS6, do remember that Lightroom 4 is a far cheaper way of getting your hands on Adobe’s Camera Raw plug-in.
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Digital Art is artwork which is fully created with the computer and it’s really fascinating.
Graphic tablets and Photoshop are used instead of brush and paint.
This collection shows 33 examples of high-quality digital artwork which show the detailed and visionary concepts of the artist. You’ll se exciting characters, mythical creatures and foreign planets. Enjoy this source of imagination and inspiration!
Photographic vintage effects need suitable visual content to work. Before shooting consider which props you’ll need for the full effect. This might be obvious advise but if you want to show a scene from the 70′s you should avoid using modern cars, iPads or even inappropriate clothing.
The following approaches to Photoshop vintage effects are for those who want to achieve these effects fast and efficiently. As we use adjustment layers you can still edit your settings afterwards to make slight changes where required.
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