PHOTOSHOP EXPOSED ADVERTISING FAIL

Photoshop Exposed Advertising Fails

Diagnosis Photoshoposis.

The media a well oiled consistent news churning machine, relied upon by the masses who tune in for breakfast, take a dose on the long train journey to work followed by a cheeky gossip at work. Now with such an insatiable thirst for news, surely they couldn't get it right all the time. It's not just the media who are at it either.... It would be wrong not to mention a certain Kardashians derriere.

Why Do They Do It?

Unfortunately we are all a demographic, each profiled & categorized into likelihood of buying based on our social interests. To an advertiser this information is vital and as specificity increases so does the value. For example; Rogaine didn't become a large company by walking around looking for balding men and asking them to try out their product, well actually they did but the point is it's going too far when you completely change the ethnicity of a person for the purpose of selling a product. Is it acceptable for celebrities to create unrealistic standards as role models by using Photoshop to enhance their bodies?

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Change The Color Of Eyes in Photoshop

Photoshop has a colored contact lenses section, using quick masking you can literally change the color of eyes quickly and easily. Check out our step by step guide below or join in with me by watching the video tutorial below. Step 1 – Preparing our Image Start by dragging and dropping the image you are […]

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Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop

Create a Brick Wall Portrait in Photoshop Tutorial Ever wanted to release your artistic side, or make your best side look like wall art? By utilizing Displacement Maps, Filters & Blend options it’ts now possible in Photoshop. Follow along by watching the video with me below, or go old school with the step by step […]

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Double Exposure – Camera vs Photoshop

What’s The Difference? In photography terms this effect is known as a “multiple exposure” or the process used to combine two separate images together to create one image, this will be referred to as analogue. In Photoshop the same effect can be achieved by manually combining two separate images together using layer masking & level […]

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INSTALL PLUGINS PHOTOSHOP

Install Plugins Into Photoshop

Installing Topaz Labs Plugins I am going to be doing a few tutorials which utilize plugins, today you can learn where i get my awesome plugins from plus learn how to install plugins into Photoshop. Plugins can be a really handy tool to have as they can be a great time saver for effects, retouching […]

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Soft Color Lighting In Photoshop

Enhanced Photoshoot Editing Using Blend Modes. Soft Light, probably the best blend mode available in Adobe Photoshop. I speak to a lot of Photographers online and when asked about their opinion of soft light, around 75% had used it before. There were a few who religiously stick by soft light & use it on almost […]

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IMAGE INTO TEXT THUMB

Add An Image Into Text In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Tutorial With Skandy Adding an image inside of text just got a whole lot easier in Photoshop, using only a few short keyboard commands you can create a clipping mask to crop out the whole of the outside of the text. Also we add some other cool effects to make the image […]

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How To Photoshop Out a Background

Ever wanted to look like you are in mexico? stood in front of the Eiffel tower or with the queen?, people have been looking for an easy way to change a background on an image easily since the dawn of Photoshop Time. The magic wand was great, in its heyday but now we use the […]

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Top 5 Photoshop Q & A

We collaborated with Pixelobby.com to bring you this video blog So i decided to go on camera to share some Photoshop tips and tricks, where to find some cool additions to Photoshop and all round general Adobeness. Here i present to you my top 5, Photoshop Questions and answers, let me know if you want […]

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He Asked To Be Photoshopped Into a Picture. Here We Go Again.

Here's what happens when trolls come to the rescue.

If you are a member of any Photoshop or Photography based group you will always find the good, the bad and the evil. Sometimes it could just be a simple request to edit a family members picture or a quiet lesson on soft light, either way Facebook is a pleasant community for us to all hone our skills and learn from each other right? In principle yes, until the trolls congregate and when they do they are merciless in their quest for giggles and mockery.

But Why I Hear You Screaming!?

Well because the request was posted by "the guy" and in his own words the request for him to be edited into the picture was so he could " **** with her " i think if she is impressed by those skills then she most certainly will be the one paying the bills in that relationship.

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Double Exposure – Camera vs Photoshop

What’s The Difference? In photography terms this effect is known as a “multiple exposure” or the process used to combine two separate images together to create one image, this will be referred to as analogue. In Photoshop the same effect can be achieved by manually combining two separate images together using layer masking & level […]

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Mirror an Image In Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy Keyboard shortcuts, Photoshop has hundreds of them and trying to understand what they all are ( nevermind what they mean ) is an emotional mine field only leveled in difficulty by learning a new language… Then trying to navigate a keyboard configured by said language. Learn how to create […]

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Cartoon Sketch Effect Photoshop

Quicksty 60 Second Photoshop With Skandy. Turn any image into an incredible cartoon sketch in under 60 seconds. This tutorial is great for adding quick effects and getting to grips with Photoshop. It works great both with images of high and average resolution, follow along with me by watching the video below or read through […]

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How To Create a Professional Watermark

Why Are Watermarks so Important? Visually watermarks need to be as less intrusive as possible, the idea here is to protect yourself and your images whilst promoting your brand but without ruining the beauty of the image. Follow along with me in the video below and i will show you how to create a custom […]

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HD Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Photoshop is the number one photo editing software in the world, offering a range of photo manipulation techniques. In this tutorial we run through, step by step some of the tips and tricks to create and add vibrant photo manipulation to any photo. Step 1 – Preparing our image And Background Drag and drop the […]

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Photoshop CC 2015 Camera Raw Tutorial

#1 Controlling Exposure, Colors, Contrast, Light & Dark Originally designed for high end, DSLR cameras Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw is a functionality designed and refined for photographers. Sometimes we find our situations where the opportunity is “now” and if we don’t take the shot there and then, the moment is forever lost. The art of […]

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Easy Cartoons In Photoshop

Using Plugins & Filters To Create Cartoon Effects As the Photoshop communities insatiable hunger grows for new and exciting ways to create cartoons easily in Photoshop, i have devised a method using the Topaz Labs plugin to create custom cartoon effects quickly and easily in Photoshop. I have covered this topic before and if you […]

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Real Handwriting In Photoshop

Create Handwritten Messages On Any Surface In Adobe Photoshop Follow along with me in the video below to learn how to super impose text onto surfaces, create easy handwritten messages by warping text and how to utilize Gaussian Blur and layer masking to give our text that real feel. Submit & Get Featured Submit your […]

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Double Exposure – Camera vs Photoshop

What's The Difference?

In photography terms this effect is known as a "multiple exposure" or the process used to combine two separate images together to create one image, this will be referred to as analogue. In Photoshop the same effect can be achieved by manually combining two separate images together using layer masking & level adjustments. This is known as a "double exposure" and will be referred to as digital.

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multiple exposure nikon d7000

Camera: Nikon D7000

Images: Chris Melton

As you can see from these shots, you don't need to have a studio full of expensive equipment to achieve stunning results.

 

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Analogue

The way a camera creates a multiple exposure is simply multiple "shutters" of the camera shutter, this creates more than one exposure then the camera works its magic and produces a beautiful multiple exposure. Not all cameras can achieve this effect but some of the models which can are;  Pretty much all Nikon DSLRs, Fujifilms  X Pro1 and X100 range and Canon - EOS 5D Mark 3, 1D X, and 70D.

Myself as a Photoshop enthusiast, graphic & web designer, not to mention an under developed photographer (no pun intended) found that sometimes you can be quite limited with the range of effects a camera can offer. For a point and shoot professional who needs stunning results quickly then i would say that doing things "in camera" is the best way. If a camera creates the exposure the same way and you show that to 100 different clients who all don't know each other then range of exposure effects doesn't matter.

Images: Skandy Tutorials

I created these images in around 15 minutes, have a look at the tutorial i made below to see how easy it is.

 

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multiple exposure nikon d7000
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Digital

With the range of effects Photoshop has to offer there comes a consequence, time. Without knowledge of layers, layer masking, adjustment layers levels & curves Photoshop would be no more use than scribbling lines in paint then using the paint bucket tool to fill them with different colors. Surely i am not the only one that used to do this? For me i prefer to play around with images and have full control hence why i would always be bias towards Photoshop. You can produce 100 different double exposures using the same two images and even if you tried to replicate the last exposure, chances are it would come out differently.

You need a camera in the first place though and to be fair Photoshop is not the best program for working with low resolution images so the fundamentals of a good camera are always a main factor. In conclusion, have fun play around with the two. Photoshop will always be the cheaper option and a great place to practice and hone your skills.

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WOOD ENGRAVING IN PHOTOSHOP

Wood Engraving In Photoshop

Manipulating Wooden Textures Easily Me and a friend have been working on a concept for a new idea, we figured that as it will be wood related ( that’s all i can say really) then we need a logo that is engraved or is interacting with wood in some way to relate to the theme […]

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HD Photo Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Photoshop is the number one photo editing software in the world, offering a range of photo manipulation techniques. In this tutorial we run through, step by step some of the tips and tricks to create and add vibrant photo manipulation to any photo. Step 1 – Preparing our image And Background Drag and drop the […]

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Remove Backgrounds From Difficult Edged Images In Photoshop

Since i posted the last tutorial, a couple of people have been struggling to change or remove the background on a difficult edged image so i thought as its an integral part of using Photoshop i’d post a recap with a bit more of an explanation on using Refine Edge. Follow along with the step […]

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The Photoshop Pen Tool Handbook

The pen tool, like marmite, loved by some and despised by others. Never have i heard so many Photoshop disaster stories surronding the ever elusive pen tool. From personal experience i can only say that keyboard commands are crucial here, each one applies a different effect and sometimes needed sequentially or the result is ghasttly. […]

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Combine Images Using Vanishing Point In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we are going to learn how to change the shape of an image to make it look like it is actually part of another image, for example hanging a picture on a wall. To do this we are going to be using a Photoshop favorite, vanishing point. Step 1 – Preparing […]

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How to Photoshop a Reflection Into Sunglasses

Make it look like you have the Toronto skyline or New York High Street reflecting in your sunglasses or add a custom reflection to anything in Adobe Photoshop!. Read through the step by step guide below or get some extra tips by following along in the video with me. Step 1 – Preparing Our Image […]

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Tattoo Design Photoshop Tutorial

Design Your Own Custom Sleeve In Just a Few Minutes. Personally i do not have any tattoos but i have friends who are crazy for them, they seem to have an insatiable need for the needle. Some people literally walk into a tattoo parlor, choose a design right off the wall and walk out sporting […]

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Photoshop CC 2015, Camera Raw #2

Photoshoot Correction, Smoothing & Vignettes. Picture the scene, you have just finished what you deem to be a successful photoshoot, the client seems happy and you feel that you have taken a sufficient number of diverse interesting pictures. Upon review you feel that maybe the colors don’t pop enough, maybe the lights could have been […]

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The Top 5 Free Photoshop Plugins

Explore & Download Completely FREE Photoshop Plugins

Photoshop in all of its glory is difficult even in the eyes of masters, implying we've got to seek out new & inventive ways around fickle issues. Guaranteed time eater with no guaranteed results. Here’s some unbelievable free Photoshop plugins to increase productivity and decrease stress levels. ( Links open in new window )

Virtual Photographer

Created For: Beginner Photographers

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Allows you to instantly apply top quality, skilled photographic designs to your digital images. This Free add on comes with plenty of alternative effects to realize identical professional-looking pictures that would normally eat up hours of daylight.

Perfect Effects 9

Created For: All Level Photographers & Designers

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Perfect Effects 9 is a free handy tool for obtaining fast results on a picture, whether or not that is a color treatment, addition of texture and noise, or inventive borders. The plugin options associate with a degree effects library (a bit just like the filter gallery in Photoshop) and permits you to stack multiple effects to attain attention-grabbing new results.

Wire Worm

Created For: Retouch Editors, Photographers

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Wire Worm is a completely a free plugin with one straight forward purpose, reducing time spent removing telephone wiring, fences and similar obstructions in your pictures. The interface is easy, permitting you to pick a section around a wire or alternative obstruction and have the tool mechanically take it away.

Tych Panel

Created For: Intermideate Photographers

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Tych Panel is a wonderful plugin which simplifies creating beautiful images in Photoshop. You can create Double, Triple and Quadruple panels, select the alignment layouts columns or rows and watch as it works its magic. This program isn't recommended for new Photoshoppers but with a little time learning, pretty much anybody could pick up this tool and the time spent learning will seem like mere seconds, after realizing the potential of time saved editing.

Freeware Boundary Noise Reduction

Created For: Noise Reduction Specialists

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Photoshop has it's own in built version of Noise Reduction which is impeccably good in itself, there is always a little bit extra that you could do though right? This plugin is perfect for those noise reduction specialists looking to add that extra jazz to their images. Having this plugin is highly recommended as it is better than the in built noise reduction.
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