The Funny Moments – Advanced Photoshop For Photographers.

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

Filming our latest course with talented professional retoucher, Viktor Fejes, turned out to be a lot of fun! Watch this video to see some of the funny moments and outtakes. If you want to learn how professionals retouch and master these skills yourself then save 40% by pre-ordering this 6 hour course today: (Product Launches: 20th May 2015) Learn more and interact with “Before & After” photos here: EnjoyKarl 🙂 Share...

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How to Create a Cinemagraph in Photoshop

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

Phlearn Phamily, you are in for a real treat! In today’s episode, we show you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop. We don’t stop there, we also give you some tips for creating a cinemagraph in camera. Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride!<br />What is a Cinemagraph? Cinemagraphs are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames. This is done such that motion in part of the subject between exposures (for example, a person’s dangling leg) is perceived as a repeating or continued motion, in contrast with the stillness of the rest of the image. Capturing Footage for a Cinemagraph At first we planned on just teaching you how to create a cinemagraph in photoshop. Then we realized that it’s just as important to know how to shoot a cinemagraph with your camera before taking it into photoshop. Here are some things you’ll need in order to capture footage for your cinemagraph: A camera that can record video (Anything from a DSLR to an iPhone)A sturdy tripod (You’ll need your scene to be relatively still in order to really achieve this effect. A sturdy tripod is one of the best ways to ensure your framing is consistent.)A subject (Something or someone that is doing something with a continuous movement. In our case we used a record player. As long as there is a distinct starting and stopping point.It will take a little practice to find the perfect subject, but get out there and have fun trying to create your own cinemagraph! Using Photoshop to Edit Your Cinemagraph After you’ve went out and shot your footage to create your cinemagraph, it’s time to bring it into Photoshop. That’s right, Photoshop does also offer video editing features! We start by importing our footage into Photoshop just like we would with any other still image. Once you’ve brought your footage into Photoshop, it should pop up with your video timeline. If you don’t see your timeline, just go up to Window, and down to Timeline. The editing of your footage for a cinemagraph revolves around one concept. Your end frame needs to be the same as your beginning frame. That way it will create a continuous loop that looks completely seamless. Once we have our clips set up how we want, we need to use keyframes to adjust the visibility of the layers, or the Opacity. We set up our top clip with the opacity set at %100 and we gradually fade it out to %0. This will cause your top clip and bottom clip to blend together perfectly. Next we use a Stamp Visible Layer and paint black over the areas we want visible. In this case with the footage we are using, we...

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Light Burst Text Effect – Photoshop Tutorial ( Beginners)

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in photoshop, Video Gallery

In this text effect Photoshop tutorial, we will be learning how to create an easy light burst effect. This tutorial is suitable for beginners learning how to create text effects, it’s also fun to create. We will mainly focusing on creating the text in the blending options to give it some really nice, clean details. Then creating the light burst. We will also add a background afterwards. Hope you all enjoy. STOCKS FOR THIS TUTORIAL Hi, subscribe & stay updated with the latest Photoshop tutorials.Subscribe here: STAY CONNECTED WITH ME!Google+: Audio Provided by Audio Provided By: http://audiomicro.comBackground music Share...

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Project Shark – Red Sea April 2015

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Photography Tips, Video Gallery

Diving is my other passion! Two friends and I who dive regularly together in Channel Island waters, head to the Red Sea for a weeks live-aboard on ‘Project Shark’ with marine biologist Dr. Elke Bojanowski of – The aim was to see, dive with and document sharks. Yet again it was an incredible trip, hosted by Blue O Two live-aboards out of Hurgardha in Egypt visiting the Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone among others. I’m the one with the Mares wetsuit and the silver and black fins. Share...

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5 DIY Lighting Setups You Can Try at Home

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Photography Tips, Video Gallery

Don’t own a studio or have any money to spend? Fear not, we have some thrifty lighting setups that you can try without leaving the comfort of your home or having to spend huge amounts of cash. We show you how to create a light table, DIY diffuser, snoot, soft box and beauty dish. Special Thanks:HomelessAddress: Shop 119, 1/f, Style House,, The Park Lane, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Promotion Code: DRTV (Get 10% off purchasing a Lumio) Connect with us:==================================Facebook: Have a question for the DRTV crew?==================================Follow us on, andtweet #askDRTV Join DigitalRev Social and share your photos:================================== Shop DigitalRev Online Store:================================== Share...

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How to Create an HDR Image in Lightroom

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in lightroom, Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This means that there are more highlights and more shadows that stretch beyond the normal range of a camera. Typically, either the bright parts of an image will be exposed or the dark parts of the image will be exposed. Creating a High Dynamic Range Image allows for the full potential of each end of the spectrum. When shooting for an HDR photograph, be sure to use a tripod and not bump your camera at all. You will want to bracket for each exposure that you will later combine, while keeping your camera in the exact same place. This allows for seamless merging later on in Lightroom. Creating the Photo First, make sure that your version of Lightoom has been updated (If you have the Creative Cloud). HDR in Lightroom is a new feature of CC 2015. Next, load your images into Lightroom. Then, Shift click on all of your exposures. Right click and go to Photo Merge – HDR. It will take a moment for the next window to come up. When it loads, check Auto Align (this makes sure that all of your photos are in the exact same place and will eliminate movement) and Auto Tone (Brings in information from both the highlights and the shadows). You are also able to choose the amount of “Deghosting” to apply to your image. An example of ghosting would be cars passing by while you were shooting, or a person walking in front of the camera. If you have a lot of that going on in your images, it would be best to select Medium or High Deghosting. If you don’t have any at all, there is no need for it and you can select “None.” When you are satisfied with how your HDR image is looking, click Merge. The big advantage that Lightroom has over Photoshop for creating HDR images is that it creates a new RAW file. This allows you to go in and edit the photo as you normally would, but with a huge dynamic range!! After pressing Merge, you will be left with a single RAW file in .dng form. From here, you can go to the Develop module and edit your image. For this specific image, we adjust the exposure, clarity, vibrance, as well as the black and white points. To change those points, hold the Shift key and double click on the words “Whites” and “Blacks.” You can always go back and edit these as well, so don’t worry that it is a permanent edit! That’s it! If you would prefer to edit your photo in Photoshop as opposed to Lightroom, feel free to do so. Just make sure to complete the first steps of actually merging the HDR image in Lightroom, because the RAW image that it produces can be very useful! ———————————————————————————————-...

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