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  • Sven 6:11 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How to change the eye color 

    There are many many ways of changing eye color in photos by using photoshop, but we are going to show you the easiest and quickest way to achieve this effect in our easy photoshop tutorial below. In our example pictures you will notice that the edited image is in black and white. You can learn how to turn a color image into a black and white photo by seeing our tutorial here.

    In the below photoshop tutorial we have used a photograph of our cat Kujo.

    Step 1:

    Open the image you will be using for this tutorial.

    Step 2:

    Select the Zoom Tool in the tool bar and zoom in on the eye’s as pictured below.

    Step 3:

    Next, select the Polygonal Lasso Tool. If the Polygonal lasso tool is not already selected, press and hold it on the tool icon shown below in the image and then select Polygonal Lasso Tool from the menu. It is the second icon from the top.

    With the Polygonal Lasso Tool selected, carefully click around the first eye. Be as accurate as you can. When the first first eye has running ants around it, hold down the shift key on your keyboard and do that same with the second eye. When you are done, you will notice running ants around both eye.

    Step 4:

    Now in the top tool bar go to (Image<Adjustments<Hue/Saturation).

    This will bring up the Hue/Saturation window. It’s now up to you to play around with each color until you get the desired color that you like.

    That’s it! You are now done with your image. Zoom out to see the effect. Don’t forget to save your image before closing.

     
  • Sven 12:49 pm on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How to create Vignettes in Photoshop 

    We will usually get vingetting when using a wide angle lens but what if we wanted to get a vignette on a photograph we already have? This tutorial will show you how to create simple high quality vignettes using the lens correction tool in photoshop, with just a few easy steps. For this tutorial we have chosen to use a creative photograph of my son Luke, which was photographed in Canberra Australia. I have chosen just a slight vignette for my image but the results you can get using this technique is incredible.

    Step 1:

    Open your photograph that you will be working with for this tutorial.

    Step 2:

    We then need to duplicate our image. To duplicate your image click on drag on the background layer in your layers pallet ( if your layers pallet isn’t already open you can get to it by clicking on (windows<layers) or by clicking F7 on your keyboard and draging it into the create new layer icon at the bottom of our layers pallet.

    Step 3:

    With our background copy layer selected we now need to go up to our top toolbar and click on (filter<distort<lens correction).

    You will notice that the lens correction dialogue box is a very large dialogue box. There are a lot of corrective type items, but this tutorial will only require us to use the setting under vignetting and ignoring the others.

    Step 4:

    The first setting we will be adjusting is the amount slider under vignetting. Slide it to the left untill your image starts to get darkened at the corners. For my image I have used an amount of -60.

    The next adjustment will be made to the midpoint setting. Drag the slider of the midpoint to the left also. The midpoint will tell us how far into the image we want the vignetting to happen. For my image I have chosen to use the setting of +15. You will need to adjust both the amount and the midpoint to suit your image. If you want the vignetting to be a little darker you would slide the sliders further to the left but if you want it a little lighter you would drag it to the right.

    After you have the look you are happy with click OK.

    Step 5:

    The last step is to flatten your image and save. To flatten your image, go to (layer<flatten image) along the top toolbar.

    That concludes our tutorial for creating high quality vignettes using Photoshop.

     
  • Sven 12:38 pm on July 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How do you resize an image in Photoshop? 

    Resizing an image is pretty straight forward and easy to do. Below is our tutorial for teaching you how the professionals resize their images using Photoshop.

    Step 1:

    Open your image.

    Step 2:

    From the top toolbar select (Image<Image size).

    Step 3:

    Make sure that Constrain Proportions is checked. This will keep the image proportioned so you only need to adjust either the height or the width and the other will adjust automatically. Adjust the dimensions you want your resized image to be and click OK.

    That’s the end of our resize an image tutorial. Don’t forget to save your work before closing.

     
  • Sven 9:35 am on July 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How to add reflections to your photos 

    ur easy Photoshop tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily add reflections to your photos using Adobe Photoshop. Creating a realistic water reflection to your images is quite easy and only takes a few simple steps to achieve this professional result.

    Step 1:

    Open your image in Adobe Photoshop.

    Step 2:

    Choose the Polygonal Lasso Tool from the side menu and make a selection around the object you want reflected. In our case it is the ship. The selection doesn’t have to be perfect. Just a rough outline will do. When you get back to were you are started from you will have running ants around the selection.

    Step 3:

    On your keyboard click on (Ctrl + J). This will paste our selection on a new layer. With the new layer selected go to (Edit<Transform<Flip Vertical).

    This will turn the selection upside down. Simply choose the move tool to move the boat down under the original boat.

    Step 4:

    Change the blend mode on the new layer to soft light. You will notice that now the reflection is much lighter than the actual ship.

    Step 5:

    The last step is to apply a ripple effect. This will make the illusion that the reflection is actually in the water. Go to (Filter<Distort<Ripple). Set the size to medium and the amount to 115%.

    Step 6:

    Once you are happy with the way your image looks simply flatten your image by clicking (Layer<Flatten Image).

    Congratulations. You have now finished this tutorial. Don’t forget to save your work when you are done.

     
  • Sven 4:32 pm on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How to Enchance the color of your Photos 

    Enhance and boost the color of an image – Use this Photoshop technique to enhance the color of your photos.

    In this tutorial we will show you a quick and simple way of enhancing and boosting the color of your images using the LAB color mode in Adobe Photoshop. We will be using Photoshop CS3, but the tutorial will also work with versions lower than this. For this tutorial I have chosen to use a photograph of a wildflower which I had shot while on holidays at Brunswick Heads in Australia.

    Step 1:

    Open your photograph that you will be working with for this tutorial.

    Step 2:

    We will then need to duplicate our image. To do this click on (image<duplicate) in the top toolbar. When the duplicate image window opens simply click on the OK button. It is always a good idea to get into the habbit of duplicating your image before working on it so you will always have the original image to work on at a later date.

    Step 3:

    Now we will change to the LAB color mode. Along the top toolbar click on (image<mode<LAB color).

    When you change to LAB color mode you will not see any change in your image but there is a difference when looking at the different channels of your image. To open your channels box if it’s not already open, click on (window<channels).

    Step 4:

    1. Before changing anything in our channels we first need to work on our layers pallet. To get to your layers pallet, click on the layers tab on the channels dialogue box.

    2. At the bottom of our layers pallet click on (create new fill or adjustment layer<curves) to open up the curves dialogue box. You will notice a grid in the dialogue box. We want to reduce the grid size so we will have a smaller grid to work with. Reduce the size of the grid by holding the ALT key down on your keyboard and clicking anywhere within the grid.

    Step 5:

    We first need to go to the A channel in the dialogue box. You can get there by pressing (CTRL + 2) on your keyboard or simply select Ain the dropdown menu. When you have A channel selected you need to slide the line at the top and bottom so they match up with the first vertical lines. We have shown you how to do this in the image below.

    The same needs to be done to the B channel. Select the B channel by pressing (CTRL + C) on your keyboard or select B from the dropdown menu and repeat step 5.

    NOTE: By clicking the preview button on and off you will see the difference from the original image to the edited image.

    When you have finished, click OK.

    Step 6:

    The next thing we want to do is to sharpen our image. In the layers pallet, click on the background layer to select it. Now click on the channels TAB at the top of the dialogue box and select Lightness.

    Next, in the top toolbar, click on (filter<sharpen<smart sharpen).

    The smart sharpen dialogue box will open. In the dialogue box make sure that the Lens Blur is selected and not the Gaussian Blur. For my image I am going to use a radius of 1.5 and the amount to 110%. You will have to play with your own setting for these two, so you get the best result for the image you are working with. There is no right or wrong setting. Just play with the two sliders until you get a good result in the image. When you are done, click OK. To see your image now in color, click on LAB in the channels pallet.

    Step 7:

    It’s now time to flatten our image so in the top toolbar click on (layer<flatten image).

    Step 8:

    The last thing we have to do is to switch back to RGB mode. So along the top toolbar click (image<mode<RGB color). Go ahead and save your image.

    That concludes our tutorial for enhancing the color in your images using Photoshop.

     
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