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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Photoshop Power Tools

You can build a house with hand tools but it'll go much faster if you use more power. I believe in using power tools for digital imaging, and, for me, the digital equivalent is Photoshop plug-ins. You...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

If you photograph outdoors in daylight you're going to have minor exposure problems. You simply can't control the light as much as you might like, or need.

Our example is typical. The red barn is exposed correctly, but the grass is "hot" and the sky is washed out. Here is how you can correct these two little faults:
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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

A vailable light, unavailable light, available darkness, or low light. It doesn’t matter what you call it.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

In digital photography, exposure control is sometimes considered irrelevant. “You can easily fix any problems in your computer,” some friends will suggest.

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Have you always been intrigued by panoramic photography but couldn’t bring yourself to pony up for a dedicated panorama camera? Well, today you don’t have to.

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Rick Sammon Posted: Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

I'm a still photographer: I shoot only still pictures. Video? It's cool, but I like to capture individual "frozen moments in time." However, I often like to convey action--and the grace of a moving subject--in my still...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Want to add some pizzazz to your existing photos? One way to accomplish this goal is to create the feeling or impression that a still subject is moving. With Adobe Photoshop, it's relatively easy. Here's how to do it.

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

As photographers,
we love to photograph colorful subjects. We sometimes travel to exotic
locations to photograph people dressed in colorful garments and costumes.
We frame brightly painted buildings in our viewfinders. We focusou...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

Hi there, thanks
for checking out Playing With Pixels. This time around we'll take a quick
look at some of the cool tools in Adobe Photoshop that can help improve
your images--and your image among your photo pals. Don't havePhoto...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

Someday, when you are sitting at your computer and have nothing to do, open a picture in your photo imaging program and try this: go to Filters and apply each and every filter to that picture. You may find that some filters make your picture look worse...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

The photo montage--a
picture or several pictures within a picture--has been around for decades.
In the 1930s, for example, famed Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee
created montages in camera and in the darkroom. His mostfamous...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the coolest things about digital imaging is that it has changed the way we take and make pictures. Big time!

I experience this almost every time I shoot. Knowing that an...

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Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: May 01, 2007 2 comments

Both fiber-based and RC photographic prints have been around for many years, and the materials and processes to mount and frame them are well understood.

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 12, 2006 Published: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

I'm sure you all know how to do cloning with the Rubber Stamp tool in Photoshop. The tool picks up color from one place and lays it down in another place. It's a great tool for a lot of restoration repair jobs. However, when you have a restoration repair job that involves repairing areas of the picture that has a lot of straight lines, the Rubber Stamp tool...

Phillip Andrews Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

Taking, editing, and enhancing photos are just the first few steps in the imaging process. Many photographers spend lots of time in these phases and then let their carefully crafted pictures sit dormant on their hard drive. These quick tips are designed to help you put your photos on show, whether as prints or on the web. There are multiple ways to share your images, so carry on...

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