Tips Blogs for Photomanip101Sorry to annoy some of you, posting this 'cause my group journals don't have thumbsMore Like This
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Step one in eliminating noise and fixing bad stock by Dark-Etheria Careful with the blues you choose by Dark-Etheria Change lace color on dresses-update, added a step by Dark-Etheria
Mystical coloring by Dark-Etheria Keeping color (updated >>) by Dark-Etheria Fixing COLORFUL noise! by Dark-Etheria
Effects and Stock:
Fire From Within Effect - a link by Dark-Etheria Ghostly Effect by Dark-Etheria Change Legging Colors! by Dark-Etheria
More realistic foggy/hazy effect by Dark-Etheria From rust to burning skin - easy as salad XD by Dark-Etheria Random fantasy tutorial by Dark-Etheria
Fog: A new use for cloud stock by Dark-Etheria Day into midnight moonlit landscape TUTORIAL by Dark-Etheria Stock I'd Be Lost Without: REAL Dust Particles by Dark-Etheria
Lighting Blog by Dark-Etheria Enhance highlights (cool layer mask trick!) by Dark-Etheria Colorful Glow by Dark-Etheria
Blending + Lighting Tip: B&W Adj. Layer by Dark-Etheria Lighting in PS (new video!) by Dark-Etheria Add a dark night effect to very bright photos by Dark-Etheria
Two nifty tips: Outer + Inner Glow uses by Dark-Etheria Easy beam of mystical light by Dark-Etheria
PhotoManipulation: Killer Links & MicroTipsKILLER LINKS AND MICRO-TIPSMore Like This
A collection of useful links, and Photoshop 'MicroTips' that may aid in the pursuit of PhotoManipulation. The resources here are an aggregation of my favoured sites, sites submitted by other deviants on my journal as well as bitesize tips and links posted on my journal postings.
When viewing the tips section, you may feel there are more efficient approaches to achieve certain goals - but in this instance, experience and knowledge can be earned through looking into the workflow of others.
Utilities & Resources:
International standard paper sizes - I use this site all the time when designing larger format posters for clients, all the ISO sizes in one place.
Imageshack - Had to include this hosting site, I use it all the time!
PhotoManipulation: Lighting TechniquesVISUAL TRICKERYMore Like This
One of the great joys of PhotoManipulation is the act of using photographic images and hand-painted elements to fabricate realities. What makes this new art-form so potent is the fact that you can create a sense of realism that in my opinion cant really be matched by other mediums. To attain the level where you can articulate your ideas into photorealistic realities takes a fair amount of practice, but fortunately there are many resources that can assist you get there much much faster than trial and error alone.
When I really started to focus on lighting in my work, the quality of my pieces made a monumental jump. I dont profess to be a lighting expert, this article collates useful information and resources that have helped me in my progression, and can hopefully help you as well. This article is going to be very 'wordy' and may be more appealing to the intermediate / advanced user; however, I would recommend practitioners of all levels to check out the
Photomanip Tutorials that You're Never Shown..Breaking the Mould..More Like This
There's a butt-load of Photoshop Tutorial sites out there, covering how-to's on a wide range of software techniques.. How many of them get into the nitty gritty of fine-art though? Photoshop is a great tool, but it's just that - a tool. With SurrealPSD we want to go beyond the software, and use fine-art techniques from natural media in the creation of better art.
Some of the topics we enjoy include Lighting, Scale, Composition, Depth of Field, Colour Theory and more. We've just undergone a huge overhaul of our category system, so for your convenience - here's a lineup of our tutorials and articles:
• Photoshop Basics Tutorials
Tutorials covering the basics of Photoshop including Layers, Layer Masks, Adjustment Layers, Compositing Tools and more.
• Photoshop Compo