Top 5 Photoshop Plugins and Filters for Photography Addicts

Posted on February 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

For those who are fond of photography and photo post processing, for editing a bulk of images, using a Photoshop plugin or filter can save your time. Although there are many plugins and filters that are available in the online market, it is advisable that you only choose the one that will suit your taste and needs. You should also bear in mind that you have to study one plugin’s character before purchasing it. It is much better if you conduct first a research and survey about such Photoshop accessories and weigh them all and pick one based on quality and price after. Anyway, here are the following top Photoshop plugins and filters that can be of great help to you:

1. Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4

This plugin is one of the most famous plugins that digital photographers use. Besides its ease of use, Color Efex Pro Photoshop plugin provides sets of filters and enhancements for color correction, retouching, and creative effects that will let you choose from a wide variety of photo editing styles.

2. Perfect Portrait 1

This glamour Photoshop plugin focuses on photo retouching. Perfect Portrait 1 allows you to improve the skin texture and color, enhance eyes, remove blemishes, and beautify lips and teeth. This filter can be uprightly very helpful for photographers and photo editors like you who spend a lot of time cleaning faces on Photoshop. After trying the Perfect Portrait 1’s result, you’ll surely find out that it’s never been so easy to create striking portraits that your clients and audience will surely love.

3. Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2

This is the world’s top Black and White software that provides stunning images in lesser time. Further, this allows users to have access on different features on styles that are darkroom-inspired including the U Point technology that allows you to retouch your images using precise selective enhancements.

4. Viveza 2

Viveza 2 makes your life easier for editing images. This whole new time-saving Photoshop software enables you to just point and click to make your image stunning. It now features global adjustments, shadow recovery, and fine-detail structure control for your own benefits as a post processing addict. Besides on Adobe Photoshop, this Photoshop software’s service is also available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture.

5. Nik Software HDR Efex Pro 2

This Photoshop plugin lets you have the most convenient editing experience for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) photograph effect. This powerful software gives you this time a chance to create exceptional and artistic HDR images and offers you an access to a wide variety of features such as one-click presets, range of controls, and U Point technology that will help you gain speed and comfort to meet your High Dynamic Range (HDR) style.

Show Me 3d Abstract Inspiration!

Posted on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

What is a web designer without inspiration? And what is inspiration without artists? This time, I was looking for talented 3d artists with great abstract skills across the globe. I’ve researched through many and many galleries to get the best (I mean personal) 3d abstract art available. I also included the names of the artists and there website. That means all the credits goes to them! I just made a GREAT top15 of my favourite art.

3DWhat? 3D Abstract art is a modern form of art designed on a computer (for the people who lived in a 3d box for the last decade). I wrote an article about it because I see a lot articles about fonts, photo’s and other art but not much about abstract art, strange! Maybe am I the only one who likes it 🙂

I want to learn it too!!!! If you are interested to make some abstract art yourself, you should learn some programs. 3d Abstract art is usually designed in programs like:

  • Autodesk 3d studio max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Daz3d Bryce

These are 3d programs and are perfectly to create complexed 3d models. After that, Photoshop is the program for combining the graphics together and add some effects to it. The finalize part is very important to change your art from ‘cool’ to ‘awesome!!!’.

I think most of the people who is reading this article, are familiar with Photoshop but not with 3d programs. 3d studio max or Cinema4D is the way to go to start with 3d modelling, because there are lots and lots tutorials available.

About this collection 3d abstract art is often used for desktop wallpapers and prints. I am sure if you type ‘3d abstract wallpaper’ in Google or Yahoo, you get lots of ‘cool’ art but I selected really the best of the best. Enjoy the graphics and BE CREATIVE!


How to Create a Panoramic Photos With Photoshop CS Photomerge

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

These days you don’t need a special camera to create awesome panoramic photographs. With Photoshop CS using Photomerge makes the process quick and easy. Photomerge in Photoshop CS was created especially for panoramic photography. The process itself is really quite easy but the results of the merge will be depend on the layout and image source quality. The Photomerge feature permits the selection of images intended for automatic panoramic Photomerge and it also allows for manual arrangements.

Since your final photo depends on the quality of the source images it is necessary to make note of some tips when shooting scenic photographs. These tips include:

  • Use manual exposure when shooting pictures. Merging the pictures later on will be difficult if different exposures per shot are used.
  • Try to keep the camera as steady as possible when shooting. If you can, use a tripod to steady the camera.
  • Keep a long distance between the camera and the subject, especially when working with landscapes. Chances of parallax are greater when objects are too close to the camera.

Here are simple step-by-step instructions on how to come up with great panoramic images using Photoshop CS Photomerge:

  • Open several images of a single scenery in Photoshop CS.
  • Go to the File option, the select Automate, and then go to Photomerge. This will open the Photoshop dialog box.
  • Check that the images you want to merge are in the dialog box.
  • Next check the Attempt to Automatically Arrange Source Images box and then select Ok.
  • The program will then automatically select the images one by one, and attempt to merge them into one panoramic photo. If your photos don’t quite match you may get an error because the program cannot merge the images automatically. If this happens don’t panic. It is still possible to arrange the images manually.
  • If an errors does occurs, integrate the image or images that were not merged by pulling that image or the images from the top window into the panorama and arranging to the desired position. Photoshop CS will then integrate the image into the panorama automatically.

Tips for great Panoramic Photos:

Sometimes, clear lines that separate the images in the panorama may appear. It is possible to blend the lines so that they disappear. Select the Advance Blending option located at the right of the Photomerge window, then select Preview. Inconsistencies in color will be calculated by the program. At this point, the images will blend together.

Photoshop will combine all the individual images for your panoramic into a single layer. If you select the Keep as Layers option it is easier to edit each image individually. This is a great help if one of the images is brighter or darker then the other images. You can select that image in layers and adjust the brightness for just that image. It is a good idea to save the layers as a .psd file so that you can always come back and correct any mistakes or make any changes later. It’s a real pain to have to redo everything from scratch just if you made a mistake or want to change something later.

You can also distort the pictures so that the scene will look like it is in perspective. Choose the Perspective option on the bottom of Settings. You can also do this by choosing Set Vanishing Point in the Photomerge window, then click to an area in the panorama.

Using the Perspective mode can often produce panoramic photos in a more accurate manner then the Normal mode. The Normal setting usually does not match the images seamlessly where Perspective does.

You can also use Cylindrical mapping which is where images are projected into a cylinder.

Beautiful panoramic photos are easy to create with Photomerge in Photoshop CS. Photomerge will make the task a breeze for just about anyone to produce inspiring and professional-looking images.

Michael Mann