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In this new guide you can learn how to get rid of lens flares, so all your photos are flare free. Learn how to remove them in Photoshop, and what to do while you taking photos, to make this easier. Continue to the guide.
10 Photoshop shortcuts you should know
If you are a beginner in Photoshop, here is a list of 10 shortcuts you should learn, to make you work easier, and your learning process quicker. Continue to the list.
Learn to use layer masks in Photoshop
Using layer masks is one of the most important skills you have to lean in Photoshop to edit photos. In this guide you will learn how they work, and how to use them. Continue to the guide.
Threat yourself to a new wallpaper for your desktop. The last update includes three colorful sunset wallpaper with a lighthouse as the main subject. Of course there are also many more other available.Continue to the wallpapers page.
Nik Color Efex Pro review
Get a feel of what Color Efex Pro plugin is all about and how it can help your photo post-processing. Continue to the full review.
Nik Silver Efex Pro review
If B&W photography is something you like to do, this plugin could help you with getting the result you desire. Continue to the full review.
View how this photo was edited, from start to finish in this weeks processing post, or visit the complete Before&After category to see all the processing posts on the blog.
And to end this newsletter, here are few of my recently posted photos:
Yesterday I send out the very first issue of the HDRshooter newsletter. I hope it will be the firs one of many to come :) If you are curious, you can see it here: HDRshooter Newsletter Issue #1
The newsletter won’t be are regular one, as I will create a new one only when I have enough new stuff to put in it. If you like it, and want to stay in touch with the blog, feel free to subscribe. I promise not to spam you, and the newsletter will always include a links to guides, not yet published on the blog :)
Nik Silver Efex Pro review
I have again added a new review to this blog. This time it is a one of the Silver Efex Pro plugin by NIK. So check it out to see what is this plugin about and if it’s something you might use in your post-processing.
This is a statue called the Mythical ship in Bratislava, next to River park. I wanted a photo like this for a longer time, and yesterday, thank you a coincidence (the spot I wanted to go for sunset was not accessible) I got it. The sunsets the whole last week were just beautiful, full of purple and pink colors. Too bat its over, with today’s weather being a snowstorm.
This photo was such a pain to edit. As with all photos with very high differences in bright and dark areas, I had a huge problem getting rid of the halos around the statue. I tried first to blend them using Oloneo and Photomatix, but in the end I had to do it all manually. I actually thought of retouching the supports out of the photo, so having it just floating in the air, but that wouldn’t look so real after that :)