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  • We Took 249 Photos Today.

    by Furorco | 31st of May, 2014

    I went out of town today with my girlfriend and came back with 249 high res. photos! At the end of the day I ended up touching up and uploading 47 of them. Cant wait to see what gets accepted. It was a exciting trip! The photo in this post is a Red-Winged Blackbird. This... More
  • Editing -The essential part

    by Anees32 | 8th of March, 2014

    Shoot - bright or make - bright As colours are the natures gift It is photographer responsibility that picture is taken with right settings i.e. shutter speed, aperture, mode etc. But many of time it is not possible to take... More
  • How much we pay for Adobe's move to cloud

    by Alvera | 28th of January, 2014

    Adobe Photoshop and the all Creative Suite applications just made a move to cloud. Adobe decided to discontinue software you can actually buy so they can force you to rent the applications for a monthly fee. As we can read here: https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+... More
  • Photo editing on iPad - how good is the image quality?

    by Markogt | 10th of July, 2013

    We tend to think that iPad is just a device for browsing the web, reading e-mail and watching photos. What if I tell you that it is a good and fast device for photo editing. It is intuitive and with retina display you can see all the editing happening before your eyes.... More
  • Photoshop - Mastering the Extreme

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of March, 2013

    Most of you have Photoshop, don't you? If not Photoshop, at least GIMP? Both have capabilities that you cannot imagine. Many of us use Photoshop for retouching and post processing our photos, which is the most simplistic use of Photoshop. Brightness, contrast, hue-saturation.... More
  • Simple image editing (for buyers)

    by Robinstockphotos | 17th of March, 2013

    I have noticed threads in the message boards from buyers who want to do simple things but don't know how to. So that is what this article is about. If you are a contributor, please skip this. I'm sure you know much more than the basics already. Share this article with your... More
  • The Image That SHOULD Have Won the Apocalypse Assignment!

    by Wisconsinart | 31st of January, 2013

    Boy, with a blog title like that, it sounds like someone is chewing on sour grapes. :-) Naw... what happened is the Apocalypse Assignment closed for entries on January 18. On January 19 I was out shooting and came across the perfect background scene for a concept I've been... More
  • Editing can be hard - getting a second opinion can help

    by Wordplanet | 5th of December, 2012

    From time to time I enter the various assignment contests here, usually adding anywhere from one to a handful of photos. Much of the time, they are rejected because the editors were looking for "something a little more elaborate." A couple have made it, but my track record... More
  • Too much Photoshop?

    by Alamourus | 12th of November, 2012

    A recent article (Too Much Photoshop) detailing how a winning photo had been disqualified because of too much post-editing made me wonder about my own post philosophy. In this shot of a modern building, for example, I decided to create a composite and added a plane over... More
  • The Most Important Things about Photoshop all Beginners Must Know

    by Maigi | 5th of November, 2012

    All dedicated beginners usually already know that with the help of Photoshop you can heal the photos, clone the background, move the objects, adjust skin tones, and do many many amazing tricks, and there are lot of tutorials out there to guide you. But I want to talk about... More
  • Re-editing accepted photos on DT

    by Marugod83 | 30th of August, 2012

    Hello, I don't know if you had already did this (most certainly, yes), but I'm started to reworked some accepted pictures on DT, specially those who didn't had the look that I want now. So, I make the retouching of the pictures, I upload it as usual, I am writing a... More
  • Resizing photos fixes broken histogram?

    by Alistaircotton | 21st of June, 2012

    Excessive image editing in Photoshop for stock photography, web design and print has a habit of making a histogram all blocked and bitty or something like an old toothbrush – so knackered-looking - nobody really wants to use it. However, there are times when excessive... More
  • How to make black and white pictures with color details

    by Sarkao | 12th of June, 2012

    Making picture like this two in photoshop is really simple. The first one with multi-colored bubble was made by this way 1. open your picture 2. convert to black and white by layers (you can use "hue and saturation" or "black and white conversion" ) 3. click to mask... More
  • Abstract light background

    by Sarkao | 8th of June, 2012

    This is way how to make pictures like this one. You will need photo of person on the white background and picture of lights. 1. Open both pictures in photoshop. 2. Press shift and move abstract background to picture with person. It will make a new layer with abstract... More
  • Check and recheck

    by Miraclemoments | 30th of March, 2012

    After my recent upload frenzy I was slowly running out of files to upload and with my day job taking up well...most of my day, I didn't exactly have the opportunity to just go out and shoot. So I though what can I photograph at home or where to look...plugged in the... More
  • It's editing time!

    by Rosipro | 27th of January, 2012

    Severe winter has come to Ukraine, up to -25 C out there... Not quite comfortable time for shooting, and my models are sitting at warm houses and offices. I do understand those, who pack for India or Australia these days. Oh, I wish I could do the same! But no chance for... More
  • Really look at the details

    by Birksphotography | 9th of January, 2012

    When it comes down to trademarks it is really important to look at the details. I found out just how much detail recently on a submission where a patent number, barely visible but still there, held things up. I never noticed it until I really got zoomed in on the image... More
  • Photoshop

    by Markosloizou | 11th of May, 2011

    I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three books in amazon and one comes with dvd lessons.... More
  • Make your images pop with blending modes

    by Tamarabauer | 19th of April, 2011

    If you're like me, sometimes what comes out of your camera and onto your monitor isn't quite what you had in mind when you took the photo. Sometimes the image might look a bit flat or dull, despite playing with curves or levels in Photoshop. Have you ever tried the blending... More
  • Site feature I never found until now:

    by Newsfocus1 | 10th of October, 2010

    Call me stupid (well actually I'd rather you didn't) but after over a year on Dreamstime I have only just discovered a feature which will make my submission process easier and keep my blood pressure down. My problem has always been the "Auto Continue" feature. I like to... More

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