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  • Stocking Christmas Images

    by Peanutroaster | 21st of September, 2012

    Summer's not even over yet and you're thinking about Christmas? Yup. In fact I might be too late already for Christmas images. This year the Christmas buying season is bound to be much more compressed I think because of the big November U.S. presidential election.... More
  • Take aways from photography workshop

    by Chanevy | 15th of September, 2012

    From my own mistakes: make sure to pack your tripod and always double check your camera settings before a shoot. Grrrrrrr....nuff said. Class 1 Photographing Small Children. I am hoping this class will help me do justice to my grandchildren when I photograph them.... More
  • Photoshop Lightroom 4

    by Fishwater | 5th of September, 2012

    First, let me explain my experience with post-processing to give you an idea of my skill level. I began with Photoshop 3 with a little instruction from a colleague and upgraded to Photoshop 4 when I had the opportunity a little later on. In time, I felt Photoshop was just... More
  • Using masks in Photoshop to create images

    by Nansaidh | 14th of August, 2012

    To create the image here I used three subjects then using masks in Photoshop merged them into one layer. First I photographed the hand in front of a white background, the water splash, and lastly I had an image of a goldfish that I isolated from the background with the... More
  • How to tie perfect knot on syringe needle? - Secret revealed

    by Janceluch | 8th of August, 2012

    This image - I had it on my mind for a longer time - a shoot of a syringe with perfect knot tied on the needle - kind of "Stop taking drugs" concept... - but there was tiny little obstacle to solve - how to tie a perfect knot on a piece of fragile stiff and yet still hollow... More
  • Dealing with the sky in landscapes

    by Gmargittai | 25th of July, 2012

    When photographing landscapes with big portions of the image being the sky, correct exposure is not trivial. Usually the sky is much brighter than the rest of the image. If leaving the camera on automatic exposure, what usually happens is the land gets a correct exposure... More
  • The Miz's tutorials

    by Littlemacproductions | 14th of July, 2012

    A while ago we had a contributor The Miz. He was very helpful to many of us by providing "cheerful" criticism with a tad of a bite. He also took the time to create many tutorials to address an assortment of processes one would do within Photoshop. Arenacreative has... More
  • Photoshop tutorial for sharper pictures ...

    by FabioConcetta | 24th of June, 2012

    Hi all! I would like to share with the whole community of Dreamstime, the knowledge that I acquired in Photoshop, like most of you know is a very complex image editing software. I state that everything I have learned is based on articles and tutorials, readily available on... More
  • Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body

    by Kimdeadman | 21st of June, 2012

    When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work of art. This was a major blow for me, as... 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
  • Simple color efects in photoshop

    by Sarkao | 7th of June, 2012

    I made this pictures in bad weather, and I didn't liked sky without clouds and colors and I didn't want to make in black and white. So I tried play with photoshop. Here is way how to make simple color efects like this. 1. open picture and make... More
  • What is noise and how to handle it? (in 5 minutes ;)

    by Parkinsonsniper | 18th of May, 2012

    Hi everyone, I think noise (or “grain” as called in the analog photography) is the most common problem of most of us, especially for photographers who work outdoor without artificial lighting. There are many softwares, plugins and filters who try to deal... More
  • How to isolate a picture in 5 minutes! (Including hair)

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of May, 2012

    Hi everyone, Ok I accept that I have a little exagerration in the title but believe me or not, I isolated the image on right in 2 minutes! so this is worth to read :) Ok here we go... We are going to use: - BW dialog box or adjustment layer - layers panel... More
  • Dreamstime Photographers in Mad Magazine

    by Peanutroaster | 24th of April, 2012

    My favorite magazine as a kid was Mad Magazine. I was a big fan of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions by Al Jaffee, Spy Vs. Spy from the mind of Antonio Prohías and of course the "One Day..." strips of Don Martin. Now that my son is a twelve, he's discovered Mad Magazine... More
  • Creating the IR colour effect using photoshop

    by Bitesize | 6th of April, 2012

    I recently posted about IR photography. After some searching on the net I found a tutorial that can create the Infrared colour photo effect using Photoshop. But it uses Channel Mixer, which Photoshop Elements 9 does not have. This technique doesn't produce the same effect... More
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta announced

    by Complexdesignpl | 4th of April, 2012

    Adobe anounced its newest Photoshop version CS 6.0 beta which is ready to download now for everyone, who'd like to check new features of that leading graphic program. Here is a link: Click here to download Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta version Photoshop CS6 beta includes... More
  • HDR FML

    by Davewebbphoto | 26th of March, 2012

    When modern, digital HDR photography hit the scene a few years back, it quickly became all the rage. It was now an easy prospect to capture gorgeous sky-scapes and dramatic still life images; balanced lighting was not just the arena of the pro. But is it just me, or has... More
  • How to remove lens fringing on Gimp?

    by Erogers30 | 19th of February, 2012

    I'm only using nikon coolpix L120 and I just find out that some of my photos have lense fringing problem when I submitted them they were rejected. Can I get rid of it using GIMP? and How? And also how to get rid of it using lightroom 3? I've been searching in youtube but... More
  • Playing PS filters and making everything of stars (my new collection)

    by Igordabari | 10th of February, 2012

    A month ago I installed new plug-ins to my PS CS4. Namely, StarSpikes Pro 2 Filter (from ProDigital Software), Knoll Light Factory (from Red Giant Software), and set of filters from Flaming Pear (of which filters Flexity, Flood, Melancholytron, Glitterato and some others... More

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