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  • I enjoy the look and feel of GRUNGE

    by Mikefoto | 23rd of July, 2010

    This technique offers me the ability to add texture to inherently textured elements of some of my images. It all depends on your Photoshop skills but you can apply this technique as you feel best suits your image and ability. I have summerised each process and assume you... More
  • Photoshop User - Image of the week

    by Dsabo | 25th of June, 2010

    Hello Fellow Dreamtimers, I am writing for the first time for 2 reasons. First, if you have never heard of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) you should check them out at For $99 per year as a membership fee you get 6 mags... More
  • My newest toy

    by Patl | 14th of June, 2010

    I finally invested in Photoshop CS 5. It is the greatest and much more user friendly than my old version, CS 3. I took a few HDR photos to try it out (see them below). One is an HDR photo of a shripm boat that is sitting idle at a dock in Tarpon Springs, Florida on the... More
  • How to get a great sky

    by Trottola | 12th of June, 2010

    Today I'd like to write a useful blog; so I hope what I'm going to write will be a good tip expecialy for newby and for the ones not so able with photography. To take a good picture one of the most important things is the light. The most expensive camera, with the most... More
  • My 2 Cents

    by Cammeraydave | 3rd of June, 2010

    Well I have wanted to post something hopefully ....useful. I have been with Dreamstime for a couple of years now and must say I seem to "fit in" here. I enjoy the community feel. Also Dreamstime seems to be well managed and respect their contributors. Reading the blogs is... More
  • New Photoshop CS5?

    by Rzs | 6th of May, 2010

    Hi people, I just want to ask you, if you have first experiences with this new edition of Adobe Photoshop. Especially, is it worth it to upgrade from CS4? What do you think? See Article
  • When you can't take a photo!

    by Ebamo | 3rd of May, 2010

    Are you someone like me who chickens to hire a model, or can't find any sibling or friend to help in that; but you wish you can translate your ideas into images??.... I've fulfilled some of my relish to do so by learning through some tutorial online how to create illustrations... More
  • My first Photoshop tutorial

    by Mildegard | 13th of April, 2010

    Recently I made my first Photoshop tutorial. It is about a simple way of turning sketches into paintings. Take a look how simple pencil drawing became a magical spider tree :) Have fun) From sketch to painting More
  • Photoshop actions

    by Davulcu | 6th of April, 2010

    After practising in Photoshop I learned that Actions are real time savers. Yes ,there are many short cuts like CTRL + C, CTRL + V for copy and paste ( like many windows based applications as we all already know ) . But a better idea for saving time is to assign some functions... More
  • "Softlight" A quick way in Photoshop to add pop to your images!

    by Nansaidh | 1st of April, 2010

    A quick easy way to add that "pop" to your images in Photoshop is to adjust your layer mode to softlight. To do this, first create a duplicate of your original image in your layers pallette, then at the top left hand side you'll see "Normal," there is a drop down menu... More
  • I can still use Photoshop for my creativity

    by Chunshine | 31st of March, 2010

    As some of you will know I am recovering from an operation to my shoulder which is restricting my photography somewhat. Last week I spent a lot of time reading the news and researching ideas. Then I re-read a Photoshop book that I have and thought, "I may not be able... More
  • making this picture sell

    by Eternalfour | 25th of March, 2010

    I took this shot of lettuce while rinsing in water, then I desaturated everything except for the lettuce that I saturated using photoshop to add further impact and contrast. Is there weak demand for such a picture, or should I add more vegetable rinsing in water to... More
  • Refining edges

    by Davulcu | 21st of March, 2010

    There are several ways of refining edges. One of them is to modify selection area and brush the excessing parts. Just click select > modify in the menu and you will see the all of the options in Photoshop such as contract , feather , expand ect .. Also I recommend you... More
  • Playing 3D some!

    by Mani33 | 24th of February, 2010

    Hello Guys, Lately I'm trying to play with some 3D programs but still couldn't settle my mind about any of them as I keep dependent to photoshop for high quality finishing (blurring sharpening, textures & lights)! So what I do with the other programs is only the shapes... More
  • Easy HDR Effect technique

    by Tanyae | 18th of February, 2010

    I'm sure you know about HDR. Just in a case, you can find information on Wikipedia. Here I'd like to share an easy HDR Effect technique that helps to improve your existing photos just with some clicks in the Photoshop. It is not my invention, I found the instruction on... More
  • Polarizer filter and blue sky

    by Sebikus | 8th of February, 2010

    Sometimes you can forgot a polarizer filter or simply you don't have it. If you have photoshop, you can do beautiful sky difrent methods. I would like show one of them today. You put picture in photoshop and make copy of this layer. Select this copy layer a select in menu... More
  • A quickie on object isolation

    by Arielmartin | 5th of February, 2010

    A couple of quick tips: To have an object isolated fast and easy (as it can possibly be) first you need to shoot with that in mind. Use white background and get a light between your subject and the background. Just experiment until you get the background as white as possible.... More
  • Photoshop info

    by Ferreira669 | 3rd of February, 2010

    i found this fantastic video of the new feature of CS4 and the simplicity of doing some tasks very easy and quick Photoshop cs4 video See Article
  • Curve or not to curve ?

    by Davulcu | 1st of February, 2010

    Well , Curves (Ctrl M) is one of the most powerful tools to whiten our backs :) in Photoshop but I think it also destroys the details sometimes. What I want to recommend is another way, simply selecting the image with Magic Wand tool and make Tolerance about 10 or... More
  • Getting a pure white background for non pros, some tips

    by Titania1980 | 26th of January, 2010

    I would like to share with non pros, people like me, who don't own a photographic studio neither expensive lights and spotlights and just have their home lights (like me ^^) Well, I always try to shoot in natural daylight, I often go to the balcony, I put a white background... More

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