Here’s a list of the best keyboards and mouses for Photoshop or other productivity and creative work. People tend to use the free keyboard and mouse that their computer came with. But those are usually not the best. For a software like Photoshop where you need precise mouse movements, a high-quality mouse is a must-have – especially if you’re working on a high-res display. Photoshop also has a lot of tools and commands so a keyboard with extra macro keys will improve your productivity significantly. In this article, you’ll learn how to pick the best keyboard and mouse for your workflow.
Here are 5 unique post processing tips that you should know. You’ll learn helpful tips to improve your post processing skills and also tips about ethics and protecting people’s privacy. There are a lot of post processing tips but I picked the ones that aren’t talked about a lot or is something that more people need to know about. If you want to know what these 5 tips are, keep reading and you’ll find out.
Learn how to retouch skin with a technique called frequency separation. It is the most popular way to retouch skin and it does a lot with very little effort. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply frequency separation with a fully editable and nondestructive layer setup. This will let you readjust the settings or even make changes to your original layer without having to redo every step.
Affinity Photo is one of the best alternatives to Photoshop especially for people who can’t justify the $10 a month subscription for Lightroom and Photoshop CC. On Affinity Photo’s website, they advertise that their software is built on rock solid foundations with principles of performance, stability and lack of bloat. I did some quick tests to see how Affinity Photo compares to Photoshop performance-wise. So is Affinity Photo faster than Photoshop? Let’s find out.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to make your photos look more dramatic by adding puddles. You’ll start off by cutting and pasting parts of your photo to create a fake reflection. Then you’ll paint in the puddle with a layer mask and tweak the settings to make it look realistic. Finally, you’ll finish it by adding a subtle ripple effect to the puddles. And you’re going to do all of this using nondestructive editing techniques with a very minimal set of layers.
Here’s a neat way to create your own ultra-portable velcro strap mount to mount things like action cameras, lights, smart phones and anything small and light with a tripod thread. You can create in a minute for less than $5.
Hello and welcome to the second part of this series where you’ll learn how to replicate color grading effects. If you haven’t seen part one yet, make sure you watch that first. In part one, you learned how to match tones. But many color gradings are a combination of both tones and colors. So in this part 2 video, you’ll learn how to replicate colors from other photos. Compared to part one where you learned how to replicate tones, replicating colors a completely different process and that process is both harder and easier in different ways. You’ll see what I mean later. But if you’re ready, let’s start the tutorial.
A lot of times, you’ll find photos that have been processed with a color grading you really like. And if you want to replicate the looks, it’s very hard to do. There are a lot of tutorials that teach you how to create a very specific effect. But there’s very little information on how to actually decode and replicate the color gradings by yourself.
In this 2 part series, you’ll learn brand new techniques that you can use to replicate color gradings. Typically, these sort of advanced topics could be sold as an expensive and fluffed up 4 hour postprocessing course. But time is valuable and I’m always trying to find ways to teach you post processing techniques that are easier and more efficient. So I came up with some new techniques that will make replicating looks so much easier and faster with less guesswork involved.
These techniques will work with a majority of the color grading effects out there. It’s also the very first time I’m teaching it to anyone. So if you want to learn these secret tricks, keep reading and you’ll learn how it’s done.
If you have an LG V20 phone, I made for you some Photoshop actions to get the full potential from your phone’s camera. If you have a different phone and it also suffers from the same issues that we’re going to cover in this video, you can definitely try these actions and see if they work. But keep in mind that they were made specifically for the LG V20.
My old phone died and I got the LG V20 phone because it has an ultra wide angle lens. This phone will let me travel and take some pretty awesome wide angle photos without having to lug my heavy and gigantic DSLR gear. The phone’s camera is wider than my 12mm lens on a full frame body and I think it’s so amazing how you can get such an incredibly wide angle camera on a phone. The problem is that the photos are unnecessarily bad. The colors are way overprocessed, low-light photos have terrible artifacts, and the wide angle lens… although it’s really really wide, it`s has the weirdest spherical distortion I’ve ever seen. It’s curved on the edges and straight in the middle.
So for every LG V20 owner out there who also use Photoshop, you download use my Photoshop actions to fix all these problems.