Wednesday, 24 March 2021

How to Apply Fine Art Textures to Your Studio Portraits.

What is a texture?

The texture is a flat image, usually. JPG that you can add/overlay to your photo with any software or app supporting layers and blending modes - PS CC, PSE, Gimp or Procreate app.

How to apply texture overlay the right way to achieve a fine art look?

1. Pick the photo, the right one. Yes, all should start with the correct photo, edited or not but the photo should have good light and tone of the background. Pick the solid grey, brown, or black background and try to avoid bright colors with the high contrast (it will be hard to blend the texture).

2. Think about the look you like to get. There are many different textures - soft ones, floral ones, painted ones, grunge ones. What will work with one photo it won't do any better than other ones.

3. Learn basic knowledge of Photoshop blending modes and layers. Read from the adobe.com website

4. Be creative and don't be afraid to mix few textures and try different blending modes or editing tools (you can change the color of your texture, add more contrast, use gradient filters).

I'm attaching a few Photoshop Editing recipes below.

Photoshop CC Edits Here

Sunday, 13 September 2020

How to Use Photo Mask PS CC Tutorial


Quick and easy Photoshop CC tutorial on how to use photomasks.

What is the Photo Mask? It can be any element or shape or text, saved on a transparent PNG layer which you can clip together with your photo.

I absolutely love watercolor brushes and it gave me an idea to create a new collection of the watercolor photomask.

What is important when using photomasks in Photoshop?

Your layers should be in the right order.

How to Use Photo Mask Photoshop CC Tutorial

  1. Open photomask in Photoshop.
  2. Place the photo over the photomask layer. 
  3. In the Layers panel, select the top layer of a pair of layers you want to group, and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask. Your photo will have now the shape and opacity of the photomask layer. You are free the rotate your photo if needed.

How to use Photo Mask in Photoshop Free PDF tutorial.

Sunday, 30 August 2020

6 Natural Light Tips for Portrait Photographers


Photographing in natural light can be intimidating for the budding photographer. Without that direct control of lighting and composition, many can feel lost or unsure of what to do. 

5 Tips for a Successful Mini-Session


If you’ve been photographing for a while, or you’re a part of any online photography group, you may have seen the term “mini session” thrown around a time or two. 

Saturday, 29 August 2020

New Painted Autumn PS Actions + Free Gift

We are introducing new Painted Autumn PS Actions this week and I'm pretty sure you will love this pack!

Saturday, 1 August 2020

How to Make Torn Paper Effect in Photoshop


I don't know about you, but I'm seeing a torn paper effect everywhere - on book covers, marketing ads, Instagram stories, and galleries. I knew that I can create this effect in Photoshop from scratch but what about the REAL torn paper or photos, with the authentic texture and random edges. I needed something realistic, which I will be able to use on many different projects and in high quality

How to Make a Torn paper effect in Photoshop with Photo Overlays?

These are drag & drop overlays, so you can apply this effect to any photo by following this rule. You should remember only about changing the mode of the overlay layer from Normal to Screen. each overlay has been saved as a JPG image on a black background, so to hide it, you just need to use Screen mode, easy! There are 30 overlays in this pack, so you can mix a few of them if you are looking for a really unique effect. 


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