3 Ways to Colour & Composite Fireworks Images

In a few days it will be another New Year and a new decade as well. So I thought I would take the opportunity to show you 3 different ways to alter and improve the colour of your firework photos. I will then show you how to composite them together using a few different techniques in Photoshop. Creative Commons Images Fireworks are a bit of a sticky subject in our Read more

Creatively Creating Mood with Lightroom

I have been using Lightroom since the first beta launch way back in the day… I didn’t like it much when it first came out for various reasons. But needless to say those reasons dissolved away when Lightroom 2 came out in the summer of 2008, but I did not go back to Lightroom until late 2008 when I started on the Big Picture project. We are now on version Read more

Creating a Floating Print with Photoshop

I thought saying as we are heading towards the holiday season I thought it was time to do some techniques that you can have a play with whilst enjoying the Christmas break. Today I am going to show you how to create a floating border effect that is both non-destructive and very flexible to use with your photos. Examples The adjustment layer can be anything you choose… I went for Read more

Is Paint Bucket the Forgotten Photoshop Tool?

Adobe Photoshop CS4 has so many tools that a lot of them get tucked away and forgotten. The Paint Bucket is one such tool and it now resides inside the button for the Gradient Tool. So the point of this screencast was to resurrect the poor old paint bucket and give it a bit of a new lease of life by combining it with a few of my favourite techniques. Read more