Atmospheric effects with Photoshop

On last week’s RetouchPro Live session, I talked about adding atmospheric effects to photos in a realistic way. The key point I kept trying to drive home was of paying attention to the details in the image you’re manipulating. While this is probably a good rule-of-thumb for all photomanipulation, in atmospheric effects it has a deeper impact.

Another Repoussé video up on YouTube!

The Photoshop Facebook page has posted another of my Photoshop CS5 Extended videos, this one also on Repoussé in the more mundane text arena. I’ve done something a little different than most with this in that I’ve chosen to do image element replacement and composite the text so it appears to be an actual part…

DIY Lighting and Photography Resource

I love do-it-yourself sites, and strobist just turned me on to another one: Lighting Academy. There are several great ideas, and I have plans to try out a few this coming week. Here’s an example of the kinds of tricks they’ve got listed:

Taking up a challenge…

I received a comment asking about doing a DNA strand in PS CS5 Extended. I thought this would be an interesting challenge, so here’s the result: You can see a larger version here. There is another one in the gallery that illustrates a more simple approach. The first attempt was done using a single Repoussé…