Understanding Depth of Field – 10 facts that can dramatically improve your photography skills

On February 7, 2011, in Gallery, Photography, by Amiya

Composition and depth of field (DoF) are the most important parameters to play with once you have some control over shutter speed, aperture and ISO. While there is no hard and fast rule (other than guidelines like rule of thirds) governing what is the best composition technique, DoF is something … Read the full article

How to batch compress images without loss of quality

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Technology, Video, by Amiya

In this youtube video I show how I compressed over 12 000 images from over 21GB to less than 2 GB for my digital photo frame. The  video will tell you how to batch compress an image without any appreciable loss of quality using free software easily and efficiently. The … Read the full article

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Enhancing Skin Color in Photoshop

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Have you ever taken a photo that has dull or pale skin tones? In a few quick steps, you can make dull skin tones come alive!

For starters, open the picture you wish to enhance. For this tutorial, I will use this photo:

While the above photo is a good … Read the full article

Add Color Tint to Landscapes

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Wanna add some punch to your landscapes. This tint effect will make your photoslook magical. Its easy to achieve as well

Lets start with this photo.

This picture is fine and perfect. Lets make it look mystical. Open the picture in Photoshop. Press Q to enter quick mask mode. Select … Read the full article

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Light Blast in Quick Easy Steps

On December 31, 2010, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Level: Easy

Open a new
file of any size you want - let 400X400 pixels. Keep the background contents white.


Now go to filter - >render->Clouds.

You can reapply the same filter by pressing ctrl+f do so until you get an evenly balanced cloud. Now go to Filter > Pixelate … Read the full article

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Keying-Using Color Range Tool

On December 30, 2010, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Level: Intermediate

First let me tell you what the color tool is. When using the color tool you provide two parameters, first color (you may select multiple colors) and second is fuzziness. It makes a selection of all colors close to the color you provide by fuzz value, so more … Read the full article

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Professional Portrait – using Photoshop

On December 30, 2010, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Level: Intermediate

Lets start with this photo. The photo is quite good but lacks that
professional touch.

Duplicate the background layer. So the layers that we have are background layer and background copy layer.

Select background layer.
Go to filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur



Select a value between 2
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Face Swap – using Photoshop

On December 30, 2010, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya

Get your face to a better place...
Level: Intermediate

Isn't it fun to cut someone's face and fit it somewhere else. With Photoshop this can be done with so high meticulousness that it's impossible to figure out that it is fake. So let's start and get your face to a … Read the full article

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