Photoshop Holiday Colorization, Retouching and Tips & Tricks Madness

Here we are in the holidays and wow -- what madness! There are really too many to get in before the holidays are over, but we'll try! . . . Mark Johnson even Retouches Santa, right before your very eyes! Plus others that just about drive you mad . . .
* Colorization: Kate Beckinsale by purplink
* Rachel McAdams Colorization
* Hugo Ceneviva puts Santa in ad
Shakira Colorization
* Holiday Wreath Font
... and MORE November 28, 2013

Tiffen Makes Its Award-Winning Photo Apps Available for iOS 7

Tiffen Photo fx version 5.03 and Tiffen Photo fx Ultra version 5.02 are now compatible with and fully optimized for Apple iOS 7 -- Tiffen Photo fx Ultra recently won the "Best Mobile Photo App of 2013" award from the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) November 18, 2013

60-Seconds 302: Should we colorize history?

Our good friend Chuck Green recently made a post to Facebook about the digital colorization of historical photographs. His complaint was followed by a ponderous tome of learned comments from both sides of the isle. An alarm went off in my head. I'm thinking; hey, everyone already knows about that -- but then, do they? So I went digging for all the "Digital Ethics" information that I've written about since the late 1980s and discovered -- OMG: over a decade has gone by! These "newbies" could very well not be informed about Digital Ethics. November 13, 2013

Photoshop Colorization Madness - Retouching, Tips & Tricks

We read a thread on Chuck Green's Facebook page and becamse so interested in this controversy, we snooped around on the web to see any of the thosands of Photoshop Tutorials took a side. Should we colorize historic black and white images? Well they all seemed to be gung-ho to colorize, with little or no mention of ethics. Even the Civil War web site is full steam ahead . . . and it just about drives you mad . . .
* Colorizing the Migrant Woman using GIMP
* Extensive Black/White Colorization Tutorial
* Colorization Tutorial - How to colorize B/W or vintage photographs
* 60 Second Elements: Splashes of Color in Black and White Photos
* Highlight Color Effect in Lightroom – 5 Easy Steps
* Colorizing Black-And-White Photos
* Reddit Colorization
... and MORE November 12, 2013

Photoshop Madness High-End Photo Retouching, Tips & Tricks

We're simply going mad trying to separate the good from the junk Photoshop stuff... and we've found some more good ones to pass along . . .
      Kowing this is the season for shooting landscapes, and autum portraits it's a good time to brush up on some deeper, more advanced techniques. We've got several very good onew from college-level doctors, and another from Mr. Photoshop himself, Colin Smith . . . END THE MADNESS ...
* Photoshop Masking Tutorial — Using Masks To Improve Landscape Images
* How to Make Digital Photos Look like Lomo Photography
* Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments
* Improve Your Landscape Photographs Using Photoshop
* Color Correction Using Levels and Eyedroppers
* Vignetting : the good, the bad and the ugly
* Giving Your Photos A Glow
* Your photos, 300-style!
... and MORE October 30, 2013

The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in your Camera Bag

Apple's popular iPad and iPad mini tablets are incredibly useful tools for photographers on the go. Instead of hauling a laptop, you can tuck a lightweight iPad in your camera bag and take advantage of its large screen, third-party software apps, and online access to effectively complete and share your work away from the studio. September 27, 2013

Photoshop Madness for High-End Photo Retouching & HDR techniques

We're back, catching up on unfinished business from our last Retouching post several weeks ago. We promised some good HDR and Retouching techniques -- so here they are, even one from Mr. Photoshop himself, Colin Smith . . .
* Using the HDR Feature in Photoshop CS2/CS3
* How to Create Professional HDR Images
* Infrared Photo Effect in Photoshop
* What is HDR and why do we need it?
* Results Using Layers in Photoshop
* Exposure blending tutorial
... and MORE September 24, 2013

BWStyler creates traditional B&W looks as well as stylish new effects

The Plugin Site has rolled out another version of its BWStyler software for Windows with 25 effect types and 680 presets as well as plenty of masking options for applying the effect to only selected areas of a photo. Hopefully they'll get a Mac version going soon! August 27, 2013

Photoshop : Eye color, depth, hue and enhancement tips tutorial

Thanks to Yoshua Sunjo for sending in this full Photoshop tutorial (w/pictorial) ... Yoshua writes : "In this two-step tutorial I'll demonstrate how to enhance eyes while still keeping the eyes realistic in appearance. I'll include some Effects, tips, tricks" April 26, 2013

One of the best photo enhancement apps Mac and iOS we've seen!

Photo Sense 1.10.0 has gotten a major upgrade into a really powerful, but very easy to use non-destructive batch photo enhancement solution for Mac. We were really impressed with all the functions, you owe it to yourself to at least watch the video on this page! Wow! April 17, 2013