So you got fed up with your compact digital camera and its limitations. You’ve seen those breathtaking photos taken with big black cameras. You want to be regarded as a real photographer. You might even want to make some money. Only one question remains: what should you buy? How would you choose?
There are many instances, especially in creative advertising, when you need to blend computer generated elements in a photo in a convincing manner. This tutorial will show you some techniques to achieve photorealistic results.
Depth of field is one of the fundamental “tools” for creative photography. If we know it well and use it efficiently we can create spectacular photographs and avoid a lot of mistakes.
On OS X, the system decodes all major image types. On Windows however, only a few formats are recognized, which becomes frustrating for designers and photographers alike. Fortunately, there is a solution.
If you thought having broadband makes page size irrelevant, you were wrong. Bandwidth costs money and a few saved kilobytes over a million impressions means real savings, not to mention that Google ranks sites based on their speed too. I’ll show you how you can create a fancy slideshow in under 2KB, rather than about 100KB for JQuery + JQuery Cycle plugin.
RAW processors are getting better with each generation, enabling photographers to produce and manage images of unparalleled quality. The competition is very fierce, with prices ranging from free to over $400, from quick apps aimed at casual users to professional tools. Following up on my previous articles, I am comparing the top 5 RAW converters to see which one is better for you.
I was recently asked to aggregate tweets based on their hashtags using PHP (no Ajax), so I decided to turn this into a small tutorial that will hopefully enable you build all sorts of XML parsers in PHP.
One of the exciting new features in Photoshop CS5 is the more natural way of painting, opening new ways to express your creativity – even if (like me) you’re not a true painter. In this tutorial I will show you the techniques and the tricks to convert a photo into a great-looking painting.
My prayers have been answered: Lightroom 3 and Adobe Camera RAW will feature lens correction (perspective and distortions). Check out the video!