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Archive for the ‘Digital Photography’ Category



Save Those Pictures

Friday, May 18th, 2007

With today’s digital photography tip, I will be giving you a few helpful hints on how to save your memory card from losing the pictures you take. Keep reading for some more details!

Now, while these tips are elementary, not many photographers adhere to them. I’m hoping you will though. Here are a few tips that will help you protect all those precious photos you’ve taken. Remember… Continue reading

Photography Jargon Buster

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Photography Jargon Buster

If you’ve recently bought a new digital camera or if you’re planning on buying one in the near future, these technical terms will help keep you better equipped. The best buyer is one who is better informed and nothing is a better beginning than knowing what some of the terms mean when it comes to understanding the basic settings on your camera. Let’s begin!

Pixel

The word… Continue reading

Five Accessories Every Photographer Needs

1.) Tripod

If you’re taking extreme close up pictures, night shots or if you’re using the zoom feature on an object that’s not well lit or it’s just too far away, a tripod is a must. Why? Well, the best reason I can come up with is to avoid the shake of your hand. That is a natural occurrence, but it could easily blur your… Continue reading

Using Your Camera Phone

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Using Your Camera Phone

Do you have a cell phone that also has a camera with it? If so, you have what is called a camera phone and today, I’m going to give you 10 tips that will help you take better pictures with it. By following them, you will be able to get as much out of your camera phone as you possibly can. Here we go!

Whether you’re… Continue reading

Photoshop’s Selection Tool

Friday, April 20th, 2007

The selection tool (Rectangular Marquee) is one of the most important tools in Adobe Photoshop. However, most people don’t realize that it can be used for much more than drawing a rectangle, square or a circle. In this article, we will review some new techniques that you can use with this tool.

Now, most of you probably already know how to use this tool. You click on any area in… Continue reading

Cellsea Photo Editing

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Cellsea Photo Editing

So, you have a stack of photos from the holidays that you want to make a few adjustments to. (You know, adjustments like “that tree shouldn’t be sticking out of Aunt Millie’s head like that” and “Uncle Fred was a bit embarrassing in that picture!” But, even though you want to change some of your photos around, you can’t really justify the cost of Photoshop or any… Continue reading

Creating Watercolor Photos

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Did you know that even you, the non-artist, can turn an ordinary photo into a beautiful watercolor painting that looks something like this? It’s no longer a dream. Today, you’ll learn how to make it come true for your photos!

The Watercolor filter in Photoshop is part of the artistic family of filters in the Adobe Photoshop program. The Watercolor filter produces unbelievable… Continue reading

Orton Effect

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Orton Effect

Many years ago, Michael Orton used two images together to create a brand new effect. He achieved it by using one focused and one unfocused image. The two images were then combined together to create the new effect that was aptly named the Orton Effect. Now, you can create this effect by taking two images of the object, one focused and one unfocused. Or, if you’re smart (depending… Continue reading

Using Artistic Filters

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Do you want to do something fun with your photos, but you’re not really an artist? Well, if that’s the case, I have a secret for you. Just use the artistic filters in Adobe’s Photoshop program and you can turn your ordinary photos and images into artistic masterpieces!

The first step is to open an image on your computer. Go to File and then select Open, Browse

SpeeDoCrop

Friday, March 16th, 2007

SpeeDoCrop

Let me start today’s tip by asking, “Have you ever been able to crop (or cut) hundreds of photos in just minutes”?

How about this: “Can you do it with perfection and customization”?

Well, if you said no to either of those question, you really should take a look at this.

Today, I am going to introduce you to the fastest and easiest image cropping tool, which is also… Continue reading

Create Your Own Photo Album

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Create Your Own Photo Album

So, now that you have returned and unpacked after a great vacation, it’s time to go through all the pictures you took! But, first things first. You are going to want to make sure your pictures are backed up on your computer for safe keeping. If you use a digital camera, you can simply connect the camera to your computer and copy the pictures. If… Continue reading

Yahoo! Photo Mail

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about Yahoo! Photo Mail? If so, please share your information with us!

A:
Well, to be honest with you, I didn’t know much about it until you asked this question. So, it’s a good thing you asked, because now we can all learn about this great program! There’s no more time to waste on not using this, so let’s get started!

First of… Continue reading

Show Your True Colors

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Show Your True Colors

Let’s say you go on an awesome vacation and you take tons of pictures. When you are back and refreshed from all the fun, you sit at the computer and go through all the pictures. You do this only to realize they aren’t as good as they looked through the camera’s monitor. Well, don’t be too disappointed, because today, you will learn how to bring out… Continue reading

Digital Camera Icons Explained

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Do you own a digital camera? Chances are, you do, because it seems like most everyone does these days. They are handy little devices, but they can sometimes be a little difficult to understand, can’t they? Well, I’m here to shed a little more light on that for you today. I hope it helps! Let’s get started.

When you look at your digital camera, do you see all of the… Continue reading

Color and Black and White

Friday, January 12th, 2007

You’ve probably seen them. I’m talking about those cool looking fashion pictures in magazines where the picture is black and white, but a part of it or some object in the picture is in color. Ever wonder how they get this cool effect to work? Well, today I am going to show you how to achieve this very cool, yet simple effect. To start with, you need a colored image… Continue reading

Create Your Own Masterpiece

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Create Your Own Masterpiece

Today, I am going to show all you nice people that it doesn’t necessarily take a lot of work in Photoshop to make a regular picture look artistic. The skill required for this tutorial is basic and it shouldn’t take too long for you to accomplish what I am going to show you. The only requirement for this tutorial, besides Photoshop, is a nice sweet picture… Continue reading

Camera Equipment

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
What is a tripod used for when using a camera? How about a monopod? Please tell me all about them!

A:
Good question! This actually lands under the category of “Digital Photography,” so this tip will give you all a double dose of photo tips today. You can’t complain about that, can you?! Now, this one may seem a little more basic to some of you, but… Continue reading

Flickr

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
I’ve been hearing a lot about Flickr lately. I’ve even seen it mentioned in several of your digital photography tips. So, what is it?

A:
You are absolutely correct. We do frequently mention Flickr in our photography tips and we do that, because Flickr is one of the most up and coming photo programs available on the Internet today. So, what is it exactly? Well, it is… Continue reading

Snipshot

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Snipshot

Have you ever had to resize or crop an image for such a simple little thing? Either way, you still had to open up Photoshop, didn’t you? Or worse still, you go to a friend’s house and they want you to e-mail pictures of their Christmas tree to their aunt. The only thing though is that her digital camera pictures are 2 MB each and she doesn’t have Photoshop… Continue reading

Shapes in Photoshop

Friday, November 17th, 2006

There comes a time in every Photoshop user’s life when they stop and wonder how in the world could they create a rectangle with rounded off edges. Does that ring a bell for you? Well, today I am going to tell you all about a couple of ways to make rectangles with round edges in Photoshop. First of all, let’s create a new document and on a brand new layer… Continue reading

A Gradient Lesson

Friday, November 10th, 2006

A Gradient Lesson

At some point during all of your Photoshop adventures, I’m sure you all have wondered at least a little about the gradient tool. What really do you use the gradient tool for? All it seems to do is cover your images with different colors. Well, today is your day! We are going to go over what you can really use this gradient tool for, in a productive… Continue reading

Light Up Your Photos

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Light Up Your Photos

Have you ever taken pictures of big, pretty monuments, but they ended up being not so captivating? It happens to me all the time. Especially when I click pictures from the inside. You know, close to a window or something. Confused? Well, basically, I recently discovered a little trick that has been so helpful to me and I am going to share it with you nice… Continue reading

Photoshop Actions

Friday, October 13th, 2006

As intuitive as the Photoshop interface is, it can be quite cumbersome for some. This is especially true when you need to do a certain task or even worse, a group of different tasks repeatedly. For instance, let’s say you have a group of 40 images and you need to resize them to a smaller size and then convert them to grayscale for your online photo album. Now, this isn’t… Continue reading

Movie Effects

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Movie Effects

Today’s tutorial is based on a special effect I accidentally discovered while playing around with Photoshop on a rainy day. It’s very easy and does not take very many steps to show impressive results. Folks, today we will learn how to make your personal images seem like they are stills from a movie. Sound interesting? Then let’s get started!

For this tutorial, I am going to use the… Continue reading

Make It a Polaroid

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Make It a Polaroid

Now, this tutorial is especially for the people who love those Polaroid cameras that were a rage once upon a time. Nowadays, we all use digital cameras, but wouldn’t it be nice to give a little Polaroid effect to our images? Well, I hope you all do like that kind of thing, because you are about to go through a tutorial where you will learn how… Continue reading

Yahoo! Photos

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Q:
How do you use the photo storage program from Yahoo!?

A:
I’m glad you brought this subject up, because nowadays, several people are using digital cameras, hence ending up with many digital photos. You may put them on your computer, but then you just leave them sit there for awhile. What really is the point in that? You might as well share those photos with your friends… Continue reading

Turning Bits Into Images

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Turning Bits Into Images

We’re going back to the basics today! If you’ve ever wondered how to actually turn digital photos into editable and transferable images, this tip is going to be perfect for you. Keep going to find out more about this procedure. You won’t be disappointed!

People everywhere are using their computers and the Internet to document their family vacations, their artistic portfolio or just to exercise their… Continue reading

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