|April 19, 2013||Posted by Photo GearHead under General, Miscellaneous|
BHPhotoVideoProAudio has uploaded “Creative Compositing With Masks in Photoshop” — A two hour video explaining how you can seize command of your basic Photoshop skills and instructing how you can develop exacting control over the extent of what you can do in Photoshop to make sure that your images end up appearing exactly as you want them to. Andy Graber, an instructor at the Parsons School of Design will guide you through the use of masks in Photoshop, and demonstrate how you can use them to composite images — realistic appearing photographs that are made up of a composite of two or more images. Andy will also touch on several other useful techniques such as special effects, adjustments, retouching techniques, and more. The demonstration is targeted towards intermediate users of Adobe Photoshop and assumes the viewer will have a basic knowledge of the program.
Mark Wallace of AdoramaTV shows you how to use an old Polaroid instant camera in your photography studio. Many such old instant cameras, which can be obtained for very little cost on the used market, have PC or synch ports that can be hooked to your radio triggers and used to capture highly interesting shots in the photography studio. Mark will go through a complete demonstration showing you what types of photography equipment he uses and exactly how he goes about getting some great shots in his studio by using old instant cameras and modern radio triggers.
Next up on our roundup of Youtube photography videos is a contribution from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens. In this video, Jay goes out on location to Hope St. in Los Angeles to demonstrate a commercial shoot for an advertisement that will appear in various print publications. The project requires the capturing of chrome in the image. Jay walks you through the process he uses to properly photograph this tricky subject and demonstrate much more of what goes in to accomplishing a successful commercial shoot such as this.
DigitalRev TV has uploaded another video in their series “Pro Tog Cheap Camera Challenge” which features professional photographers using cheap cameras. In this episode, Douglas Sonders is given a very cheap, medium format Holga camera that doesn’t have a functioning viewfinder nor flash, and is tasked with using the cheap camera to get as many great shots as he can over a two hour timespan.
Glyn Dewis has uploaded a short, six minute tutorial video in which he shows you, step-by-step, how to use Photoshop tools such as content aware scaling, content aware fills and the auto blending of layers in order to fill empty areas of your images and make a larger area of sky. Follow along with Glyn as he demonstrates his techniques on an image of the Wolverine comic book character.