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In-camera or post-processing techniques for altering the look of an image.

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Are the highlights in this photo a byproduct of the vintage lens or were water particles introduced during shooting?

The effect seen in this image is popular among garden photographers and most of the time vintage lenses are used. In this case the m42 helios-44m 58mm f2, a lens which i ordered and am anxiously ...
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Is there a plug-in to create a satin-like texture/light effect?

Is there a plug-in to add a satin-like texture to an image? I know how to play with canvas, porcelain, or rock surface like textures in Topaz Impression, which I use a lot, but I can't find anything ...
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How does a camera artificially decrease DoF of a shot from a single position?

Some cameras with small sensors can artificially blur image background provided there's an object in the foreground. FujiFilm calls it Pro Focus filter. I'm not sure if the camera makes one or two ...
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What lenses can produce a clean starburst effect?

I have seen several examples of a beautiful lens effect, naturally due to a stopped down aperture, but not like a lens star I have managed to create myself - it is so clean. Here is an example: ...
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What to call this photo effect? [duplicate]

What to call this effect? i have photoshop for editing. is this a filter? how to grab this effect? Please help me. i want 2 effect. 1)color contrast of full image light to dark buautifully 2)loot at ...
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How can I achieve this 'pure white' skin effect?

Much better quality larger version here I am trying to get this 'pure white' skin effect. Is this just playing with over-exposure or is it more post-processing work? The above image is not mine. I ...
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How can I achieve this effect where photos have a “bluish” theme with highly dramatic colors? [duplicate]

Just wanted to see how this effect can be achieve in the images in this Facebook set. If you notice closely there is a 'bluish' theme in the pics yet colours are standing out and there is more drama ...
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What's the name of this effect / how can i mimic this? (photo editing question)

Does anyone know the name of this effect? Or how I could reproduce it? I can use adobe photoshop CC, no problem. Thank you in advance :)
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How do I get this look in my photos [closed]

How do I get my photos to look like this?
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how to capture snowflakes like this [duplicate]

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/snow-japan-blue-pond/ he partially explained that it was light illuminating the flakes, but it seems that the flakes are also ...
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How to achieve this smudge effect in photoshop?

I came across this photo by Jacob Sutton and wanted to know if someone knew how to get this effect in photoshop?
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How can I achieve a color grading like in this photo?

I really like the effect from this photo and I know it's color grading, but I wanted your opinion on how I can get the same effect. The photo is available on this link. (The website is The Chriselle ...
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How can I recreate the Instagram Filter “Slumber”?

I am trying to recreate the Slumber filter of Instagram, but I am stuck at a certain point. Below you can see the Instagram, the original and my edited file. It seems like I am missing one important ...
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Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)

I have a square image (300 x 300), and I'd like to apply the "bubble effect" as shown here: Specifically: I only want the "bubble" part in this example Make image round and give it that curved ...
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Identify a photo filter or a post-processing technique [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across photos that have some effect/filter applied to them, and I cannot understand/explain what that is. It looks really attractive, and I would like to be able to reproduce this ...
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What is a “pictorial effect” in photography, and how do I get it with a digital camera?

Could somebody explain this type of photography made by digital camera? Is it related to post processing? How much Photoshop can I use so I won't go out of the limits of this type of photography? ...
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How can I achieve this “golden” effect?

I see a lot of portraits taken using this, what I would call "golden" looking effect. I have never been able to figure out how to achieve this kind of effect. The image is quite warm but that's not ...
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How to achieve this effect in photoshop?

I got a newsletter which includes this picture and I was wondering how the effect on the clock is achieved in photoshop.
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How is this high-key, bright cityscape effect achieved?

I was wondering if anybody could tell me how this photo effect was achieved? Or is it an effect or filter that is applied after the photo has been taken? It looks almost negative, but it isn't.
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Why does it look better when skilled photographers apply filters and tricks to their photos?

Photoshop is a commonly used tool by photographers. It allows for making a variety of adjustments to images to enhance the way they look. There are many consumer targeted filters and effects that ...
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Is there a name for the style of putting a strong color gradient over a photograph?

A common trend I'm seeing a lot of is to put a strong color gradient over a photograph to create an attractive background. I'm not talking about slight color tweaks that instagram does, but instead ...
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How to create lighting with rays on the background?

I've recently seen this photo and really liked it: My question is: how to create such lighting effect? Is it created on post or it is real? Is it possible to create such lighting in a small studio? ...
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Photography editing style and secret [closed]

I am wondering how to edit color to create mood and style. Not just the basics of color correction . Here is a photographer that I admire: Elizabeth Gadd ...
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What is this style of photo called?

Is there a name for the type of editing applied to this photo? It's similar to HDR but most HDR photos I've seen go overboard dramatic. I don't consider the editing on this photo dramatic. ...
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How do you achieve this brownish skin color moody look on your photos?

I've noticed that there is quite popular style of moody photographs with rich shadows, muted colors and very specific brownish-like skin-tone. It does seem to come from some kind of post-processing ...
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How can I tell which Instagram filter was used?

I want to know the name of this filter. I think it looks cool. http://instagram.com/p/vpYlx1q89e/?modal=true It would be very nice if Instagram said what filters are used in each photo... I like to ...
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally? [closed]

Wonderful photo of the streets of Athens I found. I'm an amateur photographer curious to learn how to make my digital photos (Canon Rebel T3i) look more like film. Like this photo here, it has that ...
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How can I get photographs which look like 3D renderings?

How can I get a look like these photos? Thank you http://de.volkswagen.com/de/models/polo/galerie.html
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Re create existing filter from example

I'm new here, have been reading around for weeks and would like to ask a question myself now. Yesterday a friend showed me these photos. I'm really charmed by the effect/filter used and am trying to ...
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How is this “soft” effect achieved?

I've been following Sam Marie on Flickr and I'm wondering how they create the "soft, milky" tone of everything in their photos? Is it done post processing in Photoshop or is it a combination of ...
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How to select everything Lens Flare filter has added to the image?

Now this question is purely post editing but adding lens flare is really common in photography so here goes, how to make a selection of the flare that was added by Lens Flare filter in Photoshop CC ...
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What was done to this photo to get a surreal tone of pastel-like purples and blues?

What effects were applied to this photo, and do they have a name? Is the procedure called something specific? I notice a lot of photos from this photographer have this effect of slightly pastel-ish ...
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What are the parameters for evaluating photos [duplicate]

I understand that different people enjoy same photo at different levels. However in general what are the most important parameters that we use to evaluate a photo’s quality? Some of them that I can ...
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Which photo montage/collage software can do this transition effect?

Was trying to create a photo montage and saw a nice transition effect in Wedding montage by Alex Tan at time 0:39 - 0:40 I not sure what this effect was called: 1. a sudden exposure increase 2. ...
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Photo : inverse of miniature effect

I am very interested in the miniature effect widely used in photography. Which is to make large scenes such as if they were toys. I wonder if the opposite effect was, of giving a tiny object the ...
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How to create different color effects with gimp? [duplicate]

How can I make images look like those in Gimp, how can I play with colors? What tools or approach should I take?
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How to create sophsticated aquarelle-style image from a photograph, like the Waterlogue app?

I recently found out about Waterlogue . It is an app for iPhone and iPad that lets you transform photos into painterly, aquarelle-pencil-style "paintings". Information how it is done is scant but we ...
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Why would someone practice free lensing? [duplicate]

I heard the other day someone talking about free lensing, something to do with removing the lens from the body. What would be the point in this exercise and what is the achieved effect?
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Why the trend of faded vintage photography?

I know it has been years as I google on faded photography. However, none seems to mention about the hype of this effect. Does faded photography create positive moods? Photography having vibrant ...
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What is it called when you intentionally expose a film negative during development?

Back in the film days, there was technique of exposing a negative, while it was being developed, which distorted the image, sometime very strikingly. This manipulation had a name, which I cannot ...
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Can the soft focus effect be created by slightly throwing the image out of focus?

Is a soft-focus image just minimally out of focus?
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How can this brightly colored yet gentle pastel-color effect be achieved?

I found this image on http://unsplash.com/ and quite a few have this vivid yet pastel effect. Can it be achieved in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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How do I blend a digital texture into a photo to give a canvas or rough paper effect?

I have seen other photographers use deviantart art work as backdrops in their photography with exotic outcomes. I haven't been successful in figuring out how this is done. Would anyone please share ...
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Can I revert 'Color Sketch' mode on a Nikon camera?

I've just taken a bunch of photos without realising that my Nikon D5200 camera's 'color sketch' mode was enabled. Is there any way to revert them to real, effect-free photos?
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How to achive painting like effect [closed]

In some photographs we can see a painting like effect . Can you tell me wheter this kind of effect is created after taking the photo (using some software) or changing shutter speed, iso or aperture of ...
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How can I get the colors in my photo to look like a painting by the Dutch masters?

I am trying to make pictures look like paintings. I am interested about reaching a similar color grading. This is an example: link I'm asking an opinion about what kind of techniques should I ...
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What technique was used to achieve this partial vertical motion blur? Software or camera movement?

I really like the effect of having a part of a photograph in sharp focus and other (usually upper) part in what appears to be a vertical motion blur. I see it most often done with photos of group of ...
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How can this retro effect be achieved in Lightroom?

I recently came across this selection of superb photos, all with a great retro effect. How can I achieve this effect in Lightroom?
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what is this effect: millions of coloured light dots, picture shot in the night

I found this picture http://25.media.tumblr.com/b190c1a74bf5a249e3bac63626fff88b/tumblr_mipyd0ehvG1rcbvl8o1_1280.jpg i wonder if there is a certain technique to create such pictures? Thanks very ...
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How to get 'plastic' skin tones in a picture? [duplicate]

I know this is a very complex photo, but I'm interested in knowing how the skin tones were achieved which I believe is an almost but not quite, a plastic look. Are there tutorials out there on this? I ...