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

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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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How to achieve a “moody” effect in urban landscapes?

I have been photographing for a few years now, mostly urban landscapes, among others - abandoned sites. I am not an artistic kind of guy, more of a perfectionist, so my photos are usually as realistic ...
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How can I mimic this solarization effect?

Does anyone know the name of this effect? Or how I could reproduce it? I can use Adobe Photoshop CC.
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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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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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How do I create a vignette in Photoshop Elements 11?

I'm new to Photoshop Elements 11. I am trying to create a vignette effect on some pictures. I'm using the Guided view with "Lomo Camera Effect" (but only the vignette option, not the lomo). I find ...
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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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Composition for Ken Burns Effect

I have an assignment to shoot architectural, wildlife, and landscape stills for a video production team who wants to present them using some variation of the Ken Burns effect. I am concerned that ...
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Can I do a Selective Color effect in Photoshop Elements?

In TipSquirrel there is a tutorial on "Unifying an image with Selective Color" By Michael Hoffman. Can this be done with Photoshop Elements. I am not very knowledgable on Photoshop Elements as I ...
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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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How to get blue light effect?

How can I get an effect like the blue in this image?
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How do you take a landscape photograph with “artistic” lens flare?

How do you shoot a landscape scene with an "artistic" lens flare? Something along the lines of this photo: I tried shooting at small apertures but I keep getting "washed out" or extremely large ...
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Add rain effect to a photo?

I have a photo that I would like to post process to add a rain effect. Can anybody explain how I would go about adding the effect or suggest a good tutorial? Ideally I would be able to use my ...
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Ноw can I make 1) light colors glow / 2) warming image (CS5)

Ноw can I make light colors glow as in the example (I think it is done without the help of blur) And how can I warm the image (I tried: 1) make layer- solid color, change blending options; 2) change ...
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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: https:...
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How to get this abstract blurry effect on my picture?

I really like the blurry effect on the tunnel walls and ceiling in this photograph by Joko on 500px. I get disappointed with my pictures when I see something like that. Can someone explain me how he ...
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How to achieve a vignette effect without post processing?

I was searching a technique for making the vignette effect without image editing. Maybe with a low F number and a short focal lenght? If is useful, I use a Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55 F3.5 - 5.5 G and a ...
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How does one create this vintage look?

What program would I need or manual adjustments in order to create a photo like this? What is this filter called? I typically use Aperture as my editing program but would be open to using others.
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What is this soft curved brushstroke-like effect?

I can call myself as nerd but this time I'm stuck, I couldn't find any information about a filter or effect. All I know is; there is a Photoshop brush set. How can people do that effect like one in ...
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How can I create long exposure images with my Ipad or my Android Smartphone?

What is the name of the technique that gives the sensation of rapidly moving objects in a still image? How to reproduce that? Is it possible to reproduce it with a smart-phone camera and an free App? ...
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How to make the Reyes' Instagram Filter?

I would like to know how we can make the same thing that the Reyes Instagram filter gives on a picture on Photoshop? Before (left) / After (right):
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How do I achieve deep blue light night during the day effect?

I'm trying to learning about ND, I want to know if this picture was taken with a ND, or what kind of filter? The effect I'm looking for is the deep blue and the "night" aspect. I'm wonder also how ...
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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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Superimposing objects from two different photos taken by two different cameras

I have a bunch of photos from my friend's wedding that were shot with a D5 mark II, that he wants me to add my wife (who couldn't be at the wedding) into a few of them. I found the PERFECT picture ...
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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 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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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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How to achieve the photo effect of “Live Christmas Music at the Americana in Glendale, California” by Chris Yarzab?

I came across the below photo while browsing Wikimedia Commons. (Photo by Fourbyfourblazer) My Question, how was this photo processed to obtain this effect? HDR, Photoshop Filters, What?
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How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?

I really like the colored-haze in this photo: http://meiirene.35photo.ru/photo_372234/ How do I do it in Lightrooom?
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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 to reproduce this dark-toned color effect?

What technique is used in this image to produce such colors? Is it just saturation and hue adjustment?
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What is this warped effect and how to achieve it?

What is the name of the effect used in this photo and how do you apply it to a photo? As you can see, the nearest servers (which look like cupboards) are somewhat distorted. That is the effect I ...
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some criteria when a filter looks good

I'm a developer who wants to figure out when a filter would look good applied to a given image. For example, I have sepia, solarisation and pencil filters. Okay, the perception will be very ...
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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. http://...
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Are these images from infrared film?

Recently have been eager to try my hand at infrared film photography. I've only done black and white film and color film so far, and have had experience in altering my negatives in post for ...
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Does the Canon 50D have a picture style for Lomography?

Is there a Lomography picture style software for Canon 50D, are there custom camera settings I could use to achieve a similar effect?
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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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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How to achieve this Desaturated/Flat yet Vibrant with Tanned skin tones in LR/PS?

I LOVE the look and style of this photographer and I'm looking to see how she gets this look! The skin tones are tanned, the images also have vibrant colours. EDIT: How is the faded look, the ...
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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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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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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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Can someone shed some light on how the effect in this bar photo was done?

I am very intrigued by this photo. Can anyone shed some light into how this effect could be achieved?
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How would I add a warm, golden glow to a photo?

How would you define the look and colour scheme of these stills (1, 2, 3, 4) from the 2002 movie Hollywood Ending, with respect to highlights, shadows, mid tones, white balance, contrast, saturation, ...
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Anyone Know What Filter These Photos Use [closed]

Trying to make some pictures like these and can't figure out what filter they are using. Any help would be great. Wes
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Photoshop technique (Strong fog/mist effect around an object) [duplicate]

Hello, stack exchange community. I was browsing Facebook timeline and found this photo, maybe someone can suggest how does this photo was captured or maybe some PS technique might be applied to ...
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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 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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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 ...
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What’s this post-processing effect?

I am very intrigued by this photo. Can anyone shed some light into how this effect could be achieved? photo photo 2
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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.