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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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How do I create this soft bright look?

This is probably my favorite look in child portraits. I want to achieve this bright, yet color popping look in my photos. Is there specific lighting, like overexposing? Or is it post processing? Here ...
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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 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 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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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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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 was this high-gloss achieved when taking photos of skyscrapers?

I found this picture in my folders (not sure where it originally came from but (C) Daniel Groszek ). How were the colours achieved here obtained? It looks like a black and white photo, plus blue ...
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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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Getting the starburst in sun shine like this photo is from post processing or done at capture?

I can't believe that the linked photograph is without any post processing. Is that starburst sun shine in the photograph an outcome of post processing or is it the result of a trick at capture time? ...
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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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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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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 I intentionally include lens flare in my photographs?

I usually try to avoid lens flare, usually by avoiding shooting directly into bright lights (or using other techniques to minimize it). However, sometimes I find a situation where lens flare actually ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What is causing this extreme glossy effect when using a polarizing filter?

I have noted a few times at car shows and events when processing my images that some have what i can only call an extreme gloss effect - OK this car was shiny, but the image looks very striking and ...
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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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How to get a vintage/dreamy look?

How to get a vintage/dreamy look like this photo? It has some yellow color cast and seems like extra blur added in post process?
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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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What are the effects/filters being used in these pictures?

What are the special effects and filters that applies in these pictures: http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/933920_650214808328552_285093563_n.jpg ...
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How was this blurry background, sharp motorbike effect achieved?

In this photo nominated as Canon Australia Photo of the Week, the background seems to blur while the rider is sharp. Wouldn't this normally be the other way? How was this done?
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How to I get the Instagram “Lux” effect without using Instagram?

I am kind of fascinated with the new Lux effect of Instagram. I want to "get" the same effect myself, during post processing. This is what I was able to get to, after playing with Levels, Contrast, ...
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How can I recreate this glowing light effect?

How to have a glowing light ray effect outside some object like in this photo Edit Using photoshop to get this effect ?
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How can I achieve this warm, sunny, saturated effect in Photoshop?

I have 2 photos: before and after. I've been trying to achieve this effect for two months, but every time something is wrong. Help please. Maybe, some special plug-in is used for this processing? ...
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Good resource to learn taking professional pictures [closed]

I hope you can help me find the kind of resource I need. I want to learn to use my own camera, Its Nikon P510, I have the user guide and of course it teaches how to use it. But what I want to learn ...
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How can I achive this soft-curved effect in photoshop? [duplicate]

I once used some Android application to add some effect on one of my photos. I forgot the app name and I never found it. Can I achieve this effect using Photoshop? .
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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 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 ...