Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Photographic editing is the process of reworking an original photo, either produced by film or digital, to create the artistic vision of the photographer.

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How can I create a double exposure image in Photoshop?

I have two photos I want to use to create a double exposure image. How can I do this with Photoshop CS5?
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Adjusting eyebrows elegantly

I'm seeking suggestions for ways of correcting problems with the appearance of "eyebrows" in images taken at a 21st birthday celebration. I discovered retrospectively that the 'birthday girl' (Rachel) ...
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Batch process for displaying date & name stamp on photos [duplicate]

I could not find a dedicated photo-editing section, hence posting here. Apologies if wrong place. Query: I have thousands of photos, which I need to show time/date/custom-text on all photos. ...
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How can I remove white stripes from an old photo without losing detail?

I have this old photo: I want to remove these vertical white stripes from it. I have managed to remove it by using the darken blend mode with motion blur, but as you can see down below, I have ...
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Software to create presentation boards out of individual images

I have a group of CADs/images (around 60) that I would like to present in 1 pagers. Each page should show 6 or 8 photos. Is there any software that could automatically create these boards without me ...
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ImageMagick Distort Perspective around a rectangle, without affecting aspect ratio

I have an imperfectly aligned/distorted photograph against a repeating rectangular pattern background, where one can easily identify what should be straight lines, both horizontally and vertically. I'...
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correct lens distortion and angle of view for scanning large planar objects

I made some pictures of my inner panels of my van (VW T5) because I would like to convert them to a vector graphic. My intention is to use the data in order to produce my own CNC cut spare parts. I ...
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Can vscocam/filters get me “bright, white” fashion photos?

How can I achieve these results? http://instagram.com/chantal_li Notice how they all have that bright, white look without being overexposed or washed out. (Blacks are still very black) Is it ...
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Is it possible to control sliders of darktable from tablet?

I have a 10" android tablet and 15" laptop. Darktable and GIMP is installed on my linux laptop. Controlling sliders/curves etc of darktable /GIMP from mouse is not efficient, for me at least. I see ...
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What sort of post-processing can improve this washed out image?

The original image [ISO => 400, F11, 1/320 seconds, -1/3 EV] looks washed out, may be because of bright day light overhead. In GIMP, if I apply Tools => Color Tools => Levels => Auto, the picture ...
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What are the advantages of editing a larger image?

If I have an image which is 2000px by 2000px, and the same image at 500px x 500px, what are the advantages of editing the larger image and scaling down afterwards?
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What workflow can I use to work on photos on two different machines?

I want to work with photos, like in Lightroom, but I want to save my changes to the files directly. Even with RAW I want to adjust settings and save as jpg. It is enough for my private photos and ...
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Why doesn't my Gimp perspective transform apply to the entire image?

I'm trying to correct the perspective of a photo in GIMP, but I can't seem to get it to apply to the entire image. The transformation applies to a small area and leaves empty white space around it. I ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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What is lost when RAW is exported to TIFF for editing?

Is anything lost when you export from (Canon) RAW files to TIFF? For context: I backup and archive my RAW files, and keep a separate (Aperture) library for exported JPEGs. So far my workflow has been ...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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How can I blur the background of an image using Capture One Pro?

In Capture One Pro 8.x Is there a way to strongly blur the background of an image? I tried using an adjustment layer and the negative slider values for "clarity", "structure" and "sharpness" but that ...
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How to avoid circles of light in some images and get rid of them once they're there?

I'm getting circles of light in some of the images taken with my Canon Rebel 2Ti. I see from some explanations they are lens flare... and solution is to use a lens hood. I will try this approach. My ...
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How to achieve the super high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul Album?

I'm curious to know how to achieve the high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul album (please note: images are NSFW). I know this is probably done in post but I would like to know if there is a ...
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Is it possible to undo the editing of pictures of which you don't have the originals anymore?

I did much photoshopping on pictures, of which I can't remember the original. The originals are gone. Can I retrieve them still?
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Will software make a bigger difference in the quality of my work than more hardware?

I have money to spend on some gear. My current kit works well but a flash or new lens is always useful. On the other hand, I am constrained to terrible editing tools like Gimp and Darktable. They ...
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How can I colorize a black and white photo using colors from a similar photo?

I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I ...
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How to transform an image's area into a cube - with photos

I am doing a project for a client and I need to manipulate a photograph; either by photoshop or by taking the shot at a specific angel/lens. My goal is to turn all the quadrants of photos into a cube ...
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why is build DEM disabled in Photoscan?

I am trying to "Build DEM" in PhotoScan but the option is gray, it is disabled for some reason and I can't fix it. Can anyone help?
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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How to remove fisheye in PhotoScan Pro?

I am trying to build a 3D model of a site in CA using Photoscan Pro. The images were taken by 3DR solo drone GoPro camera. I need to process the image in Photoscan, however, I am having trouble with ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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How do I fix blown out windows?

How do I fix the bright window? I'm new to Photoshop and have no idea how to do anything, so please give easy to follow instructions! I'd like the window to be darker and my mom and brother to be ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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Why skin smoothing tool is painting the photo with white color

I don't know photoshop and usually get by by using quick edits in CaptureOne but this time wanted to do some basic skin retouch, so downloaded a simple skin retouch tool and following their tutorial ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved?

I came across few pictures of this kind, but find it difficult to search for the way people make them. What kind of settings you should use in your camera, and do you use photoshop after that? ...
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Low quality photo to look good [duplicate]

As I have many pictures in which I have taken from my mobile phone whose picture quality comes good but not good as DSLRs or any HD quality camera. To look my photo or the main object in picture look ...
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What license or permissions do I need to give my clients when editing photos as a service?

I am considering starting a photo editing business. The idea is that people will email me a picture, I enhance it and fix problems, and email it back to them. In the above scenario, can I advertise ...
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Remove the tourists from photos

Sometimes I find an amazing location, but there are people in the way of my shot. If I want to take a picture of mine with the background landmark and people are in my shot which I don't want. As I ...
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What would cause a green color shift in the same photo between my Mac and my iPhone?

I just finished editing a picture and saved it in JPG on my Mac, which look perfectly fine. I sent it to my iPhone and the color completely shifted and look dull. I was wondering what could make such ...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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How to edit photo to be pleasing as a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Adobe Lightroom to edit all my photos that I take with my Canon 70D. I shoot in RAW to preserve the detail of an image and have lately been wanting to "optimize" a lot of my photos for ...
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Dark+Contrast. New trend in photography editing, how its done?

There is this new trend where people create crazy contrasted photos, its all over the Tumblr and Instagram. I'm not in love with the style, but it looks so strange, that i can't help wondering - how ...
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Getting this 1950s-esque photo style in post?

I'm 90% sure this photo was edited to look like this, not taken that way. How do I get this effect – vibrant colors but still washed-out and 1950s-esque at the same time? Perhaps a sepia cast, but ...
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What's going on with the shadows, blacks and other features in this image?

I really like that this picture seems very sharp and crisp but also a little hazy (but not in the lowered-clarity way), like if you looke at the spaces between model houses. How do the shadows seem so ...
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Can I add a watermark to my photo using Capture NX-D?

I would Like to know if Capture NX-D can add a watermark to my photos. I searched through the software and the help menu but didn't find any. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?

Basically I am not very much knowledge in Photography. But I want to know What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?
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What makes portraits appear too “tryhard” or forced?

I have good portraits that when applied B&W filters, or when edited in any other way, they produce an objectively good looking result, but the portrait itself looks too "tryhard" or "forced". Some ...
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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

I am on a tight budget and chose to use GIMP for editing since it is free. What important photographic post-processing features am I missing from Photoshop?
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch while also being ...
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Why isn't GIMP as popular? [duplicate]

I have used GIMP on many occasions with excellent results. What I do not get is, why isn't it as popular as some of the commercial software? What advantages do these expensive software provide that ...
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Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 prime vs. 50mm f/1.2 lens for bokeh/dreamy effect?

I'm looking into camera lenses and have seen two referenced as what certain bloggers use to take a certain kind of light-filled "perfectly overexposed" strong-bokeh picture that I am partial to, like ...
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How can I get a light pink or purple pale tint to my photos (similar to Instagram user's)?

I want my pictures to get a light pink purple pale tint, like this Instagram user's photos. What filter or app is she using to get that look?