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

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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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 exactly the '3D pop' in photography?

When reading about lenses, sometimes I come along the term '3D pop' and I think I have a rough idea about what it means; but I'd love to have a precise or scientific explanation (optics) of it. ...
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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 effect, with millions of coloured light dots surrounding people in the dark?

I found this picture: . What kind of technique is necessary to create such pictures?
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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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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 and ...
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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 un-...
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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? [closed]

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 http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a....
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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 (source: art-spire.com) Edit Using photoshop to get this effect ?
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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 achieve 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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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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duplicate people with overlayed photos [duplicate]

I was reading this post and i saw that image of the guy jumping while skiing, and I was wondering. How did the photographer did that effect? It's clear that you need multiple shots with a tripod, but ...
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Can Focus Stacking produce the same effect as Tilt-Shift?

A lens with a tilt adjustment is capable of producing a plane of sharpest focus that is not parallel to the image sensor. Could a lens with no tilt adjustment produce the same image, if many images ...
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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 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 can I accomplish this aged photo effect in Photoshop? [closed]

I'm trying to accomplish this effect for my website. I need to do this to a couple photo's and they need to look exactly like this (see below). Here is a link to the image with the effect I'm trying ...
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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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When is application of a sepia effect or filter useful?

We already know that the black and white filters can be used to see geometric layouts of a certain scene, without showing or emphasizing the colors. (i.e. where the colors are not important) My ...
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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 want ...
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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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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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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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How to get "rays" in night photos?

In this night picture, the lamp has characteristic "rays". How is it possible to get similar effect? Is it related to aperture, or shutter speed, or lens type?
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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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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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How do you create a washed out effect with deep blacks?

I have been wondering how to achieve a great portrait effect I have been seeing a little bit more lately. The portraits are usually washed out, but blacks are still deep (not dull), and there seems ...
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What is the blurred light effect in this portrait?

Id like an explanation for how the blue background light in this photo is somehow "overlaying" the model's hair and the back of the chair. How could this effect be setup and reproduced?
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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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Can the lensbaby achieve a similar effect to a ± 8.5° tilt?

I quite enjoy the ± 8.5° tilt that the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 provides. The cost is quite high at around $2,000USD. It seems that some people use lensbaby lenses for something of a similar effect. What ...
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Why do polaroid images look like they do?

I know that polaroid images are not done by effect, as one of my friends think, and that's silly. But my question is why do they look like that ? I mean yellowish and fainted .. I know there is a ...
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What is this effect called and how can I post process my photos to get this effect?

I came across this image of an artist on a website. I was wondering what this type of effect on images was called and how I can post process my photos get this effect?
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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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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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What is this "lines in the sky" (arcs in the sky) effect called?

I see a lot of pictures with those "line" (arc) effects in the sky and I'm wondering how this technique is called (so I can google how it's done). : (Source: Luke Bhothipiti)
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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