I follow Annie Manning’s Paint The Moon Blog for several reasons. For starters she’s a Web and Actions Designer, and Photographer. In addition, she has a natural ability to make photo editing tutorials that are easy to follow. Lastly, I like her style it’s simple and clean. Since I’m a photographer, and now a Web Development and Design student; I enjoy following Annie’s blog for her editorial and point of view. Here’s a great tutorial by Annie Manning of Paint The Moon describing in details Adobe Photoshop CS6 “New and Enhanced” features best suited for photographers or anyone really.
Loving the new features available in Photoshop CS6.
Noteworthy: Another great find, a video tutorial that shows the new Photoshop CS5 feature called “PuppetWarp” and “Liquify” techniques differences. Both techniques can be quite useful from big jobs to the smaller details, it really depends.
Credit: Video tutorial by Ascend Training
As a photographer I’m always browsing the net for educational Photoshop videos that can help me hone in on my editing skills. Recently, I came across this short “Photoshop Liquify Technique” video tutorial posted in Elizabeth Halford Photography’s blog, originated by Iceflow Studios via YouTube. This is a must watch video and I say this because I had no idea how easy it really is to enhance someone’s body parts to make them look thinner.
Okay, so here’s why I’m posting my newborn nephew Noah’s before and after portraits. I took this image which I had about a millisecond to get since Noah was not happy at that moment. But his eyes caught an unattractive catch light and his eyes were opened by not evenly. I was not crazy about the way it looked, so having watched this “liquify tutorial” I got brave and applied the same techniques to his little eyes giving me the results you see in the post edit image. I couldn’t believe how easy and what a difference this made in a snap. Which is why I wanted to share this link to the Photoshop Liquify video. It’s a must watch!
Tid bid: As part of my Web Development and Design program, I’m required to keep a blog and post about anything related to the course and/or my student experience. I will admit I’m new to the whole “blogging experience” and I’m still learning how to do it and what to blog about and so on. To that, I’ve been browsing the net trying to get myself familiar with the web design community, etc when I came across this AWESOME post in Tripwire Magazine written by Sanjay Khemlani, a Web Designer from the Philippines. Sanjay, was kind enough to lay out a “step-by-step ” tutorial on how-to design a blog from scratch in Photoshop. He’s also added a second “step-by-step” tutorial showing how-to take this same blog design and code it in HTML and WordPress theme. Check out the link and see what you think of it. I, for one appreciated his ability to share each step in such great details and found it super helpful.