How to use filter effects in editing software to add artistic effects to your photos.
Why and how to identify your digital photos as yours.
How much editing should you do before declaring images have been edited?
Gavin Phillips shows how to use HDR imaging to create superb images with fine detail, perfect lighting and accurate colours.
The last few versions of Adobe’s image editors, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, have come with a powerful Raw file converter, Adobe Camera Raw. This application is being constantly updated to cover the latest digital cameras as they are released and, although some cameras take a while to be supported, having a capable Raw file converter built into your favourite image editor is an incentive to shoot Raw files whenever possible.
Some digital images lend themselves to artistic manipulation and it can be fun to experiment with the filter effects in your favourite software application to see what you end up with. In this tutorial we will edit an image to make it look like an oil painting. The process is very simple and straightfoward and can produce impressive results.
Selective Colour adjustment appears to be unique to Photoshop. You may be able to achieve similar effects with other image editing programs, but the Photoshop tool is very easy to locate and use – and produces excellent results. This tool is designed to let you vary the amount of process colours in the primary colours in a digital image – without affecting other colours in the picture.
For optimal results, when applying any form of sharpening to your digital images, follow these rules:
Although some countries require works to be ‘of artistic merit’, in Australia, copyright protection applies automatically to all photographs from the moment the camera’s shutter button is pressed. It doesn’t matter whether they are taken by a professional photographer or Aunty Jane and you don’t need to register or publish the photo or apply a copyright notice – the protection is free and automatic. In addition, most copyright protection applies worldwide.