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Round 3 of self improvement on Photoshop for cosplay photos. This round, I study various techniques that improved my workflow, and made me feel stupid.

I have lived long in the game of Cosplay Photoshop, but have not mastered it yet. In this post, I challenge myself to a game... How well will I do?

Share this!FIRE BENDING Round 5, and I decided to go back to one of my “roots of epic”. Fire. Yes, it seems innocently easy enough to just paste a fire stock photo, and change the blend mode to “screen”. But to take it to an entirely different “godly” level, it takes a whole lot more. So I went all around the Internet, studying how the grand masters cook their epic eye meals. I came to a simple conclusion – blending fire works much better with a dark background. Sometimes even much...

Share this!FIRE BENDING Round 5, and I decided to go back to one of my “roots of epic”. Fire. Yes, it seems innocently easy enough to just paste a fire stock photo, and change the blend mode to “screen”. But to take it to an entirely different “godly” level, it takes a whole lot more. So I went all around the Internet, studying how the grand masters cook their epic eye meals. I came to a simple conclusion – blending fire works much better with a dark background. Sometimes even much...

Share this!Round 4 of 999, fight. This round, I deal with the blings. I mean how to fake blings and create more epic drama. THE EASIEST LIGHT EVER 1) Create a new layer, set the blend mode to “overlay”. Hard light or soft light works as well, depending on the picture. 2) Paint with a soft brush at varying opacity. Done. 3) As a bit of added bonus, try adding some dust specks to level up the drama. Note : The “color” of the light can be changed with a hue / saturation...

Photoshop versus Lightroom which is the chosen one for photography journey. I answer the age old question, dig some history and compared the difference.

Share this!EXPOSURE BASICS ARE A PAIN Welcome photo ninja. I understand, almost every beginner can’t wait to snap away with the camera… but just can’t seem to get the photo, exposure and composition right. That was how I was as a beginner too. I figured that I need to learn the basics to get things right, even if they are a pain to do so. Well, the basics aren’t that hard. It took me only 20 minutes to learn about the exposure triangle, but the rest is just like riding a bicycle. You...

Share this!EXPENSIVE ASTRO MIRACLE FILTER? The Kenko Astro LPR filter is…

I review the Haida 10 stops ND filter, and the Chinese company actually produced something affordable and amazing. Read on to find out more.

A step-by-step tutorial to infrared photography. From tips and techniques of shooting in IR, to editing the photos in Photoshop.