Hey everyone, @mindz .eye here to announce the January theme: #Ps_Sparkle ! • This a photo taken at the crack of dawn in Prague. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank @Photoshop for having me share my work with you. It is truly an honor. If you have any questions about photography or post-processing, please feel free to reach out! • You can check out how I processed this image in today’s Instagram Stories, and don’t forget to use the tag #Ps_Sparkle this month for a chance to have your work featured on the @Photoshop Instagram page!
@mindz .eye here again with my last post before I announce the January theme! This is one from an absolutely freezing evening at Niagara Falls, Canada. The temperature that day was 30ºF, which made shooting a little unpleasant but also allowed for these enormous icicles to take shape at the base of the falls! • You can check out how I processed this image in today’s Instagram Stories.
Hey everyone, @mindz .eye back again for the fourth day of my takeover. This is another one from Quebec City, Canada. I just love how cities look during the blue hour—that time just after the sun goes down and the stars come out. When shooting cityscapes, I find there’s a perfect balance of natural ambient and artificial light, which lends itself very well to photography. • There’s more you can learn about this edit in today’s Instagram Stories! Check them out and let me know what you think.
Hi all, @mindz .eye here again. This one is a personal favorite of mine from Quebec City. I just love how these old winding streets instantly transport you to another time and evoke a sense of nostalgia. • Please feel free to ask me anything about photography or post-processing. Don’t forget to check out the before and after on the @Photoshop Instagram Stories.
Hey everyone, @mindz .eye back again. This is a photo I captured looking over Lucerne from the peak of Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland. For this image, I blended multiple exposures together to increase the dynamic range using luminosity masks in Photoshop. • Check out today’s Instagram Stories to see how I edited it in Photoshop.
Hi everyone! My name is Michael Sidofsky ( @mindz .eye ), and I’m a commercial and travel photographer from Toronto, Canada. I’ll be taking over the @Photoshop Instagram this week before I announce the new theme for the month on January 13, so be sure to follow along! • The new year brings to mind starry night skies, snow fluttering to the ground and the glow from city lights at night. This is a photo I shot a few years ago during a snowstorm in Toronto. You can check out the before and after, along with a speed edit, in the @Photoshop Instagram Stories.
Hi there! It’s @marcozagara with my #Ps_Swipe tutorial to show you how I add eye-catching, glowing lights to my creations using Photoshop!⠀ •⠀ First, I made a Layer Mask and I used the Round Brush and the Pen Tool (P ) to remove the original background, then replace it with a more interesting one. To build up a realistic scene, I added the mountains and removed the background with the Quick Selection tool (W ). To create some realistic depth, I applied a Gaussian Blur (Radius 10 ) to both, and then I started with the first color grading using Color Lookups and Curves.⠀ •⠀ I created a new empty layer and I picked an orange color similar to the orange in the sky, then I selected a darker tone of that color. I changed the Layer Blend Mode from Normal to Color Dodge, and I started painting around (mostly over the sky ) with the Soft Round Brush with a 15% opacity. I also painted over the edges of the main subject in Normal mode to simulate a realistic backlight. By doing this, I created the very first glowing light layer.⠀ •⠀ Then, I added a surreal map pointer element as an extra glowing light source. I increased the exposure and saturation in some parts of this element with Curves and Hue/Saturation. To make it pop, I brushed on it with the same technique I used for the first glowing light. I also duplicated the layer and applied a Gaussian Blur in Screen mode to create a halo.⠀ •⠀ Next, I created some red/orange lights on the main subject with the Soft Round Brush in many new different layers: in Overlay mode (to blend and highlight the lighter parts ), Normal mode (for the edges and small details ) and Color Dodge mode (to create a glowing light ), according to the global light and the light generated by the map pointer.⠀ •⠀ Lastly, I added a headrest and I blended it with Curves and an orange Photo Filter. I also added a soft dust texture. I made a few final color grading adjustments in Camera Raw and brushed the sky one last time with the Soft Round Brush in Color Dodge mode. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I can’t wait to see the glowing images you make!
Happy New Year... and New Decade! Make your new year’s resolutions this year something you’re excited about (hint: we’re talking about creativity )! Join the #CreativeResolution challenge at the link in our bio! • Which resolution are you committing to? Let us know in the comments and make sure to share your progress with us on social media by tagging #CreativeResolution and @Photoshop !
Sunbathing. Piece by @sidomatic_ . • How sunny is it in your part of the world right now?
A streetcar named inspire. 😉 Piece by @jerquartz .
@georgiarosehardy brings stories on the page to life with her design. Now THAT’s a novel idea. 😉 • What’s your favorite book?