LION: The KING is FREE (New Picture)

Hey Folks

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend and either got done what you wanted or totally relaxed if that was on the cards:)

Today I thought I’d kick the week off by sharing a new picture with you which is actually a new addition to my ‘Animals‘ project and I’m calling it LION: THE KING IS FREE

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This picture is a composite made up of 9 separate images and later this week I’ll post a brief Behind the Scenes showing what images were used and also what some of the techniques were that I used in Photoshop to help with the trickier bits like cutting the lion out from it’s original background and blending the hair.

In the mean time though you can check out a larger / better screen quality version over in my 500px portfolio by CLICKING HERE

Right that’s all for today’s quick post so I’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Glyn

PHOTOSHOP TIP: Rotating the Clone Tool

HI Folks

Hope you’ve had a great week and are now looking forward to the weekend.

Those of you in the UK…how cool was that thunder storm last night?!?!

So what are you up to this weekend? I’ll of course be writing for the new book and am also seriously thinking about going to see new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie at the cinema. This may well lead to a day down at Monkey World – Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Dorset next week to take some pictures for a new picture in my animals project.

Ok so today I’m keeping it short and have a Photoshop Tip for you.

I’ve been working on a picture this week which has been a commission for Sky TV and as I was using the Clone Tool on some areas I thought I’d pass on a tip you may not know about for using it on angled areas.

So,  if you ever find yourself having to use the CLONE TOOL to cover areas at a changing angle here’s a Quick Tip to make life easier…

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  • Open the Clone Source Properties (Window – Clone Source)
  • With the Clone Tool active, ALT/OPTION + Click to set source
  • Highlight the Angle in the Clone Source Properties
  • Use SHIFT + UP / DOWN ARROW to change angle

(UP ARROW rotates Clockwise / DOWN ARROW rotates Anti-Clockwise)

So there you go…just a Quick Post with a Quick Tip.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

RETOUCHING A SUNSET with Lightroom and Photoshop #55

Hey Everyone

Just to let you know that a new episode of my weekly show / podcast is now online (#55)

This week I show you how I retouch a sunset picture using Lightroom that ordinarily would have been for the chop PLUS as the retouch takes under 1 minute (minus talking) I’ve added in some extra tips at the end.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and of course feel free to share with others.

Thanks for tuning in,
Glyn

  • July 22, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Clive Daniels - Hi Glynn,

    Thanks for another useful tutorial. Just one question, when you do the spot removal you use the “visualise spots” option, is this a CC option as I don’t see it in LR4?

    Thanks

50% DISCOUNT: Topaz ReMask (For Selections / Cut Outs)

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Ok so kicking the week off I’ve a Limited Time Discount to let you know about.

One of my favourite Plug In creators for Photoshop is Topaz…I use a number of their plug ins for all different kinds of retouching tasks: Detail, Clarity, Clean and so on…

Now those of you who have followed this blog and my YouTube Channel will know that I have a bit of a fascination with finding different ways to make selections and cut outs. I really do think that it’s good to have as many techniques to do certain tasks as possible in your tool Photoshop Tool Bag as each new picture brings with it new challenges and yeah sure enough I’ve recorded tutorials for most of them.

The Pen Tool being my favourite tool and with all those techniques though ultimately I want the best selection/cut out as possible and as quickly as possible because I want my time in Photoshop to be spent being creative. So, with that in mind there are times on particularly challenging cut outs AND when time is limited that I’ll turn to a plug in from Topaz called ReMask.

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Topaz have also just released a BIG update to the Plug In so if you use the Discount Code below giving 50% OFF you’ll be getting the very latest version. Also if you’ve previously purchased the Plug In you’ll receive the update for free.

•Discount Code: julyremask

•Download Topaz ReMask by CLICKING HERE

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Right that’s all from me for today but look out for a video coming soon where I’ll be showing how I use ReMask on some tricky cut outs.

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here soon.

Enjoy,
Glyn

•Discount Code: julyremask

•Download Topaz ReMask by CLICKING HERE

Ultimate Workshop Weekend with Frank Doorhof

Hey Everyone

How’s it going?

Well with the weekend just around the corner do you have anything planned?

Any Photo Shoots? Working on a Project?

I’ll be working on a new picture in my current Animals Project as well as some writing and also some freelance retouching work for Sky TV which I’ll let you know more about in a later post.

For now though I wanted to let you know about a Brand New Workshop that my dear friend Frank Doorhof is running called the “Ultimate Workshop Weekend”

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Now I’ll not go into too much detail here as you’ll be able to check out the full details over on Frank’s web site but what I can tell you is that this is the most intense, detailed workshop Frank has ever put together.

Frank gave me a run though of the content when we were both teaching at Photoshop World in Atlanta earlier this year and it’s absolutely packed!

This workshop is where Frank will tell, show and instruct all but that’s means unlike a lot of other workshops out there this workshop also runs into the evenings with shooting both in the studio, on location, retouching, working with the models, styling, portfolio reviews and so it goes on…

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Frank’s Ultimate Workshop Weekend has just a few spaces left at the time of writing this post and there’s two locations to choose from with both workshops being in August…

The Netherlands [Link]

New York, USA [Link]

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ll only recommend products and services that I use and can speak with confidence about and that’s why I’m recommending you take a look at this workshop opportunity with Frank. Speaking for myself I’ve learned and continue to learn so much from Frank and that’s what’s great about this whole industry…you never and will never know it all but it’s the valuable little gems you learn along the way that can quite literally be a game changer for you by making that light bulb suddenly go on. Plus it’s the social side and getting to spend quality time with folks without distraction where so much can be learned, absorbed and put into practice.

Click on the links above for more information and hey I might just see you there too;)

Have a fantastic weekend wahtever you’re up to and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn