With the term photo manipulation we identify all the methods and techniques that are meant to transform and alter a photograph to achieve a desired result. Nowadays, we use the verb to photoshop, referencing Adobe’s Photoshop, the software program that allows the most convoluted and unbelievable edits. Trickery that can bend, transform or reinvent reality. […]
There is a great availability of photo editing software these days, both commercial and free or open source ones. The choice boils down to several factors, including quality, platform, cost, specific must-haves, personal alignment with the tool workflow. While it is practically impossible to explore and deeply review everything that is currently available, I will […]
Photo editing and manipulation is a desired (or necessary) skill for the vast majority of photographers, from amateurs to professionals. These skills go beyond the application of Instagram filters or Lightroom presets, entering the controversial world of photoshop-ing. If you want to learn what resources are there to learn to edit your photos, keep reading. […]
In this first set of tutorials we covered the basic properties of an image, and how their manipulation affects the end results. We explored exposure, contrast, saturation and sharpness individually, as it is generally easier to decouple properties when studying them. But the nature of an image is very complex and all those properties are […]
Today’s tutorial will cover a property called “sharpness” and how its manipulation affects an image. What is sharpness? Sharpness of an image describes its edge contrast, in other words how well defined edges are in the scene. Sharp images are clear and defined, easy for the eyes to follow and decode. Non-sharp, or soft, images […]
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