*.xmp files are files that include adjustments for your photos that can be used in Lightroom as well as Camera RAW – both are programmes from Adobe used to view and edit RAW files. The Camera RAW programme is also a filter in Photoshop, so you can also use these types of presets there. Scroll […]
Part 3 of the Photomanips for Beginners series deals with the other essential thing you will need besides software: images. If you don’t (want to) shoot (all of) them yourself, don’t fret, there are lots of stock photos available that you are allowed to use in your art.
Now that we have established what a photomanipulation is (or can be at least), we are going to go into the details of how you can create your own manips. Basically, there are two things you will need: the right software and photos to play with. Today, let’s talk about software. Let’s first talk about […]
There are many different names floating around the internet for what I could be called a photomanipulation. I’ve heard: composings, composites, blends, edits, manips, photomanips, matte landscape / painting, retouch and probably quite some other expressions I have forgotten again. Sometimes these terms can be used interchangeably, sometimes people will quite forcefully insist on what […]
There are many types of stock photography, just as many as there are stock users. What works for one type of use may be only semi-useful for others. Especially when it comes to stock for photomanipulations, different “rules” apply than for editorial use. This article aims to show you the difference so you can choose […]
Photoshop has a great arsenal of tools that let you work non-destructively. Let’s take a look at three of the most important options. 1. Layer & Vector Masks Have you ever cut something out using the earaser only to find out later (when your undos are no longer available) that you cut too much? Use […]