Photo Effects

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How to Turn Your Photos into Lego with Photoshop

by on March 26, 2014

Turn any of your photos into a brick mosaic inspired by the official Lego photo app! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create the effect from any photo and it's really easy to do. You'll learn how to pixelate your photo, create a brick pattern and overlay it on top of your photo, and compress the bricks into a limited color palette to make it look more realistic. Follow this tutorial and create your own cool brick mosaic photo!

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Quick-Tip: How to Make an Easy Faux Pencil Sketch Effect

by on October 2, 2013

Looking for a quick way to turn photos into a pencil sketch? This beginner tutorial will show you how you can use just three layers to create the effect and it’s all done nondestructively.

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Quick-Tip: How to Create Double Exposure Photographs in Photoshop

by on July 8, 2013

Double-exposure photography is becoming increasingly popular and can even be found as a built-in feature in some digital cameras. Creating your own effect in Photoshop is a simple process but it doesn't always look great. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to easily create your own double-exposure photos and some great tricks to get perfect results every time.

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3 Photo Effects for Wedding Photographers

by on March 25, 2013

Here are 3 of the most popular wedding photo effects that every wedding photographer should know. In the first part, you'll learn how to access the hidden split toning presets and apply them so that they don't affect the tonal information in your photo. Next, you'll learn how to increase contrast in a B&W photo without clipping any highlights or shadows. This is especially useful in wedding photos where you have dark areas in the grooms tuxedo and bright areas in the brides dress. Finally, you'll learn how to use just one curves layer to create a popular film effect. This technique can be used in Adobe Lightroom 4 to create effects seen in many expensive Lightroom presets.

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Photographic Toning Presets

Quick Tip: Access the Hidden Photographic Toning Gradients in Photoshop CS6

by on January 29, 2013

Want a quick way to tone or split-tone your photos? Photoshop CS6 comes preloaded with photographer-created Gradient Map presets but they’re hidden somewhere inside Photoshop. Read this tutorial and find out where to find them and how to use them to create a professional split-toning effect. A printable toning presets chart is also included for you to use as a reference.

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