Oh Photoshop, what wonders you perform: creative freedom second to none, the bitmap tool of choice for most digital artists.
The best part of 2 weeks salary, for the average American, to purchase; and countless hours to master; Photoshop is the de facto standard for all professional image manipulation.
But there’s a darker side to Photoshop; relied upon heavily by magazines to airbrush women into idealized versions of themselves, it’s hard to find a photoshoot of a female celebrity that hasn’t been lit, reshaped and tanned to “enhance her femininity”.
Fireworks displays are a popular part of many celebrations, holidays, and festivals around the world. But regardless of how often you’ve watched a fireworks show, I bet you’ve never seen them quite like this.
The photos included here were taken by David Johnson at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada.
They’re different from most long-exposure fireworks shots you might have seen in the past. Johnson refocused during each shot,...
I’m not sure whether it’s Instagram, Hipstamatic, or some other smartphone photography app that should be thanked (blamed?) for the advent of applying vintage or other effects to every photo taken, but regardless of who started it, it doesn’t appear to be a trend that’s going away any time soon.
Whether you love vintage-looking photos or not, chances are, you may need to use them in one project or another, either because a client or the project demands it.
Rather than spending...
A lot of design work is shifting to mobile. More and more people are accessing the web on mobile devices, and designers should adapt accordingly.
One element of that, is optimizing images for mobile devices. Sure, there are the technical aspects such as resolution and reducing file size, but what about the actual aspect ratio and content of the images themselves?
Well, sometimes the best inspiration can come from somewhere unrelated to your field. In this case, album covers — specifically...