The cinematic look is really popular right now, and you can easily create a nice cinema-inspired look in Photoshop. In this tutorial we’ll cover the process of creating the effect, but if you want to get the cinematic look instantly without any manual work in Photoshop you can download a free action here, and we also have a set of 20 Cinema Photoshop Actions that can be purchased.
In a recent post we looked at the process of creating a haze effect in Lightroom. Well, Photoshop can also be used to create some really beautiful haze effects, so we’re going to cover that as well. In this tutorial we’ll add a purple or violet haze effect that looks great with many photos. If you don’t want to follow along with the tutorial you can download a Photoshop action to automatically create the effect for you, and we also have a set of 14 Haze Photoshop Actions that can be purchased.
Light leaks, although sometimes unintentional, can add some character and intrigue to a photo. In many cases light leaks can be used to create a vintage feel. While light leaks are ideally captured in-camera, Lightroom also makes it possible to artificially add a light leak effect.
Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool for photographers, but it can also be a little intimidating at first. You’ll get the most out of Lightroom when you are using it correctly and not making a few common mistakes. If you are new to Lightroom, or just looking to get ore out of it, take a look at these common mistakes to see if there are some things that you can fix.
HDR processing can be a great option for creating powerful photographs, but you may not always have multiple exposures of the same shot. In a case where you don’t have 3, 5, or maybe even 7 different exposures to create a true HDR image you can still replicate the HDR look in Lightroom or Photoshop using a single exposure.
We’ll take a look at the process of creating HDR-like effects in both Lightroom and Photoshop in this one article. Lightroom is a little better for this purpose, so I recommend using Lightroom if possible, but for those of you who do not have Lightroom we’ll also show how it can be done in Photoshop.
In a past tutorial we looked at how to make colors pop in Photoshop. Although that can be a very useful technique there will also be times when you want to use faded colors rather than making them pop. Here we’ll go through the process of creating an awesome faded effect that will look great with a lot of photos.
The effect we’ll create in this tutorial is the same as the one created with our Classic Blue action from our set of 18 Faded Photoshop Actions. If you’d like to use this effect on your own photos you can follow the steps shown here, or use the action if you want to save a little time.
One of the most useful types of effects that you can create in Photoshop is the matte effect. Matte effects are highly versatile and will look great with a large selection of photos, and they are also pretty easy to accomplish.
Here we’ll go through the process of creating a matte effect from scratch. The effect we’ll be creating is the same as the one used in our “Strong Matte” action that is a part of our set of Matte Photoshop Actions. Of course, you can follow along with this tutorial to apply the effect to your own photos, or simply use the action if you’d like to save a little time.
Photoshop makes it easy to convert your color photos to black & white, but typically you will also need to make some other adjustments in order to get your black & whites just how you want them. In this tutorial we’ll show how you can create a black & white conversion that has sort of a vintage or film-inspired effect.
The steps that are shown in this tutorial are the same steps used in our Faded B&W Film action that is included in our set of 24 Vintage Black & White Photoshop Actions. You can follow along with the steps shown here, or simply use the action if you want to save some time.