Free Photoshop Stuff

Free Photoshop Stuff

Free Photoshop Stuff To celebrate the launch of our brand-new Adobe Photoshop training courses we’ve got a whole load of free Photoshop resources for you to download. Photoshop is the natural home for digital artists nowadays, it’s even become the next step photographer’s use before publishing their images. The idea of uploading or printing pictures that are SOOC (straight out of camera) is becoming quite unknown, therefore, check out all our free Photoshop goodies for you to enhance your artwork with. In addition to all the free downloads please check out our 3 newly designed Photoshop courses covered in our iPhotography PS training suite. The beauty with Photoshop is that you can never stop learning new tricks. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a casual editor or a more advanced artist then we have the perfect add-ons to your Photoshop education.  Watch the Course Preview Here But you want your free stuff first, of course, who wouldn’t?! Well, here it is… 5 Super Shapes Custom shapes are brilliant (and scalable) 2D presets that can quickly add flourishes to your designs without having to manually draw them or edit them from photography. Here are 5 free Photoshop custom shapes for you to embellish your editing with. Simply download the (.CSH) file below and install via EDIT > PRESET > PRESET MANAGER in Photoshop – it’s the same for custom brushes too! 5 Brilliant Brushes Think of a Photoshop brush just like a normal paintbrush to draw lines and shapes in any colour on your picture but the stroke pattern can be totally customised. Moreover, you can resize it, change the rigidity,...
Incredibly Easy Cinemagraphs

Incredibly Easy Cinemagraphs

How to Create a Cinemagraph A cinemagraph is a hypnotic, innovating and mesmerising piece of art that seamlessly combines a still image with a looped video by clever use of masking layers. Cinemagraphs are ultimately still a photograph but with small areas that are replaced by a matching video clip. When blended correctly, they create a pattern of repeated motion within the photograph to give the effect of an action stuck in an eternal loop. Creating one of these never-ending clips is fairly straightforward but it does require a little bit of planning and thought. Therefore, there are certain compositions and structures that you will need to adhere to. Plan Your Cinemagraph To begin with, you will need to start off with a short video clip to form the base of the action in the cinemagraph. Although this may sound easy enough, as you can see from the example on the left-hand side, the action needs to be subtle and repeatable. Fast, erratic action will be inconsistent and tricky to loop. We would recommend avoiding busy surroundings behind the subject since it’s going to be difficult to mask out afterwards. Working in a controlled environment is best – which is why this is such a great technique to try at home! Here are a few ideas we’ve put together to inspire your cinemagraph; Stirring a spoon in a cup of coffee Ferris Wheel spinning Waving Pouring water in a glass Candle burning A dripping tap Blinking Eyes Throwing a Yo-Yo Tapping a keyboard Top Tip – Try to avoid making blowing hair as your moving feature. Hair is so...