Did you use a Starburst filter? If so Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com has a great retro photoshop tutorial. For anyone that has never used a star filter on their camera have alook and see what you've missed.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Little planets normally start off as full 360 degree panoramic images. The chances are you don't have one of those, but never fear as digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com demonstrates how to turn a snapshot in to a planet in three steps.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Breaking a picture up in to lots of small squares sounds like a strange thing to do until you see the results. Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to turn a single image into grid of overlapping photos. Often referred to as the David Hockney effect you'll learn some useful techniques including how to make a custom grid and some great layer handling tips.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Do you need a picture of rain, but don't want to get your camera wet? Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to create the perfect storm in Photoshop.
Say goodbye to dull skies as digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to replace a sky and hide the join. Learn how to use Rifine Edge found in photoshop CS3 & Photoshop CS4
Some pictures are timeless so why not turn the clock back and create an antique photo from a modern digital image. Digital Expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you a quick and simple technique to make a sepia image what looks old and battered.
If you need to add a border to an image in Proshow Producer there asre a couple of ways to do it. Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows two methods and explains the advantages of each.
Capturing the sun breaking through the clouds is a rae event. Fortunatly digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how recreate the effect in Photoshop.
Proshow producer 4 has some built in text styles. In this video digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows how they can be used and improved.
If you've never used keyframes before then they can seem a bit daunting. Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com/ shows you how they can be used to make a quick intro sequence that's reusable and eyecatching.
Have you got someone special in your life, or is there someone you have your eye on? Either way when it comes to valentines day you can't beat a personalised hand made card for making a romantic statement.
Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com has the perfect answer with this simple to follow valentines day Photoshop technique.
The launch of Photoshop CS4 & lightroom 2 gave us a more powerful way of working with RAW images and it's called the Adjustment Brush. Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows just how simple and effective the adjustment brush can be.
A triptych is a panel of three images displayed together, but you don't always need three pictures to make one. Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you just how easy it is to convert a one picture into a panel of three images.
If you're looking for something to do with those photo's that just didn't quite hit the mark, the the kaliedoscope effect is the answer.
Watch as digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to select a perfect triangle and use it to generate an amazing photoshop effect.
Recreate the classic opening image from James Bond 007 movies. Digital Expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how create the whole effect from scratch using Photoshop.
You're probably seen the effect of making an everyday object appear to be painted or made of a strange material before. The effect is popular on adverts and creative websites like worth1000 but how is it done?
Well it's all down to the displace filter. This prehistoric filter is very unhelpful to look at but digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to use it and create amazing results
Create a stylised festive christmas background in part one of this two part photoshop video tutorial.
Part 2: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uFPjFZP...
Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to create a stylised winter wonderland using photoshops basic tools. This technique is perfect for creating desktop backgrounds, christmas cards and posters.
Create a stylised festive christmas tree in part two of this two part photoshop video tutorial.
Part one: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GbGYSiu...
Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to add a stylised christmas tree to the winter wonderland created in part 1. This technique is perfect for creating desktop backgrounds, christmas cards and posters.
The on your camera allows you to take control of exactly how much depth of field your camera has. What does that mean?
Professional Photographer and digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com will explain how to achieve professional looking images with blurred backgrounds the set a small aperture. If you need a photo where as much as possible is in focus from front to back then set a large aperture.
If you've got a whole bunch of images that you want to display in a unique way, why not try this photo ball effect.
Digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com walks you through all the steps to create this cool effect from scratch.
If you're a fan of the worth1000.com style of photoshop, you'll have seen unzipped images many times before.
In part 1 of this tutorial digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com Shows how to split an apple and add the basic zipper.
f you're a fan of the worth1000.com style of photoshop, you'll have seen unzipped images many times before.
In part 2 of this tutorial digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com takes you further into the technique as he shows how to blend the zip and the apple together.
If your slideshow or AV has an element of travel showing a map can be a great help. In this Proshow Gold tutorial digital Expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to add a map and fly a mini plane from one point to another.
Photographing fireworks is great fun but adding them into a night time image is something that sounds easier then it is.
However as Gavin Hoey http:www.gavtrain.com demonstrates there is a simple trick that will allow you to combine fireworks and photos in just a few seconds.
Intro shows are short animations that run prior to your menu starting or slideshow running. The default intro show is a 2 second orange coloured Photodex logo and whoosh sound.
In this video Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to remove the default intro show and replace it with our own custom design.
Add text shaped photo's using a clipping mask. The watch as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com adds a dynamic background effect.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Photoshop has an action called Blizzard, don't use it! Instead if you want decent snow without any hassle jump over to the Vanderlee web site and download the FREE snowflakes filter: http://www.vanderlee.com/plugins_snow...
Watch as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to use the filter and modify the results to create perfect snow in seconds.
Adding a little falling snow to your winter slide shows can look fantasic. In this video Gavin Hoey http://www.gavtrain.com shows you how to make the snow in photoshop and then animatite it in Photodex Proshow Gold.
Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful tool that bridges the gap between your camera and Photoshop. It's greyscale options exceed those of Photoshop so making a Infrared style image in ACR is as easy as moving a couple of sliders.
Watch as digital expert Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk takes you through all the RAW processing steps.
In both proshow Gold and Producer it's possible to choose a DVD style menu. Photodex provide many excellent templates for free but you can also use your own images and audio.
Watch as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk shows you all the staps you'll need to start making your own custom menus.
Monday, 9 March 2009
Traditionally if you wanted to make a tricolour image you'd need three images taken through strong red, green and blue filters.
Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk shows how the same effect can be made using Photoshop.
Make a notice board and thumbtacks from scratch in Photoshop. Then add some images and simple effects to create a postcard montage.
Follow along as Gavin Hoey http://www,gavinhoey.co.uk walks you through all the steps you need to create the noticeboard and drawing pins
In part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXT70c...
I showed how to make the postacrd image using Photoshop. In part 2 we're going to take the same image into Photodex Proshow Gold and animate it.
Watch as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk takes you trough the steps to create a slide show that zooms from image to image.
Grab a paint pot and unleash your artisic side as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk shows you how to turn a photo of paint dabs into an amazing border brush using Photoshop.
Creating a slideshow on CD not only looks professional but can increase sales. But you need to ensure the images look their best and at the same time are not easily copiable.
Step forward Photodex Phroshow Gold. Watch as Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk shows all the steps required to make a slideshow complete with image names and copyright infomation displayed across the images. Also shown is how to make an autorun CD.
Photoshop keyboard shortcuts are great at speeding up your workflow. You don't need to know them all just a few essentials.
The trouble is not every tool has a keyboard equivalent. For example there is no keyboard shortcut for the popular Unsharp Mask filter.
Fortunatly Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk reveals how you can customise any keyboard shortcut.
Keyframes are used to control the movement or animation of an object or image in your slide show.
Unfortunatly Proshow Gold doesn't support keyframes. But by breaking an animation in to steps Gavin Hoey http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk demonstrates how keyframing techniques can be applied to Photodex Proshow Gold
May be you're making a wedding photo book or perhaps you're creating a digital album from your holiday photos. Using smart objects to make a page template will save you time.
Gavin Hoey shows you how to make a template in Photoshop CS3, save it and then reuse the template to make a new page in seconds.
Create a slide show where the images scroll up the screen. Gavin Hoey shows you all the steps you need so you can recreate this effect using Photodex Proshow gold or producer.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Best of all many of the techniques demonstrated are free and require no extra kit.
A big thank you goes to the Cats Protection League for the use of their grounds in this video.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Going on holiday is great, and when you're home you'll want to look through your holiday photos to bring back those memorable moments. So to ensure that this years holiday photos are the best ever Gavin Hoey gives his best photo tips.
Remember the good 'ol centre spot clear filters? Here's how to create the same effect in Photoshop & Elements PLUS As a final flourish add a white vignette border. From http://www.gavinhoey.co.uk/