Sorry, there’s no video this week. Two factors have conspired against me. First I’ve been very busy, which is fantastic for me but not good for your video. Second, I had planned to get out and shoot a couple of photography Quick Shots, but the weather has been wet and windy most of the week.
So this is a good chance to answer some more of your Quick Shot questions which I can’t quite make into a video.
Question:: How one could create zoomin or zoomout effect in phttoshop
Answer: Copy the layer and apply Radial Blur. Then mask (or erase) away the centre. This video from the achieves should help.
Name:: Mattias M***
Question:: Here is a question from Sweden:
I often end up in photography situations where the light is mixed from different sources. For example, both day light and fluorescent light in the same picture. That gives me problem with white balancing. Any ideas on how to fix that?
Answer: The simple answer is shot in RAW and adjust the white balance back at base. When looking at the final image get the white balance right for the main subject even if that means getting wrong on something else.
Question:: Can you make more 15minits photo challenge?
Answer: Yes, as soon as it stop raining!
Question:: How some wild photographs are taken where the sun looks so much bigger but subject in front it seems to be in usual shape?
Answer: Assuming it wasn’t done in Photoshop the technique is to use a really long telephoto lens and carefully arrange the subject to be in front of it.
Name:: Steve J***
Question:: Hi Gavin,
I would like to make a clock face with just the 4 numerals on it 12,3,6,9 on a 210mm diameter circle that I can then move around on any picture to form the clock face.
I would also like to mark the centre to pierce later.I can do it as a one off but not so that it is repeatable.
Answer: If you already know how to do it, make it into an ACTION in Photoshop. That way whenever you feel the need to make a new clock face you can just play the action and it’s done!
Question:: Hi sir good day! Could you make a tutorial about slices. Thanks in advance
Answer: I’m not planning one, but here’s a handy tip for anyone who accidently turns on slices and gets that annoying number in the top left corner of every image. Go to View – Show and untick Slices.
Name:: david d***
Question:: hi gavin could you plz help me a i trying to take photo of the full moon what would be the best setting on my nikon d50 70mm 300mm all the best
Answer: Go somewhere really dark (away from city lights). Next get your camera on a decent Tripod. I would use ISO 100, Aperture Priority mode set to f8. Take a test shot and review. Adjust the exposure compensation as required. Use a cable release or self timer to trigger the shutter.
Name:: Mark H***
Question:: Gavin, Aside from the additional cost, am I better off with proshow producer than proshow gold. I'm doing advanced intermeadiate level stuff, but will not be using it for business purposes.
Answer: Proshow Producer is the best. It’s got some advanced features which you can learn and grow with. More over, it allows you to customise the loading screen with your business details and graphics for a more professional look.