Posts Tagged ‘ graphic ’

Getting your images to look professional with Photoshop

Here’s a quick tip for photoshop. I’ve wondered how professional photographers and retouchers get that hard edged, graphic look in the photographs that they produce. One of the ways they do it is so simple.
Open your file in photoshop. Do a duplicate layer and call it background copy. Go to Image adjustments and desaturate. Then go to windows layer and overlay the two images. You can set the opacity between 50-100%. Whatever you think works best. To save your image, go to save as and turn the file into a jpeg rather than a psd file. And voila ! That’s all !!
Here are a couple of examples that hopefully show the effect.


Original image without any photoshop.

The same image altered in Photoshop.


Original image, slightly adjusted in photoshop.

Altered in photoshop, with opacity at 80%.

You should give it a go. It works well if used correctly.

Architectural Photography

One of my favourite genres within photography is Architectural work. I’ve dabbled a bit and have always found it challenging but rewarding. New buildings are popping up all the time, some of them are highly designed, colourful and asking to be photographed. I’m always looking out for interesting architectural photography and recently came across the work of Michael Wolf. His images are amazing and I thought I’d showcase a few here. The buildings he photographs are not modern but the size of the buildings are incredible and I love the graphic, symmetrical quality of these images.

The Third & The Seventh by Alex Roman.

I came across this video today and thought I’d share it with you. Like most photographers I’ve got a real passion for the moving image.
The film The Third & The Seventh by Alex Roman is on vimeo and is exceptional with truly wonderful imagery. The architecture is amazing. Play it widescreen, sit back and enjoy.