Blend it: Lighting for Beginners

Introduction Hi there! In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at something we all struggle with – lighting. After reviewing the basics, we will analyse several common lighting situations and share some useful resources to help you with further learning. The Basics First things first – let’s take a look at the anatomy … Read more

Gradient Maps in Photomanipulation – Tutorial

Hi, folks! In this handy tutorial, we’re going to be talking about gradient maps. What are they? How do they work? How can you use them in photomanipulations? See below! What are gradient maps and how do they work? A gradient map is a type of an adjustment layer in Photoshop, which (unlike a traditional gradient … Read more

Details and Storytelling in Photomanipulations

Photomanipulations, like every other art genre, can be good and bad, more and less eye-catching and impressive. All of us want to reach a wide audience and get other people interested in what we do — it’s the constant daily struggle of an aspiring artist. Too often, though, we are frustrated because our artworks don’t measure up … Read more