PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Create Water Ripples #52

Hey Folks,

Just to let you know that a new episode (52) of my Weekly Podcast / Show is now online!

This tutorial follows on from last week (Episode 51) and this time I show you how to create realistic looking water ripples and add them into your images very quickly and very easily all by making use of grey tones, filters and a blend mode.

Being episode 52 means I’ve been producing this weekly show for exactly one year now so from me to you a HUGE thank you for tuning in, sharing, commenting and subscribing; it’s the support from you folks that has made the past year such fun putting the videos together and building the channel to this point and beyond.

Thank you!!!

So here’s this weeks video; I hope you ‘Like’ it and of course as always feel free to share with others.
Thanks for looking in,
Glyn 

  • June 23, 2014 - 7:45 am

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WINNERS & Honourable Mentions: Brighton Photo Walk 2014

Hey Everyone

How’s it going?

Trust you had a great weekend:)

For us it was a relaxing weekend making the most of the weather with friends staying over on Friday, out for lunch on Saturday and then to Woburn Safari Park on Sunday for a picnic and to take some more pictures for my animal project…Perfect!

Talking of Woburn Safari Park it was a totally different experience this time as the Pride of Lions there were on the move and walked straight past our car; a stunning sight to see making the thought of going to Zimbabwe next year and seeing them in the wild even more exciting.

Anyway back to today and to kick the week off I’ve the Winners from my Brighton Photo Walk last weekend to announce, so here goes…

PICTURE HUNT – londonbackpackr
Winner of the Picture Hunt goes to londonbackpackr (Flickr Username) and Lord only knows how all the pictures were found because some of them were quite obscure.

The prize here is a Full Length Downloadable Tutorial from my web store…

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BRIGHTON – Lee Gorecki (Pixel Trap)
Another of the Competitions I ran was to take a picture that said Brighton and the picture uploaded to Flickr that stood out to me was this one by Lee Gorecki (Pixel Trap)

A great shot here by Lee considering it was taken during a very bright sunny day and using a Lee Filters BIG Stopper without it’s holder.

Lee wins the 1420 VAL Spigot designed and donated by Ian Pack of the Light Side Facebook Group [Link]

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STREET PORTRAIT – ruth_gord
The picture that took my eye for the Street Portrait Competition was this one taken by Gordon (Flickr username: ruth_gord)

The pose and what the guy in the picture was wearing made me immediately think of it as a CD Cover; great shot and observation.

Gordon wins the Colour Magic Saturates Pack of Gels donated by Lee Filters.

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HONOURABLE MENTIONS
It’s been great looking at all the pictures that have been uploaded to the Flickr Page [Link] from the day; it’s seeing how people in the same location at the same time see things differently.

So on that note there’s a couple of Honourable Mentions I wanted to share with you…

I absolutely love this photograph posted by Eddie.younan (Flickr Username); perfect timing, framing and the Black & White conversion works a treat!

The picture below posted by Ryan Prince is inspired by Scott Kelby’s recent “The World on a White Seamless” series of travel photographs where the background is over exposed in such a way that it goes completely white and I must say Ryan nailed it with this shot of the Pier ruins.

Way to go Ryan!

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So if you’re one of the winners please do get in touch with me by emailing glyn@glyndewis.com so I can sort out getting the prizes to you.

And finally my thanks again to everyone that came along and made it such a great day where lots of new friends were made and looking at the Flickr page [Link], lots of GREAT pictures were taken too.

Here’s to the next one!

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • June 16, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Gordon - Hi Glyn,

    I’m surprised and really pleased to have won the portrait comp! There were a lot of excellent photographers on the day, so I must admit to being very chuffed!

    Thanks again for organising such a great day out.

    Gordon

NEWS: Photoshop Seminar, Updates, Tutorial and more…

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Ok so today I’ve a number of things to let you know about all Photography and Photoshop related including a Seminar, Updates, a Tutorial PLUS a Great series of pictures I’d recommend you take a look at.

So…here goes:

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – THE STATE OF THE ART
On Friday 20th June I’ll be up in Manchester along with other folks such as Martin Evening presenting at the Digital Photography – The State of the Art Show organised and run by RedEye – The Photography Network.

This is a day long event running from 10am – 5pm with sessions throughout the day covering a mix of Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks and techniques.

For more information and to BOOK YOUR SPACE visit this LINK

*Tickets cost just £20 for non members

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PHOTOSHOP CC UPDATES – COMING SOON
On the 18th June (next Wednesday) those of you on the Creative Cloud are about to quite a substantial update across many applications.

I’ve been very fortunate over the past few months to have meetings with Adobe and be shown what’s in store and I must say I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas…very exciting indeed.

Anyway not long to wait now so here’s a taster of just one of the updates coming to Photoshop CC:

AARON BLAISE – PERSPECTIVE OF DEPTH / DISTANCE TUTORIAL
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know how much of a fan I am of my Buddy Aaron Blaise’s work and his tutorials.

We often say how much we as Retouchers can learn from traditional artists and in fact vice verse so here’s a Photoshop video tutorial Aaron posted recently that shows a great technique for adding depth and distance in your images; something so incredibly handy for those of you who like to create composite images.

So check out the video below and if you haven’t already then make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Aaron’s YouTube Channel where you’ll find lots more gems such as this…

TRANSLOCATION – GEORGE LOGAN (PHOTOGRAPHER)
Finally I’ve a recommendation for you to check out a series of pictures…

Talking to my Buddy Ben Brain of Practical Photoshop about my Animals Project and he sent me this link to work by Photographer George Logan.

George created a wonderful series of images depicting animals from Africa roaming around the Scottish Landscape; a project motivated by tales he used to tell as a child living in Scotland making out he was born and raised on an African Farm surrounded by wildlife.

Check out the Translocation project HERE

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Right that’s all from me for today so have a great weekend whatever you’re up to and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.

Enjoy,
Glyn

Compositing with Luminosity: PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL #51

Hi Folks

Ok so with today being Wednesday here’s a new episode of my weekly podcast (#51) and in this video I show how using the Luminosity Blend Mode can very quickly help elements to blend together and add realism when working on composite images.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and as always make sure you click on the SUBSCRIBE button and please feel free to share with others.

ps> I’ve also included a link so that you can download the same files that I use in this tutorial for you to practice on.

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • June 13, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Brian - Hi Glyn,
    Great tutorial as always and a very helpful tip. Thanks!
    Brian

Brighton Photo Walk – Thanks for a ‘Fab’ Day :)

Hey Everyone

Thanks for dropping in.

Well what a fantastic weekend…

Kicking off with my Photo Walk down in sunny…actually make that very sunny Brighton and then some time out relaxing at home on the Sunday…Perfect!

BRIGHTON PHOTO WALK
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the Brighton Photo Walk; some of whom had travelled considerable distance too.

I travelled down early morning with my Buddy Brian Worley aka Mr Canon and when there met up with Dave for a slap up breakfast at “Bills” ; I tell you if you’re ever down that way I really recommend checking out “Bills” … great food and a great atmosphere. It’s quite a big place but at 10.30am there were no seats left and people were queuing out the door!

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I’d organised a number of competitions throughout the walk including a photo hunt and also uploading your best Brighton photo and Street Portrait. Prizes were on offer including my Full Length Downloadable Tutorials, Gel Filters donated by Lee Filters and a VAL Spigot donated and designed by attendee Ian Pack.

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The day just couldn’t have been better; blazing hot sun and a really great group of people.

It felt like we raced around the walk and all then got together sitting on the beach and socialising which to be honest is the reason I love organising these Photo Walks; it’s great to catch up, share ideas and experiences etc…

It’s always interesting to see what kit folk bring with them on these walks too and this time more than ever I was taken aback with how many people had mirror-less cameras such as the Fuji X-T1 and Olympus OM-1.

I took along my Fuji X-T1 which was a dream to carry and shoot with. I’ve only had it a short while and each time I’m so impressed.

The picture below is one I took just to test out the focus tracking and well…yeah to say I’m pleased with the results is an understatement!

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Folks have already started uploading their pictures from the day to the Flickr page that I created which you can check out here but yesterday I spotted the image below from Lee Gorecki who came along and took the shot at the end of the walk…

I’m sat here kicking myself wishing I’d walked down to the location with him because I absolutely love it so way to go Lee!

Check out more of Lee’s work over on his website here [Link]

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Well fingers crossed the great weather continues as with days like this I’ll most definitely be organising another social in the near future.

Oh one more thing…I’ll be announcing the winners of the day’s competitions in a few days once everyone has had the chance to upload them.

Right that’s all from me so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here next time.

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • June 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm

    Jonathan Thompson - That was a great day, wish I’d taken more photos, but I have to say I love the group shots with our Tundra.
    Amazing weather, fantastic people, what more could you ask. Thanks for organising mate.

    JT :)

  • June 13, 2014 - 1:29 am

    Dee - The Pier shot is fantastic – sad to see that’s all that’s left of it though. What a shame.

  • September 25, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    Brighton photo walk with Glyn Dewis - Jonathan Thompson Photography - […] If you’d like to take a look at the photos taken on the day go to the Flickr group that Glyn has set up, the group shot can be found here. You can also read Glyn’s blog about the day here. […]