The Photoshopographer: My NEW Flipboard Magazine

Hi Everyone

How’s it going?

Ok so I didn’t get back home until late yesterday having spent the day in Scotland with the folks from Loxley Colour and SmugMug. In short an amazing day in which so much was discussed and planned leaving me so incredibly excited about the coming months through 2014 and beyond; I’ll be sure to post a little about the day real soon.

Today though I wanted to let you know that I’ve now set up a Flipboard Magazine where I’ll be sharing all kinds of news, tips, tricks, techniques, likes, dislikes, videos and so on from across the web all in one place; mostly Photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe, Gadget, Movie based so quite a bit really:)

Flipboard definitely rates as one of my favourite apps and is ‘the’ place I go each and every day to catch up on things I’m interested in; basically a one stop magazine!

You can subscribe to my Flipboard Magazine from within the App; just search under ‘Glyn Dewis’ and you’ll find it called “The Photoshopographer”

Also check out this video that my friend Chris Fields of CHNO Technology put together giving a run though of what Flipboard is and some of it’s functionality:

Right that’s all from me for today so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow for the latest instalment of my weekly podcast / show [Link]

Enjoy,
Glyn

•Check out the Flipboard website for more info here [Link]

  • December 11, 2013 - 9:16 am

    Stewart wood - Cool, I reinstalled Flipboard just for this ;)

  • December 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Glyn - Nice one, cheers Stewart :)

PRINTING YOUR PICTURES: Got any Questions???

Hey Folks,

Just a quick post today as I”m currently sat in the Departure Lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 waiting to board a British Airways flight to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Later this morning I’ve a meeting at Loxley Colour to have a chat about printing solutions having been invited up by their Management Team.

I’ll let you know more details about the reason for the visit a little later but in the mean time I thought this might be a good opportunity whilst I ‘have their ear’ to put any printing questions / concerns you might have to them.

So if you do have anything you’d like an answer to or are curious about when it comes to
printing just drop a comment in the section below or send me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com and I’ll see what I can do. Right must go…don’t want to miss that plane and be late for Breakfast in Scotland which incidentally will be my first time there; can’t wait!

Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,
Glyn

  • December 10, 2013 - 7:22 am

    Lee Ramsden - Mate, I think that their website needs more example images of products.
    For example I’m after the largest Aluminium that they produce, but from the site trying to work out the difference between high shine gloss vs fine brush high gloss is tricky.

    I respect nothing beats seeing the product in person, but its tricky and need to order online.

    Anyways… Have a fab time and good luck with the meetings.

    Lee

  • December 10, 2013 - 7:30 am

    frederic - For me best Team in The World.

  • December 10, 2013 - 8:34 am

    Sean McCormack - The tour is awesome. I was well impressed with it. Saw it when I did the Photoshop vs Lightroom tour with Mark Cleghorn back in the day.

My NEW iTunes Podcast: Can you help?

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

How was your weekend?

Mrs D and I decided to get away overnight so drove down to Devon early Saturday morning to spend some time with friends and also take in some sea air at Lyme Regis. It’s funny but even though neither of us are from that part of the Country we both feel incredibly relaxed when there and that feeling of ‘home’ is quite overwhelming; hence why we plan to move there in the not too distant future:)

Anyway getting back today and the first blog post of the week…

My NEW iTunes Podcast: Can you help?
As you’ll likely know I produce a weekly show that goes out each and every Thursday covering all kinds of tips, tricks and techniques Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom related. At the moment the show goes out on my YouTube Channel but since episode 1 I’ve been asked if it will ever be available as a iTunes Podcast.

Well I’m really excited to tell you that very soon that will be the case but there’s just one thing I need your help with…the icon / logo.

Here’s a couple of designs that my Buddy and Assistant Dave Clayton has drawn up and now we thought we’d throw it out to you to get your opinion on which one to use … A or B.

So what do you think?
I want the icon to be noticeable and ‘me’ if you know what I mean and I do already have my favourite out of the two but what do you think?

I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me know your thoughts / preference by typing just a simple A or B either in the comments section below or drop me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com and then once decided I’ll add it in and we should be live with the podcast any day now.

Thanks for looking in and your time with.

Have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.
Enjoy,
Glyn

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:40 am

    Matt Z - I think B is you!

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:41 am
  • December 9, 2013 - 5:44 am

    Ken - B for me.

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:44 am

    J.R. Maddox - I like A better. But it does seem as if its missing a little something B has. I think B will do better as it catches your eye…. That big shiny head just makes you want to look and see what this is…

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:48 am

    Craig McCormick - B all the way. Very memorable and you can put a face to the name; making it more personal.

  • December 9, 2013 - 8:59 am

    Nemanja Nedic - B

  • December 9, 2013 - 9:57 am

    kenny - Go for B Glyn. You are an exuberant guy who exudes enthusiasm in each episode you give us and in turn, give us the enthusiasm to try to emulate what you teach us. The second logo captures this.

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:02 am

    Henry Murphy - B for me. Looks like you want to make it fun and enjoyable.

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Nick - B for me it’s you down to a T

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Steve H - ‘B’ Get’s my vote, with one suggestion (other opinions are available). Make your head slightly smaller and move it away from the left hand edge of the frame. That way it’s not quite so cramped and the photoshop lettering won’t end up too far over the image. Looks good though, well done Dave.

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Ian Mears - B!

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Bob G - B is my choice. It will draw folks in. They will want to see who this maniac is! ;-)

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Morgana Creely - Definitely B :)

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:31 am

    Sander - Hi Glyn,

    What will be the size of the Icon?
    If it is the size of an app I would go for A
    If it is bigger I would go for B.

    This because B is funny but in a smaller size maybe too busy.

    Good luck with your choice! :-D

  • December 9, 2013 - 10:31 am

    Brian Worley - B for me, in a world of icons, having something that is instantly more recognisable is definitely the way to go and while A has your logo, B is more you

  • December 9, 2013 - 11:41 am

    Bob Bell - A, seems more instant/to the point, if that makes sense?

  • December 9, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Derek Jamieson - B

  • December 9, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Jürgen - A for me please as B has the possibility of looking a little amateurish when it is anything but !

  • December 9, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Tauratinzwe - Give me a “B”

  • December 9, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Elizabeth G - B for sure.

  • December 9, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    s lu - b

  • December 9, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Iain Munro - Hi Glyn

    I would go with B, but would also put your logo in the background as well.

    The shine on the head looks odd – I would remove it.

    Iain

  • December 9, 2013 - 2:09 pm

    Aletta Armee - B is the best choise

  • December 9, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Snuffy Sims - B
    That’s an attention getter!
    Good luck with itunes & thanks again for all of the great tips!

  • December 9, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Cody Ash - I know B is most likely your favourite but A is my choice. It’s classy.

  • December 9, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Mark Sands-Foy - Hi Glyn,

    I prefer A as it ties in with your logo, and so more identifiable as your corporate image! But B is looks more friendly and inviting.

    Mark.

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Cliff Workman - Go with B! Option A is just another generic icon that will get overlooked and blended with the masses. Option B has much more of a branding effect and will be easily associated with who you are.

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Regi - I like B!!!

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    Nanci Kuiper - B

  • December 9, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Mike Butcher - Has to be “B”. So appropriate.

  • December 9, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Mark Patton - I have to say B is the obvious choice! Can’t wait to subscribe!!

  • December 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    DaveT - I prefer A but based on what your looking for in the write up it has to be B

  • December 9, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    Steve Healy - I think it has to be B

  • December 9, 2013 - 11:25 pm

    John - A

  • December 10, 2013 - 12:18 am

    MajedHD - A

  • December 10, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Russ - Out of the 2, I’d choose B, but only cos A doesn’t show off your logo – its too big, my eye sees the text not the logo.
    If the logo was the same size as the carton head, then I’d choose A. :-)

  • December 10, 2013 - 10:32 am

    David Kelly - Hmm. I prefer the clean (shaven? ;-)) look of A but I think B would work better as a more stand-out, eye catching icon.

  • December 10, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    Brian - Hey Glyn,

    I vote for ‘A’

  • December 11, 2013 - 5:37 am

    Faisal Alkateefi - B is you, I think it describe you :)

I LOVE PRINTS!!!

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Friday already so what do you have planned this coming weekend?

Today I’m heading into London  and in fact at the moment of writing this I’m sat on the train heading into London Marylebone as this afternoon I’ll be on stage at the University of East London for a seminar with my friend, Germany Digital Artist Uli Staiger for Train to Create.

In the mean time I’ve just a quick post for you today which is more of a recommendation, and this is…“Make it today that you send of one or more of your pictures for printing”

I’ve said it before but there nothing comes close to seeing and holding one of your own images in print…it’s a totally different experience to seeing them on screen be it on your computer or ipad or whatever else you use.

To steal a phrase, actually seeing one of your images in print ‘takes it to another level’ and that is most definitely the case when other people look at it too. As opposed to with an iPad folks where folks will swipe from one picture to the next, when holding a print they proceed to move their faces closer in and away, hold it up to the light at different angles, really taking their time to take it in.

So make it today that you send off one of your favourite images for printing especially if it’s something you’ve not done for a long while or indeed…ever!

Talking of printing, Tuesday next week I’ll be flying to Edinburgh as I  have a meeting with Loxley Color; lots going on with those folks so I’ll be sure to keep you posted with that asap.

Right that’s all from me for today so have a great weekend and if you’re in London later on for today’s Train to Create Seminar, be sure to say hi.

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • December 6, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Mark Power - I read that as, “I love Prince!!!”. It all went downhill after Batman, I always thought.

  • December 6, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Maciej - Glyn,
    Superb that you are posting on this!
    I have just printed some of my headshots and I was sooooo very much boosted with creative juices that I could not believe it myself!
    It is just great to have them enlarged and seeing your own work like this.
    I couldn’t agree more, when I saw you saying ‘taking it to another level’, or maybe let me say ‘a game changing experience’ :D

    Thanks! and have a great WE!
    Maciej

  • December 6, 2013 - 9:51 pm

    Ash W - Glyn, who do you use for your prints?

  • December 10, 2013 - 3:40 am

    Himeros - I love your Iron Man art. Could you please do a tutorial on creating cloud of dust and flying particles in action scene? I know it’s easy but I can never do it right.

    And could you share your opinion on photoshopping well-known figures? I mean, in your case: Iron Man. Because there are some copyright fanatics in Deviant Art who insist that photoshop artists must never use any copyrighted images (celebrities & well-known characters) even for non-profit public display – unless with permission.

    Thank you.

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Matching Foreground and Background #26

Hey Everyone

It’s Thursday which means a new episode of my Weekly Show is now Online!!!

Ok so for this episode I’m kind of linking in with a video I posted earlier this week about compositing. You see over the past few months whilst I’ve been giving more and more talks at camera clubs I’ve noticed there are certain ‘retouching’ questions that come up more than most.

The video earlier this week was aimed at answering the ‘perspective’ question I get when folks ask how to get the angle of the background and the angle of the subject you’re adding in to match; you can check out the video here [Link]

For today’s video which is now Episode 26 I’m covering something I recorded a while back but amongst a much longer video containing several other techniques.

One of the reasons I’ve shortened each episode to around the 10 minute mark (approx) is because I think if it’s too long then content gets missed for a whole heap of reasons.

So here then is a technique all on it’s own to show a way that you can quickly and easily match the colour/temperature of the background and subject (when compositing) so that the two look more natural together and much more in tune to help it look as though they were shot ‘together’…if that makes sense.

Hope you like it…

As always if you have any questions / comments then please feel free to drop me an email to glyn@glyndewis.com or leave a comment in the section below.

Ok that’s all from me for today so thanks for dropping and hey if you’d let others know about my YouTube Channel and the content I post out each and every week I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks and catch you tomorrow,
Glyn

  • December 5, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    henk jan van boeijen - Glyn,

    Thanks for sharing all this great stuff with us.

    Truly inspirational.