Create a Winter Snow Scene with Photoshop #65

Hi Folks

As today is Wednesday, I’ve a brand new episode of my weekly Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography podcast/show.

Now at episode 65 in this video I take you through a great Photoshop technique that I discovered simply by experimenting and playing around for turning a regular picture into a winter snow scene; a technique that works great on the ‘right’ picture; the result can be incredibly realistic!

So what is the ‘right’ picture? Well, at the end of the video I cover that too PLUS in the description part of the video on YouTube I’ve added a link where you can download my image file that I use in the video so you can start trying the technique out straight away.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and hey feel free to share with other as much as you can…I mean like:)

Enjoy,
Glyn

  • October 23, 2014 - 2:42 am

    Mik - Awesome Glyn, and I am working on a concept for an image and I may try it in the snow.

  • October 24, 2014 - 4:07 pm

    Gerald - Another great tutorial Glyn, thank-you, also works with Elements.

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Glyn - Mik…Nice one. Be sure to share your results; would love to see them.

Create a Dust/Smoke Brush PLUS Quick Technique: Photoshop #64

Hey Folks

How’s it going?

Hope you had a great weekend.

Late on Friday evening I recorded and posted online a new episode of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom show/podcast after having taken a break over the past couple of weeks or so because of writing.

In this episode (#64) I go through a couple of quick techniques…

1) A compositing technique for blending an object onto an uneven surface so that it looks like it was really there.

2) How to create a dust/smoke effect brush using a brush already in Photoshop and making a few adjustments.

Anyway here it is, just 10 minutes long.
Hope you ‘like’ and as always it would be great if you shared with others too.

Cheers,
Glyn

AMAZING: Adobe 3D Photo Magic

Hi Folks

Dropping in with another video for you today showcasing some of the new Photoshop innovations coming from Adobe in the near future.

Sure yesterday’s video was incredible showing how to turn day to night and vice verse was incredible but today I’ve a video all about 3D.

Now 3D is something I’m looking at incorporating more and more and I’m already feeling excited about the possibilities, but what Adobe have been working on completely blows my mind; now watch the video and be amazed!

Catch you next time,
Glyn

  • October 17, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    David Murdoch - It’s crazy to think where Adobe have brought Photoshop from adding layers at 3.5 to this! Where will we be in another 10 years time?

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:17 am

    Glyn - Exciting times ahead huh :)

Adobe Lighting MAGIC!!!

Hey Everyone

How’s it going?

Ok so today I just wanted to share something that you may not have seen if you hadn’t been keeping up with all the updates from the recent Adobe MAX conference.

Adobe showcased some new capabilities that they’re working on for adding in to Photoshop and by the looks of things aren’t that far away from being sent through to the Creative Cloud for us all. One in particular that grabbed my attention was the ability to turn your photos from Day to Night and vice verse; especially since recently I posted s video on my YouTube channel showing a technique do something similar [Link]

Anyway this demonstration shows something way more advanced and I think you’ll agree that the results are exciting to say the least…

Exciting times ahead!
Catch you next time,
Glyn

Scott Kelby weekend: UK Seminar and Photo Walk

Hey Folks

Well all I can say is WOW!!! It’s been an incredible weekend!!!

Starting off Friday morning meeting up with Dave and then into London to catch up with Scott Kelby and Brad Moore for some breakfast before Scott’s ‘Shoot Like a Pro‘ seminar in Westminster.

I’d never seen Scott present this seminar until now but man he killed it! The location was a sell out, full of photographers from all over the country and further afield and the atmosphere was fantastic. It felt so good to be amongst such an enthusiastic and keen crowd of people making the day extra special and giving Scott and Brad such a wonderful welcome.

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Photo by Brad Moore

Saturday was World Wide Photo Walk day and so I headed over to Bath, UK nice and early to meet up with friends for breakfast and then meeting up with everyone joining us for the walk just before 3pm.

Scott was leading a walk in London from 9.30am and we did our best to keep it as a surprise for everyone on the walk that he was then going top be joining us. With a minute to spare Scott, Brad and Dave managed to get on a train from London to Bath and be with us and in time for the group shot:)

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We had such a great turnout despite quite a few folks having a few challenges finding parking spaces but nevertheless, persistence paid off and everyone managed to be with us and with the sun making an appearance the day just couldn’t have been better.

My friends Jacob and Marianne Jexmark travelled over from Sweden to join us for the walk and I was totally bowled over when Marianne gave me a present of a mini-me that she’d made…even wearing the same shirt too:)

minme

Photo by Scott Kelby

With the walk ending up at a local bar for us all to chat and socialise, and then in the evening invited out for dinner by Ben Brain (Editor of Digital Camera Magazine) and Chris George (Editor in Chief) from Future Publishing, along with Scott, Brad, Dave it was the perfect end to what has been an amazing few days.

Finally a HUGE thanks to both Scott and Brad for managing to squeeze so much into such a short space of time having arrived on Thursday and flown back to Tampa, Florida on Sunday. You ROCKED it!

Catch you next time,
Glyn

  • October 13, 2014 - 9:14 pm

    Neil Mallett - A good time was had by all, it was great that the sun decided to make an appearance after all and to have the main man, the man behind the WWPW be there along with Brad, Dave, yourself and all those other ‘togs was brilliant, well worth a 300 mile round trip.

  • October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Nerys Osbourn - What a fantastic 2 days. Scott was awesome on Friday – funny, inspiring and an all round nice guy – and he can hold a room like you wouldn’t believe.

    Then on to Bath on Saturday for my first photowalk and it didn’t disappoint. I had no idea what to expect but everyone was really friendly and helpful.

    Thanks to Glyn, Dave, Scott, Brad and the backroom team for 2 wonderful days of photographic fun.

  • October 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    My Local Walk in London (and being a walker in Bath) | Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider - […] we joined our buddy (and Photoshop World instructor) Glyn Dewis who was leading a photo walk there. Here’s a link to a blog post by Glyn about the walk in Bath, and my seminar the day […]

  • October 15, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Glyn - Great to see you again mate :)

  • October 15, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Glyn - Hi Nerys
    Thanks so much for taking the time to come out to Bath on Saturday; was great to see you and great to know you enjoyed Friday too.

    Best Wishes
    Glyn

  • October 19, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Amazing weekend in England! | Marianne's treats, travels and tidbits - […] And then it was time to meet the photo group. We had brought us a surprise to Glyn Dewis, in the shape of a crocheted doll of him. He really loved it, as you can see here–> link. […]