Creating props and outfits for shoots

Creativity is an essential part of Gavin’s photography. From deciding on the best angles and make up styling to venues and props we take a pride in creating and sourcing things to individualise our shoots and workshops. I am always thrilled when someone takes the time to email or tell us how they appreciated the...
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How to Create a Cheese Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to create a cheese text effect using Photoshop's layer styles, filters, and brushes. This text effect is based on Cheese Text - Photoshop Action from Envato Market. The Action transforms any text or shape into a cheese with just one click.Cheese Text - Photoshop Action Tutorial Assets...
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What’s New in Photoshop CC 2019

Photoshop CC 2019 brings you the new Frame tool, Content-Aware Fill workspace, and Symmetry Mode for the brush tool. There’s also a heck lot of small improvements. This video by Denny’s Tips will show you everything you need to know about the new Photoshop CC 2019 update. 1. Frame Tool Designers have been switching from...
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How to Create a Rose and Spider Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a fantasy rose woman portrait. You'll learn how to build the background with cobwebs, rose branches, and spiders. We'll also retouch the model and decorate her with a rose headpiece, sepal dress, and sparkling cobwebs. We'll use several adjustment...
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Make Up, Quick vs Quality

We started working with make up artists several years ago for our portrait shoots. It really opened our eyes to how much make up can change the look of your shots. Some themes and styled shoots can benefit dramatically from the services of a good make up artist. In this video Gavin takes shots firstly...
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How to Remove a Person From a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingLearn helpful Photoshop tips in less than five minutes! Check out this quick video below!Is there a certain detail ruining your perfect shot? Some photos are easy to recreate, while others need additional editing. So in this short video, I'll show you how to remove an object, specifically a whole person, from...
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Fighting Crime with Photoshop

Fighting crime with photoshop is indeed very effective and efficient. Cameras and digital imaging have become an integral part of our daily life and the society. These cameras are easily carried in pockets, high-definition cameras easily built into mobile phones, and mounted in walls and cars. Because of the frequency of cameras in the surroundings,...
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Home Studio to Mini Music Venue

It’s always fun when we get IF-E in the studio and this video was no exception. Gavin likes to push the boundaries and overcome the limitations of working in the same small space and this was another cracking example. Some great lighting and obviously the smoke machine provide the right vibe for IF-E to bang...
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How to Create a Mental Health Themed Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingAlthough mental health is just as important as physical health, it's often misunderstood and treated too lightly. After all, a person suffering from depression or anxiety looks completely fine on the outside, and nobody can tell what they're really feeling. That's where art can help—it allows the artist to show their inner...
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Free Video Course: Essential Tips to Master Photoshop Brushes

New to the Brush Tool? Learn essential tips with this free Photoshop course below!Essential Brush Tips for Adobe PhotoshopHave 30 minutes to spare? We're excited to bring you, for free, my latest course on 10 Tips to Master Adobe Photoshop Brushes. This course outlines all the essential tips for getting started with digital art in...
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What is a cookie consent? Do they affect user experience?

In this article, our objective is to get an answer these two questions: What is a cookie consent? Does it affect user experience?  To start with, we should know what a cookie is. Cookies, not those you eat with your milk, are messages that different web servers pass to your web browser. This happens when you...
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How to Paint Natural, Afro Textured Hair in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we're going to look at different ways of painting natural, afro textured hair in Adobe Photoshop. We'll create a trio portrait, with each subject's hair drawing inspiration from different hair types. Before diving into this lesson, check out the previous two tutorials in this series: How to Draw Natural, Textured,...
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How to Create a Surreal Boat Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a surreal boat photo manipulation featuring a flying boat with birds, a tree, and a house. First, we'll build the base scene using several stock images. Later, we'll add the boat, tree, roof, and window. We'll retouch the model, ladder,...
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How to Create a Dark Surreal Eye Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a dark, surreal piece featuring a giant underground eye. First, we'll build the base scene using several stock images. After that, we'll add the eye and the root and blend them together using adjustment layers, masking, and brushes. Later, we'll...
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Download These 9 LUTs and Lightroom Profiles for Travel Photography

Grab these free profiles and LUTs courtesy of SparkleStock. The inspiration for these looks come from popular influencers like Sam Kolder. The free download gives you 9 profiles/LUTs. Upgrade to the pro version to unlock all 40 looks enhanced with VOXCOLOR‘s skin tone protection technology. (Read more...)...
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How to Use Grids in Photoshop to Create a Typographic Poster

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we will create a powerful typographic poster by using grids. We will also learn to use layer masks and adjustment layers to edit images. Are you ready to get started?What You Will Need You'll need access to Adobe Photoshop. If you don't have the software, you can download a...
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How to Digitally Paint Dimension and Texture in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingHow do you add volume and texture to digital paintings?Simple. Just reference real-life objects! Digital painting is difficult for many people, but it's really all about patience and giving yourself adequate time to develop details to the best of your ability.So today, we're going to tackle this challenge by painting three French-inspired...
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What’s the Difference Between Lightroom Profiles and Presets?

Lightroom profiles are better than presets, but there are some things you should know. Profiles solve significant problems with presets – many that could not be solved without introducing something new. In this post, you’ll learn the difference between profiles and presets and why profiles are the future. Although this is about Lightroom, the same...
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How to Create a Surreal Poster Design in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use key design techniques to create a striking poster design in Adobe Photoshop. What You Will Need You'll need access to Adobe Photoshop—if you don't have the software, you can download a trial from the Adobe website. You'll also need the following resources: Cordillera...
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How to Create a Surreal Water Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a surreal piece featuring a giant fish trying to swallow the moon. First, we'll build the base scene of the sea and add the fish. After that, we'll add the moon, paint the bubbles, and create the water's splashes. We'll...
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