In this tutorial, I will teach you how to lose your head – the safe way! As usual, I will start off with the basics, and then suggest how you could carry on from there. Let’s get started.
Setting up for this photo manipulation is quite similar to the previous (and now rather famous!) cloning tutorial, in which you need a camera (obviously), a tripod (or just a steady place to put your camera) and 2 photographs of the same scene, one with your model (or yourself) in it, and one without.
Apologies to those who have been waiting for my new tutorial which never seemed to be published. I know, and am deeply honoured, that there are many who look forward to it, and I humbly thank them, and you, for all the support that all of you have given me.
That said, let’s get on with today’s tutorial! 😀
This time around, I will show you how to do a precise selection in Photoshop, and then some of the cool things that you can achieve, once you’ve mastered it. Precise selection? That isn’t very descriptive, is it? Doesn’t sound cool, but here are 2 teaser images to encourage you to read on. 🙂
The Green Living Club is making use of Captain Planet to help spread awareness regarding environmental issues. This poster is one out of several (I saw at least 3) in the series, although only this one features our mullet-haired pal here.
I’m not sure if the Green Living Club is associated with the official Captain Planet Foundation, but using the green hero as a mascot was definitely eye-catching for me, as I’ve not seen him for years!
On that note, Mr. Malique asked me to remind you to eat your green veggies and do your part for the planet!
The power is… Yours!
P/S: Sorry I’ve not posted a new tutorial yet! I know I promised it to be out by now, but I’ve (surprisingly) been rather busy. I’ll try to get it done soon! Shout-outs to tutorial-seekers from NAFA and also their lecturers! Thanks for the support!
This entry was published by mr malique’s co-author, Zul. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect mr malique’s opinions. Zul is a hobbyist-photographer, an engineer by education, but a web designer by profession. He can be found roaming the streets begging people to accept HTML into their hearts. Other times, he can be found not making much sense at zuldevil.com
I’m sorry I can’t post up an in-depth tutorial to mark the year’s end. I’ve been pretty busy with stuff and making these tutorials really take more time than I care to admit! Heh.
Here’s a short filler one, regarding flash, to allow you to get your tutorial fix while I work on the lengthy new one coming up next month. 🙂
Light is the most crucial part of a good photo. Not the camera, not the photographer, but light. And natural lighting is definitely the best way to go, but if you lack natural lighting, then you can use flash to compensate. I know, I know… Using flash produces such artificial looking photos, right? Well, not if you use flash right! Fill-flash, especially, can be used to make your pictures pop up even more.
Here I will illustrate how using flash can make or break a photograph in this short tutorial.