DxO PhotoLab can create superb black and white imagery, both in terms of image quality and in creative control, but you need to get the DxO FilmPack 5 Elite add-on to do it. • DxO PhotoLab 2.1 review This does … Continue reading How to get great black and white in DxO PhotoLab… but you’ll need FilmPack 5
ON1 Photo RAW has a huge library of preset effects and you can try them all out just by browsing through the categories and clicking on the ones you like the look of. But that doesn’t really get you any … Continue reading How to use the ON1 Photo Texture and Border filters
Modern cameras can reproduce the world with utter, clinical accuracy. The trouble is, it turns out that’s not what we wanted after all. A lot of the time, what we actually want is the faded, distressed, imperfect look of analog … Continue reading 6 tips for getting an authentic analog film effect
I am a huge fan of Google Snapseed. I’m not a huge fan of what Google has done with it, dropping the desktop Snapseed app and then the online Snapseed editing tools built into Google+ Photos. This has been replaced … Continue reading Did you know you can stack filters in Google Snapseed?
Analog Efex Pro is a brand new addition to the Google Nik Collection, the set of plug-ins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture that Google took over when it bought out Nik Software. You can find out more at the … Continue reading How to use the Google Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro Camera Kit
OnOne Software’s Perfect Effects is just like Nik (Google) Color Efex Pro, offering a range of different filter effects from a single interface. Where Color Efex Pro lets you ‘stack’ filter effects, Perfect Effects lets you do even more, with … Continue reading How to combine Perfect Effects frames and blend modes
Fine art can mean a whole lot of different things, but here I’m just going to show how to turn a colour image into a simple graphic composition that could work quite nicely when you hang it on your wall. … Continue reading How to create a fine art effect with Silver Efex Pro 2
Photographers are never happy. We couldn’t stop complaining about our dirty, faded colour transparencies when they were all we had, and we couldn’t wait to swap to nice, clean, everlasting digital images… only now they’re the norm, we miss our … Continue reading Create a dirty Kodachrome with Perfect Photo Suite!