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Every time Robert Cornelius releases a photo composite, my jaw hits the floor.  This guy is amazing and such an inspiration!  My only question is, how long until Hollywood recruits him?  :)

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http://www.robertcorneliusphotography.com/

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So Beautiful! <3
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Since I’m not a painter or illustrator, photo compositing is the perfect way for me to express the ideas that illuminate my imagination.  This alpine scene is an excellent example.  There’s simply no way to capture this with a single click of the camera’s shutter.  Fortunately for me, and for all of us, sensational tools such as Photoshop allow us to convey our ideas more clearly and easily than at any other moment in history.  It truly is an exciting time to be alive!  A special thanks goes out to the remarkable +David Marx for sharing one of his skier images with me.

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Fabulous creation Mark 👏😍
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To enhance the surreal effect of the hyper-real HDR processing, I captured this scene with a fisheye lens.  I finished the project using Photoshop’s Oil Paint filter (which has returned to Photoshop CC 2015 under Filter>Stylize).  If you'd like to learn more about how to creatively apply the Oil Paint filter, take a peek at this tutorial: http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2012/09/photoshop-workbench-349-oil-painting-elevated/

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Thanks for sharing my work, +Photo Mania USA!  :)
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My latest Topaz Texture Effects tutorial found its way to the Topaz Labs blog!  Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1lAcuNm

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Magnificent creation 😍
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In today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we’ll blend three Flypaper Textures with a photo to give it a painterly appearance.  But we won’t stop there.  We’ll also impart a soft, glowing look to the edges to give the impression of runny, wet colors…similar to what you might see in a watercolor painting.  Finally, we’ll refine the tones and colors non-destructively using the original Raw file data that is cleverly tucked away in a smart object.

Watch today’s tutorial (non-members can view this tutorial and over 600 others for just $4.95 per month):

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2016/01/photoshop-workbench-508-texture-montage-with-a-twist/

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Uli Staiger’s (https://500px.com/uli_staiger) offbeat sense of humor shines through again in his latest 3D masterpiece. His creations coupled with my desire to take my art farther are inspiring me to tackle 3D head on and finally learn Cinema 4D!

(Image copyright Uli Staiger)

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damm!!
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Inspiration can come from so many places, yet sometimes it doesn’t come at all.  If you’re like me, you may occasionally find yourself staring at an interesting photo, yet have absolutely no idea what to do with it.  I like to use these instances as opportunities to explore possibilities without the constraints of expectations.  In other words, these moments represent perfect opportunities to experiment freely in Photoshop.  Doing so may just lead to your next big breakthrough or a surprising result.

In today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we’ll start with a photo of a model captured in a dark setting with neon face paint.  It’s a fascinating photo, yet I didn’t know what to do with it, so I just started experimenting.  At first, the results were so-so, but I persevered. Somewhere along the way, something triggered the idea to transform her into an aurora borealis goddess.  Now that I had purpose, I layered a variety of night sky images and mixed them with blend modes.  To create the aurora effect, I worked with a set of free high-res brushes from the Obsidian Dawn website.  Use of colors that matched the model’s face paint helped unify the scene and gave my eyes a thrill.

Watch today’s tutorial (non-members can view this tutorial and over 600 others for just $4.95 per month):
http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2016/02/photoshop-workbench-511-creating-the-aurora-borealis-goddess-composite/

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Great..fantastic turtorial..thank you very much...
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Enchanted by a Sean Duggan ice cave photo composite in an issue of Photoshop User magazine, I set out to create a composite of my own. The challenge of depicting a sleeping Buddha statue thawing from a block of ice gave me an opportunity to explore techniques for creating transparency in thinning ice. Fun stuff! To give the statue its dimensional appearance, I used the technique covered in this tutorial (http://bit.ly/1mdbM91) combined with the Macphun “Metallic Sheen” Intensify preset found in my Fantasy Collection. See the collection here: https://macphun.com/marketplace/the-fantasy-collection

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Always fantastic work 😍
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Learn how to transform an ordinary photo into an abstract impressionistic masterpiece!  Watch today’s tutorial and over 600 others for just $4.95 per month: http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2016/01/photoshop-workbench-510-abstract-impressionism/

#photoshop   #photoshoptutorial   #topaz   #topaztutorial   #impression   #impressiontutorial   #topazimpression   #topazimpressiontutorial   #impressionism  
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thank you Mark, have a great weekend :)
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I’m having a blast with the textures, light leaks, and diffusion effects in Topaz Texture Effects!

Get $20 off through Jan. 31 by entering the code EASYTEXTURE at checkout: http://www.topazlabs.com/aff/idevaffiliate.php?id=1027&url=http://www.topazlabs.com/textureeffects

Watch my free tutorial here: http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2015/12/photoshop-workbench-504-topaz-texture-effects-tour/

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BEAUTIFUL PICTURE..I like Topaz  Texture software very much ..it is one of my best programs...
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In today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we’ll tackle two tasks that really help sell the realism of a photo composite.  First, we’ll learn how to create a custom sand brush from scratch so we can scatter flying sand particles in our scene.  Second, we’ll use a photographed toy dinosaur’s foot to create a custom brush that will allow us to stamp a footprint in the desert sand.

Watch today’s tutorial (non-members can view this tutorial and over 600 others for just $4.95 per month):

http://www.msjphotography.com/index.php/2016/01/photoshop-workbench-509-flying-sand-particles-and-footprints-in-the-sand/

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Fantastic work Mark 👏 😍
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While conceptualizing this photo composite, something clicked when I imagined combining the graceful movement of the dancer with the dynamic flow and prismatic colors of the paint.  Seeing the two together makes my eyes do a happy dance of their own.  :)

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awesome photography and editing

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I'm a creativity junkie, Photoshop enthusiast, author, and educator who can't help but share my ideas and enthusiasm with others. Check out my site, www.msjphotography.com, and you'll immediately see what I mean.
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I am an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter.  Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, I have lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos.  My tutorials appear regularly on the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) web site, and my imagery and articles have been featured in Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines.  Watch hundreds of my free and entertaining Photoshop tutorials at www.msjphotography.com.

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Creative Compositing with Photoshop's Layer Blending Modes
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In the video below, Mark S. Johnson demonstrates the process of layering a model's photo onto a wintry scene with a tree and some birds.

Mark Johnson Composite Lighting Tutorial
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One of the hardest things I have found when working on composites is getting the lighting right. A bad composite can completely ruin an othe

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Google Drive is a free service that lets you store all your files including documents, photos, videos and Google Docs online and access them

Summer Pause | French Kiss Collections
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Summer Pause. Posted on August 23, 2012 by Leslie Nicole | 0 Comments. I'm taking a wee bit of time off to recharge the 'ol batteries and en