Want to upload a photo on a social network or elsewhere on the web while making sure everyone will know you took it? That’s what watermarking is for. It’s usually in the form of a semi-transparent text or logo at the corner of a photo.
What do you do when you want to gorgeously document the look of your shot location, but the weather just isn’t there? One thing you can do is to replace the sky during post-production. This is a creative technique where you take advantage of work with layers. You’ll need both your original photograph and one with a more interesting sky. Ideally they both should have been shot at the same focal length. And what do you do after that?
You can use blending modes both in your work with layers and in your work with editing effects in ZPS. When you’re working with layers, you’ll find the controls for blending modes in the right panel under the Layers line, above the list of layers. During edits themselves, you’ll always find the blending mode controls (“Blending Options”) by the specific adjustment you’re applying (e.g. Curves, Grayscale, Blur, etc.). ZPS offers you over 20 different choices of blending mode. The best way to get to know them is by trying them out.
Have a scene where too many things are distracting from your subject? If those distractions are moving objects, you can easily remove them on a PC using multi-exposures. Just take multiple shots from a single location, with the moving objects located differently in each shot. And then join them all into one picture. Let’s take a look at how.
For a picture to look good, it has to be correctly focused. So cameras offer several focus options that can handle a variety of situations. Pick the right option every time, and you’ll get great photos of everything from the Eiffel Tower to dogs at play.
Photographers generally use multi-exposures to create HDR photos; these serve to darken overly bright skies or brighten dark landscapes. But multi-exposures can be used for much more than just that. Like cloning any objects you want. You just have to place them into your scene and take your series of source photos. And then join it all into one picture. Let’s take a look at how.
For your subject to interest your viewers, they have to be able to find their bearings in your photo quickly and simply. And the right composition will help. There are several ways you can use composition to lead people’s eyes. Here are 3 of them.