Intuitively you probably have a general idea of what layers are for—but can you work with them well? If you’re not sure, then read on to learn the basics and read practical tips for their everyday use.
Masks are among the most important tools for advanced photo editing, and yet many photographers have no idea they exist, causing extra work for themselves. Would you like to avoid this extra work? Read on.
No matter whether you want to just place one photo inside another, or create a complicated collage, it’s easy to do in Zoner Photo Studio X. I’ll show you how to create a simple collage in a few clicks and lead you in detail through the process of creating more complex ones. As we’ll see, photo collages have a wide range of uses. You’ll be glad that you’ve learned how to make them.
How to remove glare from eyeglasses and other glass objects. Use the Editor Module, masks, and layers.
When taking pictures of people wearing glasses, you’ll often run into problems with glare, making it difficult to see your subject’s eyes. Of course, it’s best to prevent glare during the actual shooting. However, it’s not always possible and you’ll have to either accept it or remove it in post-processing. If you choose the latter option, this tutorial is for you. We’ll be using the Editor Module and layers in Zoner Photo Studio X.
This time around we’ll be looking at another of the many ways to make use of layers for your photo editing. We’ll teach you how to add realistic-looking snow to your photos. Adding textures to photos is very popular, but you need to learn the right approach if you want your results to look believable. Fortunately it’s not complicated—you can do it using layers in Zoner Photo Studio X.
Group photos are the sort of thing that can seem easy at first. You round people up into one place, you say “cheese!”, and you shoot ten pictures. But then back home on your computer, you learn that every shot has someone with their eyes closed. What do you do? You can’t retake the picture, and yet you also can’t send off a wedding picture where a third of the family is “sleeping.” Well, in Zoner Photo Studio X, you can re-open those sleepers’ eyes. We’ll show you how.
On the one hand, portrait retouching is a complicated skill that takes years of practice to master fully. But on the other hand, Zoner Photo Studio offers a number of tools that will let you get started with retouching very fast. Read up on the retouching basics that every portrait photographer should master. With our guide, you’ll learn them fast.
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.
This Christmas, make it easier for the kids in your family to hand out the gifts. Create your own tags with both names and photos. Then even the youngest children, who haven’t learned to read yet, will have the joy of handing out the gifts and finding their own.