Memphis Video Of Creative Destruction Episode 1

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Creative Destruction (technical Difficulties)

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How To Use Instagram For Photography Inspiration (and Who To Follow)

Instagram has become so many things. It’s a place to share your personal photos, videos, and fun selfies with friends. A place to look for fresh travel ideas for your next trip. And finally, a place to find photography inspiration.

For all you photo enthusiasts we put together this list of top 10 famous photographers from all over the world who regularly share creative content on Instagram. Each of the profiles is “must-follow” material, not just for those interested in photography, but also for those who enjoy art and aesthetic beauty.

1. Dave Yoder @daveyoder

Talking about the power of beauty and art in photographs, our first pick is Dave Yoder. A National Geographic photographer, Dave has an Instagram account full of inspirational photography pieces often with powerful messages attached.

The photographer also seems like a true citizen of the world. Follow him and you’ll get an insight into the lives of people from every corner of the planet.

2. Nick Knight @nick_knight

If you understand and love fashion, Nick Knight’s works will make a perfect source of inspiration for you. The British photographer has worked for fashion magazines like Vogue and W. The brands he’s shot include Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Calvin Klein. Nowadays he doesn’t just do photography but also directs music videos for pop divas like Bjork and Lady Gaga.

Alternatively, if you don’t know a lot about fashion, you can appreciate Knight’s works for its aesthetic beauty. Many of his works will remind you of art masterpieces, like Alphonse Mucha’s posters.

3. Ira Block @irablockphoto

What can we say, National Geographic clearly has some of the best photographers working for them.

Ira Block is an American photographer from New York who has been shooting fantastic stories since the 1970s. To say his Instagram account is diverse is an understatement. From busy streets of America’s cultural capital to the natural wonders of South East Asia, follow Block on Instagram to be a part of that journey.

4. Theron Humphrey @thiswildidea

Theron Humphrey was born and bred in coastal North Carolina. It’s almost like his pictures have this comforting sandy soil and log fire feeling to them.

Yes, Theron’s magnificent pet Maddie is the star of good 80 percent of his Instagram pictures. Did it have anything to do with Theron’s Instagram making it to this list? No comment. But whether you’re an animal lover or not, the photographer’s ability to capture everyday life moments and turn them into original art is truly impressive.

5. Pete Souza @petesouza

Bunny ears, 2014. C’mon admit it, you knew this one was coming.

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Now that you have your share of cute dog pictures, introducing you to the works of the President’s photographer seems like a natural step forward.

Pete Souza has previously made his way into MakeUseOf articles with his documentary “The President’s Photographer“. Pete’s photography is just as impressive as his documentaries. He’d been the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama since 2008. Follow his Instagram for an exclusive insight into a life of the politician, the White House, and beyond.

6. Jonathan Mannion @jonathanmannion

Jonathan Mannion’s photography is centered around hip hop culture. He has shot over 300 album covers and has previously worked with hip-hop stars like Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Aaliyah, Outkast, Nas, Nicki Minaj, and Kendrick Lamar.

The photographer’s lens has also captured actors, athletes, artists, designers, and other tastemakers. Jonathan has a special ability to connect with the people of creative professions on a different level and bring out their enigmatic personalities. His works are some of the most iconic images of the people who define the modern world’s art industry.

7. Asa Sjostrom @asasjostromphotography

Asa Sjostrom is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Sweden. Most of her pictures focus on social issues and human rights, especially those concerning women and children.

Asa describes her mission as a photojournalist as “creating awareness and striving for intimate situations between [her] and the people in [her] photographs.”

8. Mike Kus @mikekus

Canal townhouse reflections on a beautiful morning!

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Our next pick is that rare case when the number of followers on Instagram actually tells you something about the photographer.

Mike Kus is a graphic designer and a photographer based in the UK. He was one of the first designers to start using the network. Mike’s creative pictures have clearly won Instagram users’ hearts (or at least the hearts of his 800,000 users). Follow him for some truly inspired photography of the (sometimes) gloomy but romantic British landscapes.

9. Ami Vitale @amivitale

Photo by @amivitale. Mary, one of the wildlife keepers from the local Samburu community, watches over orphaned or abandoned reticulated giraffes at the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Reticulated giraffe number less than 8,700 individuals — as a distinct species, it makes them some of the most endangered large mammals in the world. Though scientists long classified giraffes as one species with multiple subspecies, new research revealed that giraffes should be four species. The goal is to eventually release these giraffe back into the wild. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) and Sarara Camp (@sararacamp) are part of the Samburu-owned Namunyak Conservancy. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @ConservationOrg @nature_africa @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #giraffe #savegiraffe #retetielephants #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natureisspeaking #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikond5s #photojournalism #amivitale

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If your heart stops when you think about traveling the world, discovering new places and cultures, and wanderlust, then Ami Vitale’s pictures are your cup of tea.

It’s safe to say that Ami has seen and experienced it all. Having been to more than 80 countries, she’s witnessed poverty, violence, and destruction of life — but also “surreal beauty, and the power of the human spirit.”

Her photographs have been exhibited in museums all over the world and published in international magazines. At the moment she is working on conservation stories in Kenya. Spoiler: be prepared for some of the most endearing pictures of Kenyan wildlife.

10. Dustin Vaughn-Luma @dvl

For the grand finale, we present you Dustin Vaughn-Luma – a photographer from San Jose, California. When he’s not busy photographing laughing people, peculiar stairs, street graffiti, and vintage cameras, he works as a contributing writer for @casual_photophile.

His pictures are rich with details and often show you surprising perspectives. Importantly, Dustin’s pictures always have a unique point of view.

Is That All?

What are 10 Instagram accounts in comparison to the 600 million network’s users? There are maybe hundreds more imaginative photographers that would make perfect inspiration sources. Like these professional photographers with compelling Instagram profiles, these nature photographers, or these 8 photographers based in India.

Who do you follow on Instagram? Do you use the network as a source for inspiration? Are there any talented photographers on Instagram that you didn’t find on our list? Share your personal picks in the comments below!

10 Free Adobe Photoshop Plugins For The Best Creative Suite

Photoshop plugins and extensions are an easy way to add functionality to the leading image processing app and to improve your workflow.

You can find plugins for almost anything. Some will simplify the professional skin retouching you’d expect to see on the cover of a glossy magazine, and cost hundreds of dollars. Others take care of boring, repetitive tasks. All will make your life a whole lot easier.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at 10 essential free Photoshop plugins that you should start using right away.

1. Nik Collection

The best free Photoshop plugin is actually a set of seven that also function as standalone apps. The Nik Collection started out as professional photo processing software that cost $500. Google bought it and eventually made it available for free, but it’s no longer in development. As a result, the software will one day cease to be compatible with your computer. But for now, it is the gold standard of plugins.

The collection consists of:

  • Analog Efex Pro 2 — Replicates the look of classic analog cameras and film stock.
  • Color Efex Pro 4 — A huge collection of filters and presets for color correction and image processing.
  • Dfine 2 — High-end noise reduction, with more control than Photoshop’s built-in tools provide.
  • HDR Efex Pro 2 — Create stunning but natural looking HDR photos.
  • Sharpener Pro 3 — A powerful sharpening tool to bring out the subtle details in your shots.
  • Silver Efex Pro 2 — Create beautiful black and white conversions.
  • Viveza 2 — Selective control of tone and color for making local adjustments.

nik collection photoshop plugins

Each tool installs as its own self-contained program, with the option to add it to Photoshop or Lightroom. If you only choose one of our recommendations from this list, the Nik Collection should be it.

2. Pexels Plugin

Pexels.com is one of our favorite free stock image sites. The free plugin the site provides enables you to access its content without ever leaving Photoshop.

Go to Windows > Extenstions > Pexels to open Pexels.com in its own panel. Here, you can browse images split by Recent or Popular, or view popular searches and tags under the Likes tab. There’s also a search option.

pexels plugins photoshop

Just click a photo and it will download and insert itself onto a new layer in your open Photoshop file (or will create a new one if none are open). Stock photos are great if you ever need to add a texture to an image, change the background, or for countless other purposes. Having a stock library essentially built into Photoshop really helps simplify your workflow.

You can also get plugins for commercial stock photo services like iStock and Getty. These are free, but you need to pay for the images.

3, ON1 Effects

ON1 Effects adds Instagram-style functionality to Photoshop. It provides a massive array of presets covering generic looks like “Hipster” or “Cinematic”, to those fashioned around specific film stock. It also offers a large number of filters that can enhance the colors and tone of your image.

on1 effects photoshop plugins

ON1 Effects works as a one-click panel in Photoshop, or you can open the accompanying standalone app for more granular control over how you apply the presets to your photos.

4. Ink

Ink is an add-on for web designers who put their layouts together in Photoshop. It converts the elements in your document into HTML and CSS code so they can be faithfully recreated on a web page.

ink photoshop plugins

The information Ink generates is pretty detailed. It’ll give you info on fonts used, and their size, color, leading and tracking, and so on. It’ll create code for shadows and gradients, and also pixel-perfect measurements between the various elements that make up your design.

5. CSS3Ps

Another tool for web developers, CSS3Ps turns individual layers into CSS code. Photoshop has some of this functionality built in, but the plugin goes further by giving you SCSS and SASS code as well.

css3ps photoshop plugins

CSS3Ps can also be quicker when you’re working on complex designs, as it’s all cloud based. It’s an excellent tool, and takes a lot of the pain out of designing buttons, especially when using shadows, glows, and other effects.

6. SuperPNG

Photoshop offers support for many file formats into which you can save your images. PNG is one of them, but the options you get when saving are very limited.

superpng photoshop plugins

You get a lot more control with SuperPNG. There are more settings to find the right balance between speed and quality — somewhat counterintuitively a lower quality image takes longer to save, due to the sluggishness of PNG compression. You can also retain transparency in an image, and keep or remove the metadata.

7. Fontea

When you’re working with typography in Photoshop you’re limited to using the fonts you’ve got installed on your computer. There are a few plugins that can give you more fonts — fonts.com has one — but sometimes these cost money, and you have to check the usage rights for each font.

fontea photoshop plugins

A simpler choice is Fontea, which gives you access to Google Fonts. They’re all free and open source, so there’s no issue with usage. Just browse through the fonts, filtering down to the styles that you’re after. Each font will download automatically when you need it, and you can remove them just as easily.

8. Long Shadow Generator 2

Some of the most essential Photoshop plugins and extensions are the ones that simplify common tasks. That’s certainly true of Long Shadow Generator 2, which does exactly what its name suggests.

long shadow generator photoshop plugin

The options are deliberately sparse. You can adjust the angle, length, and darkness of the shadow you want. You can also choose between a flat shadow or one that fades the further it travels. And you can produce white shadows when your text or objects are on a dark background. But if you prefer, you can do it all with just one click.

9. Layrs Control 2

Layers are an integral part of Photoshop, but once you’ve got a lot in your document managing them becomes a tedious task.

Layrs Control 2 makes the process a lot easier. It makes seven common layer management actions accessible through a single panel. They are:

  • Layer name editor.
  • Remove unused effects.
  • Flatten all layer effects.
  • Delete empty layers.
  • Rasterize smart objects.
  • Find similar files/folders.
  • Convert to smart object.

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You’d usually have to do all these tasks manually, or find or create your own scripts to handle them. That’s no longer the case with this plugin, which is a real time saver.

10. Font Awesome PS

If you ever need to drop a Twitter or Shopping Cart icon onto your website you probably use Font Awesome to do the job. With Font Awesome PS you can now use the same iconic font in your Photoshop designs as well.

font awesome ps photoshop plugin

There are 675 icons to choose from. They’re added to your image as vector shapes, so they can be resized, colored, and edited with no loss of quality.

Working With Photoshop Plugins

Plugins and extensions install and work in different ways. Some are installed just like regular programs. Some download in ZIP files and need to be copied manually to the Photoshop plugins or extensions directory — check the website for instructions in these cases.

If the add-on is in the ZXP format, try the app ZXPInstaller, available for both Windows and Mac. This replaces the now defunct Adobe Extensions Manager, which used to be used to install these files.

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You can access the add-ons in one of a few different places. You’ll normally find them under Windows > Extensions. Sometimes you’ll find them in the Filter menu. In the case of SuperPNG, above, you’ll find it as a file format in the Save As… menu.

All the plugins work non-destructively. Any edits they make to your images go on separate layers, leaving you free to experiment to find the ones that best suit how you work.

Do you have any favorite Photoshop plugins or extensions? Share your tips with us in the comments.

This Website Tells You How Long Your Speech Will Be

If you’ve conquered your fear of public speaking and are preparing to give a speech, congratulations! Whether you’re speaking at a company meeting, wedding, or teaching something, public speaking is a lot less nerve-wracking when you’re prepared.

A great way to get prepared to give a speech is to know if what you’ve written is long enough (or short enough) for the time slot.

To find out, you can use a pair of websites to get an estimate of how long your speech will be.

Using SpeechInMinutes.com, you enter the number of words in your talk (use free word counting tools to find out) along with how fast you speak. The average speed is 130 words per minute, but this can be adjusted to 100 or 160 words.

This page also provides a ballpark estimate of some common speech times — a five minute speech is roughly 650 words, for example.

For more info about your specific speech, head over to ReadTime.eu. Here, you can paste your speech text in and the site will let you know how long it will take to read that text, on average.

If you think you’re a lot slower or faster of a speaker than the average, you can use the site’s built-in stopwatch to time a sample reading and adjust the scale of your reading speed from there.

Another great feature of this site is the ability to add breaks in your speech, from one to 99 seconds long. This lets you account for planned emphasis pauses, giving you a more accurate idea of how long the talk will be.

Now that you’ve got everything timed out, make sure your accompanying PowerPoint is just as awesome!

Are you comfortable giving speeches? Or do you shake and quiver in anxiety? Did these tools help you at all? Let us know below!

Image Credit: Bogdan Sonjachnyj via Shutterstock.com

Fit More Into 15 Seconds With Instagram’s New Hyperlapse Videos

We live in an age of short-form content; say what you can in 140 characters, show what you see in 6 to 15 seconds. But there are always cheats and tricks, and that’s what Instagram’s new app feels like. Meet Hyperlapse (free).

What Is Hyperlapse?

Put simply, Hyperlapse takes videos that play back faster than normal, like those old Charlie Chaplin movies. Whip out your iPhone (it’s available only on iOS right now) and start shooting any scene. On the left, you’ll see how much time you have actually been shooting. On the right, you’ll see how many seconds that is when played at high speed. That calculation on the right depends on the speed you want, ranging from 1x (normal) all the way up to 12x. Simply put, a 60-second video at 6x would end up being 10 seconds long after it’s sped up.

The app could be used for time-lapse videos too, but there’s one basic difference between the two. Hyperlapse photography relies on the photographer (or camera) moving with the scene, which leads to videos like this. Time-lapse photography uses a stationary viewpoint while the scene moves. But you shouldn’t worry about this technicality, for all practical purposes the Hyperlapse app lets you do it all.

To sum up:

  • Hyperlapse takes a video, which is then sped up.
  • It shows actual footage time as well as 6x sped-up time, while shooting.
  • Speed goes from 1x to 12x.
  • You can instantly share the video on Instagram or Facebook.

Why Should You Care About Hyperlapse?

The Hyperlapse app has a few things going for it that make it a must-have app. In fact, it’s the first currently iOS-only photography app that has made me say: “Wow, I wish this was on Android too.”

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Creating Hyperlapse videos is incredibly easy, and this can’t be stressed enough. The simplicity of Hyperlapse is its biggest draw. You don’t need to know anything. Start the app, shoot your video, choose the speed, whether or not to share it – and you’re done. It doesn’t get any easier than that and the end result looks like something that should have required a lot more effort to achieve.

Because it’s free, there is no reason not to download Hyperlapse. You don’t need an Instagram account, and all of your videos are automatically exported to your Camera Roll. Sharing to Instagram is done using the separate Instagram app, and so is browsing uploaded content.

Hyperlapse is also able to stabilize your footage. Apple added auto image stabilization in the iOS 7 camera app, but video didn’t get any love. That changes with Hyperlapse, which will remove the effects of your shaky hand so you get steady video. To enable this you don’t actually need to do anything – check it out in action in the video above.

One limitation with Instagram videos is that they can be no longer than 15 seconds. With Hyperlapse, you can shoot a long video (10 minutes on iPhone 4, 45 minutes on iPhone 5/5c/5s), and then speed it up to fit in those 15 seconds. Just like that, your 15 second-limitation is lifted.

Instagram-Hyperlapse Math

If you want to share your hyperlapse on Instagram, you’ll have to remember the 15-second limit on video. By default the app shows the amount of video you have in real-time (left) and sped-up at 6x speed (right). You have the option of doubling this speed to 12x, which halves the time of your resulting hyperlapse. Using this as your basis, any videos you want to upload to Instagram should be no more than three minutes long at 12x speed, or one and a half minutes at 6x.

It’s also woth remembering that this is a video recording app, and so will drain your battery pretty quickly.

Get Inspired With Great Hyperlapse Videos

Hyperlapse is brand new, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t already some stellar examples of the app already on Instagram. We hit the best sites to discover Instagram videos and rounded up some of the best hyperlapses and tips to inspire you:

1. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

When you are shooting in a place without enough light, Hyperlapse will tell you to move to a brighter space. You don’t need to always listen to the app. For example, if you are in a dark place but the thing you are shooting has bright, moving lights, you will get fantastic images. For example, if you are shooting traffic at night from afar, or like these videos from a train in a tunnel and a concert:

2. Showcase Art And Crafts

No one has the time or inclination to watch a 5-minute video of an artist drawing a cool comic, or a baker frosting their cupcakes with immaculate precision. But when you take that long process and condense it to a 15-second clip of high-speed human movement, it almost seems like magic. You get to show the effort required for your handiwork and people are more likely to watch it.

3. Control Focus And Exposure By Tapping

Like with any iPhone camera app, Hyperlapse uses auto-focus technology to lock in on certain objects in your frame. But you can control this, which lets you figure out how to best capture the scene rather than rely on your smartphone’s algorithms, which can make a mistake. As PhotoJojo explains, “We love how Nick Hornig used exposure lock on the darker part of his scene so that the li’l boat he shot rode off into extra bright sunshine.”

Download: Hyperlapse for iOS (Free)

Seen a great Hyperlapse video or shot one yourself? Share it in the comments, we’d love to watch!

How To Create A Text Highlight Effect In Photoshop

An increasingly common way of sharing more information than Twitter’s 140-character limit allows is to share a screenshot from an article. If you want to point out a specific line or two in a paragraph, you can create a fake highlight effect using an online tool. Or if you have access to Photoshop, you can actually do this offline.

Step 1

Take a screenshot of the paragraph of text you want to highlight and open it in Photoshop. Open the brush tool in Photoshop from the tool menu or using the keyboard shortcut B. A regular round brush will do the trick but if you want, you can download a marker brush set to make it even more authentic.

Step 2

Create a new layer in your image by going Layer > New > New Layer, or use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + N. Make sure you are on the new layer and not on the layer with the screenshot before going to the next step.

Step 3

Select a bright yellow color. In the screenshot below I used #f2ea10. Holding down the Shift key, drag the brush across the text. Using the Shift key allows you to draw a straight line. The text will be completely covered by the color, but the next step will take care of that.

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If you’re highlighting more than one line, you might find that when you go to the next line, Photoshop tries to link your previous highlighted line with the new one. If this happens just use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + Z to undo and that connection will be severed when you go to draw the line again.

Step 4

Once you’ve covered all the text you want to highlight, right click the layer with the yellow lines and select Blending Options. Under General Blending you can select a Blend Mode from a drop down menu. Select Multiply. An optional step is to adjust the opacity, but that really depends on your personal preference.

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The final product will look like this:

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The use of a second layer is a good way to have complete control over the highlighting without accidentally making irreversible changes to your original screenshot.

If you prefer, however, you can simply skip creating a new layer and work directly on your screenshot. When you select your brush in the first step, you can also select the blending mode from the brush properties. Choose Multiply, and when brush over your screenshot, you will be able to see text beneath it.

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Do you have any tips and tricks for creating a faux highlighter effect on screenshots? Let us know in the comments. 

How To Put Your Face On A Different Body Using Gimp

Admit it, playing around with image editing tools such as Photoshop and GIMP can be pretty fun, depending on what you’re trying to do. Virtually anything can be done with these tools, from some simple photo touch-ups all the way to creating impressive graphics from scratch (or some combination of both).

However, it’s not as fun if you only have an idea and you don’t actually know how to do it. Don’t worry though. Today we’ll be covering a classic – how to put your face on another body using GIMP.

Why GIMP?

I like writing articles about GIMP instead of Photoshop because, legally speaking, GIMP is freely available for everyone to use, and it’s definitely got some powerful tools. You simply have to take some time to learn it, and it’ll become a very worthy alternative to Photoshop. In any case, even for the inexperienced, Microsoft Paint is a disgrace by a long shot when compared to GIMP.

If you don’t already have it, you can download and install GIMP from their official site. GIMP is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Getting Started

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When you’re ready to go, fire up GIMP and open one image with your face and another with the body you want to put your face on. You can minimize the picture with the body for now, as the main task at hand right now is “extracting” your face from the other picture.

“Extracting” Your Face

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In the left panel of buttons, you’ll need to find the one that I highlighted in the screenshot, named the Paths Tool. With this tool, you’re going to make a path that goes all the way around your face until it makes a complete loop and selects what’s inside of it.

Technically you can also use the Free Select Tool, but you’ll have to make your loop in one go, and trust me, it will not look as good.

Making The Loop

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With the Path Tool selected, you can begin clicking around your face. Each click will make a point that the line/loop has to go through, as you can see in the screenshot or once you do it yourself. Therefore, the more zoomed in you are, the more accurate your loop will be.

Preferably, you should place the loop on the edge of your face. You can also bend the lines between points for more accuracy by right-clicking on the line and moving the mouse around.

Don’t forget, you can always undo everything you do, so if you misplace a point, you can always undo it and try again.

Finishing The Loop

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It’ll be normal for all of this to take a couple of minutes, especially if you’re working with a high-resolution photo. You’ll have to keep going all the way around your face until you meet up again with the first point that you made.

Once you do, click again on the first point that you made to complete the loop.

It’s fine if a line doesn’t actually appear between the first and the last point; it be fixed in the next step. This last line won’t be curved though, so if a high level of accuracy is required, try to make your last point as close as possible to the first one.

Final Steps

how do i put my face on a different body using gimp

With the loop laid out, you’ll find a button labeled Selection from Path at the bottom of the left panel. Click it, and a selection will be made using the loop.

You can copy over the selection using Ctrl + C or by going to the Edit > Copy. Next, you can move over to the other image with the body, create a new layer (which will make it easier to work with), and paste your face onto that image.

Finally, you can resize and move your face around until it’s where it’s supposed to be.

How Did Your Face Turn Out?

I have to admit, unless you have some major luck, the lighting will probably be off and your face, therefore, won’t perfectly melt into place as if it was an original image.

There are a couple things you can do to make it less obvious, but all of that is a topic for another article. However, it’s still a fun effect, and the phrase “practice makes perfect” rings true in this case.

What’s your favorite thing to do with GIMP? Considering all aspects (including price), do you prefer GIMP or Photoshop for use by anyone who isn’t a total professional? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credits: Will Smith (Wikipedia), Dwayne Johnson (Wikipedia)

Feature Image Credit: Bystrov via Shutterstock

How To Compare Lightroom Edits To The Original Image

One of the reasons Adobe Lightroom is such a powerful photo editing tool is its non-destructive nature. You can make a ton of edits to a photo, export the image as a new copy, and quickly reset all those changes with just one click of a button. And it also makes it easy to compare your edited photo to your original.

There are two main ways you can view your comparison.

Method 1: Side-by-Side Comparison

In the first method, you have three different view options.

  1. To start editing your photo, go to Lightroom’s Develop tab.
  2. Once you’ve made some edits, you can turn on the comparison feature by clicking the YY button underneath the photo.How to Compare Lightroom Edits to the Original Image Lightroom Comparison 1 670x437
  3. The first time you click it, you’ll see two photos side by side: your original photo on the left and the edited version on the right. How to Compare Lightroom Edits to the Original Image Lightroom Comparison 2 670x318
  4. Click it again, and you’ll see half of the photo with the edits on the right, and the other half will be the original image on the right.How to Compare Lightroom Edits to the Original Image Lightroom Comparison 3 670x346
  5. Click it again, and you’ll see the original image on top, and the edited photo beneath it.  How to Compare Lightroom Edits to the Original Image Lightroom Comparison 4

To turn off the comparison feature, click the button with a square beneath your photo.

Method 2: Toggle Switching

With the second method, you can toggle between the original and edited photo with a keyboard shortcut. Tap the Backslash key, which is usually found above the Return or Enter key on most keyboards.

Tap the button once, and you’ll see the original image before any edits were applied. Tap it again, and you’ll revert back to the edited version of the image.

Why You Should Use This Feature

Being able to compare your original and edited photo is a great way to make sure that you’re not losing certain elements of the image in your edits. You might find that you’ve desaturated a color you wanted to keep, or darkened a part of the image and lost definition of a subject you wanted to highlight.

Stepping back and comparing your edits to the original image is a great way to ensure that you’re getting the exact look you were going for.

How To Create A Double Exposure Effect In Photoshop

There are some video and image effects that, once you’ve seen them, you’ve got to learn how to recreate them. The opening credits to the wildly popular True Detective television series is one such example.

Cool, right? The effect of transposing an image inside within image — called a double exposure — is surprisingly simple to create. It requires only a few Photoshop fundamentals to achieve. Here’s how!

The Simple Science Behind Double Exposure

Multiple exposures were originally created by exposing film to multiple images, transposing one picture onto the other. This effect is replicated through simple masking and layering options, which essentially transpose the contents of one image into the other.

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Image Credit: /u/fishlimbs

The general quality of your double exposure will depend on a few factors, such as the size of your images and the extent of your color correction. A good double exposure effect maintains a few visual aspects of both images so that one image turns into the other smoothly. Such is the case with the example below.

double exposure effect
Image Credit: Andreas Lie

We’ll be creating a simple double exposure of two images. The best double exposure images typically use a human or animal subject as the containing image, and a landscape picture as the transposed object.

That said, you can use whatever two images you’d like.

Step 1: Cut Out Your First Exposure

First, you’ll have to cut out your subject in order to use it as a base image. I’ll be using the following image.

double exposure effect
Image Credit: Timothy Paul Smith

You can use a variety of methods to cut out images in Photoshop. If you’re looking to cut an image out quickly, or are working with a very simple image, use your Pen Tool.

Trace the image and connect your two ends.

double exposure pen tool

Then, right-click your image, click Make Selection, feather the radius a few pixels (1 or 2 should work for most images) in the subsequent window and select OK. A selection will then be created of your shape.

You can also use the Select and Mask tool present in Photoshop CC 2015 and on, which gives you tools to create a more accurate selection.

The more time you take to cut out an image, the better your image will be. After you’ve selected your image, press Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + V to copy and paste it into a new layer. Select the layer with your cut-out image and desaturate it with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.

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This will give your double exposure its general shape.

Step 2: Mask Your Second Exposure

I’m going to transpose an image of the sea onto the one displayed above. Drag and drop the second image into your Photoshop panel. Ensure it’s layered above your previous cut out. Then Ctrl + Click your cut-out shape in your Layers panel to select its shape and click the Add Layer Mask button in the same panel.

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Your second image should appear as a cut-out of your first. You can move your image within the mask by clicking the link located between your background and your mask, selecting the background, and pressing Ctrl + T on your keyboard.

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Next, copy your original cut-out subject by selecting the layer and clicking Ctrl + J. Place this copy top-most. Then change the layer type to Multiply. You should now see a bit of overlap between the background and foreground images.

Apply another layer mask to this newly created layer. Then, with the layer mask selected, activate your brush tool. Increase the size of the brush and lower its Hardness to 0%. Ensure you have Black as your foreground color and your brush’s Opacity is set to 40%. Brush around your subject until you can only note the prominent features — in my case, the eyes and hair — of your image. Your Layer layout should now resemble the following:

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Finally, with your top image layer selected, press Ctrl + L on your keyboard. This will open up your Levels panel. Shift the Shadow, Midtone, and Highlight values until you can make out the details of your subject. Once done, click OK.

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Now that your effect is largely achieved, we’ll create a fitting background.

Step 3: Create a Background for Your Double Exposure

Click on the Create new fill or adjustment layer button in your Layers panel and select Solid Color.

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Click OK in the following window and place it bottom-most in your Layers panel. Then double-click the thumbnail of your color fill layer and click on the outer boundary of your double exposure image. Your color fill should change to the color selected.

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To finalize the image, create a copy of your imposed image (the landscape image) using Ctrl + J and delete the layer mask by right-clicking the copied layer and selecting Delete Layer Mask. Drag this layer so it is directly above your Color Fill in the Layers panel and change its layer type to Soft Light.

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Finally, lower its Opacity to around 50%.

Double Exposure, Exposed

The following is a result of our double exposure technique.

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While the above reflects my own personal usage of the various tools available in Photoshop to achieve this effect, feel free to play around with the tools — or adding a few adjustments of your own — to achieve an even better rendition. Happy editing!

Did you like our explanation? What other Photoshop trickery would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments below!