Recreating a Moment with Tim Burton

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a NYC man who wanted to see if I could fix the photo below because his camera wasn’t focusing properly and was giving him really blurry photos.

Blurry Photo of Tim Burton

There is just not enough information in the details of the people to sharpen it in any significant way and I certainly couldn’t make a sharp photo out of it. I emailed him back apologetically saying that there just wasn’t anything I could do. He thanked me for taking a look and I thought we were done.

Using Textures – Another Look at Frosty Leaves

As I was initially processing the series from yesterday, I tried to capture the colors and tones I saw that morning while representing my personal style and the somewhat desaturated look I’ve come to really enjoy.

After I got what I was looking for, I decided to play a little bit. To give your images a totally new look and to give your creativity a jolt, you might want to consider applying textures to your photos.

What I did below was take the original set and place an image of stained and worn paper on the top of my layers panel. Then, all I did was  play with blend modes. Because the paper texture I used was a yellowish color with dark areas of random stains and spots it gave the underlying image a warmer tone and an aged look very easily and quite effectively.

Photoshop Video Contest: Entry#2

So, You Think You Can Teach Photoshop?!For this next video, I take a look back at a technique I used while developing a marketing campaign at work last spring. It is a concept I borrowed from a car commercial I saw a few years back that added some mystery to the new model that was coming out.

I made a few changes to make it work with what we wanted to do with the volleyball shoe we were selling and I think it has some real potential for uses from product shots to design elements to portrait photography. The possibilities are endless.