Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in post processing will ask. Which is the better app for post processing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences with…

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Free Download Photoshop Brushes, Plugins, Textures and Goodies

DOWNLOADS GALORE BUT BEWARE OF “FREE” Howdy people, in one of my older post, I gave a long list of where to download free stock photos (link at the bottom of this post). So now, I figured to make another post on where to download free Photoshop brushes, free Photoshop Plugins, free textures and goodies for you fellow Photoshoppers. Yep, just as my previous post, this is a small note before you go on a download frenzy – Some of these “free resources” may be free for your personal projects,…

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Improving My Cosplay Photoshop Part 5

FIRE BENDING Round 5, and I decided to go back to one of my “roots of epic”. Fire. Yes, it seems innocently easy enough to just paste a fire stock photo, and change the blend mode to “screen”. But to take it to an entirely different “godly” level, it takes a whole lot more. So I went all around the Internet, studying how the grand masters cook their epic eye meals. I came to a simple conclusion – blending fire works much better with a dark background. Sometimes even much better…

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Improving My Cosplay Photoshop Part 4

Round 4 of 999, fight. This round, I deal with the blings. I mean how to fake blings and create more epic drama. THE EASIEST LIGHT EVER 1) Create a new layer, set the blend mode to “overlay”. Hard light or soft light works as well, depending on the picture. 2) Paint with a soft brush at varying opacity. Done. 3) As a bit of added bonus, try adding some dust specks to level up the drama. Note : The “color” of the light can be changed with a hue / saturation layer,…

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Improving My Cosplay Photoshop Part 3

Oh yes, it’s more of this stuff. Round 3 of 999, fight. But this time round, I am just taking notes of a few bits and pieces that I found really useful so far. So if you guys find these useful, feel free to use them in your own projects as well. Enhancing Eyes My usual method – select the eyes -> new adjustment layer -> curves. Sometimes I will add another hue/saturation layer. That’s it. But this method that master Dewis uses is a lot more comprehensive. It even went…

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How to edit epic cosplay photos

MASTER, TEACH ME EPIC COSPLAY PHOTOS I get asked these questions a lot – “how do you Photoshop”, “how did you do this effect”, and “teach me master”. Well, I don’t intend to keep those a secret. It’s just that I don’t have a “secret recipe”. I don’t have secret ninja scrolls, and I don’t have a sealed 9 tailed fox. Every photo is different, and I really can’t teach “one sure way to win in Photoshop”. Moreover, I don’t see myself as a “master” of Photoshop. I am just someone who has used Photoshop for…

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