Inspiration, Tutorials

Four Simple and Quick Photo Effects

July 22, 2010 • By

High quality photo effects are not only reserved for professionals or tech-savvy image editing specialists, they can be achieved by anyone, as today’s design news demonstrates. We have collected four recent photo editing tutorials that can be easily followed and achieved by anyone with a digital camera and a desire to give a little bit of coolness and professionalism to there shots.

Give Your Photos a Vintage Look

This tutorial is for anyone who doesn’t have photo editing know-how, expensive editing software or a load of time to spare, and shows you how to create a retro profile pic in a matter of minutes using some absolutely free, entirely online services.
Give Your Photos a Vintage Look

How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect

How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect

Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras such as the Holga, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, you can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give your shots that cool lo-fi retro effect.
How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect

Foggy Window Effect in Photoshop

Foggy Window Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a foggy window effect in Photoshop, using stock photo, brushes, and layer styles to create the simple effect. The whole process is quite simple and it won't take you more than 30 minutes to achieve.
Foggy Window Effect in Photoshop

Quick HDR Effect Photoshop CS5 Tutorial

Quick HDR Effect Photoshop CS5 Tutorial

To create High Dynamic Range pictures, you typically need at least 3 different exposures of the same photo, but in this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create HDR from a single image.

This technique will make the bright portions of the image darker, and dark portions of the image lighter. This also gives the image a lot more realistic look.
Quick HDR Effect Photoshop CS5 Tutorial

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboyand speckyboy@twitter).