The bleach bypass process, as it’s used now, is associated with bright, desaturated images with heightened contrast. It works well with distressed or urban subjects, but it can also produce striking portraits too.
It gets its name from the days of color film, where the silver in the film emulsion is washed away (bleached) when the dyes that make up the final color image are formed. If the silver isn’t bleached, you get a color and a black and white image combined. You can simulate this by creating a duplicate, black-and-white version of the image on a new layer and blending it with Multiply mode.
When you want textured prints, you buy textured art paper. Simple, right? Unfortunately it doesn’t always provide the solution you’re looking for. What if you want to create an aged, "distressed" look? And what if your picture’s going to be displayed on-screen rather than printed out?
This is why it’s much easier to cheat and create this textured effect digitally. You can do this by combining two images – one of the textured background you want to use, and one of the photo itself.
Boy, those new iPads sure are hot stuff, huh? Hot selling items that seriously get hot when you use them. Apparently Retina Display does come with its prices, and all those pixels generate a lot of heat. So, there's plenty of heat where Cupertino is concerned.
When the iPad was first released, critics dismissed it as strictly for media consumption. More than two years later, Apple's tablet has become a master of creation, as well, thanks to new apps and services built for iOS. The latest is Adobe Photoshop Touch, which reinvents the company’s flagship product into a rich (though limited) image-editing tool for iPad 2.
The hot news is of course Apple's confirmation that something's going down this Wednesday. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the schedule and the image and now all that's left is wrangling over specs. Will there be surprises? We sure hope so. Meanwhile, here's a few other stories that were burning up the wires this week.
Whether you’re creating a document, presentation, or working on a new project in Photoshop, having the right font can add just the right pizazz your project might need. Occasionally, the font you’re looking for just doesn’t exist. And while that might suck, now might be the time to consider creating your own. We’ll show you just how to do this using FontStruct.com, a free online font creation tool, so you'll never be in the dilemma again!
When you’re layering one image on top of another, it’s often difficult to make a clean selection around the subject. There are nearly always stray pixels of a different tone around object outlines, for example, and these are an unavoidable by-product of the way digital camera images are captured and processed.
Well, that quiet little sneak, Mountain Lion certainly got people riled up once it showed itself out in the open. It comes in on its quiet cat feet, then suddenly it's on you. Well, we're not complaining. We kinda like turning down the volume once in a while, so we can focus on the heat. And do we have a week's worth of hot for y'all. Of course, with cats.