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Video Tutorial – Removing Colour Casts

March 11th, 2010 § 2 comments § permalink

A Helluva video tutorial on how to remove colour casts from any image using the Curves tool. Quick and easy, this method offers far more control over the end results than most others.

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Video Tutorial – Skin Retouching

March 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

A Helluva video tutorial on how to re-touch skin, removing blemishes and the like without leaving your subject looking alien-smooth. 

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Best Photo-Cataloguing Software?

March 10th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I need your help.
I’ve been into photography – both as a viewer and a photographer – for a long long time. I’ve also been designing for web and print for some time. I also save any images that catch my eye on the internet, be they advertising, funnies, art, stock or erm… entertainment. This means that over the years I have accumulated many, many thousands of images spread across hundreds of folders on three or four different hard drives.
I have decided that instead of choosing folders in which to save images – followed at a later date by a frustrating search for the image when I want it – the answer is to simply dump the whole lot into a single folder. All of them, no sub-folders, or separate drives, nothing. then I’ll use tagging and/or cataloguing software to sort it all into a searchable, comprehensible image library.
The question is, what software to use? I know of Picassa but have not used it since its beta stage when it was ok but a bit… clunky
So, what software can I use to achieve the above scenario? Or are you thinking, “God, no! Don’t do it!!”
Oh, one more thing – free is the new black.
Oh, one more more thing – it must work with all image formats, or at least with PSD, TIFF, PNG, EPS, GIF and JPG.