PhLearn: Photoshop Tutorials

If you ever edited with Photoshop, you know there is not one and only one way to do the edits. You can go from the most complex and obscure to something very mundane and easy. PhLearn.com is an amazing source of photoshop tutorials. I just finished viewing all my backlog and instead of creating one post per tutorial I will today group them in one post.

  1. How to create a sunset in Photoshop: Transform a regular picture in a photo with a gorgeous sunset light
  2. How to clean background in Photoshop: A technique I had never seen used before based on the median blur.
  3. How to create a double exposure in Photoshop: A artsy technique to blend 2 pictures.
  4. How to create freckles in Photoshop: Always loved freckles and I am amazed how natural this technique is.
  5. Change the color of anything in Photoshop: All is in the title…
  6. How to create a lens flare: For all the JJ Abrams fans
  7. How to change hair color in Photoshop: Not as easy as you might think due to highlights and color ranges…
  8. How to remove anything from a Photo: A very detailed step by step tutorial to remove stuff you don’t want

I love these tutorials as you can understand the thought process behind it. Don’t hesitate to share your tips and tricks in the comments…

By Sebastien Grobelny

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The Road ahead

By Sebastien Grobelny

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

The challenge this week on the daily post is Street Life.
Here’s a view from corner of Broadway and the 50th stret in NY. It’s always busy and buzzing.

People in NY Traffic light

Here are the submissions so far:

  1. Street Band | On the Streets of San Francisco
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Flickr Comments
  3. Weekly photo Challenge: Street life- Jakarta, Indonesia | Journeyman
  4. Street Photography: To Do, or Not? |
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Ambitious Drifter
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life- Singapore | Journeyman
  7. Weekly Photography Challenge: Street Life « Minute Moments
  8. Street Life (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Stephen Chapman
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Ich bin du) | never enough
  11. “The circle of life…” | ilargia64
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MyBlog – solaner
  13. WPC: Street Life | blueberriejournal
  14. Weekly Photo challenge – Street Life – Blowing the cob webs with a little stroll. |
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | MixerUpper.com
  17. Frozen Romances Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  18. Street Life – WPC | Books Music Photography & Movies
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | roastbeefandrakija
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street life | So where’s the snow?
  22. Weekly Travel Theme: Street Life | Travel Monkey
  23. Beautiful and Disturbing | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life in Hanoi | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Wind Against Current
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Moersalins and his world
  28. Boats, Trains and Automobiles | Amanda Renee
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  30. Unfamiliar Territory | Musings | WANGSGARD
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Words4jp’s Blog
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Emilia Brasier Photography
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Oh, the Places We See . . .
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Silver in the Barn
  35. street-life #photo-challenge #poetry | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Awl and Scribe
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Snap and Chomp
  38. Weekly photo challenge: Street Life | Aceh Traveller
  39. WPC: Streetlife in Colonial Williamsburg | Forest Garden
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  41. Photoworld 28-3-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  42. All lights on | Weekly Photo Challenge | Ivy_Mosquito | Love is free
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Ese’ s Voice
  44. Street Life – WP Weekly Photo | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Hope* the happy hugger
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | stenoodie
  47. Street Life | de Wets Wild
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Cari Aiken Art
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | TechPersonified
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lost in Translation
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Sébastien Grobelny – Photography
  52. Street life in France | Draw a photo
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life « LargeSelf
  54. WPC: STREET LIFE | MY WALL
  55. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: STREET LIFE | Francine In Retirement
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Bark Time = everything and nothing
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Lucid Gypsy
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Schelley Cassidy Photography
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Chronicles of Illusions
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | The Human Rights Warrior
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | A Well Seasoned Life
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
  63. These Streets | feelosophical
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | 2far2shout
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Blog is where the Home is
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Eye Candy Visionz
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | ms. diplomacy
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (part 2) | Eye Candy Visionz
  70. France and the simplicity of life | Scent of Rina
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge -Street Life | Joe’s Musings
  72. Where The Streets Don’t Just Have A Name, They Have A Story… | Steve Says…
  73. Weekly Challenge – Street Life | The Nomad Fashionista.
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life on Ometepe Island | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | At least we made it this far…
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Matt von P
  77. weekly photo challenge: street life | Del’s other stuff…
  78. Street life | Le Drake Noir
  79. Cape Cod Roads | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life – Berlin | Aylin’s Wonderland
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | A mom’s blog
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | ILEANA PARTENIE
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Foto Challenge
  86. weekly photo challenge: street life | Curls n Skirls
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Cee’s Photography
  88. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Street Life
  89. Life on the Street in Color | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | siobhanmcnamara
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Part 2) | Cari Aiken Art
  92. From the streets of America « Defy The Narrative
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life | Mafe Roig
  94. Free Concert | until the inkwell dries

 

By Sebastien Grobelny

Macro

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Bouncing cat

Bouncing cat tag from the NY High Line

By Sebastien Grobelny

Welcome 2014!

First and foremost, I wanted to wish you, dear reader, an Happy New Year. May your wish come true and your endeavors be successful. May you and your loved ones stay healthy.

Celine and I came back  in one piece from our long trip around France (3684km in 4 driving days). We are sick but very happy to have made the journey and discovered the families and the past of each other. We came back as one of the last flights before the snow storm shut down the airports. We scrambled a bit with the luggage: we came in with just one big suitcase slightly under 20kg but came back with close to 46kg due to all various gifts we got. Among the photography gifts in no particular order:

  • Celine’s mother printed and framed 4 of our pictures. This one and this one from Celine and this one and this one from me. Thank you Adeline, can’t wait to hang these!
  • For my birthday, Celine offered me the 1.4x extender. Can’t wait to try it!
  • My father’s old equipment. The sound of the mechanics is astounding, I can’t wait to put a roll in it.
  • Arts and photography books for all year long 😉

I wish the best to Celine for this new year and highly believe in her. I hope you will find your way love! I’m glad and proud of your choice of letting PhotoblogChallenges go and hope people will flock to your new site! I hope you will get more time to expand your photographic horizon and do stuff you love.

By Sebastien Grobelny

Macro

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I believe these links deserve a close-up 😉

By Sebastien Grobelny

Sébastien/Céline 2

Thank you for the good feedback I received after my first guest post!

Here is the second installation of the “Difference series”, where I show you two photos, one taken by Sebastien, and one by me, at the same place, almost at the same time, sometimes with the same equipment, to analyze our different visions.

Sébastien’s photo

LENS: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – EXIF: 1/250sec f/10 ISO 100

2SEB

Céline’s photo

LENS: EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM – EXIF: 1/320sec f/4.5 ISO 100

2CEL

These photos were taken during the road trip we took for our fifth wedding anniversary. We were in Chicago, and went on a cruise on Lake Michigan to capture the skyline. I think if we could do it again, we would go later in the day, closer to sunset (but on that day we wanted to be at the restaurant on top of the Hancock Tower for our anniversary at that hour).

What I like in each of them: From the format, to how we composed the photo around the main subject, to the color editing, everything is different! I am not a huge fan of sepia/redscale toning in general, so I prefer the colors in my photo. I like the brightness and contrast in Sebastien’s, and the photo appears sharper overall. As for composition, I like mine better, and would even have cropped Sebastien’s differently.

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Memory Catcher

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Laura Macky Photography

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NATURE WALKER

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Images by T.Dashfield

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Shayan Lens

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A Day in the Brine

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