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It is called Vignetting, which, as you described: […] is a reduction of an image's brightness or saturation at the periphery compared to the image center. It can appear as Mechanical (filters used in a shoot, improper lens hood, etc) Optical (lens) Natural (illumination falloff) Pixel (digital sensor's alignment to the scene) Photographic film (the ...


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This background looks like it was created with the Lens Blur filter in Photoshop, with a high radius and with specular highlights set to 0. Shape Blur could also get this effect, using an elliptical solid shape. It doesn't look like in-camera blur, and it certainly isn't gaussian blur. The hand with phone and the face of the phone are separate images ...


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Risking to state the obvious: those are animated gifs. Considering their limited colors and big sizes at even relatively low resolutions you'd try to change as little as possible between frames of the animation. My guess is these gifs are based on video footage with some clever and careful masking; only a portion of the images actually change. You can see ...


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It's fairly easy to recreate the bevel effect. The inner swirl is a bit more difficult. I created the swirl with several variations of Filter > Render > Clouds set to Multiply and then merged with a solid color. Then used Filter > Oil Paint... to add some additional swirl variations. And finally Filter > Distort > Twirl and Filter > Blur ...


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The colour treatment? You can do most of that with a Gradient Map. In the example below, I'm using a Gradient Map that's set to 80% opacity. With a Gradient Map Without a Gradient Map (Image nabbed from here.)


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Here are the steps I took: Duplicate the base layer and select the copy. Apply an edge detect filter (Filters -> Edge-Detect -> Edge...) using these settings: My goal here is to get clear contrast between my object and my background. I found Sobel worked the best and simply fiddled until I got this result. Threshold the colors (Colors -> Threshold...) ...


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If you don't want something stolen, don't put it online. It's that simple. If you feel you must put it online.... come to terms with the fact it will be stolen. You can't prevent it. If I do put something online, I purposely hide secret codes and items in the artwork - things only I know are there - items which I can point out to clearly indicate how I ...


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Another avenue would be to contact one of the companies whose products the salon uses. sometimes they have a whole section of marketing materials and the only thing they ask is that you let their logo intact if you use their images.


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You need to uncheck the "Resample" checkbox before you change the ppi number. That leaves the image unchanged. To be sure, ppi and number-of-pixels are related, but they are not the same. (PPI is the correct term for an image. DPI has to do with dots on a piece of paper, and may not have any relationship with the PPI of the image being printed.) An image ...


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I'm not someone who's been in a position to hire someone with your skill set, so take this with a grain of salt. However, some thoughts: "Creative" is a really abstract idea. If I'm making a website and I don't know anything about design, I don't know if my first thought would be "I need someone creative." If I needed a writer, I don't know if I would say ...


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Whether you go the LLC route or not, you're essentially a sole-proprietor / consultant / freelancer. For that model, I'd stay away from titles and just tell people what you do. Design, Development, Photography and Writing It's not short or catchy but you'll be able to explain yourself less and sell more. Think of the order of the words as the priority of ...


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As Scott mentions indirectly, this is what is usually called an HDR photo. The idea is you take a series of photos by bracketing: you take a single good photo and then 2 or more by altering the exposure (time or aperture) in both "directions" (lighter and darker). HDR requires a minimum of three I think. The overexposed ones give you more detail in the ...


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You own the photos, but if you are using photo of trademarked items in commercial projects then yes, you need releases. Photographers can't use photographs of private buildings or structures in commercial work unless they get releases. They can't use automobiles without releases. I can't see how guitars would be any different. You need a release from ...


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It would appear you are looking for the image processor within Photoshop. To find it go to File > Scripts > Image Processor Select the desired folder Input the destination. If you dont do this step I believe it just saves it over the files. Its been awhile since I have used it. add your settings Here is a video on it that uses CS6.


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You can use a Photoshop Batch to re-size the images. This is how you do it: Step 1: Create an action for the re-sizing Actions are a great way of saving time when you need to do repetitive tasks in Photoshop. You can record a process, and then 'play' it to repeat it, and you can add as many steps in that process as you like. In your case, the first ...


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This seems like a simple matter of a two step workflow. Crop all images to allow the same amount of white space around the product. Resize the images after the crop so they are all the same size. That should get all the images the same. (These are smaller because I only had your 250x250 images to work with)


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I've noted this set before. But it's worth repeating. Automatic UI bonus points if your avatars include luchadores. Who doesn't like extra credit? So what are you waiting for: Head to IconFinder to get the set.


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There's a lot of avatar sets available online for free. Here's one example. Just use the shapes and re-style them for the needs of your design. Most of the sets can be very easily found through google, the real art though is in getting something that fits the layout. Usually you'll find that it's best to obtain an AI or PSD file and change colors / add ...


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In addition to what DA01 says I would think carefully about your objectives for the site. If the main goal is to sell images then provide clear and obvious buttons or links for people to buy. Don't clutter the site with distractions or additional information that is not important. Also it is crucial that you do not overwhelm visitors with options. People ...


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The primary ingredient of any successful site is quality content. Pick out the best photos. Perhaps edit it down to the best of the best. Make them big. Add very little else to distract from the content/product. Other than that, avoid flash and auto-playing sounds (something way too many photographers seem to get enamored with when they build their web ...


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I think Yisela above has your solution. Hire a photographer, find some customers who are willing to model, and take photos of them IN the salon. The bonus for the salon is that the images will also promote his/her actual business, not just "generic salon." With a digital camera and a laptop, you can review photos on site, and make sure you and the owner have ...


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I used this technique with your sample : Duplicating the layer and in this same layer : Desaturating colours according to "Luminosity". Bightness-Contrast tool : Brightness -74 & Contrast 127. Coping the layer and applying it as a Layer Mask to this current layer. Applying the "Hard Light" to the layer mode and adjusting opacity if needed.


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Ideally you'd be taking the photo using a lens with a shallow dpeth of field to bring your foreground into focus but nothing else. To fake it, you need to spend some time masking out your foreground, then applying various degrees of gaussian blur to the rest of the photo.


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Technically, with an LLC you're a "member" not owner. Honestly, if it's a single member LLC, I don't think a title is needed. I generally use "Principal" as my first choice for a one-man operation or 2-3 member organization. It indicates position without being too corporate.


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It is a 3D render. Google image search turns up the creator Marcel Haladej at CgSociety.com Excellent image if you look at the Full size.


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If you can keep consistent lighting in the photographs, for example, by having the same light point at the table and place the camera somewhere so you know you can always shoot the image in the same conditions, you could record Curves or Levels Action to do this (I would suggest Curves, since you want to have pretty exact results.) Then you could just open ...


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according to me Phone in hand and the background both is placed differently its not created with the help of filters.... first they worked on background with filters and then they placed the Hand with the phone to look prominent.... we have multiple way of doing the same,all you need is to be specific in your selection after that leave everything on ...


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Set some standards based on the limitations of the images you're working with As discussed in the comments on Scott's answer, a good option is to choose your smallest image, enlarge it as much as possible without visible quality degradation, and then use the same amount of white-space available in that image as the benchmark for all other images. Set a ...


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As far as the format of your question goes, it might be a good idea try and trim it down a bit to the core issue, although certainly the additional "texture" is quite readable and gives some good perspective on the issue. As for a solution to the problem: I don't think it's really possible to do anything about it, although there have been some improvements ...


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To create a similar effect as can be seen from HDR photos we can increase overall image details by a fake contrast enhancement by a dynamic range increase. There is quite a cool effect "Freaky Details" from the G'MIC plugin to Gimp which tremendously helps us to do so. Source image: "Freaky Details" with ridicoulous high settings: Heavy Gaussian ...



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