User-created articles: Software Techniques

This is a list articles created by users from within the dpreview community. Note that these are neither endorsed nor reviewed by dpreview editorial staff. There are currently 30 user-created articles total.

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Glen Barrington | Published on Mar 17, 2014 |
A How To set of instructions on how to create a B&W photo that leaves selected areas of color. While aimed specifically at ACDSee Pro users, this technique is applicable to any software that can perform selective masking and has the ability invert the masked selection. (Most of them I should think)
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Glen Barrington | Published on Feb 10, 2014 |
Some specific hints on using the masking brushes in ACDSee Pro 7 based on my experiences. Some of the hints should apply to the masking tools found in other software, so non-ACDSee users should find some of this information useful.
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Glen Barrington | Published on Jan 17, 2014 |
This article is designed to provide a specific practical flow of work for providing high quality base level of sharpening using ACDSee Pro 7. I have included significant background information on sharpening in general. Users of software other than ACDSee Pro 7 might find this text useful.
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patdavid | Published on Nov 11, 2013 |
Creating and using Luminosity Masks in GIMP. Particularly the usefulness of a Mid-Tone mask for increasing saturation and contrast across an image without effecting the darkest and lightest tones.
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steMEL365 | Published on Oct 22, 2013 |
Sometime it is a good idea to go back to your website and check the performance. It is like doing a step backward, or taking a pause, to make 2 steps forward. I was checking my website and it was getting too slow. I went through 10 major steps and I greatly increased the performance.
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williamsteffe | Published on Sep 26, 2013 |
Green screen software helps you to use some techniques and tricks to make your shots look ultimate by changing the background of the subject as per your requirements.
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Tom Axford | Published on Sep 17, 2013 |
Would you like your prints to be lighter and brighter? This article describes a method for achieving this that does not cause any changes to either colour saturation or hue.
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patdavid | Published on Aug 22, 2013 |
Using Free/Open Source software LuminanceHDR to create and tonemap High Dynamic Range images
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williamsteffe | Published on Jul 30, 2013 |
Ever though of shooting videos with green screen? This is a wonderful technique to produce true wonder of Hollywood.
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James A Rinner | Published on Jul 21, 2013 |
The ultra-wide angle lens for the landscape photographers are those heavy pieces of glass that we just can't leave at home. The problem with them is a distortion called keystoning where the pitch angle of the camera causes vertical objects to lean toward the center of the image.
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HubertChen | Published on May 13, 2013 |
Request for Comment: How to create a good quality photographic workflow that: ( has no monthly payments ( Adobe Cloud ) | is archival | fast to use | the best workflow for your requirements | Can include Photoshop CS perpetual License for years to come even if new RAW formats come out ).
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patdavid | Published on May 7, 2013 |
Noise removal through simply taking a number of the same shot, and median combining them in post.
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williamsteffe | Published on Apr 18, 2013 |
There are many programs, available in the market, which claim to be the greatest chroma key software programs in order to increase sales. The open source programs which make use of green screen technique are called chroma key programs.
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patdavid | Published on Mar 29, 2013 |
A complete portrait session walk-through including capturing the image, and all of the step-by-step postprocessing to finish the image.
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williamsteffe | Published on Mar 19, 2013 |
If you want to introduce special effects in your videos or photos, you can try a free green screen software program and get an edge in making high quality photos and videos.
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Tom Axford | Published on Mar 19, 2013 |
Have you ever tried to reduce the contrast and been frustrated by the resulting faded and washed-out colours? This article shows how low contrast can be achieved without changing the colour saturation.
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patdavid | Published on Mar 12, 2013 |
A method for reproducing Calvin Hollywoods "Freaky Details" effect in GIMP + G'MIC
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patdavid | Published on Feb 7, 2013 |
A (hopefully) comprehensive look at methods for converting images to B&W (grayscale) in GIMP. Covers just about every available option, as well as pointers and thoughts on using them.
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williamsteffe | Published on Jan 25, 2013 |
Chroma Key effects can give your photography a very creative look. Read out this resource to get complete knowledge about Chroma key software and technology.
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patdavid | Published on Jan 24, 2013 |
Using open source software (Enfuse) to blend focus stacks of images in macro photography to increase depth of field.
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