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Photography Weekly: Edition Sixteen

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:15 AM

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“Photoshop is just like makeup. When it’s done well it looks great, and when it’s overdone you look like a crazy asshole.”

Photoshop. You either love it, hate it or don't know because you can't afford it. As well as there being some fantastic tutorials out there to help you learn how to get the most from your work - I recently discovered Photoshop Actions.   There are plenty here on deviantART to help you enhance your work in the most intriguing of ways. I had an experiment this week and found that the results were just amazing. Browse PS Actions yourself here on deviantART and see what you can find. The actions are fairly straightforward to use. You just download it and then install it into your actions pane on Photoshop. Most of them have a mini tutorial attached to help with that. Let's see the results!

If you don't have access to Photoshop there are many free programs that can help you enhance you work. Picasa is a fairly basic but simple to use program from Google that enables you to bring your photographs in to personal albums and roughly edit them with the basics. Selective colouring is available although it's a bit rough around the edges - black and white, sepia, other effects and tone changes can be done with this program. If you want something a bit more advanced and akin to Photoshop on some levels then try out Gimp!

Community Relations News

As always it's best to join communityrelations to get the latest news updates and information. But so that nothing is missed let me share with you the latest news which involves spotlighting artists. The third edition is out now so check it out Here!
The Artisan Crafters have launched a fantastic contest all about Childhood Memories. And Finally The Literature CR Update is out!

Spotlight Deviant nickwhite73

Nick has been here for just three months but has already made a sound impression on the Abstract and Surreal Community Volunteer who has reccomended this weeks spotlight deviant.
The time is drawing near [6/8] by nickwhite73he sees himself a child... by nickwhite73Only One Way To Rock by nickwhite73

Spotlight Group TheStreetJournal

Founded just 1 month ago TheStreetJournal is proving quietly popular amongst the deviants. It has a fantastic team with newly appointed Photo-Journalism Community Volunteer heading up the group as Founder. If you're into street photography and photo-journalism then join this group to showcase your work and enjoy the work of others!
zeros and ones by C--Serra:thumb293003560:Another re-touch by MICHAELHARRISON1990

Deviants to Check Out This Week

Another Face In A Window by Izaaaaa

Dusk by malaugusto

Butterfly by LullabyOfLilly

Project Educate - Typography

Community Volunteer pica-ae

Typography by alesfuck
Be sure to keep an eye on Typography Week over at projecteducate
If you want to get involved next week then do note the group - read this blog to find out how you can contribute to Community Week

General Photography

Fast Car is the beginning of a series of gentle featuring - picking at random some of the highlights from the Photography Gallery in the past month but by using selective keywords. This week it's Fast Car from Tracy Chapman with Sun & Belonging as the theme.

The Relaxation Contest hosted by Through-a-Lens is ending soon so be sure to get your entries in!
My Love For Tea Time by TeaPhotography

General Photography DD Features is out once again and explores the Daily Deviations awarded in General Photography between 18th and 24th of March. Congratulations everyone!
Gone with the Red by WorldsInWorld

And finally the awesome AshleyxBrooke is hosting a Photo Hunt Event which you can find out all the details for Right Here! it begins on 21st of April!

Abstract & Surreal

Community Volunteer DpressedSoul

Moja-Mojais an article featuring a rather cute (yes cute!) little monster.

Reasons To Hide is a feature coupled with lyrics from Neurosis - Reasons to Hide.
renkli yagmur by sounddoors
In search alter ego. III by anelowy

Street Photography

Community Volunteer StamatisGR

The Street Community is having a CONTEST !!!
The "So you think you can street" Photography Contest is well worth checking out!!!

And of course Friday night Street Specials v3.4 explores some fantastic Street Photography as always.
Small talk by sandas04
0424 by NunoCanha
amazing by DRIVINGYOU

Horror, Macabre & Cosplay

Community Volunteer pullingcandy

The A, B, C's of Cosplay are out once again this time exploring the letters G, H & I.
Legend of Zelda - Ganondorf by Trollforce
Axis Powers Hetalia - Prussia by NanjoKoji
Hellsing: When Master is Away by Maxieyi


Community Volunteer xbastex

Reccomended Artists Part V showcases some spectacular artists from the Photo-journalism gallery. Check it out for some inspiration and deviants to watch!
Survivor by Thanutpat
273 by serkant
242 by serkant

Artistic Nude & Fetish

Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine

This week the feature focuses on Belts! Check it out to see some fantastic works featuring belts.

Mature Content

the girl and the belt by thePartisan

Mature Content

Bullet Series // one (2008) by HilaryKeller


Featured Tutorial

Keeping in line with the theme of Photoshop this week the featured tutorial is a Photoshop Action from EliseEnchanted
Surprise actions by EliseEnchanted

Weekly Features to keep an eye on!

There's so much going on around the community especially for Volunteers that sometimes the awesome news can be missed out. I hope to share any weekly or monthly features that are ongoing here so that you can browse them at your leisure. If you know of something that needs to be listed let me know!

:bulletblue: Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
:bulletblue: Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Making a Difference from 3wyl
:bulletblue: Weekly Photography Feature from lintu47
:bulletblue: Square Feature from Alabastra

Blossom by Jez92
Blossom by ClefairyKid
vintage blossom by chulii
Cherry Blossom by jin-tze
Blossom in pink by Strawberry-Mood
Cherry Blossom Walk by FairyOnTheInside
Blossom by la-esmeralda
Blossom Soul by Ophelia-Overdose
cherry blossom by Sarrrahhh
cherry blossom by arthika

The Community Volunteer Team - Photography

The Community Volunteer Team -  Photography

General Photography: Kaz-D 
(ScENeYmE on hiatus see Pixel-Spotlight)

Abstract and Surreal: DpressedSoul

Animals, Plants and Nature: trevg and shuttermonkey

Architecture, Urban and Rural: fritsenator

Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine

Conceptual: DemonMathiel

Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight

Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy

Macro: hellfirediva

Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile

Photo-journalism xbastex

Street: StamatisGR

Groups to check out
:iconresurgere: :iconshopping-for-stock::iconphoto--assignment: :icongothictemple: :iconblackwhitephotos: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :icondapn: :iconbestofcolor: :iconphotographersdream: :iconurban-and-rural: :iconabstract-and-surreal: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate: :iconthrough-a-lens: :iconabstract-high-key: :iconr72: :iconstreetsnapshots: :iconcritique-it: :iconbeyond-borders: :iconsweet-photography: :iconphotography-inc: :iconphotographyportraits: :iconcasualphotography: :iconphotographyworld: :iconbreathtaking-photos: :icongothictemple: :iconbeautiful-bokeh: :iconwater-dreams: :iconlovely-square-pics:

Get Involved...

You can get yourself into Photography Weekly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:
:bulletblue: Spotlight Deviants
:bulletblue: Underappreciated Deviants
:bulletblue: Spotlight Groups
:bulletblue: Photography related news
:bulletblue: Themes & Topics
:bulletblue: Featured Tutorials
:bulletblue: Next weeks theme is Easter so send me your Deviations

Add a Comment:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always welcome, anything else just let me know :)
Thanutpat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic!!! ;) :)

Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi Katy! My pleasure! You are truly welcome! :rose: :bow: :wave: :)
George-kirk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thanks so much for the feature:)
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
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