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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.
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!
Deviants to Check Out This Week
Project Educate - Typography
Community Volunteer pica-ae
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Artistic Nude & Fetish
Community Volunteer Nyx-Valentine
This week the feature focuses on Belts! Check it out to see some fantastic works featuring belts.
Keeping in line with the theme of Photoshop this week the featured tutorial is a Photoshop Action from 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!
Nature Feature from L0NE-W0lf
Project Comment's Under appreciated Feature from 3wyl
Making a Difference from 3wyl
Weekly Photography Feature from lintu47
Square Feature from Alabastra
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: iamnotelectricnet
Artistic Nude and Fetish: Nyx-Valentine
Fashion & General Photography: Pixel-Spotlight
Horror & Macabre & Cosplay: pullingcandy
Pinup and Glamour: DistortedSmile
Groups to check out
You can get yourself into Photography Weekly just by sending me a note! Each week I look for:
Photography related news
Themes & Topics
Next weeks theme is Easter so send me your Deviations