In this post, we have collected our personal favorite digital photography image effects along with tutorials to help you recreate each effect. You will find methods for the popular HDR, tilt-shift, and Lomography effects, to the less familiar, yet equally beautiful, Sabatier and Escher effects. Whichever image effect you use, your images are going to look amazing!
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How to Recreate a High Speed Photography Effect
High-Speed Photography is used in physics, health research, sports and more. This tutorial takes you thought he steps of how to capture super-fast movement using an ordinary camera and a little homemade electronics.
How to Create a Lomography Effect
How to Create HDR Photographs
This is a detailed guide about taking photos for an HDR image. If you have the right camera, the hardest part is setting up a tripod, and the rest is simple and fast.
How to Create a Cinematic Portrait Effect
In this photography and Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to add drama or a cinematic quality to a regular photographic portrait using fake HDR.
How to Create the Diorama Illusion Effect
A diorama is a depiction of a scene in miniature. This amazing photo treatment can be performed by almost anyone.
Exposure Blending Tutorial
How to Create Little Planets Using Your Panoramas
Wee Planets, Tiny Planets or the Polar Panorama effect, whatever name you prefer, is the technique of taking a 360° panorama image and using Photoshop and creating a circular or round image that wraps the panorama around to make it appear like a tiny/wee planet.
How to Turn Daylight into Night
This tutorial will show you how to take a low quality, lifeless and dull shot and turn it into a vivid night shot, with street lamp lightening.
How to Cross Process
How to Create a Gritty Photography Effect
In this tutorial you’ll be shown how to add a dramatic, gritty, bronzed effect to your images using Photoshop.
How to Create a Movie-Like Effect
You will learn how to give any image a glossy movie-like effect using Photoshop, you will learn how to effectively use color mood adjustments, the depth of field effect and a simple, yet impressive film effect.
How to Create Vintage a Photography Effect
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How to Create the Tilt Shift Effects
This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create the tilt-shift lens effect. The goal of this technique is to give a unique feel to the photograph as everything appears to be miniatured or modeled.
Tilt Shifting Photography
How to Create the Infrared Photography Effect
How to Create a Black & White Photography Effect with Color
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add color to black and white photographs by making selections and using adjustment layers.
How to Create Escher’s Droste Effect
The “Droste effect” derives from a Dutch chocolate maker that used an image of its box on the box recursively at smaller and smaller scales. With this tutorial you can recreate this effect with relative ease, using After Effects and Photoshop CS4.
How to Create the Sabatier Effect
True solarization is the reversal of a portion of photographic image resulting from prolonged exposure to an extremely bright light. This tutorial describes in detail the process of solarizeing prints, and how to control the variables to effectively achieve the effect.
How to Manipulate Smoke
Learn to apply the Warp Tool effectively and a few other tricks to make smoke look like a skull. This technique has a variety of outcomes and works well with water, clouds and a whole bunch of other stuff.
How to Create Effective Macro Photography
In this article, the author gives you great tips and tecniques on how to macro photograph using a point and shoot camera.
How to Photograph Car Light Trails
The key to photographing car light trails is choosing a good composition and capturing plenty of trails. The great news is that they can be very easy to shoot, and you can produce some amazing images with even the most basic of equipment.
How to Photograph Water Drops
Water droplet photography is very easy to get started with, and you can get as complex as you want. There are three tricks to making beautiful, time-scultped water pictures with a single small flash: Light placement, timing and flash duration.
How to Create a Two-Tone Silhouette Effect
How to Create a Sunset Light to Light Portraits Effect
In this tutorial the author gives you three method so that you can use the light by setting your subject in relationship to the setting sun.
How to Create an Indie Movie Effect
In this Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to take an ordinary photo, and make it look like it’s a still from a movie.
Indie Movie Effect
How to Paint with Light
Painting with light is a fascinating photography technique where you illuminate areas of a long exposure shot with a light source to create some stunning effects.