Tag Archives: photoshop

Photographer uses Stock Images to Help Sick Children

Through his Drawing Hope Project, photographer Shawn Van Daele uses his photography and photo editing skills to help children imagine a world outside their sick bed. Using his photos of the children, mixed with stock photography he purchases online, Van Daele places the children into realistic versions of their own drawings. The images are filled with pirates, fairies, kids in space, kids stepping up to bat at a Major League Baseball game, kids deep sea diving and pretty much anything else a kid can dream up.


Tech Tip: Using Curves to make a Photo fit your Style

Photoshop curves is a powerful tool for photo editing and can be used to create greater contrast, change the color balance, bring more light into a photo, or darken it to change the mood of an image. Master it and you can come up with settings that mimic vintage film or other photography styles. Check out this detailed guide from the online learning community for photographers, Cambridge in Colour to get the most out of curves!



35 Creative Photos to Inspire you this week

It’s Monday and everyone is dragging a bit. To kick-start the week off right, Acris Design posted a great selection of Photo-shopped art that will make your eyeballs love you and your mouth water with excitement. If you need a little inspiration to kick off the week check out these 35 Photos to jump-start your creativity.

Critical vulnerabilities in Photoshop CS4

For those of you who use Photoshop CS4, you will want to be aware of a “critical vulnerability” that was found in Photoshop CS4
11.0.1 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh.

Here is a short summary of the problem:

“Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Photoshop CS4 11.0.1 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh that could allow an
attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities to take control of the affected system. A malicious .ASL, .ABR, or .GRD file
must be opened in Photoshop CS4 by the user for an attacker to be able to exploit these vulnerabilities. Adobe recommends Photoshop CS4
customers update to Photoshop CS4 11.0.2, which resolves these issues.”

More details here:

Resizing your images without quality loss

We get emails now and again from puzzled photo buyers about image resolutions at Cutcaster and what size photos they need for their specific project now that we offer different image resolutions at Cutcaster. Photo resolution has to be one of the most confusing and misunderstood aspects of digital image editing. Photo resolution only matters if you’re going to print the image in a book or magazine for example. If you are only going to use the photo online, you should focus your attention on the pixel dimension. At any resolution, you can measure the pixel widths and heights. It’s important to be very careful though how you change it. In order to best protect yourself, open the Image Size dialog in Photoshop and “uncheck” the Resample Image check-box at the bottom left. This has the effect of locking the pixel data, thus locking in quality. This is where it can be kind of confusing because the onscreen image won’t change at all and you can only see the truth by opening the Image Size dialogue box.

If you have any question about photo resolutions or pixel dimensions, please leave a comment below or email help AT cutcaster DOT com.