Getting the rough, grungy look in portraits

Here’s the latest video tutorial on my YouTube channel: And here are some quick notes to accompany the video: Create two copies of the background layer Name one: Noise Name the other: High Pass Turn off the High Pass layer Select the Noise layer Select Filter > Noise > Add Noise Set the amount to 10%, Gaussian and Monochromatic (to avoid random lit pixels with … Continue reading Getting the rough, grungy look in portraits

I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Ok, I own PortraitPro by Anthropics but I cannot abide by PortraitPro Body. First a little background on each application.  PortraitPro is a software application that allows you to take a portait of a subject and then make adjustments to the face.  You can remove blemishes, add or change makeup, and make some adjustments to the morphology of the face.  PortraitPro Body allows you to … Continue reading I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Brian Smith in Montreal

I had the pleasure on Sunday of going to a conference given by Brian Smith.  You would have a hard time finding a more generous, interesting and inspiring photographer. He spent over three hours giving a roomful of Montrealers insights into his world of portraiture, his own personal projects and travels, as well as a few valuable technical tips. His anecdotes about some of the … Continue reading Brian Smith in Montreal