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Ted’s Editing Tips: Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

COLOUR EASTER EGGS DIGITALLY IN PHOTOSHOP

Before getting into this week’s Photoshop tip of Colour Eater Eggs Digitally, I want to wish a Happy Good Friday and Easter Monday to all. 

Our office is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. See you all on Tuesday, April 6.

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

colour easter eggs digitally

USING PHOTOSHOP TO COLOUR EASTER EGGS DIGITALLY

Let’ have some Photoshop fun and colour the Easter eggs digitally. Following these steps makes it fun and easy. 

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1- Open the photo in Photoshop.

2- Choose the QUICK SELECTION tool.

3- Select the egg by clicking and dragging. 

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

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Using QUICK SELECTION tool to select the egg.

4- Go to the ADJUSTMENT LAYER section, and select the SOLID COLOR.

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally
The egg is selected

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

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Under the ADJUSTMENT LAYER menu, select SOLID COLOUR.

5- Photoshop creates a new layer from the selection and fills it with the colour. Change the colour to your desire. Then go to the LAYER BLEND and select COLOR from the dropdown menu.
6- Click OK. All done!
7- to change the colour, double click on the colour layer and pick a new colour.

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally
Photoshop creates a new layer and fills it with the selected colour.

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally

Colour Easter Eggs Digitally
From Layer Blend dropdown menu, select the COLOR

Do you want to learn Photoshop?

At Omnilargess, we offer Photoshop and Lightroom Private lessons. The private class is an excellent way to learn Photoshop and Lightroom. They are very flexible, and you can book the session according to your busy life schedule. We evaluate your skills and needs to provide the best approach for your training sessions.

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Omnilargess Photography workshops focus on many hidden features in digital cameras and editing software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops and Editing classes to discuss the Histogram. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses, and I explain the Histogram in depth in this class. Check the link below for upcoming classes.

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That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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Ted’s Editing Tips: Lightroom User Presets

Easy Steps To Create Lightroom User Presets

In a previous article, I covered Lightroom Presets and how they can speed up our post-processing. This tutorial will show you easy steps to create Lightroom User Presets according to your taste or photography style.

What is Lightroom Preset?

Presets are certain adjustments that will be applied to pictures by clicking only one button. Lightroom is shipped with lots of default Presets, but you may or may not like all of them. Or want to tweak them to match your style.

There are tons of third-party presets available, some even free, that you can install and use, but in most cases, they do not represent your photography or branding style.

So get ready to create your very first Lightroom User Preset!

Creating a Lightroom User Presets for Instagram

For this Thursday’s Ted’s Editing Tips, I look into making a Lightroom User Preset.

Let’s get started by creating a Lightroom Preset for Instagram, and I want to call it “Morning Glow”!

In Lightroom, go to Develop module and start editing one photo. For instance, I cropped the image to 1X1, adjusted the Highlights and Shadows, increased the Whites to represent the brightness and contrast of a Summer Morning.

Morning Glow Preset

Creating Lightroom User Preset
I created a Lightroom user preset, and called it "Morning Glow."

When you are happy with the result, go to the PRESET panel, and click the (+) to create a preset with these settings.

In the next window, check the adjustment that you want to save, and save the preset. All done!

Now that you created the preset, it is effortless to apply a consistent look to all the images you want to just by one click.

Creating Lightroom User Preset

Lightroom User Preset
Select the adjustments that you want to save as a User preset.

Lightroom User Preset Comparison

Lightroom User Presets
Creating Lightroom User Preset is easy, and it can speed up post-processing time.

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Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
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Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
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Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
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That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions; feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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FOCUS CONFIRMATION

Viewfinder Focus Confirmation Light

Digital cameras provide a tremendous amount of information inside the viewfinder. Previously, I discussed a few of them. In this post, I look into viewfinder Focus Confirmation Light. 

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Focus Confirmation Light

In autofocus mode, this piece of information is not that beneficial. However, when using the Manual Focus, this light is super convenient. 

Usually shooting Macro photos or at night photography, photographers prefer to use manual focusing. Therefore, when focusing manually, keep an eye on this indicator. When the light is blinking or off, it means that the subject is out of focus. On the other hand, if it is a solid light, focusing on the focusing point is perfect.

Viewfinder Focus Confirmation Light

Focus Confirmation Light
The Focus Confirmation light inside the viewfinder is an asset.

Most cameras make a “Beep” when the autofocus focuses on the subject. However, if you want to be quiet while taking pictures, such as bird photography, you need to turn off the beep. In these situations, the viewfinder confirmation light is a handy feature.
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Photography courses for all levels

Omnilargess offers photography classes and editing workshops for all photography levels. Check the list of workshops below to find your course.

We do offer private photography and editing lessons. Private lessons are customized to your needs. Therefore, you can learn faster by enrolling in private classes.

Contact us today to set an appointment for private lessons.

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Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
  • February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
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Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • February 18, 2023 5:00 pm
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TOFINO BC PHOTO TOUR Tofino, BC
  • February 24, 2023 4:00 pm
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Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
  • April 1, 2023 8:00 am
Register
Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
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Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
  • April 29, 2023 9:30 am
Register
LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
Register
LEARN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY High Street Office
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
Register
Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
Register
Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm
Register

That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions; feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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Private Photography Lessons

Give a Gift of Private Photography Lessons 

It is The Best Gift for a Photography Buff

As the holidays are nearing and we all have gift giving on our minds, we thought we would remind you that we carry Gift Certificates! If there was a workshop that you’ve wanted to attend, but it never seemed to fit into the budget or you want to rent some new photography equipment before buying – now is the time! You can be as specific, or as vague, as you like. Gift certificates can be purchased for particular Photography or Image Editing classes and workshops, or can be used as a credit towards any Private photography lessons or rental fee.

Private Photography Lessons

Buy Omnilargess Gift certificate to register for Private Photography Lessons, any workshops or Rental Fees!

The perfect accessory to add to any camera lover’s stocking…

A Gift Certificate for a camera workshop or editing class or a credit for rental fee of photography equipment is a gift every photography buff will appreciate.

It is always hard to think of things we want when family and friends ask us on the spot, and generally our minds drift towards tangible goods, but why not give the gift of knowledge? Even the most challenging person on your list can benefit from a class or two of some sort. Stock up on some brain candy by purchasing a Gift Certificate from Omnilargess Services.  We’ll be introducing some exciting new classes in 2016 that you will not want to miss.

Manual Shooting

In Manual shooting you can be more creative

Private Photography Lessons

Why do we think Photography private lessons are the best gift for a photographer? 

We introduced private photography and Photoshop lessons in April 2013; these private classes have become very popular with new inquires for private lessons coming everyday.

Photography, in general, is a vast industry consisting of equipment knowledge, technical skills and artistic aspects. These are applied in many different specialty areas such as wedding, portrait, architectural, landscape, etc. The specialized nature of private lessons is one of the many benefits.

What are the benefits of Private Photography lessons?

One of our instructors will evaluate your needs and customize the course materials according to what you need to know. So you invest your time to learn the most relevant skills to achieve your goals faster. Much of what is offered in photography education is in broad terms and often for generic use. Private lessons ensure you are learning only what you specifically need, not revisiting what you already know. You will learn technical aspects about your own camera brand, flash, editing software and subject area.

When you evaluate my skills and develop some private lessons for me, do I have to take them all?

This is our recommendation but it is all about you and how you want to invest your time.

Do you provide private lessons outside your office?

Some of our private lessons need to be outdoors. So we offer indoor and outdoor class time. If you want an instructor come to your home, a traveling charge will be added to your tuition fee. We prefer to have indoor classes in our office as we have access to any equipment that may be needed.

I want to learn Lightroom or Photoshop Elements and I only have a desktop. Do I need to buy a laptop to learn image editing?

This is another benefit of private classes! If you want to join our public Lightroom or Photoshop classes, you will need to have a laptop. But with the private Lightroom and Photoshop classes the instructor can come to you and you learn on your own desktop.

I plan to buy a new camera/flash/lens/accessories. Can you help with the right decision?

The great camera debate

Which camera is the best camera? Big question!!

We offer this service free to our previous students (private or public class attendees).

If it is your first time with us there is a $25 consultation fee and one of our expert instructors will guide you through pros and cons of your purchase.

What if – after an equipment consultation – I decide to register for a class?

You can use the equipment consultation fee towards any of our Upcoming Classes (private or public) for up to three months. More good savings for your photography budget!

Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Photography Private Lessons

Photography private lessons in Fraser Valley, BC

Lightroom, Photoshop, and Digital Photography private Lessons

We introduced Our photography private lessons back in April 2013; these private classes have become very popular with new inquires for private lessons coming everyday.

Photography, in general, is a vast industry consisting of equipment knowledge, technical skills and artistic aspects. These are applied in many different specialty areas such as wedding, portrait, architectural, landscape, etc. The specialized nature of photography private lessons is one of the many benefits.

Photography Private lessons

 

What are these benefits?

One of our instructors will evaluate your needs and customize the course materials according to what you need to know. So you invest your time to learn the most relevant skills to achieve your goals faster. Much of what is offered in photography education is in broad terms and often for generic use. Private lessons ensure you are learning only what you specifically need, not revisiting what you already know. You will learn technical aspects about your own camera brand, flash, editing software and subject area.

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

Merge photos to HDR in Lightroom or Photoshop

 

When you evaluate my skills and develop some private lessons for me, do I have to take them all?

This is our recommendation but it is all about you and how you want to invest your time.

 

Do you provide private lessons outside your office?

Some of our private lessons need to be outdoors. So we offer indoor and outdoor class time. If you want an instructor come to your home, a traveling charge will be added to your tuition fee. We prefer to have indoor classes in our office as we have access to any equipment that may be needed.

 

I want to learn Lightroom or Photoshop and I only have a desktop. Do I need to buy a laptop to learn image editing?

This is another benefit of private classes! If you want to join our public Lightroom or Photoshop classes, you will need to have a laptop. But with the private Lightroom and Photoshop classes the instructor can come to you and you learn on your own desktop.

 

I plan to buy a new camera/flash/lens/accessories. Can you help with the right decision?

We offer this service free to our previous students (private or public class attendees).

If it is your first time with us there is a $25 consultation fee and one of our expert instructors will guide you through pros and cons of your purchase.

 

What if – after an equipment consultation – I decide to register for a class?

You can use the equipment consultation fee towards any of our classes (private or public) for up to three months. More good savings for your photography budget!

 

Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

 

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

Photography Private lessons

One on one classes are developed for individuals

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Give a Gift of Private Photography Lessons

Give a Gift of Private Photography Lessons 

It is The Best Gift for a Photography Buff

As the holidays are nearing and we all have gift giving on our minds, we thought we would remind you that we carry Gift Certificates! If there was a workshop that you’ve wanted to attend, but it never seemed to fit into the budget or you want to rent some new photography equipment before buying – now is the time! You can be as specific, or as vague, as you like. Gift certificates can be purchased for particular Photography or Image Editing classes and workshops, or can be used as a credit towards any class or rental fee.

Buy Omnilargess Gift certificate to register for Private Photography Lessons, any workshops or Rental Fees!

Buy Omnilargess Gift certificate to register for Private Photography Lessons, any workshops or Rental Fees!

The perfect accessory to add to any camera lover’s stocking…

A Gift Certificate for a camera workshop or editing class or a credit for rental fee of photography equipment is a gift every photography buff will appreciate.

It is always hard to think of things we want when family and friends ask us on the spot, and generally our minds drift towards tangible goods, but why not give the gift of knowledge? Even the most challenging person on your list can benefit from a class or two of some sort. Stock up on some brain candy by purchasing a Gift Certificate from Omnilargess Services.  We’ll be introducing some exciting new classes in 2015 that you will not want to miss.

Our Photoshop editing techniques workshop covers the most powerful tools in photo editing.

Our Photoshop editing techniques workshop covers the most powerful tools in photo editing.

Private Photography Lessons

Why do we think Photography private lessons are the best gift for a photographer? 

We introduced private photography and Photoshop lessons in April 2013; these private classes have become very popular with new inquires for private lessons coming everyday.

Photography, in general, is a vast industry consisting of equipment knowledge, technical skills and artistic aspects. These are applied in many different specialty areas such as wedding, portrait, architectural, landscape, etc. The specialized nature of private lessons is one of the many benefits.

What are the benefits of Private Photography lessons?

One of our instructors will evaluate your needs and customize the course materials according to what you need to know. So you invest your time to learn the most relevant skills to achieve your goals faster. Much of what is offered in photography education is in broad terms and often for generic use. Private lessons ensure you are learning only what you specifically need, not revisiting what you already know. You will learn technical aspects about your own camera brand, flash, editing software and subject area.

When you evaluate my skills and develop some private lessons for me, do I have to take them all?

This is our recommendation but it is all about you and how you want to invest your time.

Do you provide private lessons outside your office?

Some of our private lessons need to be outdoors. So we offer indoor and outdoor class time. If you want an instructor come to your home, a traveling charge will be added to your tuition fee. We prefer to have indoor classes in our office as we have access to any equipment that may be needed.

I want to learn Lightroom or Photoshop Elements and I only have a desktop. Do I need to buy a laptop to learn image editing?

This is another benefit of private classes! If you want to join our public Lightroom or Photoshop classes, you will need to have a laptop. But with the private Lightroom and Photoshop classes the instructor can come to you and you learn on your own desktop.

I plan to buy a new camera/flash/lens/accessories. Can you help with the right decision?

We offer this service free to our previous students (private or public class attendees).

If it is your first time with us there is a $25 consultation fee and one of our expert instructors will guide you through pros and cons of your purchase.

What if – after an equipment consultation – I decide to register for a class?

You can use the equipment consultation fee towards any of our classes (private or public) for up to three months. More good savings for your photography budget!

Feel free to contact us if you have questions. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Add the Moon to Photo

Creative Project: add the Moon to photo

Plus “Color Look Up”: another PS Hidden Gem

Photo Tip Friday October 26, 2014 

Have you seen those images with the moon in a landscape and wondered how it was done? In this tutorial you will learn how to add the moon to a photo so that it looks natural; I’m also going to talk about another Photoshop Hidden Gem for turning a day time photo to night scene picture.

There are several different tools you can use to achieve the desired effect. Thanks to the new Photoshop CC “COLOR LOOK UP” tool you can easily convert a daytime scene into a night time picture.

In this example I want to add the Moon to this photo and turn the daylight into a night shot.

I want to add moon to this photo and make it like a night scene

I want to add moon to this photo and make it look like a night scene

I added the Moon to this photo by using Photoshop

I added the Moon to this photo by using Photoshop

For this exercise you need a photo of the full moon. If you don’t have a picture of a full moon, contact us and we will send you a picture to use in this project.

1-Open the background photo

 

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Open the background image that you want to add the moon to it

2- Open the Moon photo

 

Open the Moon photo

Open the Moon photo

3-Select the back ground Layer and then go to IMAGE>Adjustment> Color Look Up. And from the drop down menu select MOONLIGHT

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4-Now your background will look like this

Using Photoshop Color Look Up to make a night scene

Using Photoshop Color Look Up to make a night scene

5-Go back to Moon layer and select the Moon by using Quick Select tool and refine the edges. Move the Moon onto background image. Select the Free Transform tool to resize the moon to the background.

Add moon to the background Photo

Add moon to the background Photo

6-Create a new layer from the moon and place it under the Moon layer. I called this Layer “Halo”. Open the Layer style panel and select Outer Glow. Choose White as your colour, for Blend mode select “Normal”, and for Opacity set it around 90%, and for size set it around 100 Pixels. This will create a natural looking Halo around the moon.

Adjusting the Outer Glow Layer Style to create a natural looking Halo

Adjusting the Outer Glow Layer Style to create a natural looking Halo

7-Select the Moon layer and set the layer opacity to around 30%.

8-Copy the Effect from Halo Layer to Moon Layer by pressing and holding Option/ALT key and dragging the effect to Moon Layer. Double click on Effect to open the effect panel and set the Opacity to 100% and the size to around 20 Pixels. These adjustments make a natural looking moon and halo.

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Add moon to the photo and adjust the Halo by using Layer Style

8-Select both Moon and Halo Layer by holding down the shift key. Press Command/Control + G to group these layers into one group.

Adjusting the Outer Glow Layer Style to create a natural looking Halo

Adjusting the Outer Glow Layer Style to create a natural looking Halo

9-In this image I wanted to add some clouds to my Moon. To do this I clicked on the Layer Mask icon to add a Layer Mask to this Group.

im0710-Select the Brush tool, adjust the brush size, choose black and brush in (reveal) some of the background texture to the Moon. And now you have the final image. Your creative options don’t stop here! You can use different effects to make the picture even more dramatic. In this example I added some street light effects by using the Layer Mask and Brush tool.

I added the Moon to this photo by using Photoshop

I added the Moon to this photo by using Photoshop

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Do you want to learn more Photoshop techniques?

Contact us today for some private Photoshop lessons which will take your editing skills to exciting new levels.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Photoshop Crop Tool

Photoshop Crop Tool Tip

Photoshop Hidden Gem series 

Photo Tip Friday July 18, 2014

Photoshop is the most popular editing software around. It is also a vast program to learn and I don’t know of anyone who can claim to know everything in Photoshop. This is why, once in awhile, we are excited to find some Hidden Gems in Photoshop. In this series of Photoshop Tips I am going to share some of these hidden gems. These hidden features can improve our editing skills and save us lots of time. In this article I am going to share the hidden feature of Photoshop Crop Tool. Read More…

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