Photoshop: Opening Regular Image in Camera Raw Editor

The camera raw Editor included in PHotoshop is a very powerful tool to create stunning images. I made it to a habit to open each image in the Camera Editor before I start to work on it in photoshop.

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Infrared Effect

Sometimes you encounter one of these really dreamy images, where the treeas are red or white and the sky is nice and blue. This images where in most cases made with infrared photography, where nit only the visible light is captured, but as well light that falls out of the visible spectrum. Luckily, you don’t need to have an infrared camera to do such images, but you can simulate the effect with photo manipulation. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this in photoshop, but the same technique can be used in other tools like Affinity Photo.

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Preparing Scanned Handdrawing for Vectorization

Today I started to vectorize some old black and white handdrawn designs I created a long time ago. And I ended up with the problem, that some of the scans had a lot of speckles. One of this drawings was the following “skeleton sperm” or whatever you wanna call it:

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GIMP: Convert ABR to PNG to GBR Brushes

With recent GIMP version 2.10, photoshop .abr-Brushes cannot be loaded within GIMP anymore. I found the following way to batch convert the photoshop brushes to PNGs and then to GIMPs native .gbr-brushes.

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Install Brushes

You got some brushes, but you don’t know how you can get them into your favorite design tool? Here some instructions how you can load brushes into Photoshop.

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