TAG: Steve Caplin

Halloween Montage

Steve Caplan’s Halloween Photomontage


Steve Caplin is a professional photoillustrator and the author of the “How to Cheat in Photoshop” series. He’s also become a bit of a RetouchPRO LIVE staple, known for his quick mind and seemingly boundless knowledge of Photoshop.   How To Cheat In Photoshop CC The art of creating realistic photomontages By Steve Caplin ©…


October Photo Contest Winners
Theme: Obviously Photoshopped


Thank you to author Steve Caplin for acting as our guest judge for the October contest! The theme was “obviously photoshopped,” sponsored by Steve’s latest book, How to Cheat in Photoshop CC. General Comments from Steve: The quality of the Photoshop work in all the submissions was very high, with many outstanding entries. Ultimately, I…


How to Cheat in Photoshop Contest


Do you have Photoshop questions you would love answered? Do you have a project you would like advice on – a photo you are editing that you just can’t get right or a vision from your imagination you would love to create but don’t know how? Here is your chance! Win a one-on-one mentor session…


October Photo Contest:
Obviously Photoshopped


The brand new contest location for the Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest is now open! Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest The theme for October is OBVIOUSLY PHOTOSHOPPED sponsored by the book How to Cheat in Photoshop CC by Steve Caplin. We are looking for photos where the “tweaks” may be slight,…


Day to Night using Photoshop:
The video and by the book


Below is an excerpt and video tutorial from the just published How to Cheat in Photoshop CC by Steve Caplin Movies set at night are generally filmed during the day, using special filters to simulate the effect. In Photoshop, turning a day scene into a night one is not difficult – and it turns out…

Presidential Seal

President’s Day Exercise – Making the Presidential Seal


We can use the texture of a wooden surface as the base for any artwork, turning a two-dimensional design into one that looks as if it’s been carved in wood. In the example above, I’ve used the complex outlines of this coat of arms to create a solid looking object. The original design for this…

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