Composition Formulas

Being creative can be a challenge. Thankfully, if you’re struggling with a weak imagination, there are ways to create beautiful artworks through formulaic processes. Rule of Thirds One of the most basic, yet important rules in photography and artistic composition is the Rule of Thirds. The idea behind the Rule of Thirds is that your image can be divided into …

Removing Hair From Backgrounds

If you’ve ever had to remove a subject from its background using Photoshop, you probably know that the task is often easier said than done, especially if the subject has hair. Whether the subject is a person or an animal, isolating it from its background while maintaining the integrity of the hair fibres is not always straightforward. If you have …

Black and White vs Colour

Perhaps this is not a question you often ask yourself, but what do prefer to work with? Black and white or colour? When designing film posters, I found there are benefits and disadvantages to working with black and white compositions just as there are when working with colourful projects. Let me explain what I think of each. Black and White …

Designing Film Posters

When I first became serious about learning Photoshop, I was overwhelmed because I had learned so many new skills but was at a loss for understanding how to apply them. I was quite interested in portrait retouching, photo compositing, and working with text elements to create a story and I wanted to get better at each one. I found that …