These days, everyone is a self-appointed photographer/curator of some sort, thanks to the accessibility smartphones give us with photo apps and software. All of these techie tips and tricks are available right on your mobile device, making it even easier to acquire some photo-editing skills on the go. Of course, it doesn’t replace committing time and education to…Read More
It might seem like a strange idea to include video on your photography website, but there are many great reasons to do just that. According to Digital Sherpa, 100 million people watch videos online each day, and a whopping 75 percent of them go on to visit the corresponding website afterwards. In fact, watching video…Read More
One of the most common photography techniques is to shoot against a seamless white background to keep all the focus on the subject. This may be cool for a product catalogue, but when designing a website or brochure, a white background might not work. The good news is that it’s easy to remove white backgrounds with…Read More
Sometimes you just want those eyes to pop! In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to get those eyes sparkling so they can make the model in your Bigstock photo stand out and help your projects really shine. 1. Open your file in Photoshop and copy the Background layer. I’m using this already-beautiful brown-eyed…Read More
In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to apply any shape or object to your photos using a clipping mask. You will need Photoshop and Illustrator here, but ultimately you only need Photoshop to make a clipping mask. For this example, I will use a flower from this Bigstock vector and give this…Read More
If you’ve seen some of Bigstock’s inspiring posters, you might be interested in learning some typography principles yourself. When designing layouts and setting type, it is important to understand the basics of working with text, line spacing, and letter spacing. This tutorial will cover leading, kerning, tracking, and when and how to apply them.Read More
We like memes, obviously. If you do too, and you want to make an internet meme that wildly spreads across the web, makes you really popular with your friends, and launches you into a professional career as a famous memer, check out this tutorial! Not only will you learn some very basic uses of photoshop, but you’ll also learn how to make the best kind of meme: a cat meme.
What you’ll need to complete this tutorial:
- Adobe Photoshop
- A huge sense of humor along, with some helpful joke making tips like this.
- A Bigstock account
1. Download a hilarious cat image from Bigstock. For this tutorial, download this extremely funny image, titled “two friends kittens dancing and speaking”. Download the small size.Read More
Vectors are images that are suitable for illustrations that contain precise measurements. A vector is different from a bitmap image (jpg) because its information is much simpler, and it is scalable to any size and can be edited freely. Vectors are not as useful for displaying photo-realistic images like photographs because those types of images generally do not contain well-defined shapes and curves. In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with a vector to make it easily editable for you. You will change the color of individual shapes, color many shapes together, and edit a path, which is what defines a shape in Illustrator.
Let’s use this vector from contributor Fixer00.
1. Find your vector image. To narrow your search down to vector images only, make sure the “Vectors” checkbox is clicked. Once you find your image, download it, making sure you click the “vector” option. You’ll then download an .eps file.Read More
Part 2 in a series of Photoshop tutorials by Art Director and founder of Pureworks, Victoria Jordan. In case you missed the first tutorial in the series, click here for a quick refresher. In the first tutorial we added some shiny red lips to an existing stock image of a woman’s face. For this next…Read More