6 Tips for Better Portraits

Why do people look so blank, so vacant, so unnatural in portraits? Peter Hurley, a leading head-shot artist for actors, celebrities and executives, said people look like badly embalmed cadavers because they try to pose, but lack the skill to look natural doing it. Even professional models, experts at a certain haughty look, seldom know how to look natural. “I have to deprogram them into something that is more real,” said Mr. Hurley.

How does Mr. Hurley get the personality to shine through in a flattering way? Here are some of his top tips from those offered in his instructional video, “The Art Behind the Headshot.”

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18 Free And Creative Paper Photoshop Brushes via Akhter

Photoshop brushes help the designers in creating specific designs with great ease. Today we present a collection of some high quality paper brushes for you. With these Photoshop paper brushes you can give your designs a new and updated look. The paper brush sets help you create the paper like characteristics in your designs. As we know that paper is a thin and versatile material that is used to write upon, print upon, for newspapers, magazines and books as well as for card making and arts and crafts projects.

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How To Make Youthful, Glowing Portraits In Under a Minute – How-To Geek


You’ve seen it in magazines, photo websites, advertisements, and loads of other places—that romantic, almost saccharine look applied to an image to soften skin texture and create “glowing” portraits. Here’s how to get that supermodel glow in under a minute.

You can apply this effect to nearly any image, but it will probably do its best work improving portraits or pictures of people. But if you’re like most of us, you probably have a lot of these kinds of pictures. Open up some of them, and see how ridiculously easy it is to apply that warm, professional-looking glow effect.

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I liked this: How to Make Faux HDR Photos With Stylized Shadows and Details


The heavy, stylized shadows of HDR Photography are a professional, very dramatic look many photographers use. Here’s how a few moments with Photoshop or freeware Raw Therapee can get you a similar effect with your photos.


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