Hints and Tips

A selection of tutorials to get you learning how to post process your images.

(These open in a new window)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIcYWEQH4z4
Working with Layers in Photoshop CS5 – Part 1 Beginners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA8TgyTruV8
Lesson 1: Introduction to Photoshop Layer Masks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1gRCPpZKHI
Lesson 2 – Part 2: Introduction to Adjustment Layers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkZKAZCmKzU
Tips on hyperfocal distance focusing (by photographer Chris Weston)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGVRzLeL74&feature=fvwrel
Tips on getting the right depth of field (by photographer Chris Weston)

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http://tv.adobe.com/
Adobe’s own tutorials

http://www.ephotozine.tv/video/focus-stacking-tutorial-2341
Focus stacking

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
A Learning Community for Photographers

http://www.lonelyspeck.com/

All you need to know about photographing and processing night sky shots


Documents – Hints and tips (these open in a new window)

Basic colour management (pdf)

Converting images to B&W (pdf)

Colour Checker (image)

Shooting Stars (pdf) Fords hand out on photographing the night sky


Components of A Basic Frame (pdf)

An introduction to the key elements of a frame, information about each aspect and the tools used in association with them.

Cutting A Single Mount Using A Logan Bevel Cutter (pdf)

Having cut a sheet of mount board to size, this takes you through the process of marking up and cutting a single mount.

Attaching Artwork Using A hinge Mount System (pdf)

This illustrates a method of attaching 2D artwork to a mount system.  It explains why you might choose this type of mount system and its benefits.  The sheet then provides step by step instructions on how to make a hinge mount, from scratch.

Planning The Dimensions Of A Mount (pdf)

This shows you how to decide on the dimensions of the piece of mountboard, from which you could go on to cut a simple mount.