Changing Faces in Photoshop, (getting the best shot from two)

When shooting the daytime parade at Walt Disney World it is best to set your camera to shoot multiple times with one shutter release.  The characters and the parade floats are always moving and by taking multiple shots at a time will increase your chances of getting one really good one.  What if you took several shots and still didn’t end up with a good picture of you favorite character? In this video I will take two photos of Belle taken during the daytime parade at the Magic Kingdom and combine them to make one good photo. This technique is quick and easy to do and designed to be used by a Photoshop beginner.
HDR version, direct link

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/48113675″>Quick and Easy Face Exchange in Photoshop</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/wdwphotoclub”>WDW Photo Club</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Looking for an Inexpensive Photo Editor? Review of Snapseed for Desktop

By Christopher Rainville
Post processing is a very important step in digital photography. However, post processing editors like Photoshop, Lightroom and even Adobe’s less-expensive Photoshop version, Photoshop Elements, can be considered too expensive for a hobbyist photographer. Aside from the cost, their complexity can be overwhelming for a lot of users especially those just starting out. Snapseed from Nik Software offers a simple to use, and inexpensive entry-level post processing program for about 20 bucks and works on Mac and Windows machines.

The power behind this editor is Nik’s patented U Point® technology that allows users to pinpoint specific areas of the photograph to enhance or make adjustments without complicated selections or masking.  Nik Software makes powerful photo editing programs that are designed to simplify even the most complex enhancements and adjustments.  But I would consider the price of these products to be expensive for the average hobbyist.  Snapseed was a product originally developed for the mobile phone market but has recently been released as a desktop version. The software gives you basic post processing controls for enhancements and corrections yet delivers them in an easy-to-use workflow format. Continue reading