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How to Straighten Leaning Buildings in PhotoDirector

Often when we take photos of tall buildings they seem to fall away in the final photograph. This is a perspective problem known as keystoning. It is because when we are taking the photo standing on the ground and tilting the camera upwards, the lens is closer to the bottom of the building and far away from its top, and that is why the building looks like it’s leaning backwards in the photo.

 

There is a quick way to fix this problem in PhotoDirector ...

 

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Turn Color Landscapes into Infrared Photography

Traditional black & white infrared photography uses films that are sensitive to wavelengths between 700 to 900 nm range. Because the range is invisible to human eyes, it creates a fascinating eerie beauty of infrared photography.

 

To create these images, you can add filters over digital cameras to block infrared wavelengths or alter your existing camera. Both ways will cost extra investment. A third alternative, is to use software to simulate infrared effects using PhotoDirector....

 

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Blend a knight in your travel photo

Often times we come across pictures of teddy bears, figurines or Blythe dolls on the beach, in the forest or anywhere except at home. It is a fun activity to do but you will need to bring the figurine with you. What if you have a large collection that it is impossible take them all with you everywhere you go. Well, here is a tutorial how you can create a photo composition to blend a figurine in your photo using PhotoDirector ...

 

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Guide to HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography

If you’ve ever taken photos of a subject under sunny skies, where the brightness and contrast range are high, the chances are you either lost details in the subject or the sky is blown out. This is because the difference between the brightest and darkest areas, or Dynamic Range, is too wide that you can’t capture them both in a single shot. In this article, we will explain the HDR approach to overcome this problem ...

 

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Create a Tilt-Shift Effect

In the old days, creating tilt-shift images requires expensive lenses. Thanks to photo editing software, this is can be done on your desktop. When it comes to making this effect, PhotoDirector is the easiest of all. So, pick some cityscape, train station, highways and lets create that miniature look ...

 

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Make Photos Pop using the Brush Tool

Sometimes, getting the tones of the overall photo is just not enough. The brush is a handy tool to darken or brighten some areas and make this photo more three dimensional. The brush tool is one of the regional adjustment tools you find in PhotoDirector.

 

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Create Selective Color using Edit mode

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate another quick and easy approach to create selective color. The beauty of PhotoDirector is that you don’t have to work with complicated layers ...

 

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Using Presets to Enhance Your Photos

PhotoDirector comes with a wide range of presets that can help you quickly enhance photos. In this tutorial I will demonstrate a photo which was taken during sun set. The skies are too bright and the goal is to bring back the blue skies and the vibrant sunset colors ...

 

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Enhancing Your Photo Using PhotoDirector

There are times when the light condition is not at its best, your digital camera may have captured the details but the colors are not that great. In this situation, you can use PhotoDirector to adjust the colors to enhance the overall look of your photo.

 

In this tutorial, I will take an example of a photo taken in bamboo forest in Taiwan. It was a cloudy day and right before the heavy rain, the forest was very dark. However, I was able to capture enough detail of the photo in RAW. Because it was shot in RAW, the photo was fairly easy to adjust to an acceptable photograph ...

 

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Create Selective Color in PhotoDirector

Selective coloring is a very common effect that photographers do to emphasize certain parts of a photo by keeping only the man subject in color and removing all of the color from the background. Such as photo of flowers, where the flower is the only thing in the photo that is in color. There are many ways to create selective color effect and in this tutorial I will demonstrate a quick and easy way to accomplish this in PhotoDirector ...

 

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