Saturday, January 31, 2015

Does Hogwarts Offer Photoshop Courses?

Adobe Photoshop is powerful magical. Everyone knows it's used heavily for models on magazine covers, because that's what people will buy -- that's a topic for a different day.

As I mentioned before, I've recently gotten into photography and so I've been watching some YouTube tutorials to learn from other people. I'm not surprised by how much Photoshop is used in post-processing, but what continues to surprise me is what it's being used for. I never thought Photoshop was capable of removing an entire boulder or shrinking branches because they were too distracting. I was in awe watching Photoshop straighten buildings distorted by a panoramic shot, or add rays of sunlight to a dark scene. Perhaps the most incredible feat I've seen Photoshop perform is included in the video below - create branches that weren't there using the content aware fill tool. In fact, my reaction is well summarized by one of the comments on the video:
Seriously, is this photography or computer geekery?