In my personal opinion, I’ve never been one to “get” HDR for the most part. I understand the process, and I have definitely seen some pretty cool HDR photos. Unfortunately, this cool effect has now been emulated, repeated, and reused in so many places that I have become completely disgusted with the topic altogether. I believe that too many people aren’t applying good Photo Editing Principal, and they’re not taking photos to be HDR from the get-go, instead they’re taking photos with blinders and later deciding “hey, I’m going to turn this photo into an HDR shot.”
I was on Twitter earlier and someone mentioned that they were working on learning the keyboard shortcuts using Gimp. I shared this link with him: http://www.keyxl.com/aaae27c/66/Gimp-Photo-software-keyboard-shortcuts.htm
I realized that I never shared this link before, so I wanted to take a second to make sure others knew about Gimp’s keyboard shortcuts, especially since I habitually use them in my gimp video tutorials and occasionally forget to say what the shortcut is.
PSDTuts+ is hosting a contest in celebration of their new PhotoDune service. They say that they will select 3 winners for this competition, and here are the prizes:
- 1st Place will win $100 in PhotoDune Credits and a 1-year premium membership to Tuts+.
- 2nd Place will win $75 in PhotoDune Credits.
- 3rd Place will receive an Envato t-shirt.
PSD Tuts+ said this: “Your task is to use at least one of the three images below to create a photo manipulation. You are free to combine these images with assets available on the web or in your personal collection. We will judge your entries based on their creativity, execution, and by how many of the below images that you use.”
The best part is this – nowhere in the blog post do they say you have to use Photoshop which to me means that I am free to use GIMP to create my entry. I’ve already got ideas flowing like crazy, and can’t wait to enter. Are you entering? If you need some help using Gimp, feel free to check out my Gimp Tutorials if you haven’t already.