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How To : Add anamorphic lens flares in After Effects

Want to add an anamorphic lens flare to your digital footage? With Adobe After Effects, Video Copilot Optical Flares and, of course, the help provided by this video guide, it's easy! For step-by-step instructions, and to learn how to add anamorphic lens flares to your own digi ...more

How To : Create a lens flare effect in Pinnacle Studio

Learn how to add special lens flare effects to a logo in Pinnacle Studio with this tutorial. You will select the picture to be edited and drag it to the video screen. Select the lens flare effect from the Studio Plus RTFM which is standard with the program, you don't need to p ...more

How To : Create A Nice Curtain In GIMP

Hello everyone, This is my first tutorial posted on WonderHowTo and as a starter I wanted to show you how to make a nice curtain in GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative. Even though GIMP does not have all the features of his expensive brother, you can still do some cool desig ...more

How To : Make a wide angle and fisheye photo lens for cameras

Get wide-angle and fish-eye effect for about $5 with this DIY lens attachment. Expands your camera's viewing angle up to 200 degrees. Great for tight-quarters indoor shots, stunning landscapes, and funny fish-eye photos. Amazing results. For use on photo and video cameras.

How To : Simulate depth of field in Adobe Photoshop

Can't afford a DSLR? Fake it! In this installment from his series of free Adobe Photoshop tutorials, Justin Seeley shows you how to simulate depth of field using the Lens Blur Filter. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using this eye-catching effect yo ...more

How To : Create a digital bokeh effect in Adobe Photoshop

Interested in creating a digital bokeh lens effect in Adobe Photoshop? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its var ...more

How To : Correct lens distortion in Photoshop

Barrel distortion is a lens effect which causes images to be "inflated". Barrel distortion is associated with wide angle lenses and typically occurs at the wide end of a zoom lens. In this video tutorial you will learn how to correct the lens distortion in Photoshop.

How To : Understand & use depth of field (DOF)

To understand and use depth of field you should realize that depth of field is the area behind and in front of your focusing point - the thing or object you are shooting. Depth of field is determined by apreture or f -stop, the shutter speed of your camera and the focal length ...more

How To : Create an ocean in 3ds Max

how to create an Ocean in 3DS Max Your tutor, Dave will show you how to build animated water with 3ds Max in the tutorial video. This method does not require expensive plug-in. First select a plane from your screen, then drag it to top view. Rotate the plane so the square edg ...more

HowTo : Make Magical Bokeh Photographs

Hongkiat has compiled a collection of beautiful examples of "Bokeh" photography (1, 2): "The word ‘Bokeh’ derives from the Japanese for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, and in photography describes the effect found in out-of-focus regions of images. Different lens designs, aperture shapes a ...more

How To : Create DIY Filters for Your Cell Phone

In photography, using filters over lenses is a common practice and provides a great way to set the mood or to create an artistic image. The only problem is that they can be quite costly and there currently aren't many available for cell phones specifially. Fortunately, there i ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

HowTo : Build Your Own Camera Lenses

The prerogative of most fancy, pricey lenses nowadays is ultimate sharpness. However, if you're partial to that soft, out of focus look, you can make your own lenses to achieve this type of effect. DIY Photography posts an in depth guide to making your own lenses (Part 1) and ...more

How To : Create Bokeh Images on Your iPhone

In light of this week's Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge, we've posted a thorough guide to experimenting with bokeh photography. Most of the resources require a DSLR camera, and an intermediate understanding of some of the more technical components of photography. If you don ...more

How To : Create futuristic wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS3

This how to video shows you how to create wallpaper for your computer desktop. Open Photoshop and create a new file. Change the dimensions to the size of your desktop. Click okay and go to edit and fill. Choose color and select black. Click okay to fill the screen with black. ...more

Use video camera lens basics : Angle, focal length, DOF

Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding video camera lenses. In part one, Mike talks about the basics of lenses, starting with focal length and angle of view. It's a lesson on the analog collections of lenses cinematographers use with their cameras. For p ...more

News : The 5 Best Free Camera Apps for Android

Practically every smartphone comes with a built-in camera app, but these apps are generally created by the device's manufacturer. And let's face it, manufacturers are hardware companies first and foremost, so they don't always produce the best software. Luckily, though, Andro ...more

How To : Get the Most Out of Your Nexus 5's Camera

Google recently updated the camera software for the Nexus 5, and in doing so, made the app available to all devices running Android KitKat. This means that not only do we get a nice new camera interface on our phones, but we also get the benefit of an expanded development comm ...more

News : Star Wars Unleashes Adorable AR Porgs via Snapchat

To promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney and Lucasfilm released virtual porgs into the wilds of Snapchat via a Sponsored Lens on Sunday. The Lens placed a porg in your personal space via the rear-facing camera. Using the front-facing camera, the Lens also equipped users wi ...more

News : Sony Xperia XZ3 — A Bigger Update Than You Think

When rumors first emerged of Sony's Xperia XZ3, many of us wondered why. With the Xperia XZ2 just releasing in April of this year, why is Sony already releasing its successor? But now that it is officially announced, it makes a bit more sense, as what Sony is calling the XZ3 i ...more

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