Posts tagged Photoshop
Geometry Global | AAPEX Project Spotlight

We have said time and time again that we are obsessed with amazing imagery. It's not just a tagline we tell people; we have a building full of people crazy for amazing images. When we get a call from a client with a very unique or interesting concept for images, it sets the studio abuzz with excitement. We want to share a really cool project with you that did just that recently.

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Mona Lisa Spec Composite Project Spotlight

From time to time TRG is asked to do spec images for our clients that they then use to try and get approval for a job. Whether we pass on jobs like these or accept them depends on many factors. These projects are usually pretty basic proof of concepts, but sometimes they are more than that. We'd like to share a project with you that we did recently that was particularly notable.

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Knox Marketing & Genesis Healthcare Photography Project Spotlight

If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram or read our blog, you know that we often speak about all different kinds of imagery. From CGI to Digital Media360sVR, and Video - we are capable of doing it all. However the thing that ties us all together (besides our love of imagery) is that we are all photographers. Our CGI artists, our retouchers, video editors, and compositors have been trained in photography.

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Image Compositing 101: How to Apply the Awesome Sauce

Chances are you’ve seen composited images hundreds of times without even realizing it. Ever see an image of a squirrel sitting on top of a cereal box? Or a woman in front of the Eiffel Tower sipping tea?  It’s likely that a photographer was not so fortunate to get a squirrel to agree to sit in just the right position atop the box. It’s also likely that there wasn’t the budget available to actually shoot in Paris. These are the types of situation where compositing a photo makes perfect sense.

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How to Photoshop a Spooky Ghost into your Halloween Photo [Video]

Back in 2013 we put this amazing retouching tutorial together for Halloween. This is one of my favorite TRG blogs we've ever done so, since it's almost Halloween again - there is no better time to revisit it. Watch the video below for an amazing Photoshop tutorial and give it a try on your own! Share with us your spooky ghost photoshops and you will immediately become our best friend and jump to the top of the list of people we may call if we need some help in retouching. 

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How We Did It: Reddaway Trucking

Recently, we showed a breakdown of how we composited an image for Great Lakes Theatre - and it was so cool, we decided to do it all again.  This time it's an exceptional image we did with Whitespace Creative and Reddaway Trucking.  We shot some photos of the box, clothes, and accessories and got some stock images to make up the rest.  We actually did a whole series of these types of images that you should definitely check out here.

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How We Did It: The Tempest Composite

Compositing images can be very difficult. Imagine taking 20 different images and combining them in a way that creates a new and totally different image.  Those 20 original shots may be taken at different times of day, with different cameras, from different heights, with different light sources, and different color balances and so on. Not only do you have to cut out tiny pieces of each photo and painstakingly put them all back together into a new photo - but you also have to make sure the color, lighting, perspective etc... all match - so there's no signs that the image is fake. All of this work goes into the image before you can even begin the "normal" retouching that needs to be done.

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The Magic (Re)Touch

Digital photo retouching is a pivotal part of the photography and advertisement business. Though the photographer may take a stunningly beautiful shot, depending on the needs of the client, certain assets of the picture may need to be emphasized or deemphasized. Take for example our blog on One Hour of Retouching.  In the two and a half minute video, you can see the how TRG Senior Digital Retoucher Bruce Jamieson focuses his attention on the tiniest of details. As minute as those minutiae may seem, straightening light bulbs and eliminating shadows can make or break the effectiveness of a shot. 

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One Hour of Retouching

We talk a lot about our photography and CGI capabilities here on the TRG Reality blog, but one service we offer that sometimes gets overshadowed is digital retouching. Digital retouching often goes hand-in-hand with photography and CGI; our digital retouching team works hard to make every single shot taken in our studio impeccable. Digital retouching is especially important with product photography, because the goal of product photography is to make products look good while displaying their functionality

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