Gavin Hoey's videos are a great source of inspiration and tips for everyone wanting to improve their post-processing techniques as well some really neat effects to help make your photos stand out from the rest. I have found that it is a great way to learn photoshop whilst trying out different effects on your photographs.  More of his videos about photography and photo challenges can be found on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/PhotoGavin

 

 

 

Fractured Image Effect
Want to try something different; Get that fractured image look from your photos with this tutorial.

 

 

3D Photo Ball with Reflection
Create your own 3D ball from some of your old photos and impress your friends.

 

 

fireworks
This easy and simple video, will help you liven up some of those night scenes you have, but can't think of what to do with them.

 

 

Little Planet Effect
These little planet images are not as difficult to create as you may think. Give it a go with this great tutorial.  

 

 

Grunge Film Strip
Need a nice album cover, try this simple and fast way to give your photo a grunge film effect.  

 

 

3D Photo Strip
One of my favourites, this 3D film strip is relatively simple and faster than you think.  

 

 

Out of Bounds Image
A little more tricky than some of the others, but a great effect to make your images different from the rest.  

 

 

Star Rotation Effect
Again one of those effects that’s not too difficult to create on computer if you haven't yet mastered the skills to do it in camera.  

 

 

How to Add Rain
One of my favourite effects to help add drama to those cloudy day photos you have lying around.  

 

 

Create a Mirror Box
This is a fun effect to try and will help you to master the simpler things in Photoshop such as transforming and distortion.  

 

 

Starburst Filter Effect
Here is a very simple way to create those dreamy and bright and full of light photos with this star burst filter effect.  

 

 

Fake Miniature Effect
It seems as though everyone wants to try this effect lately, with many cameras having it as a built in function.  

 

 

Create a Unique Self Portrait
I haven't tried this yet, but it is a fairly simple and great way to create a self portrait that stands out from the rest.  

 

 

Overpower Ambient Light with Flash
This tutorial focuses on camera technique when using a flash with ambient light.  

 

 

How to Improve your Snow Photos
There is some great advice for everyone on exposure compensation and general tips on how to improve your snow photos.  

 

 

Create HD Drama in Camera Raw
This video deals mainly with camera raw and gives you a great idea of how to use it to bring out the best in your photos and how to add drama in raw.  

 

 

Focus Stacking in Photoshop
Focus stacking is a great way to blend multiple photographs, where the depth of field isn't great enough to accomplish what you want in focus within a single photograph.  

 

 

Content Aware vs. Content Fill
This simple explanation of content aware scaling and filling helps with example of both and how they are used.  

 

 

What are Smart Objects
Ever wanted to know why smart objects are so useful in Photoshop, here is a short intro to them and how they differ from normal objects.  
   

 

 

 

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