This is based on a posting made on Flickr. I uploaded this image under the title 'Rule of Thirds? Eat my shorts!' Paul Jerry then posed the question as to whether I was claiming this image does not conform to the rule of thirds. When I was preparing this image in Photoshop, it started out as a definite 'rule of

We have all stood before them and faced their challenge. Mainly in black and white. Whether we were browsing a real ‘bricks and mortar’ art gallery or wandering round the pages of an online photography site, we have probably found ourselves debating the meaning with a companion or within ourselves. And when we look for a title to seek the

How to hang and align pictures is a set of guidelines based on aesthetics to give a foundational understanding of the best rules to adhere to when hanging and aligning pictures on a wall. The rules are there to be broken, so where you disagree, you may obviously do your own thing, but these are a nice set of failsafe
[NOTE: This tutorial was written in 2005, but is still useful now. I have updated the Photoshop dialogue image and keyboard commands to reflect Photoshop CC] Here's a tutorial to show how to produce a batch of stylised images from the one photograph in Adobe Photoshop. Firstly, copy and paste or duplicate the image and flood fill the lower layer