13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

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Photography can either make or break a web design. This starts with the photographer and the camera, but more than likely, photos coming straight from the camera will require some type of adjustments or treatment in order to match the style of it’s surrounding design. Here are 13 Photoshop techniques that you should find useful for enhancing photos to be used in your web designs.

How to turn your photo into movie-like effect

How to turn your photo into movie-like effect

Add A Realistic Rainbow To A Photo In Photoshop

Add A Realistic Rainbow To A Photo In Photoshop

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography

Awesome Photorealistic Coloring Techniques

Awesome Photorealistic Coloring Techniques

Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph

Add Dynamic Lighting to a Flat Photograph

Curvy Cross Processing in Photoshop CS3

Curvy Cross Processing in Photoshop CS3

Dramatic Gritty Effect

Dramatic Gritty Effect

Photoshop vintage effect

Photoshop vintage effect

Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes

Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes

Watercolor Effect

Watercolor Effect

Coloring Effects

Coloring Effects

Split Toning Black and White Photos In Photoshop

Split Toning Black and White Photos In Photoshop

Infrared Photo Effect In Photoshop

Infrared Photo Effect In Photoshop

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

24 Comments

  1. Andy Gongea
    June 22, 2009

    Nice collection. It is great to have all these effects in one post – definitely a bookmark.

    Thanks

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  2. Lee Milthorpe
    June 22, 2009

    Hey Henry, you’ve certainly picked some really high quality resources here!

    Although it looks really unnatural, my favourite has to be the Dramatic Gritty Effect. It shows just how different a photograph can look from shooting to post processing!

    With regards to using photogaphs to enhance web design though, I think the main aspects that should be looked at are the photograph’s colours and lighting. Everything else is just getting creative!

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  3. Danh ba web 2.0
    June 22, 2009

    Thanks for great collection. Keep up !

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  4. Patternhead
    June 22, 2009

    Nice collection Henry. Like the Lomo and cross processing effects.

    Reply
  5. Gert
    June 22, 2009

    Thanks for sharing. I’m searching right now stuff like you collected here. Cool blog, you have a lot useful tutorials here. Keep it up!

    Reply
  6. robb
    June 22, 2009

    great collection.
    thx for sharing these.

    Reply
  7. Cory
    June 22, 2009

    Awesome examples. It’s amazing how software packages can help enhance simple photos for breathtaking effects. Would you be interested in sharing some of these examples in an e-mail newsletter and get some much-deserved publicity for your photography?

    Reply
  8. Chris Lentz
    June 22, 2009

    Thanks for the great tutorials. I want to play with the miniature tutorial.

    Reply
  9. Remi Rotthaus
    June 22, 2009

    I love the dynamic light one. I have a few photos I am going to try that with.

    Reply
  10. Rahul Jadhav
    June 22, 2009

    These are awesome tutorials. Thanks for sharing them

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  11. aravind
    June 22, 2009

    Great collection of tutorials..
    Thanks!

    Reply
  12. jojo
    June 22, 2009

    Fantastic tutorials..
    I like the way you have titled the roundup..
    Great work. Keep it up

    Reply
  13. Theodore
    June 22, 2009

    Very nice collection. A lot of useful techniques here.

    Reply
  14. GraphiCal
    June 23, 2009

    Wow! Great collection of tutorials!

    Reply
  15. monica
    June 23, 2009

    W-O-W! I’m so happy I found these tutorials…excellente post!

    Reply
  16. Jane Asher
    June 24, 2009

    Thanks for these walk-throughs, I am an aspiring photoshop student who is having a hard time getting anything good out of it, but these have helped me a lot.

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  17. Peter Dan
    June 24, 2009

    Very nice collection. Each effect holds its own dramatic character which can make or break a design.

    Reply
  18. Elena
    June 25, 2009

    These pictures are wonderful. I enjoyed this article so much, I bookmarked it on Delicious.

    Reply
  19. Nate Johnson
    June 29, 2009

    Nice collections. I will be trying the miniature one soon. It looks very cool.

    Reply
  20. Armig Esfahani
    July 13, 2009

    Great! thank youuu! can I hug you ? :D

    Reply
  21. lien
    August 4, 2009

    excellent resource!

    Reply
  22. Alhimic of design
    September 20, 2009

    Great!!!
    Fantastic tutorials

    Reply
  23. Web Design Maidstone Kent
    October 21, 2009

    Thanks, have bookmarked and will return!

    Reply
  24. nitesh
    January 19, 2010

    Great tutorial.Thanks for putting this together and spending your time on helping others.

    Reply

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