13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

By / Jun 22, 2009 / Tutorials

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.

  • http://www.graphicrating.com/ Andy Gongea

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

    Thanks

  • http://www.smashandpeas.com/ Lee Milthorpe

    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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    Thanks for great collection. Keep up !

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

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

  • http://camchallenge.blogspot.com/ Gert

    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!

  • http://robinferianto.com robb

    great collection.
    thx for sharing these.

  • http://www.apollo-imagizing.com Cory

    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?

  • http://www.CollectiveCore.com/ Chris Lentz

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

  • http://ievsworld.blogspot.com Remi Rotthaus

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

  • http://www.cooltricksntips.com Rahul Jadhav

    These are awesome tutorials. Thanks for sharing them

  • http://thedesignsuperhero.com/ aravind

    Great collection of tutorials..
    Thanks!

  • http://designjojo.com jojo

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

  • http://www.webflostudios.com/ Theodore

    Very nice collection. A lot of useful techniques here.

  • http://www.graphical.it GraphiCal

    Wow! Great collection of tutorials!

  • http://www.holadesign.blogspot.com monica

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

  • http://www.cake-photos.com Jane Asher

    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.

  • http://kunocreative.com Peter Dan

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

  • http://tookooldoggies.blogspot.com Elena

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

  • http://www.level2d.com Nate Johnson

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

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    Great! thank youuu! can I hug you ? 😀

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    excellent resource!

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    Great!!!
    Fantastic tutorials

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Design Maidstone Kent

    Thanks, have bookmarked and will return!

  • http://www.selog.in nitesh

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