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How to use a Smart Object in Photoshop


Photoshop Smart objects are often used in pre-made Photoshop based mockups and allow for your artwork to be automatically manipulated to look realistic by simply adding your artwork to the Smart Object.  With a little bit of basic photoshop knowledge they can be a great time saver. In this example, the Smart Object covers the body of a tote bag, warps it slightly to follow the curves of the tote bag, and masks the tote bag so that the artwork placed in the Smart Object cannot show outside the tote bag area. Open the file Make sure the

How to use a Smart Object in Photoshop2019-08-01T17:45:56+00:00

Curve your artwork around a mug in a mockup photo


To do this we are going to use the Transform Tool to gently curve the artwork so it looks like it would if it were on a mug. Observe how much the curve of the mug appears in the photo and as a general rule curve a little less. This should be a subtle change on a mug that is shot straight on like in the example. Your can buy the mockup photo in Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/WanderlustLens/listing/710515692/photo-for-mug-mockup-woman-holding-mug?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1564265536807 Open the JPG file in Photoshop.  Make sure the Layers panel is open   Under File > Place Embedded. This

Curve your artwork around a mug in a mockup photo2019-07-27T22:13:54+00:00

What I learned about Iceland


Iceland is horrendously expensive Imagine expensive. Now double it. Food, drinks, tours and accomodation are shockingly expensive making it very hard to do on the cheap. But there are a few things that can be done to reduce cost such as buying food at grocery stores, staying at farmstays or air bnb, and doing it yourself rather than going on a tour. Outside Rekavik towns are tiny Iceland has a small population and the majority of it was remote until the ring road linked the main towns. It may seem like a major town on your map,

What I learned about Iceland2017-02-22T02:37:02+00:00

Skogafoss reflection, Iceland


Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).  [singlepic id=32 w=240 h=160 ]

Skogafoss reflection, Iceland2016-12-14T11:35:49+00:00

Jokulsarlon Lagoon


Jokulsarlon Lagoon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of the Vatnajökull tounge of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The lake developed only about 60 years ago. Vatnajökull was at the shore line of the ocean and calving icebergs into the ocean in 1925. However , it started drifting in land rapidly every year leaving deep gorges in it's wake, which filled with melted water. Icebergs now falling off Vatnajökull glacier's tongue move towards the river mouth and get entrenched at the bottom. They start floating again when their size is small enough to drift to the

Jokulsarlon Lagoon2016-12-28T11:15:09+00:00

Iceland’s Ice Caves – Tour Review


Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier Seeing an Ice Cave was the photo event that I arranged my  whole Iceland trip around. I went with lurie Belegurschi Photography Ice Caves which goes to the ice caves in the Vatnajokull Glacier. The website says the level of difficulty is graded as easy with a 5-15 minute walk to the ice cave after a 20-30 minute super jeep ride depending on which ice cave is visited on the day. It was expensive at £156 but was something that i so very wanted to photograph. I'd seen the pictures, I mean

Iceland’s Ice Caves – Tour Review2016-12-28T11:15:10+00:00

Thailand’s Monkey Temple…and my favourite sunglasses


A two hour train trip out of Bangkok, Thailand, is the town of Lop Buri. It was an important city during Thailand's history and has many major and beautiful ruins. However, its main attaction is the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that live in the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot. The locals feed the monkeys that live there. The Khmer temple is lovely but the monkeys are the main attraction. You can buy bananas and other food for the monkeys outside the temple's grounds and the monkeys will take these from you before too long! Make sure

Thailand’s Monkey Temple…and my favourite sunglasses2016-12-11T09:44:06+00:00

Culture Shock: India – 7 surprises


It will come as no surprise that India is a bit of a culture shock. India is such a vibrant diverse country that is quite different to Western culture. But then the differences are what makes travel so exciting. Even expecting certain things, the experience is something else. Here are my favourite "culture shock" surprises about India. 1 Juxtaposition of new and old India is super modern at times as well as deeply traditional. It’s a land of extreme contrasts; new and old, poor and rich, high tech and …well, no tech. It’s hard to sum it all into

Culture Shock: India – 7 surprises2016-12-28T11:15:12+00:00
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