Free texture files – old leather

When you keep a pommel horse in your back yard … … its leather inevitably starts to deteriorate.  I was looking at it today (thinking about re-covering with all-weather canvas) and I realised that the old leather is as charismatic as anything! Well, I...

Camera resolution: less is more

There’s a school of thought, to which I mildly subscribe, that six megapixels is easily enough for most needs. (Google “6 megapixels” and have a look at some of the articles.) The truth is, a well-taken photo out of a six megapixel camera can be...

Colours that are not what we think they are

I had this discussion with a trainee today, and it’s worth sharing here. We were adding saturation to a landscape photo, and the conversation turned to grass. Specifically, the fact that grass isn’t green! Well, not always. Almost as soon as we were old...

Over-Rated Stuff: The Recovery Slider

Hi, and thanks for tuning in to this edition of Over-Rated Stuff, the show that looks at things that appear useful, but aren’t very. Last week we discussed inflatable dartboards, and this week we turn our attention to the darling of Adobe’s raw processing...