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Split Editing – Why do we need it?

Hey fellas! It’s been awhile since my last post, I’ve been busy lately with some projects, and I’ve been traveling to explore more and learn more..

Photography has more to offer if you are willing to give it some of your time, it will reward you with many awesome things to learn and discover..


What is Split Editing?

Split a Photo into several sections, edit each section to get the most of it, then merge ’em all together to end up with amazing final result.

Final Result (Kalafati Beach, Mykonos) – Keeping the Rocks Tone and Sky Tone

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Here is How It’s been Done

I need to bring out the colour of the Sky, while keeping the Rocks Tone.

Editing the Sky:

(see the Rocks, their colour have been changed which is not their original tone! Not cool)

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Editing the Rocks:

(to bring their colour out, and maintaining the sharpness)

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The final result after merging these two images, would be:

Excuse the “not so sharp” photo, it has been taken from a video :D


Happy Editing! :)

Make Your Subject Stand Out Using Blur

It’s been awhile since my last time I wrote something.. I’m busy currently with a lot of things.. Hopefully, good things are coming eventually :)

Anyways, here is a tutorial – Photoshop – How to make a subject Stand out using Blur!

Selective Focus

Happy shooting and Editing :)

Great Techniques for Masking – Photoshop

I found this great video (by Glyn Dewis) that Demonstrates how to use Mask/Delete background/Add New Sky..

I loved how he used “Color Range..”; pretty awesome.

So, thought of sharing it!

How to easily add in a new sky in picture where there are trees with tiny leaves and branches using Color Range, Channels, Layer Styles and Blend Modes.

Enjoy :)

[How-to] Polar Planets – 360 Panorama – Photoshop

Yesterday I found myself a great parking lot which was empty and I thought (why not a polar planet?).. I grabbed my Tripod, started making scenarios and shooting.

Total images for this project were: 33 images.

Stitched and merged together using: Photoshop CS6.


1- Stitch and merge your images using Photoshop CS6; (File > Automate > Photomerge..) and choose your images.

2- After the stitching and merging; here is the result I got:

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3- After cropping; Flip the image Vertically (Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical):

4- Now go to: (Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates..)

5- After Cropping, and Rotating:

6- Final result (after adjusting the bottom of the image):

If you got any question, do not hesitate to ask me in Twitter or in the Comment section below :)

Double Exposure Photoshop Tutorial

Yes, you can create your own stunning Double Exposures using Photoshop. The results will be insane, if you got your own perspective.

Here is one of the results, that I think is outstanding:

By merging these two images:

1- Load two images in Photoshop.

2- Click on the 1st layer, and apply Mask:

3- Go to “image” menu, and choose “Apply Image…”

4- Choose these settings (make sure the multiple photos look great, you can invert the merging by checking Invert box):

5- When you’re done. Hit OK and you’re good to go.

6- You can apply Black and White/ or any other effect you like, add your touch.

Remember, multiple exposures technique needs creativity.. Show us what you got

Post your experience/comment below as well :)

DIY – How To Build a Matchbox Pinhole Camera?

مشروع قوي للويكند – اصنع كاميرتك من علبة الكبريت (أعواد الثقاب)، راح احاول انزّل تجربتي بالمحاوله قريباً ان شاء الله..

A great found! Consider it as your Weekend project, you’ll have so much fun. I will share my results later on, hopefully :-)

You Will Need

A matchbox !

  • A new roll of 35mm film.  Any type will do, but normal colour print film 100 or 200 speed works very well
  • An empty roll of 35mm film with at least 1cm stub of film sticking out  Ask at your local photo labs, they normally throw away/recycle these.
  • Some thin cardboard ( the box the new film comes in is fine
  • An empty drinks can
  • Black PVC electricians tape
  • The plastic from a spiral binder, or any small piece of thin, curved plastic
  • A fine sewing needle or pin
  • Scissors
  • A sharp craft knife
  • A black marker pen

The rest of the guide you’ll find it here: DIY – Matchbox Pinhole Camera

Have fun + share it :-)


I did it as a project. See my results from HERE.