Before and After Editing

"Think about what you're consuming otherwise it might consume you." Some food for thought in my blog post on www.KDAlchemy.comThere are side by side comparisons of some of my most popular pieces. I hope this opens your eyes to the difference editing makes in an image or video. Read my article to see if you are being manipulated by the media you are consuming.

Posted by KD Alchemy on Monday, 1 February 2016

are you manipulated by artists?

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Adobe Photoshop. Artists use it to express themselves, industries harness the power to warp and manipulate images, and amateurs use it to increase the quality of their work. Whether you agree or not with photo manipulation, the art of image processing is a force to be reckoned with. Photoshopping can distort reality, add layers to a story […]

Photoshop Walk-Through

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  This is the general process I go through when I edit my portraits. I hope this demystifies some of the vastness of Photoshop for some of you still learning this program! If you have any questions on the editing process please feel free to comment your question and I will answer them to the […]

LA blog

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DAY 1: I’m about to board a connecting flight to LAX and as tired as I find myself ecstatic. This is a huge milestone for KD ALCHEMY! For years I dreamt of traveling for a living and being my own boss and after over ten years of working on my craft and dreaming I can finally say that […]

Photoshop Basics: EP. 1

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Photoshop Basics EP. 1: Navigating The Toolbar  This is the first installment of the Photoshop Basics series! Bare basics of the tool bar explained simply. Watch this video and download the PDF companion to enrich your Photoshop experience! Download Photoshop Basics: Episode 1 PDF companion! Download Photoshop CC for a FREE 30 Day Trial!  

chrome skull makeup tutorial

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Product Links: Sephora Matte Black Shadow: [click here] Mehron Paint Palette: [click here] Equipment used in this video: Lighting: Nova Diva Ring light Camera: Canon 60D

canon and nikon cameras

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Watch this video and learn where basic camera settings (aperture, ISO, shutter) are located on a Canon DSLR and Nikon DSLR. Cameras: Nikon D70 Canon 60D

removing blemishes on photoshop

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For a flawless photo finish use these tricks to remove blemishes! The Photoshop tools used in this tutorial were the healing brush and the clone stamp. This is a quick and efficient way to remove any and all blemishes from skin/face in a photo in Photoshop. This technique can also be used to remove other […]