Unmesh Dinda

Unmesh Dinda

Unmesh Dinda is a commercial retoucher and Photoshop educator based in India. He is a winner of Nikon's #IAMShutterbug contest and All India Gold Medal in Digital Painting. He runs a popular Facebook page on photography called "PiXimperfect." His YouTube channel has 300 videos on Photoshop and Lightroom, many of which have been featured on sites like Fstoppers, Shutterbug, SLR Lounge, and PetaPixel.

It’s extremely simple to change the color of an object if it already has some color. This can be done easily by using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and targeting that specific color. But what if the object is black or white? Today, we’ll learn the techniques to turn a black car to gold, or any other color you wish. In the end, don’t forget to post these to social media and make your friends envious. Just kidding. STEP ONE: OPEN THE IMAGE First, let’s open our image in Photoshop. You can use this technique with any surface that’s black and shiny. Whether it’s your phone or a simple...

The Midas Touch: Turn Your Black (or White) Car to Gold! close

It’s extremely simple to change the color of an object if it already has some color. This can be done easily by using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and targeting that specific color. But what if the object is black or white? Today, we’ll learn the techniques to turn a black car to gold, or any other color you wish. In the end, don’t forget to post these to social media and make your friends envious. Just kidding. STEP ONE: OPEN THE IMAGE First, let’s open our image in Photoshop. You can use this technique with any surface that’s black and shiny. Whether it’s your phone or a simple...

Creating a cinematic effect involves stylizing your image in a way that captures a mood. In this issue, let’s learn one of the simplest ways to give your images an impactful cinematic feel by using the power of Blend If and blend modes in Photoshop. This method gives you freedom to mix and match colors and create your own color combinations. The technique is divided into three broad steps: Adding color to highlights Adding color to shadows Adding overlays It’s that easy, so let’s jump right in! Step One: Open an Image Let’s start by opening an image in Photoshop. If y...

Cinematic Effects Made Easy with Blend If and Blend Modes close

Creating a cinematic effect involves stylizing your image in a way that captures a mood. In this issue, let’s learn one of the simplest ways to give your images an impactful cinematic feel by using the power of Blend If and blend modes in Photoshop. This method gives you freedom to mix and match colors and create your own color combinations. The technique is divided into three broad steps: Adding color to highlights Adding color to shadows Adding overlays It’s that easy, so let’s jump right in! Step One: Open an Image Let’s start by opening an image in Photoshop. If y...

What if we creatively blur the background of an image in the direction of the wind? Sounds crazy, right? With Photoshop, we never hit a creative wall, and there are no rules for how a certain tool must be used. If something gets your work done and gets you the result you want, by all means, go for it! Today, we’ll explore the wildest ways of using Path Blur in Photoshop. Step One: Open the Image The first step is to open your image in Photoshop. If you wish to follow along with the image used here, you can download the JPEG preview for free, or license the full-resolution version from...

Blurring in the Wind: The Creative Background Blur Effect close

What if we creatively blur the background of an image in the direction of the wind? Sounds crazy, right? With Photoshop, we never hit a creative wall, and there are no rules for how a certain tool must be used. If something gets your work done and gets you the result you want, by all means, go for it! Today, we’ll explore the wildest ways of using Path Blur in Photoshop. Step One: Open the Image The first step is to open your image in Photoshop. If you wish to follow along with the image used here, you can download the JPEG preview for free, or license the full-resolution version from...

One of the creative things we can do to make our subjects stand out and separate them from the background is to add a light around the edges of the subject. This alone, however, isn’t enough. In the real physical world (outside Photoshop), the only way to create a rim light is to add a light behind the subject. Therefore, in order for our effect to be convincing and realistic, we need to add a bright light behind the subject in Photoshop as well. In the end, it all starts with a selection. So, without any further ado, let’s get started. Step One: Open the Image Let’s open our image in...

Make Your Subjects Pop by Adding a Beautiful Rim Light Effect close

One of the creative things we can do to make our subjects stand out and separate them from the background is to add a light around the edges of the subject. This alone, however, isn’t enough. In the real physical world (outside Photoshop), the only way to create a rim light is to add a light behind the subject. Therefore, in order for our effect to be convincing and realistic, we need to add a bright light behind the subject in Photoshop as well. In the end, it all starts with a selection. So, without any further ado, let’s get started. Step One: Open the Image Let’s open our image in...

We often trap ourselves into the same monotonous editing styles. So, if you want to break free and experiment more, this one’s for you! Let’s discover a “Filter Generator” that will give our images an out-of-the-box look, surprising us with effects that we’d never have imagined to build manually. The button is so random that it’s called “Randomize,” and is a disaster in itself; however, if we dial in the right settings in the right places, we can make it magical. Today, we’re going to use this one button to add beautiful colors and drama to an image. Without any further ado, let’s get start...

One Hidden Button to Unlock Unlimited Filters in Photoshop close

We often trap ourselves into the same monotonous editing styles. So, if you want to break free and experiment more, this one’s for you! Let’s discover a “Filter Generator” that will give our images an out-of-the-box look, surprising us with effects that we’d never have imagined to build manually. The button is so random that it’s called “Randomize,” and is a disaster in itself; however, if we dial in the right settings in the right places, we can make it magical. Today, we’re going to use this one button to add beautiful colors and drama to an image. Without any further ado, let’s get start...

Join Unmesh Dinda and take your Photoshop skills to the next level! This class is jam-packed with tricks and techniques that will make your jaw drop. You’ll learn how to retouch any surface without damaging texture, how to selectively apply blur for dramatic effect, how to scale a photo without damaging the main subject, how to automate actions to work faster, how to gain unlimited filters through the Gradient Map, and so much more. Unmesh has a great knack for making complicated techniques simple and approachable, and he even provides files for you to download and practice with as you learn. By this end of the class these lessons will serve as a go-to reference to come back to anytime you need a refresher.

Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects close

Join Unmesh Dinda and take your Photoshop skills to the next level! This class is jam-packed with tricks and techniques that will make your jaw drop. You’ll learn how to retouch any surface without damaging texture, how to selectively apply blur for dramatic effect, how to scale a photo without damaging the main subject, how to automate actions to work faster, how to gain unlimited filters through the Gradient Map, and so much more. Unmesh has a great knack for making complicated techniques simple and approachable, and he even provides files for you to download and practice with as you learn. By this end of the class these lessons will serve as a go-to reference to come back to anytime you need a refresher.