How to lengthen legs in Photoshop

On September 29, 2012, in Tutorials, by teaco

It’s really easy to lengthen legs in Photoshop. You just need the square marquee tool from the side bar (as shown in the first image below) and the transform function (ctrl+t).  The idea is to stretch the legs  in sections using the marquee tool.  The reason you don’t just stretch the whole leg, is that you don’t want to elongate the feet or knees. You only want to lengthen the shins and thighs.

Here’s how you do it:

1) Make a new layer (ctrl+j) then make the background invisible (uncheck the eye in the layers palette).

2)  Select the feet with the marquee tool, then move them down by using transform (ctrl+t and then drag down).

4) Move the shins down to touch the feet. Using transfrom, stretch the shins up a little bit, therefore lengthening the shin only

5) Select the knees and move them to meet the shins (without stretching them)

6) Select the thighs and, using transform, transfrom then stretch the lower part to meet the knees.

This means you have stretched the shins and thighs only, and moved the feet and knees.

The second image shows the sections that will be moved or stretched.

How did you get on? Please let me know if this tutorial was useful or if you have suggestions.


On September 29, 2012, in Stuff, by teaco

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If you are a photographer then you’ll know how frustrating it is to insert multiple images to your WordPress blog.  You have to upload your photos and insert each one individually, which is ok if you have only one or two images, but very time-consuming if you are uploading a whole set.

I did a big of searching for a WordPress plugin that can enable inserting multiple images at once and found Faster Image Insert.  It’s simple and works well.  You just upload your images from your computer in the usual way.  You are then given the option to choose the ones you want, and then inserting them in one go.

This screenshot shows that i have uploaded three photos and have chosen not to insert the black and white one.  You simply tick the boxes and then hit ‘insert selected images’.

To install ‘Faster Image Insert’ follow these steps:

1) Go to your dashboard

2) Click on ‘Plugins’ on the left menu

3) Click on ‘add new’

4) Search for ‘Faster Images Insert’

5) Click ‘Install’ the plugin and then ‘activate’.

You can also use the more complicated way of installing, featured here, but there is really no need to take that route when it’s so easy using the above steps.


I’ve been hacked

On September 23, 2012, in Stuff, by teaco

According to the message he left where my website used to be, he’s from Turkey. Well hey, thanks so much Turkish kid for wiping out my website and blog. Please, have a think about what you can do to contribute to this world; you’ll find it much more rewarding and you’ll feel pretty good for it.

Although I had my website backed up, the blog was wiped and so i’m having to start again.  Bear with me and i’ll start posting again soon.  The posts will be backdated, so any previous shoots will appear as the date i did the shoot, and behind this message.



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