Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post involve working with layer masks in Photoshop. This quick video reveals 10 helpful shortcuts that enable you to speed up your workflow by using layer masks more efficiently.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

The holidays are upon us, and in this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot festive candlelit portraits and add an “instant snow effect” in Photoshop. You may even want to use this technique to create personalized Christmas cards for family and friends.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

The term “bokeh” is a common buzzword among photographers these days, used to describe the subjective quality of defocused areas in an scene—either behind or in front of the main subject. A popular misconception is that it’s all as simple as “a faster aperture or a longer lens gives you better bokeh.” But as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more to pleasing bokeh than that.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect skin, with subtle sculpting and softening in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Why do so many outdoor photographers get up early and stay out until dark? In many cases, it’s to capture the rosy tones of sunrise and the warm glow of sunset. And while it’s pretty difficult to improve on these spectacular sights, there’s a few things you can do in Photoshop or Lightroom to enhance the colors in these popular scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn a simple formula for making B&W conversions with a “classic” film look.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Even so-called “purists” who avoid image editing like the plague have to occasionally crop a photo to fine-tune composition. And many photographers, particularly those specializing in landscapes, prefer to “shoot loose” for compositional flexibility when straightening skewed horizons.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers know to focus on the eyes of a subject when making portraits or shooting wildlife photos. But when it comes to editing these images, there a lot more to consider than sharpness, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Sound composition skills are important for all forms of photography, but when it come to shooting landscapes, the ability to frame a scene properly is absolutely critical. In this detailed tutorial you’ll learn one pro’s secrets to shooting and editing stunning seascape images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether we’re talking about Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, or Twitter, social media sites owe much of their popularity to photography. And one Facebook user has attracted over a million fans, because of the hilarious Photoshop mashups he creates from images sent to him from followers.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos can be a demanding task, especially if you're a working photographer. In the three-minute video below, you’ll learn an alternative method for dodging and burning skin in Photoshop that’s really easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how an urban landscape that appears uninspiring during the day can transform into a magical scene when photographed at night. In the tutorial below, you learn how to give nighttime cityscape images even greater impact by adding a simple and interesting effect in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson periodically releases a tutorial revealing his favorite Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks, and hacks, and those you see below are designed to clean up your workflow, streamline your editing, and help you create better images than ever before.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you fully understand the difference between the Saturation and Vibrance tools that are common to most image-editing programs? Many photographers use both when processing images, and while they are quite similar, there are also important differences.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers would prefer to be out shooting, rather than sitting behind a computer editing their images. And when you have a large number of files to process, the task often feels like watching paint dry.

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