Photoshop How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom tips. In Phlearn’s latest video below, the company’s founder Aaron Nace shows you what he calls “the best way to sharpen portaits in Photoshop.”

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones in your images to make them pop, some users might even be intimidated by this tool.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial is so short and to the point, it doesn’t need much set up. In the video, Photoshop expert and photographer Benjamin Warde demonstrates that while Lightroom is a vast and complex piece of software, sometimes handy quick fixes are all you need.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Jamie Windsor always has easy and helpful photo tips and tricks on his YouTube channel and here’s one that should help speed and improve your Photoshop Lightroom workflow.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you sharpen your images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The term “cinematic effect” refers to a popular method of editing photographs so they look like a frame grab from a movie. There’s no one “right way” to create this dramatic look, which is simply a style of adding mood, manipulating lighting, and imparting a film-like atmosphere to a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday Adobe released a substantial update to Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC (Version 7.3), with new tools, enhancements for mobile devices, an expanded Curves panel, optimized face-tagging algorithms for more accurate detection, and much more.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Many of us have conflicting goals when we sit down behind the computer and open our images in Photoshop: On the one hand, we want to do a thorough job of editing our files, yet we also want to finish up quickly and get back to shooting. This powerful tutorial will help you do both.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  1 comments

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous landmarks, it’s nice to capture an uncluttered image, devoid of unwanted crowds. The tutorial below explains how to do that with a bit of Photoshop magic.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone familiar with the classic Francoise Truffaut film “Day for Night” knows that cinematographers have a technique for shooting outdoors in daylight and making the scene appear as though it was filmed at night. You can do much the same thing with still photos, and the process is really easy.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick one for those of you who’d rather be out shooting photographs than sitting behind a computer messing around with Photoshop. While we’d all prefer to get the shot in the camera, the quick video below provides nine great hacks that will speed up your workflow and deliver superb results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important elements in the foreground, midground and background. Shooting with small aperture settings helps, but that approach often causes image quality to suffer, and may not yield the wide range of sharpness you desire.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been sharing basic image-editing primers designed to help you get up to speed with Photoshop and Lightroom. In this installment, you’ll learn how to work faster and more efficiently by customizing your workflow with tool and brush presets.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you understand how a histogram works so you can use it to get perfect exposures every time.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Lightroom, and feel somewhat bewildered by the myriad of options available, take a deep breathe, watch this quick tutorial, and you’ll have the basics down in no time. In just eight minutes, you’ll learn a simplified method for uploading your images and editing them without frustration.

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