Photoshop How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a typical photo scenario: someone you know has an otherwise attractive portrait which, unfortunately, also includes an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend in the shot. They want to keep the portrait of them but get rid of the now unwanted dude or gal in the shot. Knowing that you know a little something about Photoshop they come to you to, ahem, retouch the image.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re like most serious photographers, you probably spend a lot of time in Lightroom. Maybe too much time.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following Lucy Martin’s excellent series of Lightroom tutorials you have, no doubt, already learned a lot. A few months ago, we shared her helpful video on how to use the important Tone Cure tool in Lightroom, and now here’s another great Lightroom tutorial on using the handy Effects panel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s just so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging software. Peter McKinnon, one of the most popular photographers on YouTube right now, has done several Lightroom how-to videos and has just come out with another one, which is essential viewing for novices (and, believe us, there are a lot of you out there.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing imaging programs known as Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ve heard of them, right?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy Photoshop trick that transforms a scene from boring to WOW in just seven minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update to the powerful free suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. The good news is that Nik Collection 2018 is now available on the DxO website, although the download is no longer free.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best photographers do some editing in post-production to make so-so images look beautiful.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows you how to use layer masks in Photoshop in a simple and straightforward manner while offering seven layer mask tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  1 comments

We love it when photographers give us a look at their post-processing workflow because it not only presents some great software tips and tricks, it gives us a peek into how editing plays a vital role in the creative process. One such photographer is Sorelle Amore, who openly states how much she loves editing her images in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly intimidating but oh-so-vital feature in Lightroom: the important Tone Curve adjustment.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun photo project: composite your friends and family into your photos to create wacky, slightly surreal images. How do you do it? It’s not that hard actually and the folks at COOPH have a video to show you how to do it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 11, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another one, this time from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE.

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