Photoshop How To

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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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting indoors or out, photographs with drab colors can result from improper exposure settings, a dull, overcast day, and a variety of other factors. In the video below, you’ll see how to pump up the colors of any photo, using three simple Photoshop tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether we blame it on laziness, bad light, or operator failure, sooner or later all of us screw up and come home from a shoot with dull, underexposed photos. But all is not lost if you watch the quick video below, explaining how to bring those images back to life.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post require a basic understanding of Photoshop’s powerful blend modes. In the video below, French landscape photographer Serge Ramelli demystifies the process, by demonstrating the five blend modes he’s been using for years.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are numerous other examples, like a car driving down the street behind a person in your shot, or passersby in front of an architectural scene you’re photographing. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Many photographers are uncertain about the difference between Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation tools, and how to use them when editing images. If you’re among the confused, this quick tutorial is for you.

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