Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer peering through the viewfinder of a camera, rather than staring at a computer screen, and the quick video below is designed to speed up your editing workflow and get you back out shooting as soon as possible. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

We typically advocate a “natural” approach when editing images in Photoshop. But every so often a more vibrant look is desired, and this tutorial provides five great techniques for creating colors that will knock your socks off.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever seen beautiful sunbeams piercing through the trees in a forest, you know much they can add to the impact of a photograph. The tutorial below shows you how to add natural-looking light rays to an image when the sun isn’t in the right position to capture the effect in-camera.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed an ugly white edge around an object in a photograph? This so-called “fringing” can ruin the appearance of an otherwise nice shot, and in the video below you’ll learn two simple methods for eliminating these distractions in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Sunsets and many afternoon landscape scenes are usually resplendent in soft warm colors, and a typical approach to editing such images is to enhance those red and orange tones. This Lightroom tutorial takes a different approach, by emphasizing cool tones within a photograph to create a unique look that still appears natural.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The next time you mistakenly shoot flat, underexposed portraits, and it’s too late for a do-over, the simple tutorial below will save the day. This Photoshop technique is as quick to accomplish as the video is to watch, and you’ll be surprised at the excellent results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  0 comments

One important, yet frequently overlooked, consideration when processing images, is choosing the proper file format for the task at hand. And as you’ll see in the video below, the correct decision isn’t as obvious as you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult tasks when editing portrait photos is making a precise selection of a model’s hair. This becomes doubly challenging if you intend to move the subject to a different background.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s common knowledge that telephoto lenses enable you to get in tight on distant subjects, while wide-angle lenses do the opposite by providing a more expansive view of the scene you are photographing. But what about the interaction between focal length and perspective? This is a very important concept to understand.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC and the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, and one of the upgrades is a new algorithm for the “Auto” button that now employs the company’s Sensei Artificial Intelligence technology. If you’re using a version of Lightroom or Photoshop that supports this feature, you really should give it a try.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers often spend time in Photoshop pumping up the intensity of pale blue skies in their images. But in the video below you’ll how to get the job done in camera with a few simple settings.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Just about a year ago we reviewed a fun new software package called PortraitPro Body, designed to add curves to a slender model or make a scrawny teenager look like a weightlifter. And now, parent company Anthropics is back with the updated PortraitPro Body 2, offering a number of new features and enhanced processing speed.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

The task of sharpening images is sort of a hit-or-miss proposition: Done properly, this enhancement can help rehabilitate slightly soft photographs. But if you’re not careful, you can ruin the image you’re working on.

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  |  1 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.

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