Photoshop How To

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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.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The 30-minute video below includes six beginner lessons on using different features of Lightroom CC, and you have the option of watching each segment separately.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it takes a familiar example to clarify the difference between two similar concepts, like in the video below. Photoshop expert Unmesh Dinda provides a clear understanding about the strengths and weaknesses of Photoshop’s Levels and Curves tools by comparing them to a simple calculator and a more advanced scientific calculator.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  0 comments

More and more photographers are turning to Instagram these days, not only as a means of sharing images with friends, but as a vehicle for presenting their portfolio to prospective clients, publishers, and other business interests. If you’re looking for a simple way to feature your work on Instagram in an eye-catching manner, check out the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are indispensable for processing his images, you can be sure they’re pretty darn good.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days,” photographers determined winning images from losers by examining transparencies on a light table, or spreading out prints on a desk. In the digital age, this culling process is equally tedious, but it’s accomplished on a computer. In the video below you’ll see one pro’s unique approach to the task.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed improvements, the latest version offers a number of new capabilities. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save time by using the powerful new masking features, 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the frustrations with Lightroom has been the software’s lack of speed, at least until Adobe’s recent introduction of the new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and an update to the older non-cloud version of Lightroom CC (now called Lightroom Classic CC). 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

The task of editing portrait photos presents a number of challenges, not the least of which is blurring a busy background in an image of a model with complicated strands of hair. But fear not, because image-editing pro Unmesh Dinda is back with this Photoshop tutorial, demonstrating how to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nighttime cityscapes always look spectacular, with their shimmering lights, colorful neon signs, and towering buildings. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to return home and discover that our images don’t appear as spectacular on the computer as they did on location. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than digital photography. The idea is to “dodge” portions of a scene that are underexposed, and “burn” areas that are overexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the technique because they fear it’s too complicated. As you’ll see below, the difficulty of employing this tool is vastly overstated, if you follow the simple and effective method described in this tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to have some fun than by shooting spooky portraits with a simple home setup? Best yet, after watching the tutorial below, you can download six free smoke textures to make your Halloween portraits even creepier.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we told you about the introduction of Adobe’s new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and shared a video with the key features of an update to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. So how do these two options compare when it comes to speed? Take a look at the video below to find out.

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