Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers use their images in a variety of ways. We post them to the Internet, share them on social media sites, print them for friends and family, and deliver hi-res files to clients. The task of outputting images for various purposes is time-consuming—unless you create custom presets as explained in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the scene and you have to do a bit of editing to really make your shot pop.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, street scenes, or seascapes, a crooked horizon is a sure way to mess up an otherwise great shot. You can avoid this problem by composing your scene properly in the camera, and most viewfinders have a grid option to make this pretty easy.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool you’re not alone. Many photographers ignore this option when editing their images, but after watching the tutorial below you won’t make that mistake again.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had an otherwise beautiful landscape or cityscape scene ruined by a dull, blown-out, or boring sky without clouds. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn a simple sky replacement technique for turning those outtakes into money shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Double-exposure images can be a lot of fun, and there are ways to create these effects in camera or by using Photoshop to combine two or more photographs. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use a plugin from Google’s free Nik Collection to create double exposures with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of interesting film-era camera effects that are popular among today’s digital photographers, one of which is the so-called “Lomo Effect” named after an old Russian film camera. The inexpensive Lomo LC-A was known for creating images with blurry edges, a sharp center, weirdly saturated colors, and plenty of vignetting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Instagram is becoming more and more popular among photographers as a vehicle for showcasing their work. Amateur shooters use the site as a means of sharing images with friends and family, while many pros consider their Instagram page a convenient online portfolio.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are unfamiliar with Photoshop’s powerful Sponge Tool, and that’s a shame because it’s a great way to punch up colors in an image while retaining a natural look. In the three-minute tutorial below you’ll learn how to make the Sponge Tool your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a Lightroom video demonstrating why one top pro insists, ”Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” Today, in the tutorial below, landscape photographer Toma Abonciu reveals 7 Lightroom secrets for making the most of this powerful too,

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the video below, image-editing expert Peter McKinnon explains why he says, “Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught adventure photographer who you might say is just a bit “zany.” Not only does he shoot awesome images, but he uses a great sense of humor to offer some helpful tips and tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s powerful Radial Gradient Tool can be used for a variety of applications. In the straightforward tutorial below, image-editing expert Blake Rudis explains why this oft-ignored tool is one of his favorites, and how you can use it to easily enhance both landscape and portrait photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Josh Katz is a young photographer with great skills and an ability to teach them to others. In this tutorial he provides eight steps for adding impact to action photos with a simple camera panning technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the most frequent questions we receive from those new to image editing is, “Should I buy Lightroom or Photoshop?” The simple answer is, “It depends.” For some photographers Lightroom is the best choice, while for others Photoshop makes more sense. And depending upon one’s needs, we may recommend getting both.

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