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Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What, what? If you’re confused by the headline above, admittedly so was I. One of the first things many of us do when opening Photoshop is use the Levels tool to make quick, basic adjustments to exposure. But according to a very trusted source, you should never, ever use Levels. If that sound like blasphemy, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a reason that image-editing guru Unmesh Dinda has almost three million subscribers to his YouTube channel. With a motto of “Keep Creating,” Dinda offers a steady stream of easy-to-follow Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials for users of all experience levels.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers limit their processing regimen to playing with the shadow/highlight sliders, bumping up contrast and saturation, and adding bit of sharpening. But even if you like to keep things simple, there’s another easy-to-use tool that deserves your attention.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2021  |  0 comments

We often turn to image-editing expert Blake Rudis because he offers some of the best tutorials on the planet. His techniques are always easy to execute and deliver impressive results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re one of the many photographers who would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer, this tutorial is for you. In barely 13 minutes, you’ll see what one image-editing expert calls the “ best photography editing workflow.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post from professional photographers involve tips, tricks, and techniques that enable you to improve your skills. But every so often a pro reveals the mistakes he or she made, so you don’t have to make them yourself.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

These projects are affordable or FREE and will keep you occupied for days – weeks, even. They require no special skills and comply with social distancing safety and common sense. Think of them as sort of blind dates. You may want to spend an afternoon with them, or maybe a few months, or perhaps even the rest of your life.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone has his or her own approach to editing images in Lightroom. And that’s really fortunate for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers, because there’s an underutilized resource available that lets you see the step-by-step edits other photographers applied to their photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Should you crop your photos or leave them alone? How much can you crop an image without degrading resolution and ruining the quality? Are there specific cropping rules to follow, or does the technique vary from photo to photo?

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for quick and simple tricks to give photographs a boost, this video is for you, as an image-editing expert demonstrates what he calls the “the five best photo manipulation tools in Photoshop.”

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  0 comments

When it comes to editing images in Photoshop, Lightroom, or Adobe Camera Raw, some photographers aren’t quite sure about the difference between the Vibrance and Saturation tools. And others don’t know when to use one instead of the other. If that sounds like you, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2020  |  0 comments

Remember HDR, the often-overused Photoshop technique that supposedly met an early demise? Well the death of HDR was greatly exaggerated, if you take a subtle approach and use this technique properly.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers strive to “get it right in the camera” without resorting to an abundance of post-processing tricks. But every so often a bit of photo editing is called for, either to correct a mistake, maintain the mood of an image, or make the photograph match one’s vision.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 09, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most glaring (literally) mistakes we see in landscape photography is overprocessing your images. The result is a retina-burning landscape photo that looks so heavily edited it almost appears surreal.

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