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Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Today’s tutorial is intended for those new to using Layers in Photoshop for more effective image enhancement. This simple guide also provides great tips for more experienced Photoshop users looking for a quick refresher on taking advantage of this powerful tool.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographic opportunities are quite limited during his time of social distancing and stay-home orders. But these same inconveniences make this a great time to capture unique images of abandoned streets wherever you live.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you are looking for an absorbing creative project to enjoy during this temporary virus lockdown, look here first. Wacom’s Intuos Pro graphic tablets are extremely powerful—but still easy to learn—and more affordable than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges when combining elements from two or more photographs is matching the color and tones of the different images to arrive at a realistic result. In the video below you’ll see how to get the job done with a few easy steps in Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 20, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great poet Marshall Mathers once said: "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow." That sentiment holds true for photography as well, where we often only get one chance – if we're lucky – to capture an important moment in time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Continuing on the theme of photography projects you can do at home, here's a super helpful video from Anthony Morganti with three Lightroom editing tips for beginners. Even though this Lightroom tutorial is geared toward novices, more experienced photo editors can use it as a handy refresher course.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

This week we're featuring cool photo projects you can do at home and if you like fine art photography, this one's for you. In the below tutorial, photographer Serge Ramelli shows you how to easily transform a boring image into a stunning long exposure black-and-white fine art shot using Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Since a lot of us are stuck inside this week (and for the foreseeable future), now's a great time to bone up on our Photoshop skills. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE shares "10 useful Photoshop tips you probably don't know."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for editing your images, but it can also be used to give your photos a moody look. In below video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his simple techniques to add drama and mood to your images in five easy steps.

Sponsored  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers would rather spend their time shooting than sitting behind a computer editing their work. But let’s face it: As much as we’d like to “get it right in the camera,” a few tweaks to color, contrast, exposure, and other variables can often turn a good image onto a great one.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Not all photographers can afford fancy "hair and makeup" people to make sure their models are free of blemishes for the next photo shoot. And, even if you have the best makeup person on the planet, sometimes blemishes shine through in portraits. (It's amazing what high-resolution digital cameras can capture in an image these days; sometimes a lot of unwanted stuff, when it comes to portraits.)

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

The bane of outdoor photographers is that it’s not always possible to be in the right place at the right time. So what do you do when you come across a nice scene during harsh, midday sun? One option, of course, is to return later. But if that’s not possible, the following tutorial will help you edit those lifeless photos and really make them sing.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Do you ruin your landscape photos after you shoot them? Yes, Photoshop and Lightroom are both a blessing and a curse and overediting, under editing, or simply poorly editing photos on your computer can destroy a perfectly good image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've been singing the praises of Luminar software for some time now and now photographer and YouTuber Pierre T. Lambert has discovered it as well. In the below video, he shows you how to make your photos epic in under two minutes while using the new Luminar 4 program.

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