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Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we hear from photographers who are new to Photoshop or Lightroom, requesting editing tutorials designed for beginners. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got you covered with the basic Lightroom primer below. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The interesting video below takes a different approach, with a little-known Color tool that’s available in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are no doubt familiar with “dodging and burning,” a term harkening back to the wet darkroom that describes a technique for manipulating the exposure of selected areas on a print. People still do that today in the digital darkroom, and this tutorial involves a powerful method that may be different and more effective than those you have tried.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the sharpness.” There are a number of ways to rehabilitate photos that are slightly soft, but image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson insists that by using the technique in this tutorial, you’ll “get the best sharpening ever!”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get home and look at the image on you’re computer, you say to yourself, “Yo, this photo is kind of boring.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a tutorial on using Photoshop’s new “Select Subject” tool that provides one-click selections for prominent objects in a photo. While this unique tool is a real timesaver, it doesn’t always deliver perfect results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked tools for outdoor portrait photography is an inexpensive, manual flash. This simple accessory is great for filling in shadows, compensating for backlit scenes, and adding extra punch to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday we told you about Adobe’s new update to Photoshop CC, version 19.1, which includes a host of enhancements. One of the most interesting and time saving new capabilities is the Select Subject feature, that will automatically select one or more prominent objects in an image with a simple click of the mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

One trick employed by experienced landscape photographers is to use long exposures to capture dramatic images of soft, flowing water and cotton-like clouds. This technique typically involves the use of neutral density (ND) filters to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, thereby permitting extended exposure times.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to create photos with maximum detail is to upgrade your camera with a new model offering greater resolution. But if a big expenditure isn’t in the cards, the following tutorial explains a “super resolution” trick for making high megapixel images with whatever camera you own.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments

This morning Adobe announced an update to Photoshop CC, named “Version 19.1,” with a host of enhancements including selection improvements, advanced support for Windows high-density monitors, and more.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2018  |  0 comments

We all have to clean up an image on occasion, whether it’s to get rid of a distracting background element, remove litter in the foreground of a street scene, or to eliminate artifacts caused by a dirty lens. In the video below, you’ll learn five practical methods for using Photoshop’s Clone Stamp tool for doing all that and more.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Portrait retouching can be a difficult and time-consuming task, especially when it comes to repairing and reconstructing a subject’s skin. But the video below demonstrates a powerful Photoshop technique that’s both easy to accomplish and remarkably effective.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques for fixing problems commonly found in photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured the work of French landscape pro Serge Ramelli, and this new tutorial is a good one. In just 12 minutes Ramelli demonstrates three Lightroom techniques for correcting photos with lens distortion and skewed perspective.

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