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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 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.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we reported on Adobe’s introduction of Lightroom CC a new cloud-based subscription version of the popular software for processing and organizing images on both computers and mobile devices. There are also updates to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC, and the video below illustrates the most significant changes.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

“Focus stacking” is a powerful image-editing technique for increasing the apparent depth of field in an image, and it’s relatively easy to accomplish. The idea is to shoot several photos of a scene at slightly different distances, and then merge the sharpest portions of each shot using Photoshop, Lightroom or another editing program.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments

This post-processing tutorial from Nathaniel Dodson is a bit different from others we have shared. While Dodson typically devotes an entire video to demonstrating one specific technique, this one provides a cornucopia of 28 valuable Photoshop tips, tricks, and hacks in less than one minute each.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s Highlights/Shadows sliders can often rehabilitate a poorly exposed photo, the simple technique in the video below will usually deliver far better results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot what you think is a really nice photograph, and then you get home, look at the image on a computer, and realize you overlooked a bothersome element in the scene. The culprit could be a bit of distracting foreground litter, or the proverbial telephone pole growing out of a subject’s head, 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the more interesting developments for photographers over the past few years is the increasing availability of excellent manual focus lenses from independent optics manufacturers that are designed for use with modern digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda isn’t given to hyperbole. So when he says, “This flabbergasting Photoshop trick will blow your mind and change the way you edit,” you know it must be good.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints may occur with both digital and film cameras depending on the lighting conditions during a shoot.

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