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Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, so you did your homework, picked up some eclipse glasses, bought a solar filter to protect you camera, and shot a bunch of photos of the epic event that look pretty much like those captured by millions of other photographers. Now what?

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

You can’t really blame your camera for the occasional washed out image you discover on a memory card after returning from a shoot. There’s simply no getting around the fact that those sad mistakes are the result of operator failure; i.e. you!

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Sunsets and sunrises are among the most popular scenes to shoot; yet photographers are often disappointed with their results because of the difficult lighting conditions involved. If you want to make sure your images are as spectacular as what you witnessed through the viewfinder, watch the detailed tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial demonstrates a simple step-by-step process for using Photoshop’s Clone Stamp tool to eliminate, duplicate and replace objects in your photographs. Designed for those new to Photoshop, the video below takes a fundamental approach to a technique that can turn some of your “rejects” into “keepers”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Healing Brush is a powerful and easy-to-use tool. And while most people think of it as a means of refining portraits, the Healing Brush can work wonders with all sorts of photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Like many techniques we employ when processing our images, a little sharpening goes a long, long way. And as Tony Northrup demonstrates in the video below, photographers who get too heavy-handed with making their images crispy, often inadvertently destroy what would otherwise be a nice photograph.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

“Day for Night” is a cinematic technique popularized in Francois Truffaut's classic 1973 film by the same name. The idea is to shoot during the day to create imagery that looks like it was captured after dark. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn how to do the same thing with still photos.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In the tutorial below you’ll see how to achieve super high-quality results using multiple hue/saturation sliders in Photoshop.

Seth Shostak  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

It sounds like a reference to dull Halloween costumes, but I’ve always regarded unsharp masking as the Cadillac option for beefing up the acutance of my photos. Admittedly, this is probably just a reaction to the fact that unsharp masking has a complicated dialog box in Photoshop, and my reptilian brain is dazzled by lots of controls.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will add a 3D-like effect with motion to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One key to creating beautiful portraits is to render your model’s skin as flawless as possible, especially when photographing women. In the tutorial below you’ll learn how to do just that when processing images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for quick tutorials that unlock Photoshop’s hidden secrets. In the five-minute video below you’ll learn about the “hidden Banana Tool” and four other tricks you never knew you needed when editing images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular instructors for in-depth Photoshop tutorials. But this quick video is different, and in just four minutes he demonstrates how to configure Photoshop to greatly simplify and speed up your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  1 comments

With today’s modern technology and advanced lens design, chromatic aberration isn’t as much of a problem as it was in the early days of digital photography. However, unsightly color fringing still does occur when using certain lenses under difficult lighting conditions.

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