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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.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried capturing the natural beauty of a waterfall, you know that it’s not an easy task: The soft white water you observed through the viewfinder often takes on an ugly electric blue cast when photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

In today’s Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn one of the most important portrait retouching techniques: How to use the Burn and Dodge tools to give your models flawless skin.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of the most popular Photoshop instructors we feature, and in this tutorial he explains how to spice up portrait photographs by adding texture overlays, bokeh backgrounds, and other design elements in Photoshop. He also provides a link so you can download five creative background effects for free.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic B&W conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse approach, demonstrating how to colorize b&w photographs for interesting effects.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Converting color photographs to black and white is very popular these days, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish the task. In the detailed tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to make dramatic, high-contrast conversions.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days” of film photography, soft-focus portraits were either achieved using lenses that were not nearly as sharp as those we have today, or with more invasive measures like scratching the front element of a lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Portrait retouching can be a complex and time-consuming task, but in this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to streamline the process and greatly enhance your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Backlighting is a popular technique used by both studio and outdoor photographers when shooting portraits and other types of images. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop layer masks and filters to mimic this popular effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In the tutorial below he provides some great advice on composition, camera settings, and retouching that will definitely improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe’s Julieanne Kost calls herself a “Digital Imaging Evangelist” and she’s widely known for her expert Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. In the three-minute video below she demonstrates how to use Lightroom Web to create beautiful black-and-white conversions with creative toning effects.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we provided three tips for shooting great landscape photos under drab gray skies. In the tutorial below we’re going to show you an editing technique for pumping up nature photos you’ve already taken.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding dynamic range without “clipping.”  You’ll see how clipping occurs when portions of an image are either so dark or so bright that details are lost.

Scott Kelby  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. I have a Lightroom catalog that contains pictures I have accidentally erased. The items are not in the “Recycle Bin” nor do I have any other access to the JPEGs. Is there anything that can be done using Lightroom to retrieve the JPEGs?

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