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George Schaub  |  May 28, 2014  |  0 comments

The image color of even a conventional black and white silver print is rarely black, white and grayscale shades. It may be warm (golden) or cold (blue) neutral or toned (sepia, magenta). Over many years print makers and chemists developed paper and developer combinations, as well as after-printing toners, to add additional color to monochrome silver prints. For example, using a warm-tone paper such as Agfa Portriga and a warm-tone enhancing developer, such as Selectol Soft, could alter image color. This yielded brownish blacks and creamy whites. A cold-tone paper could be developed in Dektol and after fixing toned in a mild dilution of rapid selenium toner for added “snap”, resulting in a “harder” bright white/deep black effect.

The Editors  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  1 comments

Here are some fun (and/or useful) things to do with your images and image-editing software

Digital imaging makes it easier to produce effects that are difficult to do by traditional photographic means, and makes it possible to do things that can't be done otherwise. And you don't have to use a digital camera to do digital imaging—you can have your slides, negatives and prints...

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  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson periodically releases a tutorial revealing his favorite Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks, and hacks, and those you see below are designed to clean up your workflow, streamline your editing, and help you create better images than ever before.

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is back with another great Lightroom tutorial. This time he’s offering three great ways to create black-and-white photos in Lightroom in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you captured a series of images from the same vantage point with similar composition and identical exposure settings, only to spend considerable time processing each shot individually? The quick tutorial below will really speed up your workflow by showing you three ways to apply the processing settings from one photo to others.

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  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught adventure photographer who you might say is just a bit “zany.” Not only does he shoot awesome images, but he uses a great sense of humor to offer some helpful tips and tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve been sharing each episode in Anthony Morganti’s new “Getting Started in Photoshop” video series in which he provides simple tutorials for those new to Photoshop and Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a highly acclaimed French landscape photographer, so when he says the Lightroom secrets in this tutorial literally changed his life, you know they have to be good. We can’t promise your life will be forever different after watching the video below, but it’s a sure bet your nature photos will never be the same.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive demonstration of nine retouching techniques that he says are essential for all serious photographers.

John Brandon  |  Mar 01, 2010  |  0 comments

For the pro photographer, there are two possible scenarios in managing a photographic workflow. One is the scattershot method, the second approach features a clear organizational method.

John Brandon  |  Jul 05, 2012  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2012  |  4 comments

With each successive release of ACDSee Pro, the photo management suite adds ever-more-powerful features. In this review I hope to help you decide whether or not its features match up with your own workflow, meet your needs, or even improve on existing features to enhance your photographic creations.

 

In my own workflow, the new version, ACDSee Pro 5, smoothed over a few rough edges in the editing process and made my management chores a bit less time-consuming. The release is not so groundbreaking that it might make you consider abandoning Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture altogether, but there are some pro-level additions that are definitely worth considering. The program never crashed and operated quickly for just about any task on a standard desktop PC. Note I said PC—there is no Mac version available or considered at this point.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographs often have more depth and drama when there are shadows in the scene, but unfortunately the light doesn’t always cooperate. In the quick video below you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to create and manipulate a shadow so it appears totally real. 

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.

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