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Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  1 comments

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of technical expertise. In the quick video below, you’ll learn three easy techniques for dramatically enhancing your photographs.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If everything in a portrait looks good except for your subject's hair, there's no need to call a stylist and do a reshoot. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares a simple trick to fix messy hair in Photoshop in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Ever shoot what you think is the perfect photo and then realize that a distracting shadow is covering part of the subject? In the below video tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shows an easy way to remove those shadows in post-production.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 03, 2019  |  0 comments

It's a common question for anyone acquainted with the editing skills of Photoshop. How do you remove the background from a photo?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes the best photography hacks come to you by accident. This is often the case with Photoshop, which has so many layers (ahem, so to speak), that using it can sometimes feel like stumbling in the dark.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a photo technique that’s so simple and effective that we say to ourselves, “I wish I would have thought of this before.” And we bet you’ll have a similar response after watching the quick video below.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Do the colors in your photos look flat and dull? There's an easy way to fix that so that the colors pop and look much truer to life. All it takes is a little simple Photoshop magic.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Not all photographers can afford fancy "hair and makeup" people to make sure their models are free of blemishes for the next photo shoot. And, even if you have the best makeup person on the planet, sometimes blemishes shine through in portraits. (It's amazing what high-resolution digital cameras can capture in an image these days; sometimes a lot of unwanted stuff, when it comes to portraits.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the best things about Photoshop is being able to cut out or extract the subject of a photo from its surroundings. Of course, some cutouts are harder than others and some are dang near impossible because of intricate edges such as flyaway hair or surrounding ornamentation.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the hardest things to do in Photoshop is to cut out hair from a complex background in a portrait, fashion or beauty shot. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru Nathaniel Dodson (aka tutvid) shows you how do it in a few easy steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

The task of sharpening images is sort of a hit-or-miss proposition: Done properly, this enhancement can help rehabilitate slightly soft photographs. But if you’re not careful, you can ruin the image you’re working on.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Want to give you photos a dramatic, black-and-white look similar to master landscape photographer Ansel Adams? Watch the below video from software expert Serge Ramelli who shows you how to create an Ansel-like style for your images in few clicks using Lightroom presets.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 20, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great poet Marshall Mathers once said: "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow." That sentiment holds true for photography as well, where we often only get one chance – if we're lucky – to capture an important moment in time.

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