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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial is so short and to the point, it doesn’t need much set up. In the video, Photoshop expert and photographer Benjamin Warde demonstrates that while Lightroom is a vast and complex piece of software, sometimes handy quick fixes are all you need.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments

The perfect portrait can often be ruined by a bad color cast on your subject, which can turn skin tones a hazy shade of ugly. In the below video, software guru Unmesh Dinda shows you an easy way to fix color cast issues in Photoshop so your portraits shine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom tips. In Phlearn’s latest video below, the company’s founder Aaron Nace shows you what he calls “the best way to sharpen portaits in Photoshop.”

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Over the years, we've taught you a few ways to remove distracting objects in images using Photoshop. But what do you do when there's something really complicated in an image you want to erase?

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Today’s tutorial is intended for those new to using Layers in Photoshop for more effective image enhancement. This simple guide also provides great tips for more experienced Photoshop users looking for a quick refresher on taking advantage of this powerful tool.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are always popular with Shutterbug readers so here’s one that’s as simple and effective as they get. In the 2:30+ minute how-to video below, Jordan from Sleeklens gives you some great tips on how to remove sensor dust from your image using Adobe Lightroom.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones in your images to make them pop, some users might even be intimidated by this tool.

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  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos can be a demanding task, especially if you're a working photographer. In the three-minute video below, you’ll learn an alternative method for dodging and burning skin in Photoshop that’s really easy to accomplish.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great Lightroom tutorial to help fix an everyday photography problem. You’ve shot, what you think, are some great portraits only to realize the lighting is too harsh and has cast unflattering shadows on your subject.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured brief photo retouching tutorials in the past, each explaining one aspect of using Photoshop to adjust the colors of a photograph. In the powerful video below, Unmesh Dinda puts it all together in one place, with a comprehensive guide to color enhancement.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how an urban landscape that appears uninspiring during the day can transform into a magical scene when photographed at night. In the tutorial below, you learn how to give nighttime cityscape images even greater impact by adding a simple and interesting effect in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get home and look at the image on you’re computer, you say to yourself, “Yo, this photo is kind of boring.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The way the sky looks can make or break or break a landscape or cityscape photo. If you have a boring sky, you will likely have a boring photo. An exciting sky, on the other hand, draws the viewer in and makes everything in your image look better.

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