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Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that we’re officially in the throes of summer, there’s a good chance you may confront the challenge of making a decent photograph of someone with a serious case of sunburn. You can take the sting out of this task by watching the simple Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for sharp images, and we often employ a variety of methods to rehabilitate shots that are slightly soft due to camera shake, slow shutter speeds, or when we didn’t nail focus precisely. While there are ae a variety of ways to get the job done, Google’s free Sharpener Pro 3 is one of the best as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Sharpening your photographs can be a dicey proposition: We all want crisp images, but if you’re not careful when using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask tool you can ruin an otherwise nice shot. In this helpful tutorial, you’ll learn a better, non-destructive technique.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Many photographers are uncertain about the difference between Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation tools, and how to use them when editing images. If you’re among the confused, this quick tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the video below, image-editing expert Peter McKinnon explains why he says, “Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to speed up processing time in Lightroom is to create your own presets for similar types of images. With this approach you can simply apply the preset to every image in a series, rather that making individual adjustments to a variety of parameters for every shot.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you photograph portraits in the studio or wildlife in the field, a daylong shoot usually results in the onerous task of culling through dozens if not hundreds of images to select the best shots. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We don’t subscribe to the notion of some so-called purists that “Photoshop” is a dirty word. After all, some of the best works of iconic film photographers owe their impact to a mastery of the darkroom. The before and after images you see here from young Russian digital artist Max Asabin show that he definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to the digital darkroom.

Seth Shostak  |  May 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Panoramas are easy to wish for, but, until recently, were not easy to get. To shoot high-quality panos often required special cameras that could rotate their lens while simultaneously advancing an aperture slit across a curved film plane.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 04, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common software questions we get is how do you change or remove a background in Photoshop. Well, there are multiple ways to do it but one of the best is explained in the below video from Phlearn.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Black-and-white photography is still incredibly popular and with good reason. There’s just something about a classic, black-and-white image that catches the eye.

Howard Millard  |  Nov 24, 2014  |  0 comments

Yes, you know that the tools and filters in Adobe Photoshop and Elements can do many amazing things, but did you know that they can empower you to make your own planets? If you have yearned to create and rule your own worlds (and who hasn’t?), then pull up some of your images and fire up Elements or Photoshop. We are going to create a galaxy of new worlds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments

People still love black-and-white photography because of its striking, timeless quality. But you don’t, necessarily, have to shoot with black-and-white film or use a digital black-and-white filter in your digital camera to create a monochrome image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Working with hair selections for cut-outs in Photoshop is no easy task but hopefully the below video from Nathaniel Dodson at Tutvid will help turn you into a virtual barber on your portraits in no time.

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