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Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another powerful tutorial from image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, who demonstrates how to give a realistic boost to landscape photographs with Lightroom’s easy-to-use adjustment brushes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot a quick portrait that you think is pretty nice, only to find out later on the computer that there are subtle, ugly shadows on your subject’s face. The image is ruined, right? Well, not so fast.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 27, 2019  |  0 comments

If you know the basics of Photoshop, then you’re probably familiar with a rather remarkable feature called Content-Aware Fill. In short, this Adobe software tool lets you remove distracting objects from your photos – such as wires or telephone polls – and replace (fill) them with a seemingly natural background that blends in with the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to make compelling images when shooting in the middle of the day under harsh lighting condition. But in the video below you’ll learn how to make use of contrast to create dramatic silhouettes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to create a time-lapse video with the popular “miniature” tiny world effect that is so popular these days? If so, watch this video tutorial from Rob and Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips that shows you how to do just that using Photoshop, Lightroom, or just about any image-editing program.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

“Day for Night” is a cinematic technique popularized in Francois Truffaut's classic 1973 film by the same name. The idea is to shoot during the day to create imagery that looks like it was captured after dark. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn how to do the same thing with still photos.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos in which a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly dark foreground. In the video below, image-editing expert Nick Page demonstrates why an exposure-blending technique is far more effective than global highlight/shadow adjustments or using an HDR plugin.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of interesting film-era camera effects that are popular among today’s digital photographers, one of which is the so-called “Lomo Effect” named after an old Russian film camera. The inexpensive Lomo LC-A was known for creating images with blurry edges, a sharp center, weirdly saturated colors, and plenty of vignetting.

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  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to spend more time behind the camera and less time sitting at their computer, and it’s easy for all of us to get a bit lazy while editing our images. You can avoid this dilemma by watching the following tutorial that demonstrates how to quickly eliminate color fringing in landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of in-depth Photoshop tutorials that can dramatically enhance your images while retaining a natural look. In the video below, Dodson shows you everything you need to know about compositing and blending images like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are unfamiliar with Photoshop’s powerful Sponge Tool, and that’s a shame because it’s a great way to punch up colors in an image while retaining a natural look. In the three-minute tutorial below you’ll learn how to make the Sponge Tool your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday we told you about Adobe’s new update to Photoshop CC, version 19.1, which includes a host of enhancements. One of the most interesting and time saving new capabilities is the Select Subject feature, that will automatically select one or more prominent objects in an image with a simple click of the mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a tutorial on using Photoshop’s new “Select Subject” tool that provides one-click selections for prominent objects in a photo. While this unique tool is a real timesaver, it doesn’t always deliver perfect results.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed improvements, the latest version offers a number of new capabilities. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save time by using the powerful new masking features, 

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