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Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Like many techniques we employ when processing our images, a little sharpening goes a long, long way. And as Tony Northrup demonstrates in the video below, photographers who get too heavy-handed with making their images crispy, often inadvertently destroy what would otherwise be a nice photograph.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda isn’t given to hyperbole. So when he says, “This flabbergasting Photoshop trick will blow your mind and change the way you edit,” you know it must be good.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French photographer based in Paris where photo opportunities abound. Even in the City of Lights, however, weather and lighting conditions often fail to cooperate, and in this video Ramelli demonstrates how Photoshop can help you create a masterpiece out of a couple less-than-perfect shots..

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The accurate colorization of old black-and-white photos involves a combination of artistry, painstaking research, physics and digital technology. And when the effort yields a realistic and vibrant reconstruction of the historical past, the result is quite magical.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how to dramatically improve an image in just 20 clicks of your mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried to bump up the saturation in a drab image, only to have a subject’s skin tones go out of wack? As you’ll learn in the Photoshop tutorial below, the solution is to properly adjust your image using both saturation and vibrance controls.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we told you about the introduction of Adobe’s new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and shared a video with the key features of an update to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. So how do these two options compare when it comes to speed? Take a look at the video below to find out.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  0 comments

One important, yet frequently overlooked, consideration when processing images, is choosing the proper file format for the task at hand. And as you’ll see in the video below, the correct decision isn’t as obvious as you may think.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply isn’t enough, it’s time to employ some skillful editing to make your images as great as the scene you remember.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC and the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, and one of the upgrades is a new algorithm for the “Auto” button that now employs the company’s Sensei Artificial Intelligence technology. If you’re using a version of Lightroom or Photoshop that supports this feature, you really should give it a try.

John Brandon  |  Jan 01, 2010  |  0 comments

With each new Microsoft Operating System (OS) release, a new question arises for photographers: should you upgrade? Or, should you wait?

David B. Brooks  |  Jun 11, 2013  |  First Published: May 01, 2013  |  1 comments

I always enjoy trying out the best new high-end products. It’s fun, but more important it tells me how good the best performance can be. But when reviewing color management tools I realize that photographers are not color scientists or computer programming experts, so I thought I’d start this review with a bit of a tech briefing on why they are important to all photographers who want to get the most from their work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for advice on Photoshop tools you can use to enhance your images. The in-depth tutorial below is a bit different, in that Dodson explains 10 mistakes you should avoid while editing your work.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tips are amongst our favorite tutorials to feature on Shutterbug so here’s another helpful image editing video, this time from travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert. In the below clip, Lambert shows you how to use the brush and gradient tools the right way to transform your photos from the merely good to the great

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the sharpness.” There are a number of ways to rehabilitate photos that are slightly soft, but image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson insists that by using the technique in this tutorial, you’ll “get the best sharpening ever!”

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