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Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Summertime offers photographers a great opportunity for outdoor portraiture, and the tutorial below illustrates a simple technique for using Photoshop to add something special to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The term “cinematic effect” refers to a popular method of editing photographs so they look like a frame grab from a movie. There’s no one “right way” to create this dramatic look, which is simply a style of adding mood, manipulating lighting, and imparting a film-like atmosphere to a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how to combine three exposures of a scene into one perfect shot using an exposure-blending technique.

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  0 comments

All Images by Greg Vander Houwen

 

Greg Vander Houwen describes himself as "an artist by nature; illustrator by trade"--one who often incorporates photography into his digital art. As he puts it, "My primary business is commercial illustration and user interface design." Vander Houwen believes that photography is a limited term these days, and...

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 08, 2012  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2012  |  1 comments

Attempting to make the HDR process more user-friendly, the newly updated HDR Expose and Photoshop-dedicated plug-in 32 Float, now both in Version 2, largely share the same features and enhancements. As I see it, the improvements center mainly on workflow—reason enough to upgrade, in my opinion, and reason enough to consider these as serious tools for HDR work. Both are available from Unified Color Technologies.

Jack Neubart  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  3 comments

The merge to HDR process has for too long been a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. That cloak of mystery is one giant step closer to being removed thanks to HDR Express, from Unified Color Technologies (www.unifiedcolor.com). While this software greatly simplifies the process, successful HDR merges don’t just happen when you click a button. There is some planning involved.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  0 comments

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. What this refers to is the digital sensor’s ability (or lack of ability) to render good detail in both the highlights and the shadows in a photograph. Our eye/brain combination is extremely sophisticated, and as we look at a contrasty scene (such as a landscape in noon sunlight) the detail in the shadows and in the bright sunny areas is quite clear to us. A photograph will not look the same as we see it.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Cutting out objects in Photoshop can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you want to do it right. But the detailed video below will turn you into a pro at making precise selections and masks.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and Lightroom expert Ed Gregory is back with another super helpful tips video for anyone who wants to up their image editing skills in an instant. In the below clip, Gregory offers ten handy Lightroom tips that should improve you photo retouching skills right away.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s just so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging software. Peter McKinnon, one of the most popular photographers on YouTube right now, has done several Lightroom how-to videos and has just come out with another one, which is essential viewing for novices (and, believe us, there are a lot of you out there.)

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are indispensable for processing his images, you can be sure they’re pretty darn good.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Travis Transient is a travel photographer who, like many of us, learned how to edit his work the hard way—by making mistakes. In this quick tutorial he reveals three simple Lightroom techniques he wished he had known when first getting started, to help you short circuit the learning curve.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult things with photo editing, according to landscape photographer Mark Denney, is "knowing when to say when." Truer words may never have been spoken when it comes to powerful software such as Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The wonderful (and daunting) thing about Photoshop is its seemingly infinite number of editing features. And even the most serious Photoshop pros can find something new in the program the deeper they dive.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques for fixing problems commonly found in photographs.

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