Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever marveled at a spectacular landscape photograph and wondered how it was made, there’s a good chance the photographer employed a luminosity masking technique in Photoshop that provides extremely precise control over post-processing adjustments.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun photo project: composite your friends and family into your photos to create wacky, slightly surreal images. How do you do it? It’s not that hard actually and the folks at COOPH have a video to show you how to do it.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered what gear and techniques fashion photographers use to capture their compelling images? Well read on, because in the video below top pro Clinton Lubbe covers all the basics to get you started shooting fashion yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and Lightroom. Here, in Episode 2, you’ll learn how to use Layer Masks to properly balance photos with both bright highlights and dark shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Halloween is all about ghosts, goblins and ghouls, and in the fun video below you’ll learn how to give Halloween portraits a spooky ghost effect with a few simple steps in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s Highlights/Shadows sliders can often rehabilitate a poorly exposed photo, the simple technique in the video below will usually deliver far better results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy and pricey lens with a fast aperture to shoot an image with attractive background blur, aka bokeh, for portraits. In the below tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PIXimperfect, he shows you the "key" to simulating shallow depth of field in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  0 comments

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Chris Stocker shows you how to give your images a cinematic film look by color-grading photographs in Lightroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Stocker explains that “color grading” is simply a procedure for altering and enhancing the color of your videos or still images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

It’s not too difficult to turn a good photograph into a great one by making some simple adjustments to contrast, sharpening and toning in Lightroom. The helpful video tutorial below shows you how to do just that while retaining a natural look.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we provided three tips for shooting great landscape photos under drab gray skies. In the tutorial below we’re going to show you an editing technique for pumping up nature photos you’ve already taken.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 26, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to punch up your landscape photos in Photoshop, the best way to enhance them is to draw out elements that are already there, not try to create something entirely new. (We’ve all seen landscapes that are so heavily edited in Photoshop they look like scenes from another world. HDR effects can be a blessing and a curse.)

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments

When the sun doesn't cooperate during outdoor portrait shoots, there's a way to add a gorgeous golden shine to skintones using Photoshop. In the below tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his technique for creating this pleasingly warm and shiny professional effect.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Since a lot of us are stuck inside this week (and for the foreseeable future), now's a great time to bone up on our Photoshop skills. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE shares "10 useful Photoshop tips you probably don't know."

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