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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great one-minute Photoshop tutorial from software pro Unmesh Dinda to try out this weekend. In the below video, Dinda shows you how to fix skintones in Photoshop in less than one minute to help make your portraits sparkle.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tip from Aaron Nace of Phlearn. Have you ever shot an image and, for whatever reason, you just aren’t satisfied with the color? Maybe it looks too washed out or, by contast, too saturated? Or maybe the color looks just plain off.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked tools for outdoor portrait photography is an inexpensive, manual flash. This simple accessory is great for filling in shadows, compensating for backlit scenes, and adding extra punch to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at all? In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to totally replace a drab sky. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nighttime cityscapes always look spectacular, with their shimmering lights, colorful neon signs, and towering buildings. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to return home and discover that our images don’t appear as spectacular on the computer as they did on location. 

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  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  1 comments

The holidays are upon us, and in this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot festive candlelit portraits and add an “instant snow effect” in Photoshop. You may even want to use this technique to create personalized Christmas cards for family and friends.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to have some fun than by shooting spooky portraits with a simple home setup? Best yet, after watching the tutorial below, you can download six free smoke textures to make your Halloween portraits even creepier.

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  |  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.

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