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Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  2 comments

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in Photoshop or Lightroom is to overedit your photos, right? You know what we're talking about: it's when you or a photographer you know (who shall remain nameless) makes so many software tweaks to an image that it starts to look garish and fake.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographer Colin Smith of Photoshop Café is known for easy-to-follow Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that can make a big difference when processing your images. Here he focuses on color and tone adjustments for turning good images into great ones.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The way the sky looks can make or break or break a landscape or cityscape photo. If you have a boring sky, you will likely have a boring photo. An exciting sky, on the other hand, draws the viewer in and makes everything in your image look better.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2020  |  0 comments

This month’s release of Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful update that includes a number of undocumented hidden features. The quick video below demonstrates 10 of these secrets that will speed up your editing and deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Today’s tutorial is intended for those new to using Layers in Photoshop for more effective image enhancement. This simple guide also provides great tips for more experienced Photoshop users looking for a quick refresher on taking advantage of this powerful tool.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographic opportunities are quite limited during his time of social distancing and stay-home orders. But these same inconveniences make this a great time to capture unique images of abandoned streets wherever you live.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you are looking for an absorbing creative project to enjoy during this temporary virus lockdown, look here first. Wacom’s Intuos Pro graphic tablets are extremely powerful—but still easy to learn—and more affordable than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges when combining elements from two or more photographs is matching the color and tones of the different images to arrive at a realistic result. In the video below you’ll see how to get the job done with a few easy steps in Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 20, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great poet Marshall Mathers once said: "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow." That sentiment holds true for photography as well, where we often only get one chance – if we're lucky – to capture an important moment in time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Continuing on the theme of photography projects you can do at home, here's a super helpful video from Anthony Morganti with three Lightroom editing tips for beginners. Even though this Lightroom tutorial is geared toward novices, more experienced photo editors can use it as a handy refresher course.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

This week we're featuring cool photo projects you can do at home and if you like fine art photography, this one's for you. In the below tutorial, photographer Serge Ramelli shows you how to easily transform a boring image into a stunning long exposure black-and-white fine art shot using Photoshop.

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."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for editing your images, but it can also be used to give your photos a moody look. In below video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his simple techniques to add drama and mood to your images in five easy steps.

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