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Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2022  |  0 comments

If you still haven’t pulled out your macro lens for a day of close-up photography, it’s time to get going because this is the perfect time of year. The video below will get you inspired, with beautiful images, technical tips, and ideas for creative images.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve paid attention to the image-editing tutorials we’ve shared from German landscape pro Christian Mohrle, you know that the first thing he does when opening an image in Photoshop or Lightroom, is choose the most appropriate Camera Profile for the task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you suffering from “resolution envy,” but can’t afford a super hi-res camera? Or perhaps you’re put off by the immense storage requirements or have an older computer that bogs down when editing huge files.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re going to let you in on a big secret in today’s Photoshop tutorial; namely the “secret to eye-catching foregrounds” when editing travel, nature, and landscape images. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 21, 2022  |  0 comments

What is it about the innovative workspace created within Zoner Photo Studio X that lets pro Imagemakers be more creative and work more efficiently at the same time? Just ask rising star European photographer Zdeňka Povolen, and she’ll tell you how ZPS X has improved her workflow and freed her creative energy.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often it’s fun to do something different so your images stand out from the crowd. In the quick Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for creating a convincing watercolor effect in Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Retouching skin tones in Photoshop can be intimidating to software novices. Do too much enhancement in Photoshop and your subject's skin will look plasticky and doll-like. Do too little skin correction and you might not be able to tell the difference between the before and after pictures.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s say you open an image on the computer, the focus is perfect, you nailed the exposure, and composition is fine. But wait: the colors look awful. So you trash it, right? Not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

Upscaling photos is a common task, and there are a variety of ways to get the job done. Discussions about which method to use, however, typically revolve around how images look on the computer screen at 100% or more.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting with slow shutter speeds is a great way to make images that stand out from the rest—with feather-like clouds and a soft, diffused look.. In the video below you’ll learn four great shooting and editing  “secrets” for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Adobe is constantly at work improving their software, adding powerful new features, faster performance, and streamlining the workspace. In case you haven’t had time to explore the recently released Photoshop version 23.3, the quick overview below will get you up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has a unique approach to editing his or her photos. Some techniques work great, while others not so much. In the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers details the specific workflow he uses to process his gorgeous images.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the best ways to make your landscape photos look more dramatic and eye-catching is to have deep shadows and rich contrast. If you weren't able to achieve this moody black look in camera, you can edit your landscape shots in Photoshop to add drama.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why so many of the best landscape photos from yesteryear and today are presented in b&w? Personal preference aside, it’s a simple fact that some outdoor scenes are more compelling when rendered in monochrome.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve spent any time editing images in Lightroom you know there’s a lot going on under the hood of this robust application, beyond the most commonly used tools. In the video below you’ll learn five “hidden” tricks that one pro says, “I wish I knew from day one.”

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