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Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If there’s one underutilized technique for achieving superior results when editing images in Photoshop, it’s the use of Luminosity Masks to balance out the tones and create truly captivating photographs. Best yet, this powerful method is very easy to master.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Not long ago we featured a very helpful tutorial, explaining how to customize Photoshop’s interface to facilitate your personal workflow. The point was that Photoshop is designed for photographers, art directors, and a variety of other content creators, and the default workspace isn’t equally conducive for all users.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Creating composites in Photoshop where you clip a subject from one background and place it in another is not hard but it's challenging to do right. We don't know how many composites we've seen where the person or object that's been moved to a new background looks unrealistic because of a poor clipping job or an uneven blend.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments

When reviewing images on the computer, many of us immediately relegate images with boring flat light to the trash. But if you resist the temptation and employ a simple editing technique, you can rehabilitate dull images and turn them into something special.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop offers an almost endless array of creative tools for enhancing our images, and depending upon your skills you can make things as complicated or as simple as necessary. The technique explained in the video below falls into the latter category, and delivers amazing results.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 07, 2021  |  0 comments

With every new update of Adobe's Lightroom comes a host of new editing tools, some good, some less important, and some secret. Well, not exactly secret secret but more like hidden or overlooked or buried and easy to miss.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Making great images is often about being in the right place at the right time. But that’s not always possible depending upon where you live, where you’re going, and the degree to which Mother Nature cooperates.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers think of cropping as a simple and incidental task. But if you want to create images with maximum impact, the act of cropping an image requires careful and thoughtful techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever spent a day in the field, thinking you captured several great photographs, only to discover on the computer that some of the images are dull, noisy, and boring? If that’s happened to you, like it has to the best of us, the following Photoshop tutorial will set you straight.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mark Denney's video from a few years ago on landscape photography mistakes that beginners make proved to be one of his most popular of all time. Now he's back with a follow-up tutorial that addresses something he didn't tackle in the previous video: what do you do when you make a photo mistake on location?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2021  |  0 comments

One effective way to salvage a low-impact photo is to convert the image to b&w. That’s because certain photographs are far more compelling when rendered in monochrome.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a relatively unknown Soft Proofing Mode in Lightroom that can work wonders for the color accuracy of your photos, once you understand where it’s found and how to take advantage of what it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

While we don’t have any data to back up our intuition, we’d guess that sunrise scenes are among the post popular images captured by outdoor photographers. And while many of your shots may look pretty good straight out of the camera, there are a few simple editing tricks for making them look great.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s still time to get outside and capture the colorful splendor of autumn, before winter drastically changes the landscape. If the images you capture don’t appear as vibrant as what you saw through the viewfinder, this tutorial is for you.

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