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Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed when cutting elements out of an image that edges appear rough and imprecise? If so, this Photoshop tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel will set you straight in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Shadows can be an important element for adding impact and drama to an image. Other times though, background shadows are simply an unwelcome distraction in images with a clean, minimalist look. In this Photoshop tutorial instructor Brendan Williams demonstrates a "sneaky selection trick" for eliminating shadows fast.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Highlights and shadows can be the bane of landscape photographers who often confront scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera. Today's quick tutorial from the folks at How to Use concentrates on the former, with a straightforward Lightroom method for eliminating blown-out areas within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand why the Curves tool is so effective for achieving optimum tonal adjustments with just about any photos you shoot. Today we'll let you in on a little secret that enables users of all skill levels to employ Curves to the max for quick and precise results.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

We're all looking for a creative edge when it comes to creating landscape images that really capture attention. One very effective technique is to use Lightroom's Split-Toning tools to enhance color and contrast.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're bringing you the 10th installment of the popular Master Lightroom Classic series from British wedding photographer James Feaver who recommends that you make sure your software is up to date before following along.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we presented a quick solution for eliminating ugly color fringing from photographs captured outdoors in high-contrast situations. Today we're tackling another unsightly problem; namely, color banding and gradient banding that can also ruin an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced Lightroom users to name their most essential editing technique and most will respond with one word: "Masking." This is particularly true among landscape shooters who frequently encounter scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

After all the excitement of spring and summer macro photography, when insects begin to disappear and plants start to wither, it's not uncommon for photographers to stash their close-up lens in the back of their cabinet. That's a real shame because winter provides a bunch of great opportunities if you take a different approach.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

This 10-minute Lightroom lesson from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains the importance of proper tonal adjustments when editing landscape photographs that appear boring and dull—an uninspiring look you want to avoid at all costs.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we stumble upon a photo with breathtaking colors that appear natural but seem almost impossible to achieve. Shots like this often involve more than being at the right place at the right time, as you'll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of Lightroom's powerful masking tools is essential if you want to edit outdoor photographs for maximum impact. Unfortunately, some photographers spend far too much time getting the job done because they overcomplicate the process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Even if you don't dread sitting behind a computer for hours, editing images from a shoot, there's no reason not to streamline your workflow with fast-and-easy techniques that deliver superb results. That's topic of this tutorial, specifically with regard to processing portrait images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Accurate color grading is an essential editing task regardless of the type of images you shoot, and there's a variety effective technique—some more complicated than others. This tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel explains a fast, easy, and effective method for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial is a perfect follow-up to a lesson we posted this morning, explaining how to capture stunning photos of the nighttime sky. Whether you're photographing nightscapes or other low-light scenes, high ISO settings and the possibility of noisy images is something you have to confront.