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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and Lightroom. Here, in Episode 2, you’ll learn how to use Layer Masks to properly balance photos with both bright highlights and dark shadows.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2017 0 comments

We all know that portraits often live or die depending upon how the subject’s eyes are rendered. In the simple video below you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to brighten eyes in less than a minute.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 22, 2017 0 comments

Cutting out objects in Photoshop can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you want to do it right. But the detailed video below will turn you into a pro at making precise selections and masks.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

According to image-editing instructor Anthony Morganti, “Layers” represents the “bedrock of Photoshop.” If you’re unsure about how to use this powerful tool fear not, because after watching the 15-minute video below you’ll feel much more confident about your skills.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments

Just about everyone using Photoshop is familiar with making selections and masks while editing their images. In this basic tutorial from Ed Gregory you’ll learn how to use Photoshop’s Refine Edge tool to make those selections and masks more precise and specific.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments

We usually turn to Mathieu Stern for insight on adapting bargain vintage lenses for use with modern digital cameras. But in the quick video below, Stern gives a 30-second tutorial on making eyes “pop” with Photoshop.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 15, 2017 0 comments

How often have you captured a series of images from the same vantage point with similar composition and identical exposure settings, only to spend considerable time processing each shot individually? The quick tutorial below will really speed up your workflow by showing you three ways to apply the processing settings from one photo to others.

Ron Leach Posted: 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.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments

Lightroom’s Radial Filter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that can do a lot of different things to enhance the quality of your images. In this helpful tutorial from Anthony Morganti you’ll learn several valuable tricks for streamlining your workflow.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to selectively lighten or darken either the foreground or background is often critical to avoiding blown-out skies or an overly dark foreground.

Ron Leach Posted: 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 Posted: Mar 08, 2017 0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar to many users. In the helpful tutorial below, Anthony Morganti offers insight into a few of Lightroom’s hidden secrets.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments is also unfamiliar to many photographers, and the five-minute video below will set you straight.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a huge difference in the quality of your images. The video below provides a wealth of information on 10 hidden and obscure Photoshop tools that you’ll use from now on.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

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