Photoshop How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even better thanks to a special new feature called Luminance Range Masking. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn explains how to “dodge and burn quickly and accurately in Lightroom using luminance range mask.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how you edit your images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden features of this vast image editing/organizing program from Adobe. For this kind of expertise, we love turning to photographer and educator Serge Ramelli who knows Lightroom inside and out.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re not familiar with the Transform tool in Lightroom or if you just need a quick brush up on it, Toronto, Canada-based software expert Lucy Martin is here to teach you all about it. In the below video, Martin shows you how the Transform tool can “shift the perspective in photos or get really clean crisp lines.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a typical photo scenario: someone you know has an otherwise attractive portrait which, unfortunately, also includes an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend in the shot. They want to keep the portrait of them but get rid of the now unwanted dude or gal in the shot. Knowing that you know a little something about Photoshop they come to you to, ahem, retouch the image.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re like most serious photographers, you probably spend a lot of time in Lightroom. Maybe too much time.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following Lucy Martin’s excellent series of Lightroom tutorials you have, no doubt, already learned a lot. A few months ago, we shared her helpful video on how to use the important Tone Cure tool in Lightroom, and now here’s another great Lightroom tutorial on using the handy Effects panel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s just so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging software. Peter McKinnon, one of the most popular photographers on YouTube right now, has done several Lightroom how-to videos and has just come out with another one, which is essential viewing for novices (and, believe us, there are a lot of you out there.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing imaging programs known as Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ve heard of them, right?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy Photoshop trick that transforms a scene from boring to WOW in just seven minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update to the powerful free suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. The good news is that Nik Collection 2018 is now available on the DxO website, although the download is no longer free.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best photographers do some editing in post-production to make so-so images look beautiful.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows you how to use layer masks in Photoshop in a simple and straightforward manner while offering seven layer mask tips.

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