Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers are always on the lookout for effective editing tips that shorten the time they spend sitting behind the computer. The goal, of course, is to finish post-processing as quickly as possible and get back out in the field doing what we all love most.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2023  |  0 comments

As one of our favorite landscape photographers insists, “contrast is a crucial aspect of photo editing.” That’s because this key variable helps define the relationship between different tones and colors in an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Understanding the power of selections and how they interact with layers is very important if you want to achieve maximum results when editing images in Photoshop. There are several ways to get the job done, some more precise and complicated than others, as you’ll see in the comprehensive tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Dynamic Range is a very important concept to understand when evaluating the performance of your camera or purchasing a new one. This specification is also a key aspect when editing your photos, as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the first things many of us learned when first getting started is to always use the lowest ISO setting possible. While this rule may be true in certain situations, other times it can be detrimental to the images you make.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographers experienced with Photoshop know that using the best tools for a task is only part of the equation when editing their images. Another very important consideration for achieving optimum results is making adjustments in the correct order.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Just to be clear, we’re not recommending that anyone become a one-trick pony when editing their image. In the interesting tutorial below, however, you’ll learn how to use one simple Lightroom slider to dramatically enhance landscape photos and other images shot outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

The latest versions of Photoshop include a wide array of tools that do tedious tasks for you automatically, one of which is an Auto Select function. This timesaver creates pretty accurate selections of objects within an image, with barely more effort than a click of your mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

We’re always looking for shooting and editing tips that provide a unique look and give Shutterbug readers ideas for creating a style of their own. If landscape photography is your thing and you want to try something different, the tutorial below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s tone and exposure controls have the power to dramatically transform a photograph, and they’re easy to use if you know how they work. And that’s exactly what you’ll learn in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in giving macro photography a try, or the images you shot in the past were disappointing, this detailed tutorial is for you. And if you think that shooting close-ups is reserved for spring and summer, think again!

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  1 comments

If you confront an absolute mess when opening your Lightroom Catalog, you’ve come to the right place. In the video below you’ll learn how to clean up that chaos for a faster and more convenient workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Most Shutterbug readers are familiar with a Photoshop feature that automatically detects and creates a mask for an object, thanks to the tutorials we’ve posted in the past. But that capability pales in comparison to a “hidden” masking tool that you’ll learn how to use below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever been disappointed by your early-evening cityscape photos because they didn’t accurately capture the magic of Blue Hour? That’s actually a common occurrence, and in the video below you’ll learn how to correct the problem by making city lights glow with a simple HDR technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Let’s say you’re photographing landscapes on a foggy day, expecting to capture images full of drama. Instead what you get are boring, disappointing photos. Rather than dumping these uninteresting shots to the trash, why not transform them into something special with the simple edit below?

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