Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges facing landscape photographers is dealing with the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often exist in outdoor scenes. With this broad dynamic range, high-contrast edges are very common.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

This is the perfect time of year for macro photography, with vibrant flowers, colorful insects and other creepy crawlies just about everywhere you look. In fact, you can often find great subjects in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to processing images in Photoshop, depending on their skill level and the type of work they do. That’s why Photoshop’s default settings are essentially a compromise, and rarely meet the specific needs of anyone.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re shooting JPEG photos because you think Raw files “aren’t worth the “hassle,” the video below is likely to change your mind. One of our favorite image-editing instructors transforms a severely underexposed landscape photo into a beautiful image using the power of Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Editing one’s images isn’t exactly an odious task, but many photographers, prefer to finish the job with a minimum of fuss so they get back to doing what they enjoy most—shooting photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Free Transform tools handle a number of important tasks, and they do so with precision. This feature enables you to alter an object in a variety of ways, by rotating, scaling, flipping, or distorting a selection with relative ease.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

You may think you know Lightroom, but do you really know Lightroom? Software pros have been using Adobe Lightroom for so long they know some editing secrets you can only dream of.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers are always on the lookout for distracting background elements that can ruin a photo. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find a different vantage point from which to shoot that excludes the offending junk.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not often we stumble upon a single checkbox in an image-editing program that will automatically safeguard all your image files down the road. But that’s exactly what you find in this one-trick tutorial, and if you’re a Lightroom user we suggest you activate this feature today.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2022  |  0 comments

While we all strive to capture awesome photos in the camera, it’s often possible to make a great shot even better with a few post-processing enhancements. But image editing is a mixed bag, and you can actually degrade a nice photo if you’re sloppy on the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop has so many capabilities that there are often several methods for accomplishing the same task. As a result, it’s common to wonder why you should use one tool instead of another.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at the beauty of starlit skies, and scenes with the sparking Milky Way are among the best. Many photographers pass up these great opportunities, thinking that astrophotography is beyond their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “destructive editing” occurs when you process an image in a way that overwrites the original file and there’s no way to undo the adjustments once the image is saved. In other words, if you make a mistake, you’re out of luck.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Blue Hour is that magical time right before sunrise and immediately after sunset, that provides an extra-special opportunity for making spectacular images. Getting the job done right requires more than good timing, and that’s what the following tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The old adage that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode” is sheer and utter nonsense. Plenty of pros use Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the situation at hand. Feel better?

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