Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all captured what we thought was a great photo, only to pull it up on the computer and discover it's not nearly as compelling as expected—particularly when shooting outdoors when there are several challenges to overcome.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Back in the heyday of 35mm photography the task of developing film and making prints in the darkroom  required good craftsmanship and plenty of knowledge. In today's digital era, despite all of the sophisticated image-processing tools at our disposal, the same requisites apply.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Sunsets are among the most popular scenes photographed by landscape photographers, but sometimes it's difficult to get colors and exposure just right. In the tutorial below you'll learn several pro editing tips and pick up powerful free presets for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments

This tutorial from the internationally popular PiXimperfect YouTube channel begins with a provocative question: "How do you recover blown-out highlights when you have no data to recover from?" It turns out that what was once impossible is now easily within reach, thanks to the latest mind-blowing features in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments

It's very convenient to edit photos on a tablet or phone while traveling, when you're away from a computer, and Lightroom Mobile is a great option to use. In this tutorial you'll learn how it works in ways you didn't imagine.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates a powerful editing technique for precisely color-grading landscape images with Photoshop's Gradient Map tool. The technique is simple to accomplish and will work wonders for just about any photos you shoot in the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  0 comments

We're all looking for a creative edge to imbue our landscape photos with a unique look grabs a lot of attention. In the quick Photoshop tutorial below you'll learn four simple Photoshop effects that are easy enough for anyone to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Last month we took a deep dive into Lightroom's Tone Curves, explaining several advanced techniques. But there are also easier ways that less-experienced users can harness the power of these editing tools as you'll see in the following video tutorial from the popular Signature Edits YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

There's a pretty big divide among photographers about the use of Photoshop's innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tools when editing images. Some shooters are excited by the new technology, while other consider it "cheating" and question whether the resulting images can rightly be considered "photographs."

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Adding a subtle vignette to an image is a great way to finish up an edit and an effective method for focusing a viewer's attention on the central portion of your scene. But here's the rub: While most processing software includes sliders that allow you to easily apply this effect, the results you achieve by taking this approach are often disappointing.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  0 comments

When most landscape photographers edit their images they strive for a bright and vivid effect, especially during autumn when beautiful warm, golden tones are just about everywhere you look. But how about marching to the beat of your own drummer by giving images a dark and moody effect that's full of eye-catching drama?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Photoshop offers such a broad array of capabilities that there are often several ways to accomplish the same task—some more complicated and than others. And often the best way to use a particular tool is just as easy and effective as doing things wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all had the misfortune of traveling to a promising location, only to be confronted with bad light that's guaranteed to result in flat, boring photos. Under this situation you have two choices; return on a better day or do the best you can and see what you can accomplish when processing your shots.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Nighttime offers a variety opportunities for capturing eye-catching images, whether you're shooting cityscapes, on the water, or elsewhere outdoors. That's because scenes that look boring during the day are often transformed into sparkling tableaus once the sun drops below the horizon and the lights come on.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

According to outdoor photographer Len Erickson Luminosity Masks are a super effective tool for bringing out the best in just about any image you shoot outdoors. And by combining the power of Photoshop with the inexpensive Lumnezia Masking panel the task is easy with "ultimate control."