Photoshop How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  1 comments

Sometimes one or two things you do in post-processing can turn a photo dud into a gorgeous stud. Pro photographer Mark Denney learned that recently when looking back at his best images from the past year and realizing that they all featured the same tweak in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone who uses Photoshop is familiar with the simple Rectangular Selection tool that is helpful for making masks, cropping photos, and other basic tasks. But what about the Elliptical Selection tool, which is just as handy and easy to use?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you frustrated by how long it takes to process your images? Perhaps you haven’t configured Lightroom properly, or the culprit could be your computer system. In either case, the quick tip in the tutorial below will make Lightroom run as fast as absolutely possible.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not every photo you shoot is going to be sharp. That fact can be pretty disappointing if you like the subject, composition and exposure of a particular image but find out later it's a bit soft.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments

A simple way to give photos more impact is to change the color of one or more objects in the scene. And you’ll be surprised how easy this task is to accomplish in Photoshop by watching the video below.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If the person in your portrait forgot to iron his or her clothes, it doesn't mean you need to have ugly wrinkles in the photo. You can always "iron" clothing in the image after the shoot using a few simple tricks in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to make images that stand out the crowd, and one way for digital photographers to do that is to create photos that look like they were shot on film. In the video below you’ll see how to do that in less than six minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Winter is a great time to capture beautiful outdoor images, but snow-covered landscapes can be difficult to get right in the camera. Fortunately there’s a way to make images that look as good as they did in the viewfinder, with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not unusual to end up with underexposed photos when shooting outdoors under difficult light with a wide range of tones. Some photographers try to rehabilitate dark images with HDR editing, but that’s often tricky and may yield unsatisfactory results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2021  |  0 comments

These days we’re all spending a lot of time at home, and that often keeps us from the type of photography we do most. But in the quick video below you’ll learn how to easily create some truly amazing images without leaving your house.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing our work. In this quick episode of the popular “In a Lightroom Minute” series you’ll learn a remarkably easy technique that will save you tons of time processing photos. And that means getting back behind a camera where you belong.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2021  |  0 comments

How often have you captured what you thought was a great shot, only to discover on the computer that you missed a few things when looking through the viewfinder? If you’re like the rest of us, probably more than once or twice.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments

High-key photography is popular among portrait and wedding photographers and involves properly lighting a scene to achieve a bright, airy and unique look. While getting it right in the camera can be complicated, and may involve special lighting equipment, the effect is easy to mimic in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If there’s one underutilized technique for achieving superior results when editing images in Photoshop, it’s the use of Luminosity Masks to balance out the tones and create truly captivating photographs. Best yet, this powerful method is very easy to master.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Creating composites in Photoshop where you clip a subject from one background and place it in another is not hard but it's challenging to do right. We don't know how many composites we've seen where the person or object that's been moved to a new background looks unrealistic because of a poor clipping job or an uneven blend.

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