Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Should you crop your photos or leave them alone? How much can you crop an image without degrading resolution and ruining the quality? Are there specific cropping rules to follow, or does the technique vary from photo to photo?

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for quick and simple tricks to give photographs a boost, this video is for you, as an image-editing expert demonstrates what he calls the “the five best photo manipulation tools in Photoshop.”

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  0 comments

When it comes to editing images in Photoshop, Lightroom, or Adobe Camera Raw, some photographers aren’t quite sure about the difference between the Vibrance and Saturation tools. And others don’t know when to use one instead of the other. If that sounds like you, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Remember when replacing a dull, drab sky in Photoshop was a cumbersome, complicated, and time-consuming process? Well that’s a thing of the past, thanks to innovative new automated features that make this task about as easy as it gets.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s cold and messy outside this time of year, which means it’s a great time to capture snowy winter landscape scenes. So resist the temptation to stay inside where it’s nice and warm, pack your gear, and venture out to capture the splendor of winter.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers strive to “get it right in the camera” without resorting to an abundance of post-processing tricks. But every so often a bit of photo editing is called for, either to correct a mistake, maintain the mood of an image, or make the photograph match one’s vision.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 09, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most glaring (literally) mistakes we see in landscape photography is overprocessing your images. The result is a retina-burning landscape photo that looks so heavily edited it almost appears surreal.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you know your way around Lightroom or you’re just getting started, it’s good to discover unfamiliar features that deliver big results. And if these helpful tricks are easy to use, that’s all the better.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photography at golden hour is one sure way to capture truly stunning images. But what about all those photos you shot during the day that are really nothing special? Of course you could simply delete them, but a better option is to turn these so-so shots into jaw-dropping sunset images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Most outdoor photographers have had the unfortunate experience of planning a trip to a spot full of great opportunities, only to confront disappointing dull light when arriving at the destination. So what to do? One option is to accept defeat and plan a return trip. But another is to get the gear out, make some images, and use the following Lightroom trick to salvage the day.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 25, 2020  |  0 comments

What if there was one software tool that could take your photos from "bleh" to "heck yeah!" in just a few minutes of editing? Well, according to Lightroom expert Alex Armitage there is, and it's called the "tone curve" feature.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

One way to capture dramatic portraits is to shoot under low light. The catch is that there’s a lot of complexity involved in getting the image right. But with the proper shooting and editing techniques it’s easy to make some truly awesome images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One sure way to ruin an otherwise great photo is to miss the exposure and end up with ugly blown-out highlights. The problem typically occurs with landscape images when the sun peaks out from behind the clouds. But this unsightly mistake also happens with other types of images—both indoors and out—and doesn’t necessarily mean you have to blow off the shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to pick up time-proven image-editing tips than to watch what an accomplished pro does to give his images that little something extra. And in the video below, British landscape photographer Nigel Danson reveals seven powerful Lightroom tricks he says every photographer should know.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Even Lightroom experts probably don't use half of this powerful imaging software's tools and features. Indeed, Adobe has packed so much editing firepower into Lightroom, most of us barely scratch the surface of what it can do.

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