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Ron Leach Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

Here’s a quick tutorial enabling you to create unique images with subjects appearing to float within a scene. The interesting technique involves nothing more than simple editing and compositing of two images in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Scott Kelby Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

Q. Re: your answer to the question about solving noise problems in the writer’s wedding shots in the February 2017 issue. You mentioned Photoshop, Lightroom, and Nik for noise reduction, but left out the best noise reduction software I’ve ever used—DxO’s OpticsPro 11. I had great night shots of lava flowing into the sea off Hawaii that were unusable because of noise, but OpticsPro 11 Prime worked wonders.

Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create epic seascape images by blending a series of photos into one killer shot.

Dan Havlik Posted: May 18, 2017 0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is back with another great Lightroom tutorial. This time he’s offering three great ways to create black-and-white photos in Lightroom in the below video.

Dan Havlik Posted: May 16, 2017 0 comments

One of the best things about Photoshop is that it helps us sharpen images which, for whatever reason, might look softer than we hoped when we shot them. But Photoshop is such a powerful and complex piece of software, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the tools and, excuse the pun, the vast layers of adjustment you can perform on your photos.

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive demonstration of nine retouching techniques that he says are essential for all serious photographers.

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French photographer based in Paris where photo opportunities abound. Even in the City of Lights, however, weather and lighting conditions often fail to cooperate, and in this video Ramelli demonstrates how Photoshop can help you create a masterpiece out of a couple less-than-perfect shots..

Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2017 0 comments

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos in which a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly dark foreground. In the video below, image-editing expert Nick Page demonstrates why an exposure-blending technique is far more effective than global highlight/shadow adjustments or using an HDR plugin.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is an accomplished Paris based-photographer known for dramatic black-and-white imagery, and in the video below he reveals how he uses Lightroom to give photographs a powerful and distinctive look.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply isn’t enough, it’s time to employ some skillful editing to make your images as great as the scene you remember.

Ron Leach Posted: May 03, 2017 0 comments

Image-editing expert Ed Gregory typically offers tips and tricks for improving your images, but in this hilarious video he presents a compilation of what he considers the 19 best (or more accurately, worst) Photoshop fails of all time.

Ron Leach Posted: May 02, 2017 1 comments

Let’s say you’re photographing a brunette and you’d like to see what she (or he) looks like with blonde, black or red hair. After watching this detailed Photoshop tutorial you’ll be able to change brown hair to any color you want.

Ron Leach Posted: May 01, 2017 0 comments

Blake Rudis is an image-editing expert who says that one of the most common requests he receives is to explain the best way to color correct images. In the video below he presents a quick and simple three-step process that he promises will “nail your white balance every single time.”

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Tony Northrup is an image-editing expert who says, “The most common portrait mistake we see is underexposing because of backlighting.” If this problem sounds familiar, fear not, because Northrup provides a simple solution in the 5-minute video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 19, 2017 0 comments

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how to dramatically improve an image in just 20 clicks of your mouse.

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