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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments

We love it when photographers give us a look at their post-processing workflow because it not only presents some great software tips and tricks, it gives us a peek into how editing plays a vital role in the creative process. One such photographer is Sorelle Amore, who openly states how much she loves editing her images in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly intimidating but oh-so-vital feature in Lightroom: the important Tone Curve adjustment.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun photo project: composite your friends and family into your photos to create wacky, slightly surreal images. How do you do it? It’s not that hard actually and the folks at COOPH have a video to show you how to do it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 11, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another one, this time from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The wonderful (and daunting) thing about Photoshop is its seemingly infinite number of editing features. And even the most serious Photoshop pros can find something new in the program the deeper they dive.

Dan Havlik  |  May 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and most important features in all of Photoshop: the Curves adjustment tool.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Adobe Photoshop is such a rich and textured (some might even say “dense”) image editing program that it’s likely you don’t even know a third of what it can do. That’s why we like videos like the Photoshop explainer below from Blake Rudis of CreativeLive.

Dan Havlik  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her professional quality portraits. Trotti’s the first to admit though that much of her time is spent in Lightroom and Photoshop post-processing her images to get them exactly the way she wants.

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments

The following is something people tell me when I suggest using a plug-in or specialized software for enhancing or retouching portraits: “But you can do that in Photoshop!” That’s because when it comes to software for wedding, portrait, and boudoir photographs, everyone has an opinion—sometimes a strong one—even if they’re wrong.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. Don’t worry, there’s a way to change your good image of a bird, lion, tiger or bear into a great one with the help of some proper editing.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom tips. In Phlearn’s latest video below, the company’s founder Aaron Nace shows you what he calls “the best way to sharpen portaits in Photoshop.”

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones in your images to make them pop, some users might even be intimidated by this tool.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial is so short and to the point, it doesn’t need much set up. In the video, Photoshop expert and photographer Benjamin Warde demonstrates that while Lightroom is a vast and complex piece of software, sometimes handy quick fixes are all you need.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Jamie Windsor always has easy and helpful photo tips and tricks on his YouTube channel and here’s one that should help speed and improve your Photoshop Lightroom workflow.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you sharpen your images.

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