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Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to turn a ho-hum image into something really compelling, we’ve got you covered with today’s Photoshop tutorial. Thanks to one of our favorite image-editing instructors, you’ll learn how to put an object in motion by adding the appearance of speed and blur.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

So, you've shot what seems to be a solid portrait photo and have taken the image into Lightroom or Photoshop for post-processing and by the time you're done editing it looks nothing like the image you initially captured. In fact, it looks much worse.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

If the headline above seems a bit overstated, it’s not—at least according to image-editing impresario Colin Smith who’s not given to hyperbole. Smith took a look at the new June, 2021 Photoshop update, and he’s really impressed by the latest capabilities.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene that looked pretty awesome through the viewfinder, only to discover on the computer that it’s actually sort of dull? Join the club. All is not lost, however, if you watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation sliders are a popular means of adjusting colors in an image, and they’re really easy to use. But is this the best method for achieving optimum results? Maybe not.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography occurs when you come upon a scene that calls for perfect sharpness all the way from an interesting foreground to an important subject in the background. Sound impossible? Read on.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Topaz Studio 2 provides the most creative fun you can have editing digital images for under $100, hands down. Experiment, build, adjust, edit and create your own personalized “Looks” for your photos, and save them for future use. Each Look functions as a customized filter for Photoshop within the Studio 2 plug-in. Topaz Studio 2 offers so many possibilities, you’ll never run out of creative options. And it’s soooo EASY. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are constantly evolving to make these image-editing applications more powerful and easier to use. There is often an abundance new tools, a simplified workflow, and improvements in performance and speed.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photo composites are fun to make, and often result in eye-catching images. Some techniques are more difficult than others, and today we’ll show you three methods that are easier than most.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite nature photography instructors chooses one Lightroom tool above all others, we stop and take note. And in the tutorial below he demonstrates multiple ways to use this powerful technique to enhance all types of outdoor photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2021  |  0 comments

We regularly feature image-editing tutorials, and they’re among most the most popular videos we share. While the majority of these episodes are quick and concise, typically running 10-20 minutes, what you’ll find below is a complete hour-long Photoshop workshop you can watch for free at home.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2021  |  0 comments

When using a Color Adjustment Layer to refine an image, some photographers turn to Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation Tool while others prefer Selective Color. So which method is best? Watch the video below and find out.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to achieve perfect exposures under contasty lighting conditions is by applying a bit of post-processing wizardry. The problem is that some methods can be either convoluted or unsatisfactory, unlike the quick and easy approach you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Dealing with ever-changing light and maximizing depth of field are two of the biggest challenges when making landscape photographs. Tonal values often range from dark shadows to bright sunlit areas, and some scenes call for sharply rendered areas from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

So you forgot to bring a polarizing filter, and the blue sky in your photograph doesn’t look as awesome as it did when looking through the viewfinder. This is a common concern that can be easily fixed with a few quick clicks in Lightroom, as you’ll see below.

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