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Dan Havlik  |  Mar 13, 2019  |  1 comments

There are some photographers who like Lightroom and some who like Photoshop and there are even some who like both. But which of Adobe’s photography programs is better for editing images?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 12, 2019  |  0 comments

They don’t call Photoshop the “800-pound gorilla” for nothing. There’s a lot to wrestle with in this this incredibly deep, complex, and helpful piece of image-editing software.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Rikard Rodin is a master of creating Photoshop composites. In the below video from Advancing Your Photography, Rodin shares five tips on how to create amazing photo composite images using Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Black-and-white photography is still incredibly popular and with good reason. There’s just something about a classic, black-and-white image that catches the eye.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 27, 2019  |  0 comments

If you know the basics of Photoshop, then you’re probably familiar with a rather remarkable feature called Content-Aware Fill. In short, this Adobe software tool lets you remove distracting objects from your photos – such as wires or telephone polls – and replace (fill) them with a seemingly natural background that blends in with the scene.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great Lightroom tutorial to help fix an everyday photography problem. You’ve shot, what you think, are some great portraits only to realize the lighting is too harsh and has cast unflattering shadows on your subject.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift photography can be incredibly striking, providing a miniaturized effect to your subject that’s unforgettable. But it’s not an effect you want all the time, which is part of the reason why buying an actual tilt-shift lens might be an unnecessary investment.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments

There are many tutorials out there about how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop to adjust your images. And, in fact, we have featured quite a few of them at Shutterbug.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments

People still love black-and-white photography because of its striking, timeless quality. But you don’t, necessarily, have to shoot with black-and-white film or use a digital black-and-white filter in your digital camera to create a monochrome image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest darkroom tricks out there. But did you know that you can also employ this technique, which lets you selectively tweak exposure in a photo, using Photoshop as well?

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  1 comments

According to image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, “Removing flyaway hair can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of the portrait retouching process.” Fortunately, this chore can be accomplished in three simple steps, if you use Dinda’s technique.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting during the winter can be a mixed bag: Sometime you’re presented with a sparkling winter wonderland, while other times you confront drab scenes with boring gray clouds. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add snow to a winter image using special Photoshop brushes you can download for free.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

No, this isn’t one of those click-bait headlines about Photoshop “secrets” that aren’t really secret at all. By watching this eye-opening video you’ll discover three helpful keyboard shortcuts for bringing up menus that are truly hidden within Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tip from Aaron Nace of Phlearn. Have you ever shot an image and, for whatever reason, you just aren’t satisfied with the color? Maybe it looks too washed out or, by contast, too saturated? Or maybe the color looks just plain off.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments

There’s a big difference between a good portrait and a great portrait. Part of taking your portrait photography to the next level is adding some depth and pop to your photos, so they don’t look flat.

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