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Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We'd all rather be out shooting photos than sitting behind a computer processing our work, and one great way to finish up edits in a hurry is to use simple keyboard shortcuts to streamline the workflow. This tutorial from one of our favorite image-editing instructors, provides his favorite keyboard shortcuts when masking is the task of the day.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a variety of techniques for sharpening photos during the editing process, some more effective than others, but none are quite like the method you'll learn in today's tutorial that photographer Jethro Stebbings developed himself for bringing images to life.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a few ways to spice up your fall landscape photo you've come to the right place, because the tutorial below from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates six quick-and-easy techniques. And don't worry, these have nothing to do with dreaded pumpkin-spice flavors.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers tend to shoot in the Raw file format because of enhanced image quality and greater flexibility during the editing process. But shooting Raw comes with a penalty because these files are significantly larger than Jpegs and other available formats.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Ever since the amazing AI-based Generative Fill capability appeared in beta form, this mind-blowing feature has been the talk of the town. Now that this tool is officially part of the new Photoshop 2024 update, we thought we'd take another look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining how photographers of all skill levels can shoot impressive wildlife photos with whatever cameras they own. Today we're moving on to the next step in the process with a straightforward lesson on enhancing these great images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced photographers to name their favorite season for shooting landscapes, and what do you get? Typically the emphatic responsive will be a resounding "autumn" or "fall." Most of the time even the best colorful warm-toned images can be improved a bit during the editing process, and that's what you'll learn how to do below.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with Lightroom's Intersect tool you're in for a treat because the tutorial below from the PHOLG Photography YouTube channel explains how to use it to easily create "insanely complex" masks. And that means photos with accurate exposures, beautiful natural colors, and much more.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to locate a photo in your Lightroom catalogue and been unable to find it you know how frustrating this can be. While organizing your images isn't the most glamorous of tasks, taking time to do it right will save plenty of time and headaches in the future.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Most outdoor photographers know that using a Curves adjustment in Photoshop or Lightroom is one of the best ways to add contrast and boost the tonality in an image to make it more compelling. But there's a unique trick for using Curves in Photoshop, and it works wonders with one simple adjustment.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been playing around with the beta version of Photoshop 2024 for what seems like forever, it's time to get real as the official release has been unveiled. We enlisted the help of one of the world's most acclaimed image-editing experts to help you understand and use the most important new capabilities.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom Classic is a powerful image-editing tool, with a myriad of tools for photographers of all skill levels. New users, however, may initially be bewildered by the wide array of features, but we'll solve that today in less than 10 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no better source of wildlife photography techniques than the Pangolin Photography YouTube Channel, a group of experienced safari guides and imaging experts based in Northern Botswana. The images used to illustrate their tutorials often depict big cats and other exotic species, but the advice they provide is also valuable for photographing birds at your neighborhood park, or a "photo safari" at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's Photoshop tutorial addresses a very common problem that many of us encounter when shooting landscapes, environmental portraits, and other photographs outdoors. It occurs when your camera is pointed up or down, rather than flat to the horizon.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  0 comments

We're all at the mercy of Mother Nature When shooting in the field, and that leaves us three options when arriving at a beautiful location and are faced with flat, uninspiring light. We can sit around and wait until conditions improve, give up and return another day, or capture the best images possible and enhance them during the editing process when we return home.