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Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar to many users. In the helpful tutorial below, Anthony Morganti offers insight into a few of Lightroom’s hidden secrets.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments is also unfamiliar to many photographers, and the five-minute video below will set you straight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a huge difference in the quality of your images. The video below provides a wealth of information on 10 hidden and obscure Photoshop tools that you’ll use from now on.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to simply click and drag on the slider handle.

Scott Kelby  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried to bump up the saturation in a drab image, only to have a subject’s skin tones go out of wack? As you’ll learn in the Photoshop tutorial below, the solution is to properly adjust your image using both saturation and vibrance controls.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another great tutorial from image-editing expert Jimmy McIntyre. In the video below you'll learn how to really make your landscape images come to life by blending together three images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool, and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to accomplish some basic but important editing tasks like selectively toning up or toning down parts of an image. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  0 comments

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Chris Stocker shows you how to give your images a cinematic film look by color-grading photographs in Lightroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Stocker explains that “color grading” is simply a procedure for altering and enhancing the color of your videos or still images.

Scott Kelby  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We don’t subscribe to the notion of some so-called purists that “Photoshop” is a dirty word. After all, some of the best works of iconic film photographers owe their impact to a mastery of the darkroom. The before and after images you see here from young Russian digital artist Max Asabin show that he definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to the digital darkroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  1 comments

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of technical expertise. In the quick video below, you’ll learn three easy techniques for dramatically enhancing your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to create a time-lapse video with the popular “miniature” tiny world effect that is so popular these days? If so, watch this video tutorial from Rob and Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips that shows you how to do just that using Photoshop, Lightroom, or just about any image-editing program.

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments

I’ve worked with all the popular film emulators and black-and-white conversion plug-ins, looking for the one that met my workflow and esthetic requirements. After countless hours, I’m still not fully convinced of their efficacy as such. Still, they are fun to use and do fill a niche. So far, I’ve found Alien Skin’s Exposure X2 does the most convincing job so that I feel comfortable enough within my own alien skin—see what I did there?—that I’ll continue to use it, so to speak.

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