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Henry Anderson  |  Oct 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We get it. Not every photo you shoot is going to have eye-popping color or attractive dynamic range. But like a lot of things with imaging, you can fix some of your visual mistakes in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Hopefully you’ve become proficient in Lightroom by following the tutorials we post regularly. But proficiency with various tools only gets you so far if you’re not making adjustments in the correct order.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a travel, nature, or landscape photographer, today’s tutorial is a must-see. In barely 20 minutes you’ll learn 50 Photoshop tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will make editing easier and deliver optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up: Todays topic is “bokeh balls” and we don’t want any off-color comments! So what exactly are bokeh balls, and how to they affect your images? Simply put, they are spherical out-of-focus highlights that add interest and impact to all sorts of photos.

 |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Over the past two days we’ve featured tutorials highlighting the exciting updates Adobe has made with both Lightroom version 12 and Photoshop 2023. These changes are both numerous and significant, and we encourage you to take a look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  0 comments

This is the time of year when Adobe updates all their apps, adding powerful new features, enhanced usability, and greater speed. Yesterday we took a look at what Lightroom version 12 has to offer, and today we’ll do the same for Photoshop 2023.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Masks may be one of the most misunderstood tools in all of Lightroom. Last week we shared a tutorial on how to use masks in Lightroom and how not to use them. Because if you don't use this tool properly, it really can ruin your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Adobe has updated Lightroom Classic to version 12, with a host of new features, greater functionality, and enhanced performance. In the quick tutorial below, one of Shutterbug’s favorite image-editing experts brings you up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography can be very challenging for a variety of reasons, including complicated scenes with numerous objects, a wide range of tones throughout the frame, and a broad density range from light to dark. These same variables can make the image-editing task difficult as well.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography and some are meant to be broken—including a few of the most familiar. But as you’ll see in the eye-opening video below from a trusted pro, you can avoid sabotaging images by using an oft-ignored trick.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2022  |  0 comments

There are several ways to create cutouts of an image, some more complicated than others. In the tutorial below from Photoshop Café you’ll learn what one pro says are the best Photoshop settings to use.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Understanding masks and masking techniques are essential to understanding how to use Lightroom to edit your photos. But Lightroom masks aren't all they're cracked up to be and you can easily misuse them, which will damage your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Those who use Lightroom know there’s a lot going on under the hood, with a myriad of features that go unused. Perhaps you ignore these tools because they don’t fit your workflow, or maybe they’re just too complicated for your needs.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up. If you’re rolling your eyes because “real photographers use real cameras,” we have two suggestions for you to consider: Either replace your five-year-old phone or watch the tutorial below. Then, if you’re still not convinced, go ahead and ridicule mobile photography all you want.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most throughout the year, the gorgeous warm tones of autumn landscape scenes are simply too good to pass up. If you’ve tried before, you know that certain lighting conditions can make beautiful fall colors appear less intense than you’d like.

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