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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Guaranteed, you will be amazed how quickly and easily you can colorize old black and white snapshots, add life to classic public domain images, convert color infrared images into amazing works of art and more – automatically – with Photoshop Elements 2020. Here are step-by-step directions plus several examples to…

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Macro photography in winter? You bet. Opportunities abound this time of year, from snowflakes, berries, and pinecones, to frozen dewdrops and barren tree branches covered with sparkling frost. If you’re new to close-up photography, the quick tutorial below will help you get started.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're using the global vibrance and saturation tool to edit your photos in Lightroom, you should stop right away, according to landscape pro Mark Denney. While that color adjustment feature is ok when used in moderation, it affects the entire image and can damage the quality of your shot, he says.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had an otherwise beautiful landscape or cityscape scene ruined by a dull, blown-out, or boring sky without clouds. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn a simple sky replacement technique for turning those outtakes into money shots.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Just about everyone using Photoshop is familiar with making selections and masks while editing their images. In this basic tutorial from Ed Gregory you’ll learn how to use Photoshop’s Refine Edge tool to make those selections and masks more precise and specific.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2022  |  1 comments

Much of the buzz surrounding Photoshop 2022 has to do the new version’s powerful yet easy-to-use masking capabilities. If you thought creating and using masks was beyond your skills, now’s the time to jump in.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have a preferred method of editing their images, and that’s to be expected because there’s no one “right way” to get the job done. However, as you’ll see in this tutorial, some editing techniques are just plain wrong.

Jack Neubart  |  Jun 07, 2011  |  First Published: May 01, 2011  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with image-editing software, but we may be a stranger to asset management, that is, organizing and managing your stock photo library so that image files are readily accessible. Bibble 5 Pro’s asset management begins with pooling data from all the images you’ve shot on any given day, occasion, event, trip, or job into individual databases that Bibble defines as “catalogs.” The process also entails assigning keywords and labels, which along with other criteria, can be used to search through all of Bibble’s catalogs, whether the images or the catalogs are stored on your computer’s hard drive or on external drives.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether we blame it on laziness, bad light, or operator failure, sooner or later all of us screw up and come home from a shoot with dull, underexposed photos. But all is not lost if you watch the quick video below, explaining how to bring those images back to life.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges we all face as photographers is conveying the excitement of action scenes in a still image. In the eye-opening tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for bringing life to outdoor images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses are very powerful tools for all sorts of shooting from landscape to architectural photography. They enable you to fine-tune perspective and enhance depth of field by maximizing focus throughout an entire scene.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

A common approach to nature photography is to strive for vibrant skies and foregrounds full of color. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, taking a different approach will often make your images stand out from the rest.

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 10, 2013  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2013  |  5 comments

Capture One Pro stands as the Raw converter and digital asset manager of choice among many pro photographers, notably those using Phase One backs. But this software also supports many, many other cameras, with profiles for over 250 models plus a wide range of lenses. Version 7 (V7) has some new features of note, so I checked it out to see if an upgrade from 6 is advisable, and if it might tempt users of Adobe Lightroom/ACR. For this test I ran Capture One Pro 7 on a 27” iMac under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, with 8GB of RAM.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you frustrated by how long it takes to process your images? Perhaps you haven’t configured Lightroom properly, or the culprit could be your computer system. In either case, the quick tip in the tutorial below will make Lightroom run as fast as absolutely possible.

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