Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it. We all do our best to capture compelling photographs, and sometimes it’s difficult to be objective about the results. In fact, one of the challenging aspects of our craft is determining whether a photograph is worth editing or if it should be trashed.

Scott Kelby  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  0 comments

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

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Some photographers think all that’s involved is a decision to frame a scene in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, there’s much more that factors into the equation. One is creative cropping, and another is whether to modify the native aspect ratio of the camera you use—which varies from one model to another.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever shot an outdoor portrait, or other image with a strong foreground subject, but wished the background was more attractive? If so, you won’t want to miss this quick Photoshop video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Most Shutterbug readers are familiar with a Photoshop feature that automatically detects and creates a mask for an object, thanks to the tutorials we’ve posted in the past. But that capability pales in comparison to a “hidden” masking tool that you’ll learn how to use below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is in full swing, but autumn is right around the corner. That means it’s time to bone up on your technique so you’ll be ready for the change of seasons. Today’s Photoshop video explains a simple color grading technique that provides a beautiful fall effect.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2023  |  0 comments

This tutorial is about a common image-killing editing error that you may be guilty of yourself, and demonstrates how easy it is to fix. It’s all about using the wrong Lightroom slider for certain simple tasks when there’s a better approach that’s just as easy to implement

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

After all the excitement of spring and summer macro photography, when insects begin to disappear and plants start to wither, it's not uncommon for photographers to stash their close-up lens in the back of their cabinet. That's a real shame because winter provides a bunch of great opportunities if you take a different approach.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges facing landscape photographers is dealing with the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often exist in outdoor scenes. With this broad dynamic range, high-contrast edges are very common.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Something interesting happens when it comes to using our photo gear. On the one hand, most photographers calmly and eagerly familiarize themselves with everything their camera can do. But when it’s time to learn even the most basic flash techniques, fear often sets in.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2022  |  0 comments

A common mistake made by beginning Lightroom users is going a bit overboard when processing images. Sometime this involves over-sharpening, while other times it’s a heavy-handed approach to enhancing color.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Photoshop Actions are extremely helpful when editing images, whether you’re a novice or an experienced user. As the folks at Adobe explain, “Actions are a user-based series of recorded tasks or commands that you can play back and record on single or multiple files.”

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Are you struggling to get correct exposures when shooting landscapes and other outdoor scenes? Well, join the club, because this can be a real challenge with ever-changing light, and a wide range of tones from highlights to shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never made a composite image of two or more photos, you’re in for a treat. That’s because today’s comprehensive tutorial explains everything necessary to blend images and make perfect composites in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with Lightroom's powerful masking filters, you've come to the right place. That's because these easy-to-use too will make a huge difference in the quality of your post-processing results.