Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick tutorial enabling you to create unique images with subjects appearing to float within a scene. The interesting technique involves nothing more than simple editing and compositing of two images in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

If there’s one universal truth that applies to whatever type of photographs you shoot, it’s this: If you don’t compose a scene properly, the image you capture won’t have as much visual power as possible. And despite our best efforts to frame photos correctly in the camera, a bit of cropping is occasionally necessary during the editing process.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 11, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another one, this time from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we hear from photographers who are new to Photoshop or Lightroom, requesting editing tutorials designed for beginners. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got you covered with the basic Lightroom primer below. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 27, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Photoshop there’s a good chance you feel a bit intimidated and overwhelmed by the vast capabilities this photo-processing powerhouse has to offer. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s easy to dramatically improve your images by mastering just a handful of Photoshop’s most basic and simple tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of photography you enjoy most, it’s a good bet you’d rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing your work. And it’s an even better bet that the video below will save you more processing time than any other tutorial you’ve watched recently.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s common knowledge that telephoto lenses enable you to get in tight on distant subjects, while wide-angle lenses do the opposite by providing a more expansive view of the scene you are photographing. But what about the interaction between focal length and perspective? This is a very important concept to understand.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the popular narrative that shooting in Manual Mode delivers better, or at least more predictable, results. Unfortunately, many folks hesitate to turn their camera’s mode dial to “M” because they think Manual Mode is too complicated.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you understand how a histogram works so you can use it to get perfect exposures every time.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photo composites are fun to make, and often result in eye-catching images. Some techniques are more difficult than others, and today we’ll show you three methods that are easier than most.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're a photographer who is just dipping their toes into how to use Lightroom, have we got a video for you. In the below free tutorial from Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street, these two photography pros teach you the basics of Lightroom in under thirty minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What, what? If you’re confused by the headline above, admittedly so was I. One of the first things many of us do when opening Photoshop is use the Levels tool to make quick, basic adjustments to exposure. But according to a very trusted source, you should never, ever use Levels. If that sound like blasphemy, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Many of us have conflicting goals when we sit down behind the computer and open our images in Photoshop: On the one hand, we want to do a thorough job of editing our files, yet we also want to finish up quickly and get back to shooting. This powerful tutorial will help you do both.

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