Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of image-editing tutorials that cover the basics of essential Photoshop techniques. In the video below, he provides a 10-minute-crash course on why masks are important, and he demonstrates how to use them like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments

When it’s time to edit our photographs, most of us upload the files to Lightroom or Photoshop and jump right in. But according to one of our favorite image-editing instructors, there’s an important preliminary step that’s often ignored.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The next time you mistakenly shoot flat, underexposed portraits, and it’s too late for a do-over, the simple tutorial below will save the day. This Photoshop technique is as quick to accomplish as the video is to watch, and you’ll be surprised at the excellent results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Remember when replacing a dull, drab sky in Photoshop was a cumbersome, complicated, and time-consuming process? Well that’s a thing of the past, thanks to innovative new automated features that make this task about as easy as it gets.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone familiar with the classic Francoise Truffaut film “Day for Night” knows that cinematographers have a technique for shooting outdoors in daylight and making the scene appear as though it was filmed at night. You can do much the same thing with still photos, and the process is really easy.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer peering through the viewfinder of a camera, rather than staring at a computer screen, and the quick video below is designed to speed up your editing workflow and get you back out shooting as soon as possible. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The interesting video below takes a different approach, with a little-known Color tool that’s available in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are no doubt familiar with “dodging and burning,” a term harkening back to the wet darkroom that describes a technique for manipulating the exposure of selected areas on a print. People still do that today in the digital darkroom, and this tutorial involves a powerful method that may be different and more effective than those you have tried.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers know to focus on the eyes of a subject when making portraits or shooting wildlife photos. But when it comes to editing these images, there a lot more to consider than sharpness, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for converting color images to black and white, but the video below demonstrates a unique approach that not only creates a dramatic conversion, but changes the focus of an image. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial you’ll learn a simple Photoshop trick for creating a similar effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding dynamic range without “clipping.”  You’ll see how clipping occurs when portions of an image are either so dark or so bright that details are lost.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create epic seascape images by blending a series of photos into one killer shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Russell Brown is a Senior Creative Director at Adobe, specializing in helpful Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. In the interesting video below he demonstrates a method of adjusting colors he discovered “in the beginning of time” that is as helpful as ever today.

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