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Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Making natural-looking photo composites used to be somewhat difficult and time consuming, even for those with advanced editing skills. But as Photoshop has evolved, this task has become quick and easy as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to improve the overall “feel” of landscape photographs is to adjust white balance to achieve either a subtle or more dramatic effect. You can often do that by selecting the appropriate camera settings, or in the case of this tutorial, by making a few adjustments when processing an image.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are numerous other examples, like a car driving down the street behind a person in your shot, or passersby in front of an architectural scene you’re photographing. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  1 comments

According to image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, “Removing flyaway hair can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of the portrait retouching process.” Fortunately, this chore can be accomplished in three simple steps, if you use Dinda’s technique.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

 “What is a LUT?” you ask. In technical terms, LUT is an acronym for “Look-Up Table”—a precise mathematical means of modifying RGB image values by changing hue, saturation and brightness of a photo to create a specific look. In basic parlance, a LUT is nothing more than a bunch of adjustment layers compacted into a single file that you can save and use with most editing programs available.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers use their images in a variety of ways. We post them to the Internet, share them on social media sites, print them for friends and family, and deliver hi-res files to clients. The task of outputting images for various purposes is time-consuming—unless you create custom presets as explained in the video below.

Scott Kelby  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. I have a Lightroom catalog that contains pictures I have accidentally erased. The items are not in the “Recycle Bin” nor do I have any other access to the JPEGs. Is there anything that can be done using Lightroom to retrieve the JPEGs?

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is an accomplished Paris based-photographer known for dramatic black-and-white imagery, and in the video below he reveals how he uses Lightroom to give photographs a powerful and distinctive look.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Selective focus is a popular technique when you want to separate a prominent foreground subject from the background. Other times, especially with landscape photography, the goal is to shoot the scene so everything appears sharp—from the foreground to the background.

Ron Leach  |  May 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Blake Rudis is an image-editing expert who says that one of the most common requests he receives is to explain the best way to color correct images. In the video below he presents a quick and simple three-step process that he promises will “nail your white balance every single time.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing their work. And one way get back behind the camera as quickly as possible, is to speed up your processing workflow with a more efficient system of organizing your images. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. In this comprehensive video tutorial, you’ll learn how to use 30 key features that can make a big different in your work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments is also unfamiliar to many photographers, and the five-minute video below will set you straight.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers strive to “get it right in the camera” without resorting to an abundance of post-processing tricks. But every so often a bit of photo editing is called for, either to correct a mistake, maintain the mood of an image, or make the photograph match one’s vision.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Vibrant nighttime street scenes, brilliant sunsets, vivid parades, and automobile light trails after dark are just a few of the many opportunities for eye-popping photos. But if you don’t do things right, the impact is lost.

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