Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2018  |  0 comments

A while back we featured a powerful Photoshop tutorial explaining how to turn daytime photos into night scenes with three simple tips. In the video below, you‘ll see how to do the opposite, by making nighttime photos appear to have been captured at dawn.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2018  |  1 comments

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains how to create dramatic skies and add the WOW factor to images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Fast telephoto lenses have a special mystique in the minds of most outdoor photographers. But what if you can’t afford to purchase exotic big glass? In this eye-opening tutorial, you’ll learn a free and effective alternative to using a long lens.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The goal with most tutorials we post is to provide helpful tips for improving your photography, along with striking imagery you may want to emulate. But sooner or later it’s important to develop a style of your own, and the video below will get you started.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for quick tutorials that unlock Photoshop’s hidden secrets. In the five-minute video below you’ll learn about the “hidden Banana Tool” and four other tricks you never knew you needed when editing images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you fully understand the difference between the Saturation and Vibrance tools that are common to most image-editing programs? Many photographers use both when processing images, and while they are quite similar, there are also important differences.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments

There’s a big difference between a good portrait and a great portrait. Part of taking your portrait photography to the next level is adding some depth and pop to your photos, so they don’t look flat.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is here to dispel a myth. While it's certainly not ideal, you can shoot flattering portraits in harsh sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You can expose for the highlights and risk introducing noise into the shadows. But if you expose for nice clean shadows, there go the highlights.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2017  |  0 comments

French landscape photographer Serge Ramelli has a unique knack for capturing gorgeous images and making them even more spectacular with a bit of judicious editing. In this tutorial he demonstrates how replace a boring sky in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2018  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is known for spectacular landscape images. Yet, despite his mad skills, every so often Mother Nature needs some help because of poor light, pale skies, or weak colors. In this tutorial, Ramelli provides 27 free Photoshop presets, and demonstrates how to use them, so you can turn good photos into great ones.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting during the winter can be a mixed bag: Sometime you’re presented with a sparkling winter wonderland, while other times you confront drab scenes with boring gray clouds. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add snow to a winter image using special Photoshop brushes you can download for free.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update to the powerful free suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. The good news is that Nik Collection 2018 is now available on the DxO website, although the download is no longer free.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as certain as the crocus and grape hyacinth that burst on the scene seemingly from nowhere, another sure sign of spring is my reliance on a few familiar gadgets to help me celebrate the season. Here are three of the accessories I’d be hard pressed to do without.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always interesting to see how different photographers approach the same assignment. Even when shooting similar subject matter, results can vary widely based upon the personal style of each photographer and the equipment they bring to the task

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