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Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining a foolproof way to install, organize, and manage image-editing plugins so they work most efficiently for your specific needs. We're following that up today with what one pro says are "the five best plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2023  |  0 comments

Here's another of our ongoing tutorials designed to help you make the most of Adobe's latest Lightroom update that's full of new tools and a few surprises. Today an acclaimed French photographer demonstrates five new tricks in Lightroom 2023 that he says, "will change your life."

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Miguel Quiles is the king of the portrait photo hack. You might be saying to yourself: "What's a portrait photo hack?" It's a quick tip or trick that can turn your amateur-looking portrait into a stunning, professional-looking shot in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It almost goes without saying that the latest masking tools in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) are considered "essential" by many experienced landscape photographers. While these tools can be applied in a variety of ways, today you learn what one pro says are his five favorite tips for getting the job done quickly and effectively.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Everybody wants to avoid mistakes when it comes to photography and one of the best places to start is in the editing room. There's a tendency by beginner editors to overdo it when they are retouching their portraits and that can be the biggest mistake of all.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not often that you can learn five powerful pro tips for two genres of photography in barely four minutes, but that's exactly what you'll find in this tutorial from our friends at the B&H Photo Video instructional YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a regular Shutterbug reader, you know there's something special about the second day of the week. That's because it's Tutorial Tuesday at Park Cameras—one of the leading photo retailers in the UK.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Over the past few months we’ve been paying far more attention to Luminar NEO as photographers are increasingly making the switch with from Lightroom or Photoshop. In fact, it was only a week ago that we ran a storing explaining what’s new in the recent NEO update 1.8.0.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2023  |  0 comments

In case you're unfamiliar with Photoshop's Smart Filters, here's the deal: These are simply normal Photoshop filters that have been applied to a Smart Object. They provide additional versatility during post processing, and you'll learn everything necessary to put these tools to work in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Curves is a very powerful and sometimes misunderstood ingredient for processing photos, and it’s not limited to Photoshop and Lightroom. In fact, just about any image-editing application you use likely includes a Curves tool.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

You may think you know Lightroom, but do you really know Lightroom? Software pros have been using Adobe Lightroom for so long they know some editing secrets you can only dream of.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Colin Smith of Photoshop Café has become a favorite among Shutterbug readers looking for powerful image-editing techniques that are easy to accomplish. In the quick eight-minute video below, he reveals his five favorite Photoshop hacks and tricks that are unfamiliar to many photographers. As you’ll see, they can make a big difference in your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Winter landscape photography can be a serious challenge, with dreadful, uninviting weather and bleak, barren scenes devoid of color. But rather than stow you gear until conditions improve, take a look at the tutorial below and pick up a few tips for making truly epic images this time of year.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments

As we all know, a great portrait isn't always created once you press the shutter. Oftentimes, you'll need to process your shot after capture to make your subject look their best. But what's the best way to edit at portrait in a program like Adobe Lightroom?

Krisanne Johnson  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Krisanne  Johnson, with tips on editing long-term documentary projects).