Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing birds in the backyard, shooting exotic animals at the zoo, or capturing images on the street, it’s not uncommon for unwanted objects to get in the way. The quick tutorial below demonstrates how to use what one pro calls a "mind-blowing” new Photoshop tool.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 07, 2021  |  0 comments

With every new update of Adobe's Lightroom comes a host of new editing tools, some good, some less important, and some secret. Well, not exactly secret secret but more like hidden or overlooked or buried and easy to miss.

Henry Anderson  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

There are so many handy tools regularly added to Lightroom, it’s easy to miss the latest and greatest features. But there are also some key tools that have been in Lightroom for a long time that you may have missed.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Even Lightroom experts probably don't use half of this powerful imaging software's tools and features. Indeed, Adobe has packed so much editing firepower into Lightroom, most of us barely scratch the surface of what it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2023  |  0 comments

We constantly preach the importance of selective, rather than global, adjustments when editing photos. Even though this approach takes a bit more time and effort it provides maximum control for enhancing different portions within a scene independently of one another.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of compositional tricks photographers use to emphasize the main subject in a photograph. Another way to achieve a similar result is to use Photoshop to throw the background out of focus.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is a favorite among Shutterbug readers, not only because of his incredible landscape and cityscape imagery, but also for his helpful tutorials on shooting and editing nature photos. If you’d like to emulate Ramelli’s work, or just improve your particular style, check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Well, the above quote from image-editing expert Ryan Breitkreutz is about as emphatic as it gets. The reason for his enthusiasm is this: Adobe's recent Lightroom update included enhancements to the already powerful Tone Curve tools—with changes Ryan says are "insane."

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

NY pro David Bergman regularly responds to queries from fans, and his responses often result in very helpful tutorials. Today’s question is a common one that you may have asked yourself: ”On cameras that you can switch between full-frame and APS-C crop modes, is it the same as using a longer lens.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s unfortunate so many photographer overlook color theory. That’s because whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, even a rudimentary understanding of this concept can make a huge difference in your images. Moreover, a bit of knowledge about how colors work together will change how you go about the image-editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s not often we post a four-minute Photoshop tutorial with the power to prevent all kinds of frustration, but that’s what you’ll learn in the video below. In fact one highly respected pro insists “this tip saved my sanity,” and it could do the same for you.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerous ways to employ masks when editing images in Lightroom, some more complicated that others, and we’ve covered many of them in the past. Today you’ll learn a short and sweet trick that delivers big results in hurry.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  1 comments

Sometimes one or two things you do in post-processing can turn a photo dud into a gorgeous stud. Pro photographer Mark Denney learned that recently when looking back at his best images from the past year and realizing that they all featured the same tweak in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting at the computer editing their work, which is why it's great to discover a fast and effective processing technique that makes a big difference in your results. That's exactly what you'll learn in the straightforward tutorial below from the popular Photoshop Café YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers are always on the lookout for effective editing tips that shorten the time they spend sitting behind the computer. The goal, of course, is to finish post-processing as quickly as possible and get back out in the field doing what we all love most.