Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's HSL sliders are so easy to use that it's rather surprising that so many photographers ignore them when editing their work. If you're among that camp, today's quick tutorial will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe included plenty of great improvements in the last Lightroom update that make image editing faster and more effective than ever. One of the new features we haven't covered in detail is how to use the new AI Denoise tool, and that's what you'll learn about in the quick tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Shallow depth of field is a popular technique for all types of images because it accentuates a main subject and separates it from the background. This effect can be achieved in the camera with careful focusing and wide aperture settings, but today you'll see how to get it done in Photoshop with a minimum of work.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Julieanne Kost is an accomplished photographer, educator, author, and image-editing impresario who regularly post tutorials for improving your workflow in Photoshop and Lightroom. Today she’s back with another quick episode in her “Photoshop Icebreakers” series, and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever searched for Photoshop’s White Balance Tool, only to come up empty? Well, join the club. The futility of that search isn't because you looked in the wrong place, but because, surprisingly, that tool doesn't exist.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone who uses Photoshop is familiar with the simple Rectangular Selection tool that is helpful for making masks, cropping photos, and other basic tasks. But what about the Elliptical Selection tool, which is just as handy and easy to use?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Some photographers have been slow to embrace Lightroom, while others gave it a try and went back to Photoshop. But this trend is changing as more and more shooters become aware of the powerful new tools Adobe has added to Lightroom in recent updates.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  1 comments

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous landmarks, it’s nice to capture an uncluttered image, devoid of unwanted crowds. The tutorial below explains how to do that with a bit of Photoshop magic.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  0 comments

When it comes to editing images in Photoshop, Lightroom, or Adobe Camera Raw, some photographers aren’t quite sure about the difference between the Vibrance and Saturation tools. And others don’t know when to use one instead of the other. If that sounds like you, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers regularly make Vibrance and Saturation adjustments when editing their images to accentuate colors in a scene. But do you really understand the difference between these tools and how to use them for maximum advantage? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a comprehensive guide to editing colors in Lightroom, with an overview of the most basic techniques. Today we’ll take a more detailed look at two tools that often create confusion because of their similarity, and explain when one works better than the other.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to achieve precise colors in landscape photos, depending upon lighting conditions and the background of a scene. But in this editing tutorial you’ll learn how to render beautiful colors and more.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced photographers to name their favorite season for shooting landscapes, and what do you get? Typically the emphatic responsive will be a resounding "autumn" or "fall." Most of the time even the best colorful warm-toned images can be improved a bit during the editing process, and that's what you'll learn how to do below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Now that all the pre-release excitement has subsided and Generative Fill is an official component of Photoshop 2024, we'd thought it was time for some quick and easy tips for making the most of this game changing technology. And that's what you'll find in the 10-minute tutorial below from the popular Photoshop Café YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2024  |  0 comments

One big challenge for photographers who shoot landscapes, wildlife, and other outdoor imagery is achieving impressive results when the light just isn't right. And doing so often means using Lightroom or Photoshop to carefully enhance images in a natural looking way. The following video from a noted pro explains his strategy for getting the job done.