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Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’ve seen the classic 1973 film “Day for Night” you’re no doubt familiar with the cinematic technique, popularized by director Francois Truffaut, of making imagery shot during the day look like it was captured at night. And with a few quick steps in Lightroom, you can do much the same thing with your photographs.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Do the colors in your photos look flat and dull? There's an easy way to fix that so that the colors pop and look much truer to life. All it takes is a little simple Photoshop magic.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 05, 2020  |  0 comments

The eyes, they say, are the windows to the soul. But they're also the doorways to great photographs. If the eyes in your images look flat, dull or, even worse, lifeless, your portraits will likely look the same.

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  |  Jul 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Bird photography is a great way to spend some alone time in nature shooting, without worrying about social distancing. Best yet, it’s something you can even do in your own backyard. And if you prefer standing behind the camera instead of sitting behind a computer, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to give panorama photography a try, but feared you lacked the necessary gear or image-editing expertise? Well fear not, because the following tutorial demonstrates an easy way to get the job done with the equipment you own and a simple Lightroom secret.

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  |  Jul 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you’ve probably heard a lot about Comet Neowise and viewed some beautiful images online. And if you haven’t photographed the comet yourself, the following tutorial provides some great tips to get you started.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 27, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a good tutorial on how to remove and delete a busy background in an image so you have a clean cut out of the subject, you've come to the right place. In the below video from Anthony Morganti he explains some easy ways to clip out people from cluttered backgrounds using Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 23, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s always great to discover a bunch of shooting or editing secrets that will quickly up your game—especially if they’re easy to understand and incorporate into your photography. And that’s what you’ll find below, as the exuberant Peter McKinnon reveals his favorite Lightroom tips that you probably don’t know about.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s not often you can find an image-editing technique that will quickly and effortlessly transform your images into something special. But that’s what you’ll discover here, as one of our favorite instructors reveals the five most useful Layer Blending modes in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is an image-editing wizard with an international following on YouTube. You’ll see why in the following tutorial as he demonstrates how Photoshop’s new Select-Subject Tool outperforms the more familiar Pen Tool that is quite unpopular among many photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  2 comments

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in Photoshop or Lightroom is to overedit your photos, right? You know what we're talking about: it's when you or a photographer you know (who shall remain nameless) makes so many software tweaks to an image that it starts to look garish and fake.

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