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Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the term "Smart Objects" here's a definition paraphrased from the experts at Adobe: They're a type of "container" that holds multiple layers, that enable you to apply a variety of characteristics to an image with different tools and features.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2024  |  0 comments

What if a post-processing expert revealed a single revision to your Photoshop workflow that would significantly improve every photo you edit? That should grab your attention in a hurry. And here's the bonus (there's another one below): This technique only takes five minutes to explain and it's easy enough for users of all skill levels.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2024  |  0 comments

It's a fact that some landscape scenes look far more compelling in b&w, and if you've ever made a dramatic monochrome conversion you know how true this. We've previously featured tutorials on this topic, but this one from a pro who says, "I've cracked the code," takes a very different approach.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've noticed some pretty lousy results when using Photoshop's Magic Wand tool, well, join the club because this is a rather common occurrence when editing certain types of photos. Today's tutorial from the gobally popular PiXimperfect YouTube channel explains when you'll confront this image-killing issue and how to fix it.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2024  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons why landscape photos of a pretty scene just don't make the grade. Perhaps you used the wrong camera settings, or poor weather blew in before you got the shot and the light became flat, dark and gloomy.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're discussing an issue faced by photographers who output their work at home with an inkjet printer. Namely, color files look really good but b&w prints leave a lot to be desired. You're not alone if this happens to you because this is a rather common occurrence.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

We often turn to the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel for their latest tutorials that explain how to process landscape images for unique and compelling effects. Today's episode from one of our favorite image-editing instructors demonstrates how to transform dull images by creating an awe-inspiring sunrise look in Lightroom Classic.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of how to employ Masks is essential if you want post-processing results that are the best they can be. These easy-to-use tools enable you to make selective adjustments to specific parts of an image and achieve optimum color, exposure and balance.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Split Toning is a powerful post-processing technique that's available in,Lightroom and other image editing apps. This method is easy enough for users of all skill levels, and it's a great way to transform boring photos into images with unique color.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in the post processing arsenal and it's super-easy to use. Yet it enables you to make the most of just about any image you shoot indoors or out.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2024  |  0 comments

One key challenge when processing our images is to achieve maximum dynamic range to enhance details in shadows, highlights, and everything in between. This is important with color images and perhaps even more critical when processing b&w photos for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Photoshop includes a variety of built-in crop presets for streamlining your post-processing workflow. But as you'll see in today's quick tutorial there are a few really good reasons for creating your own. In today's video you'll learn why and how to tackle this simple task.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Understanding how to control depth of field (DOF) is essential for most forms of photography, and this technique can make the difference between a ho-hum image and one that makes viewers exclaim "Wow!" And nowhere is this more essential that when photographing macro subjects in the field—or even when shooting closeups of tiny inanimate objects at home.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're continually amazed by how pros achieve such spectacular results when processing images  in Lightroom, we're going to let you in on a little secret: Sometimes these remarkable enhancements are less about advanced skills than knowing the best tool to use for the task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a basic tutorial for outdoor photographers who have difficultly achieving accurately exposure photographs in difficult light. That one demonstrated how to get the light by using your camera's Exposure (EV) Compensation feature.