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Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all captured photos during the day that didn't make the grade, either because of flat lighting, unimpressive colors, or a variety of other considerations. Rather that tossing these images into the trash, how about transforming them into dramatic nightscapes that really grab attention?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial begins with two important questions; 1) "does Photoshop's Home Screen appear every time you launch the program?" And, if so, "does the Home Screen really serve a purpose?"

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Soft, burry photos are the bane of all photographers regardless of the type of photos they shoot. One way to fix things is using Photoshop's High Pass filter as you saw in last week's tutorial from the LAYRS YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

It' a shame that many Photoshop users ignore the Eyedropper tool when editing their images to achieve precise colors with a natural look. After all, accurate tones are a critical element in  just about every photo whether it's captured indoors or put.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's tutorial from the Visual Center YouTube channel tackles a common mistake when editing images in Photoshop; namely, confusing the Crop tool with image-size adjustments. In barely five minutes you'll learn how to avoid this error and gain a firm understanding of these "crucial" variables.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There are several ways to sharpen soft images and some are more effective than others. The straightforward tutorial below demonstrates how to get the job done quickly and effectively by employing Photoshop's easy-to-use High Pass Filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a Lightroom tutorial explaining how to edit sunset photos to enhance those gorgeous golden colors so your photos are as captivating as the scene you saw through the viewfinder. Today we're taking a different approach to maximize the impact of Blue Hour images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Ugly Dust Spots can really spoil a photo, whether they're caused by a dirty lens or a sensor that's overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately, conventional post-processing repairs don't always do a perfect job—especially when the artifacts are difficult to notice at first glance.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not unusual to return from a day in the field and discover that some of your images are either too light or too dark. That's because landscape scenes often have a wide range of tones that are difficult to capture accurately in a single shot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

You've no doubt marveled at mind-blowing photos with pink foliage and other weird colors that look like scenes captured on another planet. These unique images owe their popularity to a resurgence in infrared photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers know that a dramatic realistic-looking sky is often a key element in captivating photos. Today you'll learn a simple-two step edit that provides compelling results without sky replacement, image stacking, or other complicated procedures.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom's powerful Tone Curve can dramatically improve your photographs and it's incredibly useful for adjusting both color and b&w images. In the quick tutorial below instructor Robin Whalley demystifies this important tool, describes what goes on under the hood, and demonstrates when and how to put it to work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot in Raw rather than Jpeg for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that this unprocessed format captures the maximum of detail. Another advantage is the greater flexibility Raw files provide during post-processing.