Photoshop How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We don’t subscribe to the notion of some so-called purists that “Photoshop” is a dirty word. After all, some of the best works of iconic film photographers owe their impact to a mastery of the darkroom. The before and after images you see here from young Russian digital artist Max Asabin show that he definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to the digital darkroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  1 comments

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of technical expertise. In the quick video below, you’ll learn three easy techniques for dramatically enhancing your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to create a time-lapse video with the popular “miniature” tiny world effect that is so popular these days? If so, watch this video tutorial from Rob and Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips that shows you how to do just that using Photoshop, Lightroom, or just about any image-editing program.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video below, he reveals 10 tips and tricks he says changed the way he works and have been “massively helpful” in improving his images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Photoshop wizard Jimmy McIntyre for quick and easy tutorials that teach you how to improve your images. In the two-minute video below, you’ll learn a foolproof method for removing chromatic aberration that causes unsightly color fringing in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a very helpful tutorial on adding impact to your landscape photos by enhancing dynamic contrast without the need for any special plugins. The technique is based on the Soft Light Blend Mode in which whatever is neutral gray remains unchanged, while blacks get darker and whites get whiter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at all? In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to totally replace a drab sky. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You can expose for the highlights and risk introducing noise into the shadows. But if you expose for nice clean shadows, there go the highlights.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago we shared an intriguing time-lapse video showing how much Photoshop work went into a photographer’s edit of an image he shot of two cars. In short, it was 4.5 hours of editing in post crammed into a 4-minute clip. Now, here’s another photographer who created a similarly fascinating time-lapse showing all his editing work behind a photo he shot of a car.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this fast-paced video tutorial from Tutvid, you can learn 10 hidden Photoshop tricks that are sure to improve your images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Stephen McMennamy is a photographer and creative director with a sense of humor, and his “Combophotos” project is a collection of humorous images he made by splicing together two unrelated photos into a single image. It’s a fun and simple technique you should try yourself over the coming long weekend.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

It’s not too difficult to turn a good photograph into a great one by making some simple adjustments to contrast, sharpening and toning in Lightroom. The helpful video tutorial below shows you how to do just that while retaining a natural look.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. In this comprehensive video tutorial, you’ll learn how to use 30 key features that can make a big different in your work.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Sharpening your photographs can be a dicey proposition: We all want crisp images, but if you’re not careful when using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask tool you can ruin an otherwise nice shot. In this helpful tutorial, you’ll learn a better, non-destructive technique.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for dodging and burning in Photoshop, with the traditional tools requiring you to employ a “destructive” workflow. After watching this this easy-to-follow tutorial from Jimmy McIntyre, you’ll consider yourself an expert on achieving beautiful results with non-destructive techniques.

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