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Create a Multi-Stroke Text Effect Using Photoshop’s New Layer Style Functionality

The latest version of Photoshop is equipped with some very helpful layer style improvements. This quick tip tutorial will show you how to use the new …

How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

Lots of people are leaping onto the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bandwagon. One reason is licensing and pricing—for $150 you get a stand-alone copy with …

How to do Basic Processing on a Portrait in 5 Minutes Using Lightroom

There’s a Triangle of Service that you may have seen before which goes something like this: You have three options available (cheap, quick, quality) …

Photoshop Contrast Boost Using High Pass and Luminosity Masks

So I've been posting more and more of the Actions I've been making and using lately, and this afternoon is no different. While today's Action creates …

A lesson in color grading

If Shakespeare were a photographer today, he’d have lost so many jobs to his “To tone or not to tone” predicament that in comparison you’d probably …

Changing Summer to Autumn in Photoshop or Lightroom

In this post I take an image taken in the Summer and transform it to one taken in the Autumn with just a few sliders in Adobe Camera Raw or …

4 Easy Ways To Transform Your Photos In Photoshop

Luminosity masks are a post-processing technique in Photoshop that is commonly used by landscape photographers on a single RAW image or to create a …

Sean Bagshaw, Landscape Photographer and Educator

<i>I was introduced to Sean's work after doing some research on photography post processing techniques. His photographs had a depth and feeling to them</i> …

The Workshop Experience

Let’s begin with you. Maybe you’ve just purchased your first DSLR, or maybe Santa thought you were extra-good this year and left you the latest …

Photogenic Light: Alternatives to Photographing Landscapes at Sunrise or Sunset

The digital era has ushered in an abundance of stunning landscape photographs that represent clouds ablaze with color at sunrise or sunset. Thanks to …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …