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How to Mask Anything in a Snap Using Lightroom’s Auto Masking

Lightroom’s Auto Mask feature lets you intelligently target edit towards specific portions of photos. While the standard tool is useful, there are …

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Net neutrality clings to life in big win by Senate Democrats

Democrats in the Senate squeaked out a major victory in their effort to save Obama-era net neutrality protections.<p>A vote on a resolution to turn back the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality passed the Senate Wednesday with a final tally of 52 in favor and 47 against. …

Net Neutrality

5+ Quick Photoshop Tips You Might Not Know

I probably won’t ever be, or pretend to be, an expert at Adobe Photoshop; I spend so little time in it, using Lightroom for 90% of what I do, that I …

Take Advantage of Photoshop's Automatic Tools for Better Color Correction

Color correction is one of the most fundamental and important post-processing skills a photographer can have. Photoshop has some helpful automatic …

Shooting Low Key Portraits in Studio Space

Shooting low key portraits is fun. It does not require any fancy equipment, only the right understanding of light and the execution of the idea in …

Sharpen Images and Get Rid of Halos in Photoshop

Have you ever edited and sharpened a photograph you wanted to print or post online only to have halos around the edges? Have you ever wanted to know …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Change the Color of a Car in Photoshop (Fast Easy)

Here is a quick and easy way to change the color of a car in Adobe Photoshop. Photographer Moe Zainal will also be showing you two cool effects that …

Photoshop

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Following his recent film showing you how Sean Tucker shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing …

Taking a Black and White Photo in the Digital Age

<i>by Kent DuFault, a GuruShots Master</i>Come on! Admit it. Most of us have never touched a piece of photographic film. I guess that statement is mostly …

Photoshop quick tip: how to brighten portraits and preserve skin tones in two minutes

When you shoot some underexposed photos, brightening them up is usually not too much of a problem. However, making portraits brighter can result in …

Holiday Travel Tip: Don't Put Christmas Lights On Palm Trees...

Childish, maybe – but it’s true.<p>True confession: my wife is a huge Christmas fan. Unlike many festive years spent in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ll …

Decorations

Discover photography assignments with 500px Studio

500px Studio, a division of 500px, was launched with the goal of creating powerful imagery for global brands while connecting photographers all over …

Landscape Photography

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

This is what each of the lights do on a studio portrait set

Shooting portraits in the studio with flash can be daunting to newer photographers. They look at the setups like the one above and have no idea what …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Tutorials

Combine Photos and Create Collages in Photoshop with Layer Masks

Utilizing layer masks within Photoshop isn't going to be anything new to some of you but if you are one who is somewhat unfamiliar with using masks …

Sky Replacement in Photoshop Without the Ugly Edges

When you replace the sky in your images, it can be extremely difficult to get the seams where the sky meets the foreground to look natural. More …

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Photoshop Basics: Here’s the Easiest Way to Remove Ugly Color Casts from Photographs (VIDEO)

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints …

Tutorials

Inverting Your Photo in Photoshop for Natural Color Correction

There are plenty of ways you can color correct an image, but here’s a technique you might not have learned before. this technique from In this …

Tutorials

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review

The EOS Rebel SL2 (known as the EOS 200D outside of North America) is Canon's second-generation ultra-compact digital SLR. It's largely packed with …

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the app and distribute it to millions of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner. …

Improve Your Food Photography at Home With a Minimal Investment

Sean Tucker started his career as a food photographer and had the chance to work alongside with some of the best food stylists in the industry. …

US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website

The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional “fishing expedition” for political dissidents.<p>The warrant appears to be an escalation of the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) campaign against anti-Trump …

Donald Trump

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

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How to Refine Content-Aware Fill with a Layer Mask

Here’s a 4-minute video by the Photoshop Training Channel on how to use Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill tool with an advanced technique for those …

Jeff Bezos is out to crush Blue Apron

Blue Apron has an Amazon problem.<p>Two weeks before the meal-kit company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, Amazon inked a deal to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. One week after the IPO, Amazon Technologies, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, registered a trademark in the US for the phrase, …

Selective Color in Photoshop, is it the best-kept secret?

The selective color adjustment layer is a tool that can make your images pop off the page. Almost every week someone emails me and says, "Blake, how …