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5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

Tutorials

Focus Stacking in Photoshop: How to Get Pin Sharp Macro Shots

The HDR trend has come and, for many, gone, but what came of it is the easy-to-digest concept that creating one photograph may actually require …

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to remove halos in your HDR images

HDR halo removal – example: The original image is tonemapped with quite extreme parameters and exhibits notable halos (1). After the halo removal in …

Everything You Need to Know about RAW Photography on Android

Android camera hardware has gotten very good in the last few years, but the quality of the images you get are largely dependent on the processing …

Focus Stacking: A Primer

With all the advancements lately in the photography world, the ability to perform tasks like focus stacking has been off-shored to built in …

How to Add Life to a Flat Image with Photoshop

It happens to us all at some time or another, we arrive at a wonderful location to find that the light is flat and uninspiring and the resultant …

Tutorials

Memories abound: How to share your photos with friends on Google Photos

Let’s be honest, Google’s annual I/O conference was something of a lackluster affair this year. However, amid announcements of touch-sensitive fabric …

Apps

Practical Tips to Better Understand Color Control in Post Production

Most of us understand the importance of the color or white balance setting on our camera. It is there to deal with the variations in color from …

Use Luminosity Masks to Enhance Your Landscape Photography

Our cameras today are extremely powerful with settings and features that help us archive stellar image quality. But sometimes the images we come home …

Autofocus Microadjustment: Ensuring Consistently Sharp Images

Modern lenses are small miracles. They don’t defy the laws of physics, but they sure come close. Are you getting all you can out of your lens, though?<p>…

Here’s a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.<p>In the screenshot above, I …

Tutorials

How to Use Lightroom’s Lens Correction Controls

All lenses distort. Most have some degree of barrel distortion as well as pin cushioning. They often also have other issues such as chromatic …

Speed Editing a RAW Landscape Photo in 5 Minutes with Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and/or landscape photography, here’s a video you may find enlightening. Landscape …

Photography

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

How To Use Lightroom Filters For Better Editing

At some point in your journey into learning post-production, you are almost certainly going to come across the filter options in Adobe Lightroom. …

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool …

How To Use The 3 Most Important New Features In Lightroom 6

To be honest, I’ve been waiting for Lightroom 6 for a while now, and I know I’m not the only one! Judging from the threads on every photography forum …

How the Photoshop Liquify Tool Can Be Used to Improve Your Portraits

Use it well and you can make very subtle changes to the look of a model’s face, body or clothing. Use it badly and you might become a feature on one …

Flickr redesigns web and mobile apps to create a powerhouse in online photo storage

A major renovation for the once-neglected photo-sharing service<p>When Marissa Mayer became Yahoo’s CEO in 2012, she was greeted with a viral internet campaign from one of the company’s most loved — and neglected — properties. "Dear Marissa Mayer," began the website created by entrepreneur Sean …

The Future of Photography Websites - Understanding and Adapting to Trends

Right off the bat, this is not an article about what background colors to use, what plugins to install, or other shallow web design fashion trends. …

Web Design

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

How to Create Duotones and Split Tones in Lightroom

Before we go anywhere, we should discuss exactly what a duotone is. It has its genesis in the printing world where, to save on color printing costs, …

How to Do Long Exposure Photography Without a Tripod

For me, as a travel photographer, the size and the weight of the photography equipment that I carry around is very important. Over the years, I …

Travel Photography Tips – Photographing the Coast

Photography

Crappy Gear, Amazing Photos: Using An Old Canon PowerShot to Capture Dreamy Landscapes

I didn’t really get into photography until my son was born. Like most new parents, one of the first things I did was go out and buy a camera so I …

Photography

Photoshop Trick Using the BW Adjustment Layer To Brilliantly Alter Color

One of the most frustrating aspects of Photoshop is that its abilities are so far reaching, that to master it (if it’s possible to do such a thing), …