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10 Must-See Portrait Lighting Video Tutorials

Lighting portraits – whether it’s using natural or artificial light, using reflectors, speedlights, and other accessories – is a skill that should be …

How to Choose Flattering Light for Your Client

When a client hands a portrait photographer their hard-earned money, they want to see a photograph of themselves they feel great about. Light is a …

Tutorials

Quality Typefaces That Are Free For Use In Your Commercial Projects

‘JAKARTA’<br>Image via Dominique Thiodorus<br>If you’re reading this, it’s likely you have a font obsession—but now is not the time to curb it.<br>Curated by …

Complete Guide to Lighting Modifiers, And When To Use Them

The world of light modifiers can seem monumental, intimidating, and confusing. In fact, considering how simple wireless flash itself has gotten …

Framing

Free Sans Serif Typefaces That Could Make Your Projects Look More Sophisticated

Image via Marius Kempken<p><b>Sans serif fonts</b> are often favored for use in modern graphic design, thanks in part to their versatility and readability. …

Add some mood and atmosphere to your photos with DIY volumetric lighting stencils

Ever wondered how you can create volumetric lighting and light rays in both your stills and video? Well in this blog post and video I will show you …

Tyneside

I Am A Boston Photographer Who Took Beautiful Portraits In Some Unlikely Places

Have you been looking for that perfect location to take your client’s breath away? How many of you do one (or more) of these:<p>1. Endlessly drive …

Photography

Typography: Terminology You Should Know [Infographic]

Here's an infographic for all the font geeks out there (or should that be "typeface geeks," as we recently learned there's a difference between fonts …

Typography

What is Zone Focusing and How Do You Use It?

Zone focusing, or ‘scale focusing’, is the systematic pre-focusing of a lens at specific distance and aperture to achieve a sharp image. Arguably one …

Photoshop Tips: 2 Simple Tricks for Removing Ugly White Edges or “Fringing” from Photos (VIDEO)

Have you ever noticed an ugly white edge around an object in a photograph? This so-called “fringing” can ruin the appearance of an otherwise nice …

Tutorials

Essential tips for winter landscape photography

<b>When the weather turns cold, moodiness and atmosphere increase tenfold. James Abbott shows you how to take stunning winter landscapes with minimal kit</b><p>…

Landscape Photography

Google Releases Font Guides So You Won’t Ruin Your Typography Game

Image via Google Design<p><b>If you’re obsessed</b> with fonts, the Google Design library might just be your type.<p><b>Awhile back,</b> the company unveiled a set of …

Top autofocus tips for pin-sharp results

<b>James Abbott shares 20 autofocus tips that will revolutionise the way you use AF, for accurate focusing and pin-sharp results every time</b><p>1. Autofocus …

5 useful Photoshop tricks in under 90 seconds

Jesús Ramirez from Photoshop Training Channel often shows us awesome Photoshop tricks and tutorials. In his latest video, he shares 5 quick Photoshop …

How To Dodge & Burn For Fashion & Portraits | Anita Sadowska

Anita Sadowska may be a name you’re unfamiliar with at this point, and that’s a shame, because in my opinion, there are few better people to follow …

Tutorials

Frequency Separation | What Is It Really And When Should You Use It?

Frequency Separation is a powerful retouching technique used to soften a subject’s skin without degrading his or her skin texture. When executed …

Here’s How to Use the New Luminance and Masking Features of Lightroom Classic CC (VIDEO)

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed …

Photoshop Basics: This Simple Auto Dodge & Burn Trick Adds Dimension to Portrait Photos (VIDEO)

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than …

Tutorials

How to Build and Use DIY Strip Light Modifiers for Speedlights

Do you enjoy making your own lighting gear instead of spending hefty fees for commercial products? Here’s a 10-minute tutorial by photography …

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

10 Best Tools & Tips for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

Finding the perfect color combination for a website can be a challenging task, especially when you’re trying to make a particular design fit in with …

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

Typography

Learning An Easy Way to Cut Out Animal Fur in Adobe Photoshop

Learning An Easy Way to Cut Out Fur in Photoshop<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>September 6, 2017 By Julian<p>Learning An Easy Way to Cut Out Fur in …

Tutorials

How to Master Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 30 Minutes

Mastery of the pen tool enables complex vector shapes and selections that can be used for masking or extracting elements from an image. There is a …