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Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command

If you’re a Mac user and are annoyed that OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card, there’s …

How to Create Faux Fog in Photoshop in 4 Easy Steps

While I strongly prefer adding creative touches to my photos with physical tricks and effects — such as using dry ice for fog — sometimes I do need …

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

How to Mix Flash & Continuous Lighting for Dynamic Portraits

Lighting is tricky. Mixed lighting is trickier, and in most cases avoided. But learning to control mixed lighting can help you create a distinct look …

Shutter Speed

How To Fix Flyaway Hairs In Photoshop

Dealing with hair during your post-processing can be such a pain. This is especially true if you can’t afford to have an assistant or hair stylist on …

Stitching image panoramas in Photoshop CC

Stitching image panoramas in Photoshop CC – Guest […]

10 Different Ways to Use the Same Softbox

If you’re of the philosophy of using one monolight or flash to illuminate your photos, then you’ll be delighted to know that a single light source …

Design

How to Recover Lost Files from a Memory Card

Whether you’re a novice or veteran photographer, chances are you’ve experienced a moment of dread when you thought all of your precious photos were …

How to Select Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid.com shows you how to select fuzzy hair in Photoshop. This is one of the most hairy (excuse the …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Apple adds new LG 31-inch 4K monitor to list of supported Mac displays

Apple has updated its support document detailing 4K displays with Mac support to add LG’s recently announced 31-inch 4K monitor (31MU97).<p>LG previously announced that the monitor would be Mac compatible through its Mini DisplayPort or 2 HDMI ports, but Apple notes that it will only be supported on …

Lammily: Time to Get Real

How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a …

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

How to Create a Scar in Photoshop

How to create realistic scars in Photoshop, so you can look like a Zombie! Draw an Outline of the scar with the Lasso Tool to begin.

Smarter Sharpening in Photoshop using Adobe Camera Raw

Sharpening in Photoshop has traditionally involved a compromise between applying it to the places in the image that you want to sharpen and avoiding …

Tutorials

5 Overlooked Photoshop Features You Should Be Using While Editing

I have to keep it realI space out at the screen often when I edit my photos. Once that happens, things get tricky, and I usually end up missing some …

How to use the Amazing Patch Tool in Photoshop

As long you you have an area in your image to sample, using the patch Tool should be very easy to do. In today’s episode, we’ll show you how to use …

Understanding Full-Frame vs Crop-Sensor Impacts on Depth-Of-Field And Perspective

There has been a lot of discussion going on about what are the impacts of using a crop sensor vs full frame when using a particular lens. How are …

How to add shallow depth of field in Photoshop

A shallow depth of field is a great way of separating your subject from the background and create that popular creamy soft background in your photos. …

5 Little Known Lightroom Tools That Will Make Your Photos Better

The topic of post-processing isn’t an uncommon one here at Light Stalking, and readers are treated to a relatively wide range of processing-related …

Tutorials

How to turn day into night in Photoshop

Glyn Dewis is a photographer, retoucher and trainer from the UK who is well-known for going beyond just taking a photo and doing to usual retouching …

How to transfer all your data to your new iPhone 6 the right way

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer your entire mobile system from your old iPhone to your new one. It’s a clumsy, one-way process, though, and can be time consuming.<p>The folks over at DigiDNA iMazing (formerly DiskAid) have a secure solution that works a bit differently, giving you complete …

Inverse selections in Photoshop - Easily select complex objects

In Photoshop, you’re sometimes faced with the problem of making a complex selection, but none of the available tools gets the job done. The object …

Simple Pet Photography Tips and 10 Fun Images to Inspire You

Some of our favorite scene stealers in movies and photography are of pets and children. Beautiful pet photographs can be captured using techniques …

How to Approach Color Correction in Photoshop

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Battle of the Client Galleries: Comparing 11 of The Best Tools for Proofing and Presentation

Online client galleries have been there for some time now, but many photographers either neglect this powerful tool relying on ol’ school DVDs and …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

How to fix your underexposed photos in Photoshop

Yes, we should all try to get the exposure right for every single photo we take. But hey, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Maybe you’re in a hurry or …