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How to Accentuate Light in Photoshop

I like to photograph nature, particularly landscapes. One of the factors that drew me into it is the challenge of capturing the beauty of mother …

Know Your Objects: The Difference Between Smart and Raster Objects in Photoshop

If you're new to Photoshop (or even a seasoned user), you may not have worked with Smart Objects before. They're a very useful feature of the …

Technique Tuesday – Photographing Stars

When photographing stars and star trails in the night sky, you’ll first need to decide which type of composition you are aiming to create – pin …

What Is Fine Art Portrait Photography?

You may be familiar with portrait photography, but have you ever had the pleasure of experiencing the fine art form? If you haven’t, it’s time you …

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

Ten Shortcuts for Working With Layer Masks in Photoshop

Out of all the things you need to know how to work with in Photoshop, layer masks are one of the most fundamental and important. This awesome and …

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 …

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 …

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Photoshop Better | Setting Up A Retouching Workflow With A Tablet & Custom Brushes

Photoshop is its own kind of environment. When you’re a new user, everything is overwhelming and daunting, but when you start to devote more of your …

Tutorials

How to Significantly Speed Up Lightroom

I love Lightroom. It is an amazing tool that is able to do almost everything that I need when I edit, and do so in an organized way. The one problem …

Caramel Pie Recipe

A sweetened meringue is the perfect finishing touch for this delicious caramel pie. The pie is baked in a baked pie shell, either the homemade food …

10 Pieces Of Gear You Need For Food Photography At Any Price Level

While it may be true that you don’t need the most expensive gear to produce good photography, each genre of has its specific tips, tricks, and tools. …

Cameras

Checklist: What You Must Ask a Client Before Giving a Price

It's a huge risk to not ask the right questions before giving a prospective client a price. Not only does it make you look like an amateur, but you …

How to Give Your Still Photos a 2.5D Parallax Effect in Photoshop

Did you know that Photoshop has built-in animation tools? In this 12-minute video from Peter McKinnon, learn how to utilize them to animate your …

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

How to Blend Exposures in Photoshop to Create a Dramatic Seascape

Long exposures are a great way to capture the movement of roiling ocean waves, but you can take that effect to the next level by combining multiple …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Creating Even Colors in Your Images

One of the most obvious telltale signs of an unprofessional commercial or product image is color. The most famous and readily cited issue is color …

How to Enable Nikon’s One-Click Zoom Feature

One of the key features that many high-end Nikon DSLRs hide in their menu system, is the ability to instantly zoom into an image at 100% zoom, or 1:1 …

Cameras

How to Find Your Model’s Best Side for Portrait Photography

Photographer Joe Edelman knows a thing or two about how to make a person look good. With a career that has spanned across four decades, he’s taken …

Personality

How to avoid glare when shooting portraits of people wearing glasses

Whenever I see people posting questions about how to photograph people wearing glasses, they usually receive the same response. “Don’t, have them …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

How to Make Sharp Watermarks in Lightroom

One of the biggest frustrations with Lightroom’s built-in watermarking tool, is the fact that it often ends up making watermarks appear too soft / …

Tutorials

Why Photographers Are Flocking To This 19th-Century Technology

Lomography’s Achromat lens may be based on a design from the 1830s, but it can produce some dreamy effects that your iPhone can’t.<p>Geoffrey Berliner knows a thing or two about old camera lenses. A photographer and the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation in New York, he exudes …

Making perfect skies with luminosity masks and Blend If sliders

Masking different layers based on brightness is an often tricky but vital Photoshop skill to have. There’s a bunch of different ways of doing it from …