Mark Thomas

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Compositing Images Onto TV Screens and Other Displays in Photoshop Without Looking Fake

Have you ever photographed a scene with a monitor, smartphone, or television in it and needed to swap in a better looking display image? Commercial …

“This Is the BEST Way to Sharpen Photos,” Says Photoshop Expert Nathaniel Dodson (VIDEO)

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the …

Luminous-Lint

Domenico Anderson [Attributed to], Panoramic view of the Forum Romanum, the Temple of Saturn in the foreground, ca. 1887, Albumen prints, Bassenge …

Using Clipping Masks for Cool Text Effects in Adobe Photoshop

One of the most common Photoshop questions I see floating around out there on the internet looks something like, “How do get an image you show …

Early American photography – in pictures

The work of American photographers who experimented with photography on paper is the subject of a new exhibition at the Getty Museum. Paper Promises features rare 19th-century paper negatives and prints, and illustrates portraiture, landscapes and the emergence of photojournalism with stark images …

Photography

How to Give Your Portraits Beautiful, Rich Skin Tones

How skin is processed in the editing phase of your portrait can make or break the image. One easy and effective tool is Gradient Maps, as shown by …

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

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 …

Interview With German Street Photographer Georgie Pauwels

Georgie Pauwels is a street photographer from Wuppertal, Germany. She is a computer scientist and love to travel a lot. Georgie loves to capture the …

Tutorial: Master the Photoshop Pen Tool in under 8 minutes

Ahh, the Pen Tool! When it comes to making complex selections and cutting objects out of an image, there is no better tool for the job. And while the …

Tutorials

Photoshop File Formats: TIFF vs. PSD

<b>When you should save your Photoshop image files as TIFFs, and when to save them as PSD files</b><p><b>by Paul Ace Diamond "Huggy" Blow</b><p>If you work in the …

Tutorials

The Easiest Black and White Film Emulsions to Start With

<i>Black and white film is much easier to start with than color.</i><p>The saying goes that with most black and white film, you can get all of the forgiveness …

Photography

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 10)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

Street Photography

Film Photography | An Inside Look At Large Format

Whether it is a sense of nostalgia at play or a newfound desire to learn other mediums, film is back in a big way. The recent surge in popularity …

Film Photography

The Other Side of Gordon Parks

A new exhibition reconsiders the legendary photographer’s fashion and portrait work. Gordon Parks, <i> Cocoon Cape, New York, New York</i>, 1956 © and …

Staten Island

The Best Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Making sure your images are sharp is a necessity for every photographer. Getting your focus right in camera is of course key but there is always room …

PDN Video: Damon Pablo Escudero Talks about Street Photography

While earning a living as a commercial director, Damon Pablo Escudero has been pursuing his passion for street photography for more than 20 years. He …

How to Naturally Retouch Eyes with Photoshop

Retouching eyes unnaturally is a great way to ruin a good portrait. Here’s a 14-minute tutorial by photographer Dani Diamond that shows how you can …

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

How to Match Saturation in Composite Photos Using Photoshop

Once you’ve matched the color tones in a composite photo, you can then move on to matching the saturation for proper realism. Here is a 5-minute …

4 Low Profile Pancake Lenses That Are Perfect for Street Photography

One of the best things about pancake lenses isn’t necessarily just their low profile, but the fact that they encourage you to carry your camera …

Cameras

Opposethis Invisible Carry-on Backpack

With the ability to double as a backpack and carry-on luggage, the Invisible Carry-on Backpack simplifies travel. The pack is easy to pack and …

Luggage

Cheat Sheet: Every Major Icon In Photoshop's Toolbar Explained

If you're a casual Photoshop user, you probably know how to find the cropping tool and have a vague idea of what the lasso function does. But what …

A Free Comprehensive Guide to Retouching Your Photos in Photoshop

When you start out in photography, it's prudent of course to first learn how to use your camera, lenses, and other camera-related gear.It's also …

Tutorials

How to Create More Refined Black and White Images Using Photoshop

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 ways to convert an image to black and white, but of course, not all methods are equally effective or …

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 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 …

Reader's Choice: 5 Bags EDCers Want

<b>submitted by Mikey Bautista</b>Last week our team put together a list of bags that came out this past year that we'd love to get our hands on. After …

Use this Photoshop trick to leave no blemish unhealed

Removing blemishes is certainly one of the reasons we retouch portraits. And when you’re retouching beauty shots, you don’t want to leave any of them …