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How to Stack Your Images in Lightroom to Clean up the Mess

If you're like me, you are bringing home all kinds of exposure series, panorama sources photos and macro images that you want to combine using focus …

Tutorials

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

Tutorials

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

Photoshop CC 2014 Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet for Mac Users

Photographer John Coates wanted to become more familiar with the latest default Photoshop CC 2014 keyboard shortcuts, so he created a handy cheat …

Getting Started with Lightroom 5

<b>Warning:</b> The Getting Started with Lightroom 5 course is no longer available to purchase on the Udemy platform. We apologize for any inconvenience. If …

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 …

12 Tips for Mastering the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

There are a lot of good post-processing tools available for making minor edits to your photos. Within Photoshop, there are the Healing Brush and the …

Tip: Use a Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop to Reveal and Remove Dust Spots

Photographer Chris Lambeth offers this short and sweet 3-minute tutorial on how you can use a Levels adjustment layer in Photoshop to reveal subtle …

What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use …

Quick Tip: Head Swap in Under 2 Minutes

Lets set up the scene. You have a 55 member family shoot. You loose count the ratio of kids to adults but all you know is that the kids out number …

Using the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw

What is the Adjustment Brush? The Adjustment Brush is an editing tool in Adobe Camera Raw (known simply as ACR). This tool is possibly the equivalent …

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich …

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

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 …

How to Add Clouds to a Sky in Photoshop

To add realistic clouds to any sky we recommend using these techniques to match colors, tones, and style from one image to another.

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Color Management

3 (and a Half) Uses for Content Aware in Adobe Photoshop

Since <b>Adobe Photoshop CS5</b>, we’ve had a tool called <b>Content-Aware</b>. It’s been described as magical and a life-saver but what exactly is it and how can we …

4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be …

The No-Fuss Way to Straighten Your Horizons in Photoshop

No matter what type of photography you create, nothing screams “snapshot” more than an off-kilter horizon. This is especially true for landscape …

Digital Photography

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Non-Destructive Layer Masking in Photoshop

Non-destructive editing techniques are vitally important in Photoshop to ensure maximum flexibility and efficiency. If you edit your images …

How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo Formats For The Web

If there is one thing I get asked, and that has been answered online time and again, it's "How do I get my photos to look like I want them to look on …

Tutorials

Using Levels in Photoshop to Image Correct Color and Contrast

You will learn how to colour correct your images and enhance contrast using the Levels Tool in Photoshop

How to Correct Skin Blemishes Using the Patch Tool in Photoshop

There are many articles that discuss the overuse of skin smoothing in portrait photography. Photographers strive to find a balance between realistic …

Two Quick and Easy Photoshop Head-Swapping Techniques

Sometimes you get that photo that is almost perfect. If all it takes to make it great is a little head swap, well, today is your lucky day! I’m going …

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a …

Digital Photography