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An Important Little Tip About Lightroom’s New RAW Profiles

A big howdy from the great state of Connecticut – I’m up here in Hartford (home of one of the top-5 burger joints in the USA: <b>Plan B Burger</b>), and I’ve …

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This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

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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 …

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How to Make Your Own Profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom

Earlier this month, Adobe released an update that massively revamped its Camera Profiles, renaming the feature Profiles. In addition to 6 new Adobe …

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Adobe unlocks a Lightroom power tool for photo editing

Lightroom profiles offer new color editing and styling options, and now you can create your own profiles for the photo editing and cataloging software.<p>Adobe Lightroom's new profiles feature puts photo editing presets on steroids -- and now you can build your own profiles, too.<p>Profiles now use …

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How to Create Realistic Composites in Photoshop

Creating a realistic composite goes far beyond just combining and masking parts of an image. This tutorial provides an in-depth look at how seeing …

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The power of curves in Photoshop for making precise targeted adjustments to your photographs

Curves are immensely powerful in Adobe Photoshop. You can use them to add pop to your images, but did you know you could also use them to precisely …

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Five Different Ways to Make Color Pop Using Photoshop

Controlling color is one of the primary skills that allows photographers to develop their own style. Learning to balance the different aspects of …

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Advanced Control of Layers in Photoshop With the 'Pass Through' Trick

If you are working with multiple layers in Photoshop, then you are probably aware of the significance of controlling layer groups when dealing with …

Adobe Releases Major Lightroom Update: It’s a Whole New, More Modern Editing Workflow

<b>NOTE:</b> <i>This update spreads across the whole Lightroom universe: It’s for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile and even Camera Raw over in</i> …

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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 …

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

How to Use Focus Stacking to Obtain a Sharp Image From Front to Back

Focus stacking is a technique in which one takes multiple shots of the same scene at different focus distances, then merges them together to create a …

Writing XMP Files in Lightroom (why you shouldn’t and when you should)

This is a follow-up for reason #7 from my post on Monday called “If your Lightroom is running slow, it’s probably one of these seven reasons” (here’s …

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The Ultimate Guide To The Frequency Separation Technique

Chances are you have already learned what Frequency Separation (FS) technique is, as it became mainstream in the past few years. However, many FS …

An Advanced Guide to Removing Objects Using Photoshop

One of the most fundamental Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to remove and replace objects in an image. And while Photoshop has some …

How To Use The Awesome Color Range Masking (in 60-seconds or less)

Another awesome, and very quick tip, from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde. If you’re not using the Adjustment Brush’s new Color Range …

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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 …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

Landscape Photography

Why You need A Wacom Tablet & How To Set Up A Wacom Tablet For Lightroom

I can’t function in clutter. I loathe clutter. I’m not necessarily OCD about it, but I learned a long time ago that it makes more sense for me to …

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Move Lightroom Catalog to a New Computer – A Step by Step Guide

Moving a Lightroom Catalog to a new computer might sound like a scary proposition to many photographers. But, since we change computers every three …

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Here’s How to Use Photoshop’s Powerful Pen Tool for the Most Precise Selections Possible (VIDEO)

A couple days ago we featured a tutorial on using Photoshop’s new “Select Subject” tool that provides one-click selections for prominent objects in a …

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Quick tips for making sharp and precise selections in Photoshop

The Magic Wand Tool or the Quick Selection Tool can make general selections fast and easy. But they’re not 100 percent precise and you’ll often have …

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The 2018 Lightroom Calendar Templates Are Here!

Well, by here I mean over at <b>Ed Weaver’s</b> site (Ed has been making these presets since 2010 and sharing them with the Lightroom community for free, …

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How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

How to Brighten Portraits in Only 2 Minutes in Photoshop

Today Phlearn teach you a quick, effective way to brighten your portraits. Never again worry about the desaturated, unnatural skin tone that can come …

Lightroom “Double Spotlight” Trick

Hey, gang and happy Friday. Here’s a quick little video tip on how to use the Radial tool to not only create a spotlight effect (that’s not really …

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