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State Park Entrance Passes

The state park entrance pass system works differently in each state. Many states offer some sort of pass that allows for unlimited entry at most …

Hiking

The Traveling Photographer: Driving Route 66

Route 66 cut through the heartland of the US, from Chicago to Los Angeles. Known as the “Main Street of America” or the “Mother Road,” it was …

RVs

25 Easy Lightroom Tricks in Just 2 Minutes! (VIDEO)

Fasten your seatbelts, because this two-minute tutorial demonstrates 25 simple and very helpful Lightroom tricks in less than two minutes. In fact, …

Tutorials

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

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Colorize B&W Portrait Photos for Natural-Looking Results (VIDEO)

The task of colorizing B&W photos has becoming increasingly popular, and far easier to accomplish, thanks to the sophisticated software that’s …

Tutorials

As the #vanlife trend accelerates, companies meet the demand

Years before #vanlife took on a life of its own across social media in the United States, Bill Staggs was onto something.<p>He had fond memories, dating to his late-1950s childhood, of family trips in a Volkswagen van. In the early 2000s, he started thinking that others might like to dip their toe …

RVs

Logic Pros: Hands-on w/ Apple’s new Logic Pro X reverb plug-in ‘ChromaVerb’

This week on Logic Pros, we are continuing our deep dive into all the latest new features in Logic Pro X v10.4. Apple’s flagship music production software was the recipient of a massive new (and completely free) update a couple weeks back with loads of new features and gear. Last time we took an …

Music Production

Take Advantage of These Advanced Brush Tool Settings in Photoshop and Lightroom

At the core of any image editor is the brush tool, and although many of us don't give it a second thought, it really is one of the most important …

Tutorials

7 Essential Compressor Plugins Modeled After Analog Gear

Seasoned audio engineers all speak a secret language. It’s littered with seemingly random letters and numbers, like some kind of Cold War spy code. …

Music Production

12 Pedals Acoustic Players Should Check Out

0<p>SHARES<p>The Acoustic segment of the guitar effects kingdom is a different beast. Plenty of acoustic cats take pride in sounding as pure as possible as …

Music Production

12 things to remember when you're mastering

<b>MASTERING WEEK</b><b>: You could write a book on the mastering process - in fact, many people have. It's a complex and subtle art that takes years to, er,</b> …

The Complete Guide to Mixing Drums

An article with tips, techniques and approaches for getting a great drum mix.The post The Complete Guide to Mixing Drums appeared first on The Pro …

Music Production

Compression Basics: 1176 into LA-2A on Vocals + CL 1B on Keyboards

Hello, Ian Vargo here with The Pro Audio Files.<p>Today is the first in a five part video series on compression. We recently released an article on the …

Guitar

How to Use a Compressor — Free Tutorials on Mixing with Compression

Music Production

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Iridium GO Satellite Phone Review

Seven Quick and Easy Photo Fixes Using Lightroom

When you're first starting out post-processing work in both Lightroom and Photoshop, any sort of editing can feel like it takes a long time, just …

5 Compression Mistakes Mixers Make

Compression: Am I overdoing it? Is the ratio and the threshold set in a way that is helping rather than hurting? See these common mixing mistakes and …

A pair of portrait retouching videos will help you learn new skills in Lightroom and Photoshop

Today we have a pair of portrait retouching videos to share with you. If you are new to portrait photography or simply want to find ways to improve …

Photography

Lightroom Tips: Here’s How to Correct Photographs with Lens Distortion and Skewed Perspective (VIDEO)

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured the work of French landscape pro Serge Ramelli, and this new tutorial is a good one. In just 12 minutes Ramelli …

Ten Photoshop Tricks to Improve Any Photo

The beauty of being a photographer and using a tool like Photoshop is that you can learn new ways of editing that can speed up your workflow or make …

How to Use Photoshop to Sharpen Your Photos

It seems that no matter how hard you try to get each of your photos nice and sharp in-camera, there always seem to be a few that aren't quite …

Ten Photoshop tips in under ten minutes to help you improve any photo

What I like about Photoshop is that there often several ways to get the result you want. Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid shares some of his favorite …

Learn About One of Photoshop's Most Essential Features: Blending Modes

As essential as layer masks in Photoshop, blending modes allow you to control the way the program combines and applies different layers, effect, …

15 Ways to Improve Your Mixes

By following some basic steps used by most professional mixdown engineers, your mixes will be improved exponentially.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Hello!<p>Since this is a …

Music Production

How To Use Luminar Presets?

Presets in Luminar is a very powerful way to work with your images and speed up your workflow. It is much more flexible than you are be used to if …

Macphun Luminar Review and Walk-Through Part One

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

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 …