Saturday, August 8, 2020

Two Ways to Enhance Sunsets in Photoshop

Have you ever photographed a great sunrise or sunset but found that the colors captured in your camera weren't nearly as impressive as what you saw with your own eyes? Then you're not alone. The good news is that it's quite normal and there are many ways to bring back details...

How to Quickly Fix Edge Halos in Photoshop

fix edge halos in photoshop
Have you ever noticed white lines or haloes along edges in your photographs? Perhaps you didn't even notice before making an enlargement of it? These artifacts can be quite distracting and take a lot away from an image but the good news is that they're relatively easy to get rid of in Adobe Photoshop.

8 Crucial Steps to Prepare Images for Printing

Prepare images for print
Seeing a finished image displayed online is always a nice feeling but actually holding a physical print gives a completely different type of satisfaction. It's not until the image is printed and hung on a wall that the entire process is finished. However, making a good print is usually not as straightforward as one would think and most...

Photoshop vs Lightroom – What to Choose

Have you ever felt that your photograph doesn't resemble the beauty you experienced while capturing it? Do you feel like you've failed to eternalize the magical moment and instead are left with a boring image? Post-production is an important step in most photographer's workflow. What many beginners fail to realize is that in most...

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Though digital cameras are constantly improving Dynamic Range, they still struggle when dealing with scenes portraying extreme contrasts such as scenarios where the sky is bright and the foreground is dark. Capturing these scenes in a single frame is often impossible which is why many photographers rely on photo editors such as Adobe...

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images
I have been a photographer since the 1970s and I have been a printer of my work from the beginning. In that era, a physical print was almost the only way to share your work with anybody else and ever since, I have never stopped learning how to most effectively make a print that would best convey my intent,...

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Luminosity Masks have become a popular type of selections in Photoshop used by both professionals and beginners alike. However, unlike many other types of selections, they won't be found in any menu. Instead, you'll have to create them yourself. Don't worry, it's not as hard as you might think. It's actually quite straightforward and all you need to do is...

Dodging & Burning Through Luminosity Masks

Dodge and Burn Through Luminosity Masks
Dodging & Burning has been around since the beginning of photography and the fact that it’s still being used in the digital darkroom is a testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Emphasizing the main subject leading the viewer’s eyes to it is a common use of Dodge...

3 Effective Methods to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks

How to apply Luminosity Masks
Luminosity Masks are considered an advanced technique but with a little bit of basic Photoshop knowledge, you'll be surprised to see just how easy they are to create and apply to your images. There are a few different ways to apply Luminosity Masks and while they are pretty straightforward, it’s important to learn which method to use in various situations. #1...

The Orton Effect Explained

orton effect
There are countless techniques and tools to make your image stand out but few have become as popular as the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect is both loved and hated but still applied to some degree by most landscape photographers. It's not hard to understand why it's become a popular technique when you see just how big of an impact it...

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