Friday, July 10, 2020

Understanding Layers & Masks in Photoshop

Layers and Masks in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for those who want more options when it comes to post-processing than what you get in Lightroom or other RAW-editors. With Photoshop the possibilities are almost endless so it's not strange that it seems slightly overwhelming in the beginning. Perhaps you're in that state right now; wanting to step up your processing but...

3 Ways to Remove Color Cast in Photoshop

Remove Color Cast in Nik Software
Remove Color Cast in Photoshop Within Minutes Even though modern cameras try to neutralize a fair portion of color cast and you've got the possibility to adjust the White Balance, color cast remains a common problem in the majority of the images we capture. It might not always be prominent but just a slight touch of color cast can be enough...

How to Optimize Images for Instagram

Optimize Images for Instagram
Instagram has become the go-to platform for photographers to market their work. It's not surprising as the image-sharing network has more than 600 million active users, making it the perfect platform to promote your art. Despite being a mobile photography platform, the majority of photographers use it to share their best images, which are normally captured with a DSLR. However,...

How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

create a vignette in photoshop
Two Techniques to Create a Vignette in Photoshop Vignettes can be one of the most powerful adjustments to help enhance the composition and light in an image. In the previous article, you learned how to create a vignette in Lightroom but today we're raising the bar to see how to selectively create a vignette in Photoshop. Aside from the option to...

Processing Dark and Moody Images

processing moody images
The Power of Moody Images Moody processing is a way to process an image when the light isn't good by the standards. Meaning that there are no colorful skies but instead a dramatic atmosphere with to fog, rain, snow or thunderstorms. My idea of moody processing was born around 2013/2014...

Are HDR Softwares Dead?

Exposure Blending in Photoshop or HDR Software? There's no doubt that technology has evolved a lot during the last years. The quality of cameras have improved drastically, new softwares have entered the market and new techniques are constantly being developed. The term HDR is at times frowned upon and it's been characterized by over-saturated images. What many tend to forget is that HDR...

Capture the Full Dynamic Range by Taking Multiple Exposures

Use Multiple Exposures to Capture the Full Dynamic Range One of the biggest frustrations with landscape photography is capturing the entire dynamic range. Often, the sky turns out white while the landscape is correctly exposed and other times the landscape is black and the sky looks good. Unfortunately, capturing an over-all well-exposed image is at times not possible, therefore we have...

Efficient Processing with Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions
Speed Up Your Workflow with Photoshop Actions It's not without a reason that Adobe Photoshop is among the most trusted software by both photographers and designers. The possibilities seem endless and you're able to make great changes to your images. However, it's also more complicated than basic softwares such as Adobe Lightroom and achieving specific effects might be time consuming. Luckily,...

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Palouse hills with dodge and burn technique
The Original Die-Hard Edit Dodging & Burning has been around since photography began and that is a long time ago, even before Facebook or Instagram. The fact that Dodge & Burn is still being used in the digital darkroom is testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Originally, Dodging...

One Simple Way to Remove People From Images

Remove people from images
Imagine yourself walking along the most photogenic landscape you've ever seen. The sun is about to set and the light is as good as it gets. You've found the perfect composition and you might very well be about to capture your new favorite image. However, there's one major problem. A issue that might ruin your shot. People. They are everywhere. The...

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