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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in February Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I were super psyched […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win, but you must attend the hangout live to win. Our very first Lightroom Hangout was all about getting organized using Lightroom. Levi Sim, Richard Harrington, Gerard Murphy, […]

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You may have noticed that there’s more to Lightroom than the Library and Develop Modules–there’s also a Print Module, and it’s incredibly awesome. Whether you want to print single pictures, multiple bundles, or specialized outputs… its all here. To help bring it to life we’ve invited a true expert, Kevin Ames. He is a pro photographer,  Photofocus contributor, […]

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You missed a great Lightroom hangout hosted by Nicole S. Young, Gerard Murphy, Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim.  This month’s was all about the power of plugins. Plugins are extra apps that work with Lightroom to enrich your workflow and add real polish to your pictures. While you can always watch after the fact, you can’t win prizes.  This […]

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The Adobe Photoshop can get a little overwhelming with all of its panels to choose from.  Fortunately Photoshop let’s you choose a workspace for the task at hand to quickly adjust the layout.  In fact, you can even create your own workspaces to save time. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, […]

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vibrance

Are you trying to get the colors to pop in your photo? The Vibrance adjustment is available in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw.  It does a great job boosting colors in a more selective and natural way. Can’t see this video — click here. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography & […]

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AddingSpice

Are your images a little flat?  Do you lack contrast?  This technique is a fast and easy way to add a little spice to an image who’s color and tone are a bit flat.  Thanks to filters and blending modes, the solution is easy. Can’t see this video — click here. ______ This Post Sponsored […]

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crop

Need to get better composition?  Well, it might be time to crop. Learn how to crop images in Photoshop, while still preserving the flexibility to change your mind.  This is a big time-saver and makes it easy to make future changes. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography & Lighting Conference. […]

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We know that not all of you could attend live, but boy did you miss a great Google Hangout this month. Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim were joined by Gerard Murphy from Mosaic and Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe. The guys covered great tips on how to make great looking black and white photos. […]

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We’ve explored layer masks in-depth recently.  If you make a great mask and you want to apply it, you can make the effect permanent.

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We last explored the properties panel as a useful way to modify masks, Adobe Photoshop offers an even better approach. Watch how to utilize the Refine Mask Command. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at […]

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If you’ve added a mask to a layer you can quickly modify it using the Properties panel. This is a great way to adjust the density of a mask and refine its appearance. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn […]

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stabilize

Let Rich show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera.  For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to stabilize a camera. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn […]

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We are thrilled to have another fun yet informative Google+ Hangout with some industry pros who want to tackle and throw down some pretty cool Photoshop Lightroom tips and tricks. Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00AM PST Join me with special guests Rob Sylvan, Levi Sim and Gerard Murphy for tutorials, some “battle of the best […]

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LayerMasks

There are many ways to use layer masks to blend images together. Let me show you how to create layer masks using gradients in Adobe Photoshop. The technique is easy and can be used for both technical and artistic looks. This works with all versions of Photoshop that have layers. Want all our Photoshop tips? […]

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InCamEffects

Let Scott and Rich show you how to use in-camera effects to get dramatic images quickly.  Some may call it cheating, but we’re all for different ways to get different results. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to achieve an effect. ______ This […]

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addingamask

Do you need to delete pixels or make part of an image transparent?  There’s a better way that’s nondestructive and gives you perfect transparency and future editability.  Learn how to use a Layer Mask on any image.  Do you want to add a layer mask to an image. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates […]

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porsche

Watch Scott shoot a great detail shot of a beautiful car.  He’s using a wide-angle lens on a micro four-thirds body. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to achieve this style of shot. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and […]

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blurbit

Want to take complete control over your depth of field? Check out the Lens Blur effect in Photoshop which let’s you draw depth of field and get a realistic effect with both bokeh and grain.

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thbuap

Photoshop offers a cool tool to work backwards in time.  The Photoshop History Brush lets you combine multiple states of an image.  The technique is incredibly useful and powerful. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a how to take complete control over your post processing. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: This is just […]

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CBGF

Vignettes, tilt shifts, and depth of field!  Learn how to creatively use blurs with the Photoshop Blur Gallery?  In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for controlling depth of field and guiding the viewer’s eye. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: […]

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