reflections

If you shoot any imagery that contains glass you’re likely to run into the problem of reflections. Find out how to deal with reflections in post in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 30th on using Lightroom in a mobile world. 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 March Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I […]

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Spot Removal-1

Ever since I began using Lightroom 2, I’ve wished that it had Photoshop’s Clone Stamp so that I wouldn’t have to go to Photoshop to remove things like power lines. Well, Lightroom 5 has made all my wildest dreams come true. This tutorial shows you how to use the Spot Removal Tool, including all my […]

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SwatchesPanel_video

I was surprised to find out that many Photoshop users don’t take advantage of the Swatches panel. Today’s video explains how it’s used, and how you can now import colors from CSS/HTML documents. Follow Howard on Twitter | Subscribe on YouTube This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, […]

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Avaitor Main Image

Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. […]

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Pano-1-2

Nikon D7100, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, F/16, 1/13s, ISO 160, five frame panorama. It’s simple to make several pictures into one panorama, and I really think you should try it. Panoramas are usually wider than your average picture, and this is good because our daily view of the world is also very wide (just […]

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Little tiny hair

Has this ever happened to you? It’s a great session. The model is beautiful. The light is perfect. You have totally nailed it. Everything is just right… except on review there’s a tiny little hair running from her eyebrow down through across her lashes then through her eye. It has to be retouched away. There […]

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I was honored to be the special guest on this week’s Photoshop Show (hosted by Jan Kabili, Ron Clifford and Dave Bell).  They asked some great questions and tossed in bonus tips onto my techniques.  This is a power hour of some of my favorite Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques. Be sure to check out past […]

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osxbeta

The beta for Apple OS X Yosemite is expected to drop tomorrow (Thursday, July 24).  This is a public beta program that allows the first 1 million users signed up to test drive the next release of OS X.  The goal is to try it out and submit your feedback to Apple. Some official details…   […]

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acrupdate

Adobe announced a simple update to their Camera Raw, which affects Photoshop and Lightroom! It’s a pretty light package that adds a slew of support for new lenses and a couple new cameras. Also, there’s a couple bugs that’ll be squished with the installation of this update. And here’s the meat and potatoes of the […]

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Every other word you hear about anything seems to be “mobile”, and Photography is no different. We’ve got the recent release of Lightroom Mobile, all kinds of other apps, and of course our favorite Mosaic Archive. But where’s it going? What do we do with it now? How does mobile really fit with our workflows? […]

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Camerarawvideos

Yes, you can use Camera Raw within Photoshop to edit your videos! This short tip explains how easy it is! Follow Howard on Twitter | Subscribe on YouTube Disclaimer: This is just one way to edit a video in Photoshop. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and […]

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installing-lightroom-presets

A powerful feature of Lightroom is its ability to save develop settings known as Presets so you can use them again later to edit other images. These presets will not only save you time but will also apply a consistent look to a set of images. There are several different types of presets. We are […]

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rename_featured

There are a few places where you can batch rename photos in Lightroom. The most common is during the import process via the File Renaming panel of the Import dialog, but you can also batch rename by selecting photos in Grid view of the Library module before going to Library > Rename Photos. A less […]

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Enhancing the Eyes

There are four parts of the eye; the pupil, iris, catch light and whites of the eye. We don’t always need to enhance all four. The goal is to make slight changes so the image doesn’t look fake or over process. Using Lightroom’s adjustment brush we will easily make local changes to these areas by “painting in” […]

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FreeBook

While we’ve been sitting high on the best-sellers list for Photography books, we’ve heard from several of you asking how to get our new Lightroom book.  Well, there’s two ways to get the book. The book is free until August 1 thanks to Mosaic Archive.  Mosaic commissioned the team at Photofocus to create the best eBook on the […]

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MasterPhotoshopTools

Are you looking to be a faster Photoshop User?  There are several different ways to get to the tools you need inside Photoshop. You can click the tool icon. To access nested tools (those that share the same well), click and hold the mouse button on the tool icon. You can also hold down the […]

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ccm

Adobe just launched a new benefit for Creative Cloud members.  It’s available through the Creative Cloud for Desktop to all paid Creative Cloud members.  (It’s not available to the photography plan customers). Adobe says that iOS and browser-based versions of Creative Cloud Market are in the works and will be released in the future. What […]

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AddingGrain

This is an excerpt from our new book on Developing Images in Lightroom (currently free). Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists […]

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10things

This is a guest post by Matt Kloskowski be sure to catch him at this year’s Photoshop World. There’s been speculation for a while now, but it’s confirmed. Apple is stopping future development of Aperture. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Aperture actually came out right around the time when Lightroom did (even […]

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PS1

I hope you enjoyed Howard’s great tutorial on new features and Levi’s look at some hidden gems.  Adobe announced a bunch of new things yesterday that you should check out and of course Photoshop World is just around the corner. I was feeling a bit nostalgic (and wanted to see how far we’ve come).  Here’s the […]

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