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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This article is part 3 of a 3 part series on How I Got the Shot Part 1: PLAN Part 2: PHOTOGRAPH Part 3: PROCESS The first article of this series explained the planning phase and how the composite was envisioned. The second article focused on the technical aspect of photography and what settings were […]

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This week’s podcast interviews with two folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Sharad Mangalick who discusses how to use Lightroom Mobile. Then Melissa Niu sits down artist & photographer Renee Robyn. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Colin Smith Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and […]

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PSWWin

At Photofocus we love giving away prizes.  Especially when those prizes can change your photographic life.  We’ve partnered up with Kelby One and we’ve got a great prize to give away. GRAND PRIZE: A Brand New Canon 70D and Two Passes to Photoshop World. What’s Photoshop World?  Only the best training conference on the planet (and I don’t just say […]

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July 4th has come and gone, and if you’re like me, the fireworks are an excuse to whip out the camera, and go outside! Here are a few of my favorite firework images that I took. Continue reading

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First off… what’s Photoshop World?  Only the best photo conference on the planet. The Three-day event covers the best in photography, lighting and Photoshop-related technology. There are over 100 training sessions with seven different learning tracks. 5 Reasons to Go for Photofocus Readers You can learn from the top experts in the industry like Scott Kelby, Joe […]

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You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Robert Vanelli offers up one from his collection — a  Lightroom preset for summer and beach photos.   It’s totally free and you […]

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FreeBook

Would you like to learn how to develop great photos in Lightroom?  We’d like to help you… and thanks to Mosaic Archive we can.  Mosaic commissioned the great team at Photofocus to create the best eBook on the planet about Lightroom.  We hope you enjoy it. The new book is called “Develop Great Images in […]

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FreeBooks

We have a brand new book coming out soon (it’s out)… and it’s ALL about Lightroom.  The Develop Great Images in Lightroom book features techniques from Nicole S. Young, Levi Sim, Rob Sylvan, Rich Harrington, and Gerard Murphy. It clocks in at more than 200 pages and includes a few bonus videos too. The book’s list […]

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