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Turn day into night! Use the power of Adjustment Layers and Blending Options to turn a bright daytime image, into a semi-realistic nighttime image. While these settings may not give you 100% perfect results, you can use the same techniques on your images with a bit of tweaking. Disclaimer: This is just one way to […]

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Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400. Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a really powerful tool for making memorable black and white photographs. Take a look at this video to see the seven steps I take to make a terrific B&W […]

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You might have noticed that we’ve started holding Google Hangouts each month (in fact we’re about to hold multiple ones).  It’s all a part of our campaign to make Photofocus a more important part of your photography education. In case you missed it (or couldn’t catch the whole thing). Here’s the recording.  A big thanks […]

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One very useful feature inside of Lightroom’s Library Module is the Survey mode. This is a fantastic tool to use when you have a photo-shoot filled with many similar images, and you need to edit them down to just a few keepers. I use this a lot with my food photography images, since I tend […]

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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’re holding a Google Hangout today (meaning Wednesday, January 22).  The topic is Lightroom and we’re going to tackle every photographer’s New Year’s resolution (getting organized).  You’ll learn important strategies for import and keeping your photos safe. Of course we’ll thrown in a few tips on developing (we can’t help ourselves). Here is the URL — https://plus.google.com/events/cecgikt5m6fmor43en4ev2s9634 Get […]

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As I was editing this afternoon and editing/saving all of my RAW files to JPEG files in Adobe Photoshop, I felt a little foolish.  I’ve been saving my JPEG files into formats that I really don’t know a lot about.  So tonight I “geeked out” to truly understand just what type of jpeg format was […]

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Not every photo you take will be incredible, but that doesn’t mean you should simply throw it in the trash. Combining your image with stock images, you can get some pretty magical mystical results. Let me show you how to create a neat photo composition in Photoshop! Disclaimer: This is just one way to work […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon is to grab the kids, the GoPro & monopod and head for water.  If you’ve owned a GoPro Hero camera and have experimented with underwater shooting in creeks and streams, you’re probably well-accustomed to the […]

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Many users have expressed concerns that their Photoshop files were somehow being held hostage by Adobe.  Of course, we’ve listed a lot of other apps that work with Photoshop.  But here’s a new workflow I just figured out. 1. Open your file in Photoshop. 2. Choose File > Save As. 3. From the format menu choose […]

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Adobe dropped a new update for Photoshop and Camera Raw today.  This will affect all Photoshop and Lightroom users. Here’s what shipped this morning. Automatic straightening of an image through one of the following three interactions: Double-click the Straighten tool () in the toolbar. With the Straighten tool selected, double-click anywhere in the preview image. […]

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The original image with a color cast.

As you work with HDR images, it’s often easy to pick up a visible color cast. In fact, just about any image can pick up unwanted color in the highlights or shadows that can be removed for a more polished image. The photo above is a seven bracket series was first post processed in Photomatix […]

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One of my absolute favorite features inside of Lightroom is the Collections panel. Collections allow the user to “collect” photos from different folders all into one place to organize projects or ideas. Putting photos into a collection does not move the image; instead, it references the file and groups them however you like, similar to […]

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One of my favorite tools in Photoshop is one that is great if you’re wanting a quick smart selection of a single object in your photograph.  Since I enjoy doing composites by copying, pasting and compositing multiple photos and imagery, I use this tool very often. To demonstrate this tool, lets use our furry friend, […]

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PFLRhangout

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. This time its all about getting organized and keeping your photos safe. Of course we’ll thrown in a few tips on developing (we can’t help […]

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Now that you’ve learned how to edit videos and slide shows in Adobe Photoshop, we want to make sure you know the best steps to be able to share your video with clients or friends and family onto your own personal YouTube channel. To get started uploading your video on YouTube, follow the steps below: […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to the gear I might be using, technique or what I’m up to in general.  I thought this might be a good place to address these common […]

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Nikon D7100, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, f/11, 1/100s, ISO 500, finished in Lightroom5, stitched in Photoshop CC.

I’ve fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that’s makes my image more engaging and more endearing. I’ve been shooting lots of time-lapse over the last year, but I’ve only finished a handful of the sequences into video files because I often do one […]

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It’s a new year, and for photographers and bloggers that means it’s time to make a few updates! I have copyright information set on my blog, camera and in Lightroom, and sometimes that includes adding the copyright year as well. Since it is now 2014 then it’s a good time to go through and update […]

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This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]

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Many of you missed our last G+ Hangout?  It was a great one featuring Photoshop product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes and Photoshop expert (and Photofocus contributor) Howard Pinsky. Can’t see the video? Click here — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjUYF4xLb_g We had an in-depth hangout about the latest improvements to Photoshop (as well as the future of digital imaging).  If […]

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