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Rob and I have heard lots of people mention that they wish there was an automatic way to get their photographs into Lightroom after finishing them in Photoshop. Or we hear of people who won’t “bother” with Lightroom because you “have”    to use Bridge to work in Photoshop anyway. Let me tell you, comments like […]

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In Photoshop its often critical to make an accurate selection.  This let’s you target the precise area of an image for manipulation (and is one of the main reasons to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop). The best selection often comes by selecting the pixels that you want don’t want.  Additionally you can reuse an existing […]

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One of my favorite things on the planet is Photoshop World.  In fact I’ve gone 20 times to it. Yes it’s about Photoshop… but also Lightroom, and lighting, and shooting, and gear, and business.  How’d you like to learn from these great folks? Joe McNally Dave Black Moose Peterson Joel Grimes Jay Maisel Brian Smith […]

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On Monday, we told you about a new program called Flixel for Mac which makes the cinema graph process very easy.  Over in the Photofocus forums, a reader (Bruce Goren) told me about a similar program from Windows. Microsoft Research (a test group inside Microsoft) has been experimenting with what they call Cliplets. Microsoft Research […]

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Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time with some very talented photographers and beauty retouchers.  Beauty retouchers are the talented folks behind those makeup ads that make the skin, teeth, hair and coloring look real and perfect while still keeping the genuine lines and textures of the skin.  In some of the interviews […]

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I’ve been exploring cinemagraphs for sometime now… the technique of creating living photos with subtle movements.  I’ve got my own workflows mastered using Photoshop and After Effects, but I’m always curious when a new tool comes on the market. At WPPI, I saw a new product called Cinemagraph Pro from Flixel.  This makes the process […]

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As you work with images, its often easy to feel “stuck.”  One of my favorite features in Photomatix Pro is the ability to quickly audition the many different tone mapping methods. From subtle to intense, there are many options to choose from.  In this quick video tutorial I’ll walk you through some of my favorite […]

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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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As someone who learned photography in the Age of Analog, I often find myself cringing when I see those who have only ever known digital, under-utilizing the power of black and white with the quick click of the “grayscale” button. Their images can be so much more than the general gray “blahness” that just the […]

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Using Lightroom and Photoshop, you can create stunning HDR images without the use of a 3rd party plugin, and you’ll be left with with great results! Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with HDR For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the […]

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Whenever I do any type of travel, whether it’s domestic or overseas, I always joke that it’s difficult for photographers to not look like traveling hoarders. After all, along with the standard luggage (for me, that’s one normal-sized suitcase and a small carry-on), we also have our camera gear to deal with, which is one […]

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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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There are many women with children that have chosen the incredibly challenging task of juggling a photography business and motherhood.  But this talented photographer has a successful photography business and….wait for it…..ten children.  My hat goes off to this beautifully gifted artist, Lisa Holloway. Lisa Holloway is an award winning, world renowned Las Vegas portrait […]

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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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Editor’s Note: This is a guest Post by Gerard Murphy (one of the regular guests on our Lightroom Hangout). Follow Gerard and Mosaic on Twitter or Google+. Today, I’d like to show you how to great tools get even better when used together inside Lightroom. I’m going to whiten teeth quickly, but you can use this tip lots of […]

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Note: This is a workflow in progress.  I’m going to show the first results.   I’ve lately become fascinated with making time-lapses from hotel windows.  I’ve been trying to figure out ways to create interesting things from the views I get traveling the world.  The latest attempt focusses on things I can make that show […]

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Chromatic

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 28mm, f/11, 7 frame HDR, finished in Photomatix Pro. Chromatic aberration may show up as a colored halo in your images, usually surrounding a dark object placed against a bright background, like a mountain against the sky. In my experience, the color is usually pink or green or […]

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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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When it comes to post-processing a photograph, I like to work efficiently. I am definitely a fan-girl of the “work smarter, not harder” belief, and one way to do this inside of Photoshop is through the use of keyboard shortcuts. In fact, my favorite Photoshop course over on Lynda.com is a class called “Photoshop CS4 […]

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HDRAlign

With HDR photography you end up with several exposures that need to be merged.  This is relatively easy when a tripods involved, but what happens when you have to shoot handheld… in low light.  Let me show you the easiest way to make a great HDR image under tough conditions.

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An often overlooked feature of the Library Module’s Grid view is the Painter Tool. Do you see that little spray paint icon in the Grid view Toolbar? If you don’t see it make sure you are in Grid view by pressing G, and if you still don’t see it then press T to make sure […]

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