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Adobe has just announced a bunch of new features for Creative Cloud…but I suspect some of you are still using CC. I think you should consider it again, and here’re a couple of reasons. $10/Month for Everyone First of all, the Creative Cloud Photography bundle, which includes the full Photoshop and Lightroom, is now permanently […]

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Today Adobe announced some pretty exciting things that will help designers, artists, creatives and of course photographers. Photofocus author, Howard Pinksy, put together his Top 4 Features within the new improved Creative Cloud: Focus Area, improvements to Content Aware, the new Spin Blur in the Blur Gallery and improvements to the type tool. Stay tuned […]

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I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of […]

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This week’s podcast interviews three folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes who discusses his view’s on where photography is heading with Levi Sim.  Then Rich Harrington and Gerard Murphy talk about storytelling and photography.  Finally, Melissa Niu sits down with top wedding photographer Jonas Peterson. Get the show here  or get […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Anup Ghimire. Dodging and burning is one of the most confused and highly underestimated techniques in Photoshop. There are lots of ways you can dodge and burn in Photoshop. Dodging and burning can help your image pop or make your photograph look more distinct and dynamic. Dodging […]

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“Why Can’t I Open Raw Files in My Photoshop or Lightroom?” This is a bit of a complex question as it really depends on a few things. Is the camera fairly new? Do other versions of Photoshop or Lightroom support the camera? How old is your software? Let’s break down the problems and answers. Be Sure […]

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Whenever you have a high contrast area, it’s easy to end up with chromatic aberration in a photo. This often results in a purple or green fringe along the edges of some objects in the photo.  When merging HDR photos, this problem can become event worse.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to fix […]

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Adobe has posted a new Adobe Photoshop  Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in.  There are separate pages to download for both Photoshop CS6  and Photoshop CC customers from Adobe Labs. The update is free. This plugin is considered a release, which means that it is considered “well tested.”  However, Adobe would like to get additional community testing before it is distributed […]

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In this tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at one approach to combining HDR (High Dynamic Range) composite images in Photoshop to remove any undesired detail, and easily blend softness back into a landscape composition as needed. Questions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or look me up on Facebook and Twitter. This Post Sponsored […]

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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 Mykii Liu offers up one from his collection — a beautiful black and white fashion preset called BWDrama Fashion.  It’s totally free […]

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In this tutorial, learn how to easily blur the background behind your transparent elements in Photoshop. This is perfect when designing website mockups! Disclaimer: This is just one way to blur elements in Photoshop. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent […]

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Did you know that HDR software can be used to enhance the dynamic range of a single exposure as well? Earlier we looked at enhancing a single raw file, but you can even improve upon a single JPEG or TIFF. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn […]

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You may have heard about collections, smart collections, and collection sets, but have you ever used a target collection? If you haven’t then I’ve got something pretty cool to share with you. The original target collection is the Quick Collection, which is found in the Catalog panel of the Library module. The Quick Collection The […]

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If you want to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography don’t miss Photoshop World September 3-5, 2014 in Las Vegas. Want the best price?  Then you need to act now. We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic deal. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular price for the […]

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One of the newest upgrades in Photoshop CC was the upgrade to make an image larger without loosing detail. In the past when you would re size an image you would lose detail in your image. Now with the new CC they have found a way to keep your image preserved without loosing much detail. […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru.  We all enjoy receiving positive feedback about our work. It feels good, reassures us and helps maintain our enthusiasm to continue the creative process. I’ve been teaching photography for many years. While I continue to teach in a formal environment, most of my […]

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Once you “finish” a photo in Photomatix Pro, you aren’t really done.  The software offers a collection of useful adjustment to refine contrast and control color balance to really achieve the best results.  These adjustments are easy to use once you learn them, In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix […]

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Glyn Dewis will be joining Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim on Wednesday’s Lightroom Hangout to help us master local adjustments. Global adjustments in Lightroom are terrific, but learning the local tools will really take your photography to the next level, and give you the really polished look that master photographers have used for decades. If […]

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One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is the fact that it stores all the work you do in its catalog file and never changes the pixel data in the source photos. Having all of that data on hand gives you a tremendous amount of freedom and flexibility in your post-production workflow. The most obvious benefit is […]

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The previous Exposure Tactics post, explored understanding the difference between how Lightroom, Photoshop, and light meters measure exposure.  Now we continue to look at working with the files in postproduction. Exposure Tweaks in Lightroom & Camera Raw Calibrated computer monitors are great for displaying color and brightness. Unfortunately, the human visual system just can’t tell if […]

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Last week a link was making its rounds on social media reminding people of an artist documentary being shown publicly on Direct TV and much to my surprise it was of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor. I’m not as familiar with Maggie’s work as I am with Jerry’s, but I was super excited to check […]

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