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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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Snapshots vs. History

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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Black and white photography is all about contrast.  Working with HDR is a great way to create compelling photos.  In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create the most contrast in a photo. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how to quickly get results.  Remember, […]

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I’m a big fan of Photoshop World (this will be number 21 for me in fact). I always find classes I love and new things to learn at the event.  We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic price. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular […]

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Take a ‘boring’ black and white photo, and give it some color in Photoshop! This tutorial covers selection methods, Adjustment Layers, and Layer Masks, all of which will help you in your photo editing. Disclaimer: This is just one way to colorize a black and white photo in Photoshop. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily […]

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When you are first learning Photoshop, layer masks can seem overwhelming and confusing. It’s ok, photoshop itself can be overwhelming and confusing. I promise, once you understand the basics of Layer Masks, you’ll be glad to utilize this skill in your post processing workflow. In fact, you will find that using layer masks is one […]

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom.  This book is almost done and we’ll be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic.  Be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center. There is a direct connection between the histogram and the […]

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I typically feel pretty set in my ways once I find my groove, but every now and then, a I get the urge to branch out and try something different. Those urges are highly motivated by the really nice word, “FREE.” Right now, the onOne Software Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition is a free download. […]

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EyeColor

In a hurry? We’ve got you covered. In 1 minute, learn how to change eye color in Photoshop using a basic selection, masking, and Adjustment Layers. Disclaimer: This is just one way to change eye color 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 […]

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Cinematic Video Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a cinematic video composition using a few video clips, blending modes, and Adjustment Layers! Disclaimer: This is just one way to create a cinematic video effect. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. ______ This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a […]

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Batteries. Seems a creative professionals life runs on batteries.  The ability to work on the go, anywhere, any time. My phone, tablet, laptop, cameras all run on batteries. The Problem with Rechargeable Batteries Over time, rechargeable batteries wear out and need to be replaced.  I’m not talking about losing a charge, rather the total number of […]

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PerspectiveWarp

Adobe has done it again! Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC 14.2 allows you to change the perspective of objects in your images without much stretching or distortion. 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 lenses, cameras, lighting and […]

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom.  This book is almost done and we’ll be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic.  Be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center. The Histogram panel contains a number of tools to […]

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