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onOne’s New Perfect Photo Suite 9 is amazing, but can it replace Photoshop or Lightroom as your main image enhancement software?

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Are you looking for a great way to touch up your images or remove blemishes?  Well you have access to the Spot Removal tool which is surprisingly versatile. Advanced Healing Brush (a.k.a. the Spot Removal tool) Lightroom 5, Adobe Bridge and Photoshop CC 2014 all share the Camera Raw 8 processing engine. What this means is […]

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The simplest thing you can do to make your photography better is to work with other photographers, and working with Mason Johnson has certainly opened my eyes to ideas that continue to tickle my brain and stir my creativity. Mason is a filmmaker and producer and head of Klepticenter Productions based in Utah. I’ve worked with Mason […]

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Photoshop and Lightroom are a great combination but sometimes is gets confusing on what edits should be done in which program. I use a simple Halloween photo to show my workflow. Along the way, I demonstrate the power of plugins such as Topez’s Simplify and Photoshop’s own Poster Edge filter.

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Let’s continue our look at Pixelmator (an alternative tool for processing images). Want to fix just a part of your image in Pixelmator?  Learning how to clone pixels is an essential way to remove distracting elements or hide damaged areas of a shot. This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Pixelmator course by […]

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I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras.  The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more accurate results than you can get with the manual controls. Explore how to use autofocus in this brief tutorial. You may also find it helpful to […]

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Long lenses magnify. That’s their main job. A 500mm lens offers 10x magnification when compared to a 50mm lens. Any mistakes you would make with a 50mm lens are magnified 10 times with a 500mm lens. Most problems associated with getting sharp images with long lenses are associated with vibration. Vibration can come from many […]

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