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Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but they can easily be applied too heavily and overshadow the real subject of the image. Right now I’ll show you my favorite way to control Post-Crop Vignettes in the Effects tab. […]

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Have any old photos lying around?  Whether you want to repair some family heirlooms or add a new service to your photo business, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to repair old photos in Photoshop using the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and the Clone Stamp Tools. Tools used in this tutorial: Spot Healing Brush: […]

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I’m a big fan go shooting GoPro cameras because their size lets me get them in some great places (especially with waterproof cases) But GoPro footage is heavily compressed, which means your images can appear dull and flat. Fortunately its a pretty easy fix using Photoshop or Lightroom. Learn how to improve the look of […]

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Editor’s Note: While You might have summer on your mind, now’s the perfect time to put your plans together for winter shooting. Recently, I went on a 2 1/2 week trip to Iceland and Norway during the winter season. Upon doing my research of the historic weather reports for those areas during that time of […]

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The trouble with photographing eyeglasses is that they’re made of glass, which is generally pretty reflective and reflections of my flashes may obscure the eyes behind the glass, and if we can’t see a person’s eyes we might as well not make a picture. I was pretty intimidated by this when I was a new […]

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When used effectively, Photoshop’s Shadows/Highlights sliders can help you transform your images. Learn how to use it in this tutorial form lynda.com. You’ll see that overblown skies and muddy shadows can be recovered (even from A JPEG file).  This is an essential tool for the toolbox. This tutorial is a single movie from the course […]

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Photographing jewelry always presents some interesting challenges to overcome. The brooch crafted by Marie Scarpa is shiny gold and silver wire wound in a spiral holding seventeen sapphires. Each one is a different color. The wire had to read as silver and gold. The individual stones had to show their true colors. The background was […]

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