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If you’re shooting in a studio for compositing with Photoshop then you may be using a grey or green backdrop. I was spending a long time making masks until I saw this cool tip from Photoshop trainer Dave Cross, the time it’s saved me, thanks Dave! Open the images For this example I’ve got two […]

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2015-10-07 Aesthetic Judgments part one

In the first part of my thoughts on aesthetic judgments I introduced the first two considerations on my list of five that inform my work. This post discusses the rest of them starting with… Composition Composition is the pleasing expression of the elements in a space. I prefer to lock the camera on a tripod […]

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matchcolor

If you have an object that appears in two photos, Photoshop makes it easier to use both objects to better match color.  In this example, we’ll select an object in both images and then apply a color adjustment to make the two areas match. Explore Match Color in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori… This Post […]

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I started photography by shooting film in high school just before the turn of the century, and I don’t miss film one bit. It’s so wonderful to see a photograph on the back of the camera and see how the composition and the highlights are working, and then make changes. I don’t know what I […]

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The Hue/Saturation command lets you adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness of color components in an image. Additionally, you can simultaneously adjust all the colors in an image. This is useful to adjust colors in an image that appears slightly out of phase or skewed toward a color, such as an image that appears to […]

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At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales are making their way to the tabletops of my local farmers market. I’m very fortunate […]

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A RAW file open in Camera Raw 8.4 shows the color values for white, middle gray and black before it is white balanced.

What comes after using an incident meter to set the exposure? Setting a neutral color balance then refining the exposure, both in post production. I always refine the exposure after neutralizing the color. Before going into the steps for either one, here’s some background on digital captures, especially RAW files. (You are shooting RAW aren’t […]

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