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If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, […]

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This is an excerpt from our new Lightroom Ebook that will be available next week thanks to Mosaic Archive. Don’t miss outré next Lightroom hangout either. While presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats […]

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A good crop in Photoshop can go a long way to improve the composition of a photo.  Selectively discarding pixels can really help focus the viewer’s attention and tell a story.  But what if you change your mind? If you crop correctly, you can bring those pixels back. Select the Crop tool (C). Choose a […]

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Need to get better composition?  Well, it might be time to crop. Learn how to crop images in Photoshop, while still preserving the flexibility to change your mind.  This is a big time-saver and makes it easy to make future changes. ______ This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography & Lighting Conference. […]

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With the Crop Tool active, in order to preserve the cropped off area, you’ll want to make sure that the “Delete Cropped Pixels” option is not checked. This way, if you need to adjust the crop at a later point, and bring back some of the original data, you can easily do so. Disclaimer: This […]

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In this tutorial, join Richard Harrington as he explores the use of HDR photography for dynamic Black & White imagery.  You’ll learn how to use Photoshop CS5’s Merge to HDR Pro command.  You’ll also learn how to use Vanishing Point to clone in perspective as well as crop to a targeted size.  Finally you’ll see […]

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Image and Post by Rick Sammon Here’s a fun and creative exercise: Look for pictures within a picture. I took the top picture of my son, Marco, at the “Goodfellas” diner in Queens, NY. Yes, he is trying to look like Ray Liotta. And yes, it’s just a quick snapshot – but what a fun […]

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