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If you shoot architecture or panoramas, you’ll often shoot wide angle.  This can lead to an unwanted fisheye effect.  Whether you’re shooting one exposure or stitching several, fixing the problem is stone cold simple.  Learn how to use the Adaptive Wide Angle command in Photoshop to repair perspective issues in your photos. This is a […]

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Ever wanted to use some of those great camera raw adjustments like Clarity or Post Crop Vignette on any image?  With Photoshop CC you can now use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter which opens new creative options. Give us :30 seconds to show you and we’ll unlock new control in your post workflow. ______ […]

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Vignettes are a great way to control where a viewer focusses in your picture. Using Adobe Photoshop, it’s possible to create some truly impressive vignettes. With the Iris Blur effect you can create de-focussed edges as well as an alpha channel.  Toss on an exposure adjustment and a layer mask and you have the perfect […]

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Aperture is one of the three sides of the exposure triangle.  For many it is the primary force in shaping their photos, particularly if shooting in an Aperture Priority or Manual mode. Aperture is the easiest way to control how deep or shallow the depth of field is in your image.  As such, it’s an […]

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As many explore panoramic photography, they off stop short (at least of making a full 360˚ arc). The truth is that its gotten much easier to make a fully actualized 360˚ image.  If enough photos are taken, then a large panoramic image can be made.  These photos can then be turned into an interactive panoramic for […]

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Portrait photographers like David Ziser and Clay Blackmore taught me very early in my career that great portraits are almost always short lit, and that made me happy. Knowing that a simple technique could give me a leg up in making great portraits was music to my ears. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand what that […]

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Whether you’re using Photoshop CS6 or CC, this workflow will give you better looking panoramic photos.  Learn to develop the raw files, get the best merge, then remove wide-angle distortion. _______ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Photo Store

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to properly expose a DSLR camera when shooting video.  It seems a bit tricky since you really need to shoot in Manual mode to get the best results.  Here’s a video I recorded for the DPBestflow project which may help you. _________ This Post Sponsored by: […]

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Learn how to reshape photos using Adobe Photoshop into almost any aspect ratio with the Content Aware Scale command. _______ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Photo Store

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the “Reset Concept.” […]

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Learn how to remove unwanted camera shake from a photo (aka Deblur) in Photoshop CC. _______ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Photo Store

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I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow.  I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what's right for you.

I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow. I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what’s right for you. The image on the left is how the camera […]

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results. Be sure to check out the HDR Learning Center for more on HDR. _____ This Post Sponsored […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join RIch and Scott as they take a quick look […]

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  The Adobe Max conference kicks off at full speed on Monday.  Adobe has two keynote addresses you won’t want to miss.  These are free to attend online.  This will get you up to speed on all the big announcements as well as some inspiration.   Day 1: A Creative Evolution Monday, May 6, at […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Levi Sim – Circle Levi on Google+ Join Levi Sim as he walks you through how to set up a catalog in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta. This is an excellent tutorial to get you up and running right away. The Lightroom5 Beta is a great opportunity […]

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I’m a big fan of controlling where the viewer looks within a photo.  In this short tutorial I show you how to use two adjustments in Photoshop to quickly guide the viewer’s eye.  You can make similar adjutments in Lightroom. Master Vibrance and Iris Blur in Photoshop from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.   ___ This […]

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In case you tend to ignore these things, the iPhone camera is the most used camera in the world.  The new commercial from Apple shows many ways that taking photos has become an everyday experience for most people. Sure that’s like saying that a Quarter Pounder with cheese is the best burger on the planet… […]

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While this class focusses a bit on how to use Photoshop for video and DSLR video workflows, there’s tons of tips in it that will help any user.  Hopefully it gives you a few fresh ideas to try out. _____ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Camera Store At Amazon

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If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera RAW […]

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Learn how to use the Philip Bloom PocketDolly with Scott Bourne. We’re on location in Alaska to bring you this special report. _____ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Camera Store At Amazon

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