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Julie Powell

My seven favorite accessories and tools for in-studio portraits
Five things to consider when conducting a portrait photoshoot
Creating posts and banners that stop the scroll
Capturing multiple scenes in nature by using a zoom lens
Putting together slideshows for social media using Adobe Spark
One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure … right?
Create soft, romantic looks with LuminarAI
Set up a quick and easy online portfolio in under 30 minutes
Color grading in Photoshop, part three
Creative ways to use red and other Valentine colors
Creation of The Master’s Chair
Creative couple photos with masks

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Create soft, romantic looks with LuminarAI

Are you looking to create a soft romantic look for your portraits? It’s never been easier in LuminarAI. You can also add a creative element to them as well. Here’s how Import your image into LuminarAI. Then I used the Templates

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Color grading in Photoshop, part three

In this last installment of my color grading mini-series, I take a little look at the different tones in your image with the Color Balance adjustment in Photoshop. This allows you to add various colors to the highlights, mid tones

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Creation of The Master’s Chair

I thought I might share something a little different with you today. I was recently asked over on Photofocus Community to share more before and after images, so I thought I would create a video of my full edit (sped

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Creative couple photos with masks

Covid-19 is making all sorts of things difficult including couples portraits. But if you’re willing to take a break from standard portraits and get into something a little more fun and creative, you don’t have to be seen with those

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My seven favorite tools for macro flowers

I recently took a group of students out to a local garden to learn a bit about macro photography. So many people buy a macro lens, but then get frustrated trying to shoot without learning a little bit first. I

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Color grading in Photoshop, part two

In the last video (part one) we looked at Selective Color. For this installment I take a little look at the Channel Mixer in Photoshop. I really like the quick and easy way to work with the different channels of

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Color grading in Photoshop, part one

There are so many great ways to use color in Photoshop non-destructively, from altering the color of clothing to subtle adjustments in shadows and highlights. You can use a myriad of tools or just one or two. In this three-part

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Using LUTs for color, tone and contrast

A great way to add some interest to your photos is with using LUTs in Photoshop. LUTs (Lookup tables) have mostly been using for color grading film and video for years, think cinema blockbusters. They have a certain look and

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Avoiding the harsh, direct flash look

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t like pop-up flashes is that it gives uneven, harsh lighting directed at your subject. Even with an on-camera speedlight, the same effect can happen. And while you can play around with the

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Easy high key lighting with two lights

Creating high key light is making sure there is enough light on your background so it is pure white, with no shadows. This can be done using strobes or LEDs or a mixture of both types of light. There are several

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