Sharpening helps your picture have a little more punch and can allow details to pop and draw attention. If you sharpen the entire image, however, you'll end up with visible details, called artifacts, in places where there aren't details, like a blue sky. To avoid creating these artifacts, you can sharpen only those areas that have interesting detail and those to which you want to draw attention. Let me show you how to selectively sharpen using Lightroom's Adjustment Brush on this photograph I made in San Antonio on a photowalk (we've got … [Read more...] about Selective Sharpening in Lightroom
Bryan O'Neil Hughes and Howard Pinsky join Melissa Niu and Rich Harrington to discuss the state and future of Photoshop. Bryan, the Senior Product Manager for Photoshop at Adobe, helps us understand how the Photoshop team works, and Rich and Howard demonstrate must know techniques, all hosted by Melissa Niu. Photoshop techniques discussed include: Content Aware Fill tools, Video, Camera RAW as a Smart Filter, and Adaptive Wide Angle Lens correction. https://youtu.be/jjUYF4xLb_g … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: The Future of Photoshop and Must Know Techniques
Previously Photoshop had two strands, Photoshop and Photoshop Extended. The Extended version had added 3D and video capabilities. Photoshop CC however, by default, comes with video editing capabilities and 3D. As most new DSLRs come with video video capturing more and more photographers are looking to the tools they know to edit their footage, step in Photoshop CC! The video in this tutorial from Fotolia / Adobe Stock The Workspace When you open video in Photoshop a panel called Timeline opens at the bottom of the screen. This is where we … [Read more...] about Using Camera RAW to Color Correct Video
I was recently given the new LG G4 smartphone to try out by my friends at ThreeUK. Theres a lot I could write about the software, shape etcetera, but Im a phoneographer so lets get straight to the camera. Go Manual The camera is good on this phone but really comes into its own when you opt to switch to Manual mode. Here you can opt to change; White Balance Focal depth Exposure compensation ISO Shutter speed All pretty cool and opens up some great photographic opportunities, but what really got me excited was the option to shoot jpg or DNG … [Read more...] about Shooting Raw on a Smartphone with the LG G4
On all the smartphones I get my hands on these days there's a n HDR function. Quite often I find that the default is 'Auto' but what difference does it really make? What Is HDR? High Dynamic Range or HDR is a technique of combining three or more images to make one evenly exposed image. That is, one for shadows, one for mid-tones and one for highlights. Photographers have been creating HDR images for some time using software from Photomatix, Adobe or other third party software providers. The Smartphone HDR What smartphones do however is take the … [Read more...] about What Difference Does HDR make With Smartphone Images?
Found in both Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW lies a module that you may skip over, but it actually holds a lot of power. Mainly used as a calibration for your camera it can be a great creative tool. Lets take a look at Camera Calibration; Where To Find Camera Calibration In Lightroom you'll find Camera Calibratin at the bottom of the Develop Module and in Adobe Camera Raw its the 8th icon across that looks like a camera; Process The Process here is what version of the software was used to process this image. If youre loading in an older … [Read more...] about Camera Calibration in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw
Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support the RAW files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to be updated for each camera model that is created. For example, if you are currently using Lightroom 5 and buy a brand-new Canon camera, in order to process the RAW files you will need to wait until Adobe has updated Adobe … [Read more...] about Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera’s RAW Files?
When shooting in high-contrast light, all photographers are faced with the unnatural color-shift of chromatic aberration, and likely well-acquainted with the notorious green or purple fringe lining the edges of objects in our images. Though a few tools to combat color aberration have been embedded in Adobe's workflow for some time, cleaning up the lines in our shots has never been easier. Today we'll take a look at an example and run through a few steps to correct these distracting hues by way of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and the Defringe … [Read more...] about Correcting Color-Fringe in Adobe Camera Raw
How Much are your Photos Worth? It's hard to put a price tag on years of memories you captured in photos or the hours of video you took that still brings a smile to your face. Ask yourself, what are my photos worth? If you're a professional photographer; someone who sold a print or charged for service, this question gets easier. How much would I lose if I lost everything on my hard drive. You get my point; we need a bulletproof backup plan, hardware that is safe, simple and expandable, and last, easy configurable software to manage it … [Read more...] about 3-2-1 Backup for Photographers
Adobe announced a simple update to their Camera Raw, which affects Photoshop and Lightroom! It's a pretty light package that adds a slew of support for new lenses and a couple new cameras. Also, there's a couple bugs that'll be squished with the installation of this update. And here's the meat and potatoes of the update from straight from Adobe: New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release … [Read more...] about Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 RC is Available!
In this tutorial I walk you through my entire process to develop this image. You'll learn how to: Make adjustments in Camera Raw (or Lightroom) Paint in selective adjustments to remove shadows Remove distracting elements with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools Improve accuracy with the Quick Selection tool This is a complete workflow I used to create this image (which made the Upcoming list at 500px). Disclaimer: This is just one way to use Photoshop. ______ … [Read more...] about Removing Shadows and Distractions in a Photo
A lot of folks don't know that Adobe often releases software early as part of its Adobe Labs program. Here you'll find "prerelease" candidates which simply means software that every thinks is good enough to ship but they want to test a little longer. A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released version 8.1. It is a beta version and will work until June 30, 2013. Here's what's new Using a retina display? HiDPI capable monitors are supported. New Camera support New lens profiles for automatic lens correction. A new DNG Converter to … [Read more...] about New Camera? Want RAW Support In Adobe Camera Raw? You Don’t Have to Wait.
Guest Post by Rich Harrington shows you the basics of the Adobe ACR interface. This video comes from the book and DVD - Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging ProfessionalsDISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful … [Read more...] about Free Video Tutorial – The Basics of the Adobe Camera Raw Interface
Guest Post by Rich offers a tutorial on creating custom vignettes in ACR DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. _________________________ … [Read more...] about You Can Create Custom Vignettes In Adobe Camera Raw
Guest Post by Rich Harrington shows you how to use ACR's Fill/Recovery Command to fix a poorly exposed photo. DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. __________________________________ … [Read more...] about Free Video Tutorial – How to use ACR’s Fill/Recovery Command to fix a poorly exposed photo.
Guest Post by Rich Harrington shows you how to use the Synchronize command in ACR. DISCLAIMER: This post isn't intended to be definitive - we're not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We're merely offering it as A way you might accomplish this task. These tips are free, offered only because they might be helpful to someone. ____________________ … [Read more...] about How To Use The Synchronize Command in Adobe Camera RAW
Guest Post by Click here to watch a nice, quick video tutorial on working with problem images in ACR. ___________________ … [Read more...] about Working With Problem Exposures In Adobe Camera Raw
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidates, both available immediately for download from Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com. The 'release candidate' label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all customers. The Lightroom and Camera Raw teams would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a wide variety of … [Read more...] about Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3
Apple has updated Aperture to 2.1.2. Some sites are reporting that the new version adds some RAW support. Apple says the Aperture 2.1.2 update improves the printing quality of books ordered through the Aperture printing service. The update is recommended for all customers using Aperture 2. You can read all the details and get the update at Apple.com. … [Read more...] about Adobe and Apple Software Update News
(KEY: CMD = Command Key on Macs / CTRL = Control Key on Windows machines.) You may have thought that only RAW shooters can take advantage of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). If so, you'd be wrong. You can indeed work with JPEGS or TIFFS in ACR. You'll be working with less data, but have access to all the same controls. To do this follow these steps: In Adobe Bridge, hit CMD/CTRL > K to open preferences Check "Prefer ACR for JPEG and TIFF Files." Still in Bridge, select a JPEG or TIFF image you want to work with. (Make sure it is flattened, i.e., … [Read more...] about You Can Import JPEGS and TIFFS in Adobe Camera Raw