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Photoshop’s undocumented feature for Levels and Curves
In this tutorial we’re going to take a quick tour of an undocumented feature — a hidden gem of sorts...
Removing color cast with auto curves in Photoshop
Most advanced users skip the Auto command. And I admit, in the past, Auto wasn't nearly as useful. But hidden...
Improving contrast with auto curves in Photoshop
Most people think of a curves adjustment layer as being used for contrast. And built-in, are several recipes that you...
Quick Tip: Photoshop Curves Made Drop Dead Easy
Find Curves a little confusing? Try this simple tip. Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t...
How to Make Your Photos Look Great with Curves Layers in Luminar
Curves layers are one of the most misunderstood, yet more powerful adjustments you can make. Our images are all made...
Apple updates the Photos App in macOS High Sierra!
The only constant thing in Apple is change, and thankfully-- one of the biggest changes to macOS includes an update...
Adventure in Color and Tone – Lightroom vs Photoshop
Editor's Note: This is an advanced tutorial. For a detailed explanation of these techniques, Lee is sharing see his post...
How do I fix a photo that lacks contrast in Lightroom?
Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I fix a photo that...
The term “Crushed Blacks” has got people confused!
What seems to be a misused phrase in the photography community is being made increasingly more confusing by those who...
Color Correction for the Best Skin Tone
Editor's NOTE: Photofocus is proud to welcome master photo educator Lee Varis to our roster of authors! Subtle Adjustments Make...
Understanding the Curves Command in Photoshop
Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won't use it at all. The Curves interface is more...
Fearless Full Sun Shooting
Shooting in the full midday sun can present creative challenges to any photographer. The high position and brightness of the...

Removing color cast with auto curves in Photoshop

Most advanced users skip the Auto command. And I admit, in the past, Auto wasn’t nearly as useful. But hidden within Auto are multiple methods for automatically analyzing and solving problems. One of those problems is color cast. And an

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Quick Tip: Photoshop Curves Made Drop Dead Easy

Find Curves a little confusing? Try this simple tip. Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t use it at all. The Curves interface is more complex than Levels, which scares away many users. A Curves adjustment allows

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How to Make Your Photos Look Great with Curves Layers in Luminar

Curves layers are one of the most misunderstood, yet more powerful adjustments you can make. Our images are all made up of pixels, which each have values for color and luminosity. With Curves adjustments, we can remap the pixels’ values for these, changing them to be brighter or darker, or changing their color.  In Skylum Software’s Luminar you can add multiple curves filters, and make each layer target very specific parts of your image.  This will give your images more depth, dimension, and beautiful color.

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Blond side-by-side

Color Correction for the Best Skin Tone

Editor’s NOTE: Photofocus is proud to welcome master photo educator Lee Varis to our roster of authors! Subtle Adjustments Make all the Difference Every photo needs some amount of adjustment to enhance its presentation, even really good photos can benefit

Read More

Understanding the Curves Command in Photoshop

Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t use it at all. The Curves interface is more complex than Levels, which scares away many users. While Levels gives you three control points (highlights, midtones, and shadows), the

Read More

Fearless Full Sun Shooting

Shooting in the full midday sun can present creative challenges to any photographer. The high position and brightness of the sun projects an even downward cast, leaving an exposure void of the depth and dynamic range we’re accustomed to in

Read More

Quick Tip: Photoshop Curves Made Drop Dead Easy

Find Curves a little confusing? Try this simple tip. Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t use it at all. The Curves interface is more complex than Levels, which scares away many users. A Curves adjustment allows

Read More

How to Make Your Photos Look Great with Curves Layers in Luminar

Curves layers are one of the most misunderstood, yet more powerful adjustments you can make. Our images are all made up of pixels, which each have values for color and luminosity. With Curves adjustments, we can remap the pixels’ values for these, changing them to be brighter or darker, or changing their color.  In Skylum Software’s Luminar you can add multiple curves filters, and make each layer target very specific parts of your image.  This will give your images more depth, dimension, and beautiful color.

Read More
Blond side-by-side

Color Correction for the Best Skin Tone

Editor’s NOTE: Photofocus is proud to welcome master photo educator Lee Varis to our roster of authors! Subtle Adjustments Make all the Difference Every photo needs some amount of adjustment to enhance its presentation, even really good photos can benefit

Read More

Understanding the Curves Command in Photoshop

Most users will either use Curves a lot or they won’t use it at all. The Curves interface is more complex than Levels, which scares away many users. While Levels gives you three control points (highlights, midtones, and shadows), the

Read More

Fearless Full Sun Shooting

Shooting in the full midday sun can present creative challenges to any photographer. The high position and brightness of the sun projects an even downward cast, leaving an exposure void of the depth and dynamic range we’re accustomed to in

Read More

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