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A Fast Way to Change a Background

Changing the color of a background or adding a backlight effect has always been a task for Photoshop. Here’s how to skip Photoshop and use Lightroom’s new Range Masking Tool

More to a Silhouette than Exposure

There are a few key elements that create a successful silhouette. I’ll say it loud and proud. It is MORE than exposure. Yes, you meter for the sky, yes, that

Getting Started with HDR Shooting

I head out to Great Fall National Parks to walk you through HDR shooting. Have you tried to photograph the beauty of a scene but just can’t capture its intensity

Deghosting HDR Images in Photomatix

HDR Photos are created by merging two or more exposures together to show the entire dynamic range of a scene. This is an great tool that we explore fully in

How I Got the Shot : HDR Interior Architecture

HDR Programs, such as Photomatix, do most of the heavy lifting when developing HDR images, but you first need to create quality images using a few essential tools – tripod, cable release and a good lens.

Create Great HDR Images without a Remote Trigger

One of the frustrations when combining multiple exposures into an HDR image is ghosting. This appears if the camera has shifted even the slightest bit between images. HDR processing software like Lightroom or Photomatix Pro can do a pretty good job at aligning the images and removing ghosting, but it doesn’t always work. This is where the built-in timer comes in handy.

Using Smart Objects Before Transforming [UP22]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at

Transforming Objects with Puppet Warp [UP21]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at

Perspective Cropping in Photoshop [UP17]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at

Mastering the Crop Tool [UP15]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at

Lightroom Hangout: HDR for FUN!

You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be

Changing the Photoshop Canvas Size [UP14]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at

Sizing Digital Images in Photoshop [UP13]

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at