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HDR 101: Shooting Brackets

Human eyes are incredible for viewing the world and seeing into shadows and highlights all at the same time. The basis of HDR photography is making several exposures at varying

Fantasy Portrait: Alien Queen part 2

Part 1 of the Alien Queen tutorial showed how to mirror the thin part of her face and add two more closed eyes with fabulous lashes. No queen is complete

Image Mode & Bit Depth [UP3]

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

Adding Winter Snow to a Sunny Photo

Using Photoshop’s powerful Masking and Layer Blend modes we are going to apply overlays to add snow to a photograph that was taken in sunny Florida.

Simple Background Magic for Photos

I want to share a simple way to apply a “texture” to a plain or seamless background. A texture is an image of almost anything that can be appropriately ghosted

Cinematic Video Composition in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a cinematic video composition using a few video clips, blending modes, and Adjustment Layers! Disclaimer: This is just