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 entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We'll be giving away a copy of Perfectly Clear from Athentech. Plus you never know what else. We kick off Monday 4/18 at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, and 11:00 am Pacific. 3:30 pm in Newfoundland. RSVP here and it'll show your local time. This Month: Lightning … [Read more...] about Lightroom Hangout: Lightning Fast Workflow with David Crewe
As I was browsing a few of my favorite Facebook groups, I came across images from Australian photographer Kira Likhterova. Her images and post-processing skills amazed me. I love how she is able to take a simple photo and turn it into a work of art. I quickly reached out to her and asked her to share a few of her secrets. Here’s her tutorial on how to turn a simple photo into a scene from a storybook: First of all – here is a behind-the-scenes image taken by one of the Mums. It shows where I was shooting, and at what angle. That was just a … [Read more...] about Create a Storybook Image
Photoshop Mix is part of the Adobe CC mobile apps collection and allows you to make edits away from the desk. in this post I’ll be using Mix to replace a sky in an image; Opening an Image Because Photoshop Mix is part of the Creative Cloud I can access images from a variety of places. Tapping the + on the left opens up the image open choices; I’ve already Synchronised some collections from Lightroom, so I’ll head off and get an image from there by tapping on the Lightroom icon; There’s a collection called Demo Files, I’ll navigate … [Read more...] about Replacing A Sky with Adobe Photoshop Mix and Photoshop CC
In this webinar, Scott Bourne will share secrets and practical advice that went into the making of some of his favorite and best-known images. He'll discuss both shooting and postproduction techniques that make his images stand out above the rest. Scott will also show how he's using Perfectly Clear to enhance his images to improve contrast and clarity while removing noise. Click here to download Scott's entire slide presentation. https://youtu.be/xwDjxmhzIgI?t=2m56s … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Making Compelling Wildlife Photographs with Scott Bourne
For the past several months I’ve been using Perfectly Clear in my workflow to edit my images. I love the product so much I became a Perfectly Clear Evangelist, touring across the US and London, teaching how to quickly process a single or multiple portraits (removing blemishes, smoothing skin, enhancing eyes and fixing exposure), enhancing landscapes and wildlife photos – all in a single click. I’ve become very proficient with the Photoshop and Lightroom plugin, I even created my own custom presets. In each of the presets I created, I noticed I … [Read more...] about Athentech announces Perfect Exposure and its FREE!
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
Sometimes a client says "Can you please make my face slimmer?" While she (in this case it's a woman) thinks her face is too wide and I don't, she is still the client. My job is to make her happy. Puppet Warp Hidden in Photoshop's Edit menu is a very powerful pixel bender named Puppet Warp. While it can do miraculous distortions, it can also do very practical work. This short ten minute video shows how to use Photoshop's Puppet Warp along with a little Content Aware Fill to slim a face quickly and almost … [Read more...] about Photoshop’s Puppet Warp Slims a Face
Have you ever wanted to drop on to the set of a top pro and see how things really run for a shoot? Don't miss Running a Professional Photo Shoot. Matthew Jordan Smith is going to join us live from Tokyo and walk us through some recent projects. Learn how to plan for a shoot, get practical tips on gear setup, and how to manage clients and talent during the shoot. We'll also explore tethering and onset processing using Lightroom and Perfectly Clear for instant access to polished photos. Join us for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free … [Read more...] about Free Webinar: Running a Professional Photo Shoot with Matthew Jordan Smith
Youre going to come back from photo trips with lots of pictures. If youre not careful, you'll soon be drowning in pictures, unable to find the ones you really need while storing and managing those that you don't want. The secret to easy picture management is to toss out, reject/archive or delete as many as you can. At first, this is going to feel like sacrificing your first-born child. Believe me: It gets easier as you go. With experience, your skill level increases. The more you photograph a certain subject, the better your pictures of that … [Read more...] about First Pass – Editing Your Photographs
Photofocus Podcast February 7th, 2016 Questions & Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne Thanks for all the great questions youve been sending in to the Photofocus podcast. This week Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne tackle some great topics to help photographers. Remember, you can post those questions by sending us a note here at Photofocus. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/245792878" … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast February 7th, 2016— Questions & Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
In just one minute, learn how to place images and videos within your text in Adobe Photoshop using a Clipping Mask. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Zvf4BB--g&w=1280&h=720] Disclaimer: Minute Photoshop Tips are not meant to act as full training videos. Their purpose is to give you a glimpse into what's possible in Photoshop. … [Read more...] about Place Images and Videos Within Text in Photoshop
If you're a Time Lapse fan like myself than this is an exciting weekend. Gunther Wegner, creator of LRTimelapse, (arguably the best plugin/tool for your time lapse arsenal on the market), just sent out the press release detailing the specifics of the latest update to LRTimelapse 4.5 including use of some of the awesome newest features in Lightroom CC. New Features in LRTimelapse 4.5 Added Support for the new Local Dehaze in Lightroom 6.2 / CC.2 on Linear, Circular Gradients and the Paintbrush. The number of threads used to generate the visual … [Read more...] about Time Lapse Photography Just Got A Powerful Update
If youre shooting in a studio for compositing with Photoshop then you may be using a grey or green backdrop. I was spending a long time making masks until I saw this cool tip from Photoshop trainer Dave Cross, the time its saved me, thanks Dave! Open the images For this example Ive got two images, one of a wall and then one of a young lady listening to music, if youd like to work along theyre both available from Fotolia. The wall is a black and white image, but Im looking to have the image in greyscale so this shouldn't be an issue. It should … [Read more...] about Extracting From A Green Screen – The LAB Trick
The Oil Paint filter is back in Photoshop! Why was it removed? Your guess is as good as mine, but it's back! In this tutorial, I take a look at two examples of how it can be used. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUFfsLpwk3Y&w=1280&h=720] … [Read more...] about The Oil Paint filter is back in Photoshop!
How'd you like more than 750 pages of photo education and inspiration for less than $5? Our eBooks are on sale for just 99 in the United States. We've asked iTunes to price equivalently around the globe. Available for iBooks The sale runs until February 28, 2015. The collection contains text, photos, video, audio, and interactive content. The Basic Beginners Guide to Photography Light & Exposure Secrets of HDR 72 Essays on Photography Develop Great Images in Lightroom Get Organized in Lightroom (Get it FREE) NOTE: These books … [Read more...] about All Our eBooks on Sale Until February 14, 2016
We've been hard at work and have a brand new book for you (and it's totally free until February 14, 2016). Are you tired of spending too much time looking for your photos? Have you over lost track of some of your photos and felt totally stressed out? While Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a great tool to develop your photos, it also serves another important purpose keeping your images organized. But how you go about this process is pretty complex. The new book is called Get Organized in Lightroom. In its 212 pages you'll find practical advice … [Read more...] about Our New Lightroom Book Is Here – And Free Until February 14
In today's Photoshop tip, learn how to create snow using a custom brush, filters, and an adjustment layer. Similar techniques can be used to create rain, as well! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjEoMzve_t0&w=1280&h=720] … [Read more...] about How to create snow in Photoshop
There are a ton of updates in the latest version of Photoshop CC. In this video, I show off a few of my favorites from artboard improvements, font filtering, the return of the Oil Paint filter, and more! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb70Qg02_1E&w=1280&h=720] … [Read more...] about My Favorite New Photoshop CC Features (Late 2015 Release)
Every Sunday night, we take a family adventure. Most of the photos that you see on my website are from different hikes or walks throughout the state of Utah. We take a camera, we stay in our Sunday best and go out to document a few moments together. We look at scenery, take advantage of the weather and my husband and I sometimes use it as an excuse to to get myself in a few photos to prove my existence for future generations. Plus, every now and again, my daughter will pick up the camera...which I LOVE. This time, we had something fun in … [Read more...] about Creating Dream-like Composites with Photoshop
This upcoming podcast, Richard and I will sit down to go over several reader's questions. Anything regarding gear, business questions, recent photography news, lighting and more. If there's something you want explained, post your question in the comments below. We will take a handful of questions and mention your name in the podcast. … [Read more...] about Q and A Podcast: What questions do you want answered?
I was retouching a photograph of Amy Patterson that had a wardrobe failure. The left side of her corset looked like it just didn't fit. This is a quick fix in Photoshop using Liquify. Liquify Problem I discovered that Liquify is broken in the latest release of Photoshop CC 2015.1. A very bright block appears around the liquified area. The problem is readily apparent and not fixable. Or is it? The workaround Actually, there are two workarounds. The problem shows up only in 16-bit files. The first fix is to convert the file to 8-bit then … [Read more...] about Workarounds for Broken Liquify in Photoshop CC 2015.1
Category: Family Photograph: Christmas Family Photo- Jeremy W Cox Setup: Composite shot with individual shots of figurines, head shots and background. Key light above subject slightly to the right (variable distance based on subject size) with Lumiquest Softbox Ltp or Softbox III depending on subject size. Fill light with Westcott umbrella bounced off white ceiling. Accent light from back left. Background slate and shelf shot with mostly ambient light and added fill camera left. Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community, right … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Christmas Family Photo
As photographers, we often pride ourselves in our ability to see the inspiration and creative potential in any scene. This is a skill that comes through practice and the development of your artistic eye over time. This may seem to come naturally, especially for seasoned photographers, but there is never a bad time to refresh your skills. I find this is best accomplished in the form of a good challenge. For this article, that is precisely what I sought: an exercise in inspiration. I invite you to follow along. The Challenge: Taking a Scene from … [Read more...] about An Exercise In Inspiration
In this free webinar, you'll learn the essential skills to make your images stand out and look their best. Bringing Out the Details in Your Photos with Perfectly Clear for Photoshop and Lightroom Do you want to make your images pop? Learn how to make your images really jump off the page in Lightroom and Photoshop. Remove lens distortion and vignettes Sharpen to add detail Reduce noise to remove distractions Add Depth to improve contrast Use Vibrancy to pop colors In this workshop will explore a complete workflow of processing your images … [Read more...] about Join Us for a Free Webinar on Bringing Out the Details in Your Photos
Join Photofocus' Melissa Niu and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson about using tripods for long lenses and how they restrict camera movement. https://youtu.be/qZn0DkhCjqc Brought to you by LensRentals - http://bit.ly/pflensrentals SongFreedom - http://bit.ly/songfreedom Photofocus - https://photofocus.com About Moose Peterson Mooses true passion is wildlife photography and he considers himself incredibly fortunate to be amongst North Americas critters and bring back their story with his camera. Along the way Moose has been … [Read more...] about Moose Hates Tripods | Moose Peterson – What’s in Your Bag
Join Photofocus' Melissa Niu and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson about shooting undetected with the Nikon DF. https://youtu.be/PytG95xZXPM Brought to you by LensRentals - http://bit.ly/pflensrentals SongFreedom - http://bit.ly/songfreedom Photofocus - https://photofocus.com About Moose Peterson Mooses true passion is wildlife photography and he considers himself incredibly fortunate to be amongst North Americas critters and bring back their story with his camera. Along the way Moose has been fortunate to be recognized for his … [Read more...] about Shooting with the Nikon DF | Moose Peterson – What’s in Your Bag
Recently, I stumbled upon a simple flower photo I took years ago on vacation. It was snapped just for fun as I was walking along a path at a Michigan ski resort in the summer. At the time, I was happy with it - in fact, I thought Id done a great job. Since that time, my retouching skills and editing curiosity have grown significantly, so I thought Id take another crack at it. Actually, I decided to take several cracks at it to see how different styles worked across the same photo. Re-Working a Past Photo The way that a photographer styles a … [Read more...] about How Many Ways Can You Style a Photo?
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 entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). Be sure to tune in: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5pm Eastern | 2pm Pacific RSVP here and it'll show your local time. We're going to explore a bunch of the Adobe mobile apps and get some practical tips and some insider secrets. Learn about: Adobe Photoshop Fix Photoshop retouching for … [Read more...] about Mastering Mobile Workflows with Creative Cloud Apps (special guest Bryan O’Neil Hughes)
Have you ever been zoomed in while editing in Photoshop, only to zoom out and realize your adjustments were not at all what you wanted? Here is a quick solution I like to use to avoid that situation. 1. Opening a New Window With your image open in Photoshop, from the menu bar, navigate to Window > Arrange > New Window for (filename). A second tab will appear containing a duplicate version of the image. 2. Arranging the Windows From the menu bar, navigate to Window > Arrange > 2-up Vertical (or whichever orientation works for the … [Read more...] about Setting Up Two Windows for One Image in Photoshop
As I was browsing different Photoshop, Lightroom and Topaz forums, I came across a beautiful digital painting Denise Finnegan Dewire created. As I was admiring her image, I noticed she signed the image with her full name and then added - original. I thought that was pretty neat. As I looked through her portfolio I saw the same signature on each digital art image. I realized, thats her digital watermark. I laugh and thought she must have read fellow Photofocus author Pamela Barrys great article, Create Your Own Signature Watermark. That got me … [Read more...] about Create Your Own Signature Watermark as a Brush