Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You've been on the road for a while, changing your lenses out over and over, and then came across the most perfect sunset landscape setting ever. So you take the most epic shot of this moment and head home to edit and share! Well, once you get home and load the image up on your computer, you notice it's riddled with spots!!! Well, fear not, that shot may need a lot of work, but the folks at Adobe have provided an awesome tool in Lightroom CC to help you see just how bad your camera needs a … [Read more...] about Quick Trick in Adobe Lightroom to help find Sensor “Spots”
Photoshop has been changing as creatives find more uses for the program. In Photoshop CC, Adobe removed Save for Web and Devices in favor of a new Export wizard that’s so much more powerful. Not only can it save a PNG or JPEG file, but it can also export elements to Adobe Illustrator, create Color Lookup Tables, and even render video. Just from habit, I would always go into the Export As option to save out a JPEG for web. Every time I went to Export, it would reset to the default settings. It’s frustrating, especially when you want to save a … [Read more...] about Customizing the Quick Export Format in Photoshop CC
Adobe Lightroom comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there's an entire section on the left dedicated to organizing your photos in either Collection Sets, Collections, or Smart Collections. But there is also a separate collection located under the Catalog drop-down, and that is the Quick Collection. What is the Quick Collection? The Quick Collection is a place for you to quickly add photos that you need to grab from more than one folder in your Lightroom Catalog. It is an "easy access", temporary location for a … [Read more...] about What is Lightroom’s Quick Collection?
Often times when I am shooting, I prefer the convenience of a shoulder strap. Other times I need the stability of a tripod. In the past, making this choice meant removing the strap to attach the tripod plate or at minimum detaching a strap to make room when connecting the tripod. Well not anymore. Meet the SteadSnap Developed and constructed to bomb-proof spec by Toronto-based production specialist Dmitri Tchernomourov and medical photographer Yuri Markarov to hold up to the daily rigors of shooting in one of Toronto's busiest hospitals, the … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: STEADSNAP Camera-Strap-Tripod Adapter
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and we'll be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic. Be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center. When it comes to processing photos, Im typically very thorough and like to take my time. However, there are occasions when I need to view a photo and quickly add some exposure, or even adjust the white balance. For these occasions I prefer to use the Quick Develop … [Read more...] about Mastering The Quick Develop Panel in Lightroom
When creating selections in Photoshop, there are many possible tools to choose from, including the Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools. At first glance, these tools are quite similar, but they have some key differences that can help you out in your editing. Today we will look at the differences between these two tools! Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with Selections. For more tutorials go to . ______ … [Read more...] about Should You Use the Quick Selection or Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop?