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How to Transform Your Photos With Texture Layers in Luminar 2018 Part 2
For this composite, my goal was to produce a version of my galloping wild horses image that looks like it’s...
Two Heads Are Better Than One – How to Deal with Bad Expressions
How to deal with the unfortunate facial expression in group portraits Ah... it's that time again! The time when we...
Apple’s Automator – The Ultimate Workflow Tool
Imaging Workflow Beyond Lightroom & Photoshop Most of the time, photo-imaging workflow can be completely managed within the familiar applications...
How to Use a Digital Projector as a Glamour Spotlight
An Alternative to Focusing Fresnel Spot Light with the Benefit of Easy Custom Shapes I have been experimenting with digital...
Lee Varis’ 10-Channel Workflow – Part-3
Picking up where we left off in part-2... Now for the really fun stuff... make a new empty layer at...
Lee Varis’ 10-Channel Workflow – part-2
Picking up where we left off in part-1... Now lets look at enhancing the color saturation. Of course this could...
Channel Blending: From Color to B&W and Back again
Channel Blending for Tone Control I'd like to share an advanced concept for tone control in Photoshop. This channel blending...
Lightening Dark Skin with Luminosity Blending – part-2
This is part 2 of a detailed article.  Be sure to also check out part 1. We saw how to...
How to Desaturate Shadows in Photoshop, for 3D Contrast
  Digital capture technology is really awesome and has truly changed photography, improving it in a multitude of ways. But...

How to Transform Your Photos With Texture Layers in Luminar 2018 Part 2

For this composite, my goal was to produce a version of my galloping wild horses image that looks like it’s been drawn and woodburned onto an old board. Not sure why, I just thought it would look cool, the inspiration behind many my composites. Having an idea of what you want to make before you start usually produces the best results. But, don’t be so in love with your idea you can’t change as you create your composite.

At this point, I have my horse picture processed and saved as a high resolution TIF file, and have found a nice wood texture I want to use as the background texture. Ideally you want these texture files to be high-resolution also, so that you can print your finished piece later. Using a 400 pixel wide texture will result in a blurry grainy mess, it’s too small to print it big later.

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Apple’s Automator – The Ultimate Workflow Tool

Imaging Workflow Beyond Lightroom & Photoshop Most of the time, photo-imaging workflow can be completely managed within the familiar applications of Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Photo Mechanic, etc… but occasionally it becomes necessary to go beyond the capabilities of these programs

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Lee Varis’ 10-Channel Workflow – part-2

Picking up where we left off in part-1… Now lets look at enhancing the color saturation. Of course this could be done with a Hue/Saturation adjustment, but we will do this another way to gain access to the channels of

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Channel Blending: From Color to B&W and Back again

Channel Blending for Tone Control I’d like to share an advanced concept for tone control in Photoshop. This channel blending idea forms the basis of my 10-Channel Workflow for digital photography. Lets start with this colorful image of a sunflower…

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Lee Varis’ 10-Channel Workflow – part-2

Picking up where we left off in part-1… Now lets look at enhancing the color saturation. Of course this could be done with a Hue/Saturation adjustment, but we will do this another way to gain access to the channels of

Read More

Channel Blending: From Color to B&W and Back again

Channel Blending for Tone Control I’d like to share an advanced concept for tone control in Photoshop. This channel blending idea forms the basis of my 10-Channel Workflow for digital photography. Lets start with this colorful image of a sunflower…

Read More

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