editing

How Much RAM Do You Really Need to Edit Photos in Lightroom? – Photography Article

How much RAM do you really need to edit photos in Adobe Lightroom? 8GB? 16GB? 32GB? And how much of a difference would upgrading your current system actually make? Ryan of Signature Edits decided to find out, and he’s put together a helpful comparison video to share his results. In the video above, Ryan starts out by covering what RAM does and doesn’t do. Some less tech-y types tend to think that “More RAM” always equals “Better Performance,” but that’s…

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Is Retouching Cheating? A Fine Art Photographer’s Perspective – Photography Article

Photographer, YouTuber, and educator Serge Ramelli must be a glutton for punishment, because his most recent video reveals his opinion on a very controversial question: is retouching cheating? Let’s get the conclusion out of the way first: Ramelli believes that it is not cheating to retouch your images, and in the video above he uses several of his own photographs and a little photo history to illustrate why. Now, it’s easy to write off Ramelli’s point of view since at…

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Photography Post-Processing Software – Photography Article

My recent article, 3 Alternative Post-Processing Applications that Challenge the Adobe Throne, presented just three of the many post-processing software packages available (both free and paid) that provide excellent post-processing capabilities. In this article, I’ll give you a much longer list of post-processing software. To be impartial, I’ll list the titles in alphabetical order. DXO Photolab 2 A few of the titles added by readers in the Comments section of the “3 Alternatives” article impressed me with their power and…

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5 Basic Post-Processing Tips to Instantly Improve Your Photos – Photography Article

Are you a beginner looking to improve your post-processing skills? That’s what this article is all about. In it, you’ll discover five post-processing tips that will immediately take your photos to the next level. Best of all, these tips aren’t even difficult to follow, and they require nothing more than the most basic image-editing program. Let’s dive right in. 1. Straighten your horizon for professional-looking photos When the horizon isn’t straight, even the untrained eye picks up that something is…

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How to Enhance the Starry Night Sky in Photoshop – Photography Article

Let’s say I would like to enhance the stars in this Milky Way landscape photo. I could load the image into Camera Raw and add some Clarity at the risk of adding noise and artifacts to the night sky. Another way of doing it could be to use “Select Color Range” combined with a curves or levels adjustment. However, I often find that these methods don’t yield satisfactory results. I am not saying that the technique I am to demonstrate…

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Building The Ultimate Photo Editing Workstation – Photography Article

Building a solid workstation is critical to photographers and retouchers. We find ourselves sitting at the desk for 7-10 hours a day to meet deadlines. If you dread going to your editing station, it can make post-processing a chore that you don’t look forward to, which means delayed deadlines and unhappy clients. I made up my mind to build the dream station where I look forward to spending hours on end sitting at. In the above video I showcase my…

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Editing with Lightroom Desktop (and a Book Giveaway!) – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Only | This post is following up from last week’s look at the cloud-based Lightroom desktop app. Today I want to explore the editing workflow to see how similar, yet different it is from Lightroom Classic. I’m also super excited to announce that the update to my Lightroom Classic for Dummies book is finally out! To celebrate I’ve got two copies…

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Why Top Photographers Use Photoshop – Photography Article

Photo: Erik Valind Thanks to blogs like Photoshop Disasters and the many, many err in editing judgment it points out, use of the Adobe photo-editing software has become something of a punchline. But Photoshop itself isn’t the problem; it’s how the tool is used, and by whom. For professional photographers, Photoshop isn’t about warping bathroom mirror selfies — it’s about creating beautiful images with subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) alterations after the fact. Getting it right in-camera is the dream, sure…

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