Photoshop

How to Remove Harsh Shadows Using Photoshop – Photography Article

If you don’t have control of the lighting in which you’re shooting, you may end up with an otherwise great image that has a harsh, distracting shadow somewhere on the subject. This helpful tutorial will show you everything you need to know to remove such shadows using Photoshop.  Coming to you from Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, this great tutorial will show you how to remove harsh shadows from your subject using Photoshop. By far, the most common mistake people make…

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Conceptual Advertising Image Photoshop Walkthrough – Photography Article

In this composite walkthrough, I take you through the various processes it took to create this advertising image. Throughout the video, you will hear my thoughts and why I decided on certain aspects. My main thought when creating this image, was how can I add my own style and flavor to a product shot? How can I showcase something that will make any viewer stop and stare? For me, this usually comes down to story and lots of elements for my eye…

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Process for Planning an Aerial Portrait Shoot – Photography Article

I have been shooting aerial photography for years now, but have never really shared much of my process when it comes to creating images. Here is a quick look at what sometimes goes into a simple photo of mine. Idea/Inspiration As the creator, it all starts with a blank canvas. Our ideas come from things we’ve seen, known, and experienced. Using a camera, we can look at the world from a certain perspective, determine what we want to photograph, and perceive it in…

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The Problem With Presets | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Retouching is an essential part of the photography process. A photo does not get published without some finishing applied in post production. Automation tools such as presets and actions help speed up this process, but there is a danger in using them. This article discusses the problem with presets. I use automation tools everyday in my workflow. I have an action that converts my Profoto, 16 bit tiff file into three different file formats in different folders. I use actions…

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Don’t Be a Creeper: A Few Tips When Working With Models – Photography Article

This day and age, bad news or gossip spreads a lot faster than praise and good feedback, especially when you are a photographer that’s been labeled as a creeper among models. Models and other professionals in the industry do talk to each other. In this video, Brett Seeley and model Annie Parker chat during one of their photo shoots to share some tips on how to work with models more respectfully. While some of this seems like common sense, it still…

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Photoshop Shift Key Tips You Need to Know – Photography Article

Thanks to Photoshop’s myriad of features, it’s more than understandable that you don’t know every single key combination or shortcut out there. Here are several ways to use the shift key to make your life while editing so much easier. As much as I love editing on my computer, anything that can help to reduce the time I spend doing it is more than welcome. This week, educator and photographer Matt Kloskowski is back with another insightful video, which focuses…

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25 Helpful Photoshop Tips and Tricks – Photography Article

Photoshop is a tremendously complex and intricate program, and it can take years to master all its various functionalities. This helpful video will move you along that road by showing you 25 tips and tricks to improve your Photoshop skills in no time at all. Coming to you from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid, this great video will show you 25 helpful tips and tricks to improve your Photoshop capabilities and make your workflow more efficient. There is always more than…

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How to Edit Fireworks Photos Creatively – Photography Article

I hope you had a chance to read my previous article, “Eight Tips for Better Fireworks Photos” before going out to make your fireworks images and found that helpful.  If so, you should have some good shots to work with here.  If not, these techniques will still work for you if you have some other good fireworks photos.  Either way, let’s see if I can teach you how to do the basic editing on your fireworks images. Then, how to…

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The June/July 2019 Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available! – Photography Article

Posted By Chris Main on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in KelbyOne, Photoshop, Photoshop User Magazine | The June/July 2019 issue of Photoshop User is now live on the KelbyOne site and KelbyOne Mags for iOS and Android. From creative sharpening to output sharpening, there are a lot of tools in Photoshop that can make your images stand out in the wilderness, plus easily color grade your photos based on other images, apply creative blurs, fix color distractions, the Photoshop World Guru Awards East Coast winners, and…

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Detailed Background Making It Hard to Cut the Subject Out? This Is the Solution – Photography Article

We’ve all cut out people from the background. I have edited several magazine covers where things needed to be changed or replaced. Hair is always the biggest hassle and concern.  Photoshop gives us a lot of power with regards to cutting out an object, and through the years they’ve listened to what the photographers were asking for. We now have the Select and Mask option that gives you the hair selection tool which makes the process much faster that cutting…

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Selectively Dodge and Burn Your Landscape Images in Photoshop – Photography Article

Landscape photography, as an art form, has benefited from techniques such as dodging and burning long before the advent of the digital camera. There are plenty of tutorials out there, both good and bad, about what to do with your images after you snap the shutter but sometimes the simplest methods are often the most rewarding. For those of you well versed Photoshop users, you are already aware of the Dodge and Burn tools available in the program, but you’ve…

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How to Create Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop – Photography Article

There are a variety of valid reasons you may need to enhance the out of focus blur in Adobe Photoshop. Whether it’s a limitation of your equipment, limitation of the shooting environment, or you just want to make a creative change, this tutorial shows you the trick to making fake bokeh look great. Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid is sharing a useful tutorial that will help narrow down what blur tool out of the many available in Photoshop will create beautiful bokeh. In…

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Removing Halos From HDR or Aggressive Photo Edits – Photography Article

If you’ve pushed a photo edit too far in post processing, you’ve probably noticed a halo effect happening at high contrast areas of your image. If you didn’t catch it right away, here’s the trick to removing them at any time. Halos can form in your post-processed images for a variety of reasons including clarity adjustments, oversharpening, chromatic aberration removal, and sweeping changes to the luminosity in shadows, highlights, and overall exposure. While the best method for dealing with unsightly…

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Editing Console Loupedeck+ Adds Adobe Camera Raw Integration Inside Photoshop – Photography Article

Today, Loupedeck+ is supporting more photographers’ workflows by adding integration for Adobe Camera Raw within Photoshop. Loupedeck+ is a photo and video editing console that features a wide variety of physical adjustment knobs, buttons, and scroll wheels. With the new addition of Adobe Camera Raw support, Photoshop users will now have access to control the look of their images. Adobe Camera Raw integration was a strongly requested feature according to Loupedeck Founder and CEO Mike Kesti. “We’re confident bringing this new…

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Quickly Add Fabulous Depth of Field to Your Image Using Photoshop – Photography Article

Sometimes as you sit down to edit an image, it comes across flatter than you’d like it to be and you wish you’d gotten just a bit more depth of field. If you didn’t capture that blur in camera, all is not lost.  Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE quickly breaks down an easy way to create that depth effect in Photoshop. Using Photoshop CC 2019 makes this easier than ever using quick selections and content aware fill. You can easily select your subject and…

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One Tiny Change in Photoshop to Speed Up Cropping – Photography Article

For many of us, we’ve been using Adobe Photoshop for so long that at this point we don’t question our own workflows; we do what we’ve done before because that’s the way we’ve always done it. I did something crazy the other day though. I questioned if a tooltip’s displayed information could be changed. And I was a little shocked that yes, it could be. The tooltip I’m referring to is one that pops up while cropping an image. By…

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New Technology Can Detect Photoshopped Fakes, Even Reveal the Original Images – Photography Article

Photoshop is arguably the most powerful tool at a photographer’s disposal. And like many powerful tools, it can be used for either good or harm. The good news is that technology has recently been developed to counter nefarious and sneaky image manipulations. Adobe and the University of California Berkeley have teamed up to develop new software that detects facial manipulations that have been implemented on images by Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify tool. In a study, both humans and AI and…

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A Guide to Frequency Separation in Photoshop – Photography Article

When used correctly, frequency separation can be a very powerful and efficient tool for editing your portraits. This great video tutorial will show you a straightforward method to use frequency separation in your portrait retouching. Coming to you from Miguel Quiles, this helpful tutorial will show you how to use frequency separation in Photoshop to edit portraits. The beauty of frequency separation is that it takes advantage of the Fourier Transform to separate the texture data from the color and…

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This AI Can Tell When Faces in Photos Were Photoshopped – Photography Article

Fake photos are a rampant issue in our digital age, but researchers are working hard to restore a greater degree of trust to photography. One team has created a new AI that can detect when faces in photos were manipulated using Photoshop. The researchers at Adobe and UC Berkeley have published their work in a new paper titled, “Detecting Photoshopped Faces by Scripting Photoshop,” explaining how the new method can figure out if Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature was used.…

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Why Using “Blockbuster” LUTs Doesn’t Make Your Footage Look Exactly Like Theatrical Films – Photography Article

Your footage is already shot with lighting that makes it look “cinematic” and it’s time for color grading. You apply a teal-and-orange LUT preset, but although it is in the right direction, your video still lacks something that prevents it from having that blockbuster look. What’s a LUT? LUT stands for “look up table” and is a fancy term for a filter that changes the color of every pixel of your still photograph or your video. Basically, think of a…

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GQ Caught Photoshopping Women Into Group Photo of ‘Tech Titans’ – Photography Article

GQ has been caught publishing an image in which two female CEOs were Photoshopped in. The photo was taken during a trip where a series of “tech titans” took to a small Italian village in order to visit luxury designer Brunello Cucinelli, but a BuzzFeed News editor called them out after feeling the image looked suspicious. The two women in the photo, SunRun CEO Lynn Jurich and Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir, clearly look out of place. The lighting and pixelation don’t…

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An Astronomical Plugin for Beginners Afraid of Photoshop – Photography Article

I talk to a lot of photographers who want to get into Milky Way or astronomical photography but are put off by the difficulty of the processing techniques using Photoshop. It’s understandable. Capturing the Milky Way can be hard. Our home galaxy is faint, it requires a longer exposure than many beginners have tried, light pollution is an an additional challenge, and indeed, getting something good out of your image is a heap of processing work in Photoshop. Early this…

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Fix Old Photos With This One Easy Photoshop Trick – Photography Article

Do you know that strange red tint on all of the photos in your family albums? It has a name – it’s called a color cast. Most old pictures have one, and if you scan and upload them to Photoshop, you can easily do away with it. In Photoshop Restoration Rescue, CreativeLive instructor Matt Kloskowski shared a quick and easy restoring tip to help you fix old photos, even as a novice Photoshop user. Simply put, you just need to,…

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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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5 Bad Photoshop Mistakes & Habits To Break Right Now – Photography Article

After years of shooting and editing photos, Dave Cross has had ample time to make Photoshop mistakes — and learn from them. But his biggest piece of advice isn’t just to be better, but rather, to work smarter. “From a creativity standpoint, working non-destructively, to me, has been a huge bonus,” says Dave in his CreativeLive class, Productivity Tips in Photoshop. Are you ready for the biggest Photoshop event of the year? Join CreativeLive for Photoshop Week 2019, June 12-14, to learn how…

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Critical Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Your Life Easier – Photography Article

Your Photoshop workflow depends on several factors, including the volume of work you’re dealing with and your own mastery of the software. Lightroom and Photoshop instructor Ben Willmore has another secret for helping speed up your workflow when editing photos: Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. Becoming familiar (and quick) with these shortcuts can help you make changes without requiring a lot of physical movement, which can take valuable time out of your editing. Zooming, undoing changes, and even nudging layers can all be…

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Just Fix It In Post ???? – Photography Article

Like nails on a chalkboard! CreativeLive asks photoshop experts how they’d respond to the ever-common request “Can you JUST fix it in post?” and filmed their response. Truth be told, with the right skills, a little humor, (and the right price!) these Photoshop Week pros prove almost anything can be done. What would you do? Shoot back a snarky email or accept the challenge? If you picked the later option we encourage you to join us for Photoshop Week 2019! We’re…

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Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish – Photography Article

A couple weeks ago, I did a quick photo session with my Jiu Jitsu coach, Rafael Moreno, and I filmed the process from start to finish.  The goal for this shoot was to shoot environmental portraits of Moreno in his Gym in Humacao, Puerto Rico. There is a joke within the martial arts world that every portrait looks exactly the same, with the subject’s arms crossed or holding their belt. I wanted to try to do something different.  The gym has a fantastic…

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What Kind of Photoshopper Are You? – Photography Article

Which photoshopper are you? intro goes here The Achiever You are magic. You can do anything in Photoshop, and nary a seam will show. A client could ask you to photoshop Bono eating a burrito in a bolero, and the Associated Press would report it as fact the next day. You read all the manuals and go to all the tutorial sessions. When Adobe asks you to submit user feedback, a smile like a ray of sunshine breaks across your…

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Photoshop Versus Lightroom: Which Do You Need More? – Photography Article

“That’s been Photoshopped” is something you hear often but have you ever heard anyone say “that’s been Lightroomed”? Does your answer to that question tell you which form of software is better, or which you need more? Both Lightroom and Photoshop are part of the Adobe suite of editing tools and if you’re like me, you have access to both as part of your Creative Cloud subscription. However, some photographers out there might be looking at only using one. Is…

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