Post Processing

The Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks in Photoshop – Photography Article

There are many ways to select an area of an image. In this article, we will take a detailed look at what luminosity masks are, how to create them and how to use them effectively in Photoshop. Luminosity masks are one of the most powerful tools when it comes to selection. If you are new to Photoshop or unfamiliar with layers and layer masks, we have a comprehensive beginner’s guide to Photoshop. This article requires an understanding of layers and…

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How to Completely Remove Adobe Creative Cloud Software – Photography Article

If you decide to move to another post-processing tool and you want to completely remove all Adobe Creative Cloud applications, you might come across software removal issues. I recently transitioned my laptop to another family member and I wanted to completely remove all unrelated software, including Adobe Creative Cloud. Something that was supposed to be an extremely simple task of software uninstallation turned out to be a long and painful process. The good news is, I was able to successfully…

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Lightroom Gets GPU Acceleration for Image Editing – Photography Article

One of the biggest complaints many of us photographers have towards Lightroom, is its slow performance when doing basic tasks, such as image culling or using specific tools when editing photos. It looks like Adobe is beginning to address some of the complaints, specifically when it comes to image editing with the latest Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera RAW updates. The LR Classic 8.4 and ACR 8.4 now gain the ability to use the power of your graphics card for…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop – Photography Article

Adobe Photoshop can be overwhelming to use for many beginner photographers. We decided to put together a detailed guide that goes over the basics of the most popular, and arguably most powerful post-processing tool on the market. Many of us have heard others say something like “This image is photoshopped” at least once. Even non-photographers use this phrase all the time when referring to digitally-manipulated images. In other words, Photoshop has become synonymous with post processing. The Complexity of Photoshop…

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Best Lightroom Export Settings To Use – Photography Article

If you want the highest quality final photo for any purpose, you need to be familiar with your post-processing software’s output settings. For many photographers, this means using Lightroom’s “Export” dialog to get the best results. But not all of these settings are completely intuitive, and you certainly don’t want to make a mistake in the final step of the imaging process. So, this article covers everything you need to know about the best Lightroom export settings to use. First,…

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Landscape Photography Case Study [Video] – Photography Article

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to film a tutorial on photographing the Milky Way – but as you may have seen, that didn’t quite work out. Our video series took a further hiatus when I lost my voice the following week, but we’re back again! Since I still sound like a potato, I went through the Photography Life archives for the following case study – from composition to post-processing – of two Grand Tetons photos from our Landscape Tutorial. Lightroom…

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DxO Nik Collection 2 Announcement is Underwhelming – Photography Article

Today DxO released its first major version of its Nik Collection suite that it acquired from Google last year. The new version of the software, Nik Collection 2 comes with over 40 brand new presets and support for high-resolution monitors. While the support for high-resolution monitors is great to finally see in Nik Collection, it seems like nothing else has really changed as far as the tools are concerned. In fact, I personally don’t think that this release even deserves…

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A Guide to Black and White Conversion Using Photoshop – Photography Article

In this Guide to Black and White Conversion using Photoshop, we will look into the pros and cons of different options Photoshop offers to turn an image into monochrome. Practically, there is not one single method that suits everyone or more precisely, not one method that suits every single image shot by the same photographer. But certainly, some methods are more powerful than the others and give us more control over the output. Before you go through this article, please…

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