How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Though digital cameras are constantly improving Dynamic Range, they still struggle when dealing with scenes portraying extreme contrasts such as scenarios where the sky is bright and the foreground is dark. Capturing these scenes in a single frame is often impossible which is why many photographers rely on photo editors such as Adobe...

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images
I have been a photographer since the 1970s and I have been a printer of my work from the beginning. In that era, a physical print was almost the only way to share your work with anybody else and ever since, I have never stopped learning how to most effectively make a print that would best convey my intent,...

3 Effective Methods to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks

How to apply Luminosity Masks
Luminosity Masks are considered an advanced technique but with a little bit of basic Photoshop knowledge, you'll be surprised to see just how easy they are to create and apply to your images. There are a few different ways to apply Luminosity Masks and while they are pretty straightforward, it’s important to learn which method to use in various situations. #1...

The Orton Effect Explained

orton effect
There are countless techniques and tools to make your image stand out but few have become as popular as the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect is both loved and hated but still applied to some degree by most landscape photographers. It's not hard to understand why it's become a popular technique when you see just how big of an impact it...

Essential Raya Pro Workflows for Landscape Photographers

Raya Pro Workflow
It’s no secret that Photoshop can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming. Post-processing is a big part of landscape photography (regardless of the degree of adjustments you make) but not all of us have the time, or interest, to spend hours upon hours in Photoshop. Raya Pro, a third-party plug-in, addresses that: it not only saves you time and improves the...

Photoshop Made Easy with Raya Pro

Raya Pro Workflow
Are you feeling overwhelmed with Photoshop? Do you have a hard time remembering how to create and apply certain techniques? Post-processing and Photoshop are becoming an important part of a photographer’s workflow but it involves spending a lot of time repeating the same adjustments over and over. Perhaps you apply the Orton Effect, use Luminosity Masks, or maybe you create...

Create a Precise Mask Based on Color Value with This Simple Technique

Precise Mask Based on Color Value
Have you ever wanted to make a selection of a specific color in Photoshop but not been quite sure how? Have you tried with Luminosity Masks or another type of selection but failed? Have you been so frustrated that you've just manually painted a mask instead? You're not alone. Luckily for you, though, creating a precise mask based on color...

An Introduction to Luminosity Masks

Luminosity Mask Tutorial
Luminosity Mask Tutorial Do you feel like you’ve learned how to use your camera and have become curious about post processing techniques? Have you already learned the basics of Adobe Photoshop and are ready to explore some more advanced and powerful techniques? If so, Luminosity Masks is where you should begin. Luminosity Masks have become one of the most popular techniques/tools...

Understanding Layers & Masks in Photoshop

Layers and Masks in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for those who want more options when it comes to post-processing than what you get in Lightroom or other RAW-editors. With Photoshop the possibilities are almost endless so it's not strange that it seems slightly overwhelming in the beginning. Perhaps you're in that state right now; wanting to step up your processing but...

How to Optimize Images for Instagram

Optimize Images for Instagram
Instagram has become the go-to platform for photographers to market their work. It's not surprising as the image-sharing network has more than 600 million active users, making it the perfect platform to promote your art. Despite being a mobile photography platform, the majority of photographers use it to share their best images, which are normally captured with a DSLR. However,...

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