Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop the Right Way

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop
It's very easy to rush your post processing and crank those sliders too much and too early. You are better off starting slowly and build your processing step by step. This way you have more control and can fine-tune the extra pop at the end of your editing. Be sure to consider your composition and make it stronger with selective...

Are HDR Softwares Dead?

Exposure Blending in Photoshop or HDR Software? There's no doubt that technology has evolved a lot during the last years. The quality of cameras have improved drastically, new softwares have entered the market and new techniques are constantly being developed. The term HDR is at times frowned upon and it's been characterized by over-saturated images. What many tend to forget is that HDR...

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...

Two Ways to Enhance Sunsets in Photoshop

Two Simple Methods to Enhance Sunsets in Photoshop Have you ever photographed a great sunrise or sunset but the colors in your camera aren't as good as what you saw? Don't worry, this is actually quite normal. Luckily, there are many ways to pull out the details and colors that you witnessed. Some do it by using filters in the field, others do...

How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

create a vignette in photoshop
Two Techniques to Create a Vignette in Photoshop Vignettes can be one of the most powerful adjustments to help enhance the composition and light in an image. In the previous article, you learned how to create a vignette in Lightroom but today we're raising the bar to see how to selectively create a vignette in Photoshop. Aside from the option to...

How to Handle HUGE Image Files and View them in Lightroom

"Could not save because this document exceeded the 4GB limit for TIFF files" is an error you might have encountered if you work on large panoramas or use multiple layers when developing images in Photoshop. TIFF and PSD are the most common file types for photographers to save their developed files in but unfortunately they've got some restrictions: TIFF files...

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...

Processing Dark and Moody Images

processing moody images
The Power of Moody Images Moody processing is a way to process an image when the light isn't good by the standards. Meaning that there are no colorful skies but instead a dramatic atmosphere with to fog, rain, snow or thunderstorms. My idea of moody processing was born around 2013/2014 when I used to spend most of my weekends in the...

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...

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