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 Prepare Images for Printing

Prepare images for print
Seeing a finished image displayed online is always a nice feeling but actually holding a physical print gives a completely different type of satisfaction. It's not until the image is printed and hung on a wall that the entire process is finished. However, making a good print usually not as straightforward as one would think and most of us have...

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...

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...

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...

Video: Essential Luminosity Mask Tutorial For Beginners

Post-processing is in many ways an important part of photography but it can be quite difficult to know where to begin and how to improve. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming as you start realizing just how much you're able to do in certain photo editors. Luminosity Masks is not a technique for complete beginners but once you've gained some basic...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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