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...

Dodging & Burning Through Luminosity Masks

Dodge and Burn Through Luminosity Masks
Dodging & Burning has been around since the beginning of photography and the fact that it’s still being used in the digital darkroom is a testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Emphasizing the main subject leading the viewer’s eyes to it is a common use of Dodge...

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,...

Photographing Breaking Waves and Using the Power of Photoshop to Blend Them

Photographing waves and seascapes can be a lot of fun but it requires a certain amount of patience to capture the perfect wave. However, you're not always able to capture that one perfect wave and in those situations, it's helpful to capture multiple exposures that you can combine later on. In this video, German landscape photographer Micheal Breitung shares his best...

Photoshop or Lightroom?

Have you ever felt that the photograph you took doesn't resemble the beauty you while taking the picture? Is the amazing evening now turned into a rather boring image? For most photographers, both amateurs and professionals, post production is a important part of their workflow. Most of the time you don't need to do huge adjustments to a image, before...

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...

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...

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 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...

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