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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Remove Spots in Photoshop

Remove Dust Spots in Photoshop
No matter how often you clean the camera and lenses, and no matter how perfect the composition is, it's hard to avoid having a couple spots or areas you want to remove from a photo. Luckily, it's relatively easy to remove spots in Photoshop without leaving visible traces. Remove Dust Spots in Photoshop If you're a Lightroom user and all you want...

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 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...

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...

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