Lightroom 3 Week Kickoff – Free Rounded Corners Preset!

I’ve deciding that this week will be the “week of Lightroom 3” here at becoming mom. Several things converged having to do with Lightroom this week that make it worth celebrating!

1) The imminent release  of the LR3 plugin for …

Howdy Y’all, I’ve Got Some Post Processing Tips!

Sunday I finally, FINALLY got Jasper to put on his Halloween Costume! I have the whole story up on my photography site, but let’s just say it wasn’t easy. So once he was in it, I couldn’t let him …

Making Grass Green

I was just preparing a few images of this adorable girl’s shoot to post on my photography blog and I thought I would do a quick tutorial on something that I had to do in almost every image from this …

Photoshop Tutorial : Removing Color Casts in Two Seconds Flat!

I just finished editing a family session where the little girl was wearing a NEON green shirt in some of the images. Neon green shirt = neon green color casts on her face!

Here is the before:

And now the …

Photoshop Tutorial : How to Stretch the Canvas

Before bothering to watch this tutorial, please note that content aware scale is a feature that was introduced as of photoshop CS4.  If you don’t have cs4 or higher, maybe watch anyway because it may influence your decision to upgrade! …

Photoshop Friday: Using Channels for Correction and B&W Conversions

We’ve never delved into channels before here (except for channels adjustment layer tweaks) and truth be told I’d forgotten what a useful tool channels are to have in your photoshop arsenal until recently!

Here we cover how to make adjustments …

Portrait Retouching : Making Mom Look Good

Of course this goes for ANY sort of portrait retouching, but in the world of family photography, lets face it, it’s usually mom who doesn’t like the way she looks (myself included!)  These tips come in handy for family sessions …

Photoshop Friday : Newborn Editing

A lot of people asked me about my newborn post processing, and what I “do to my photos” in photoshop.  For many images, my goal is as little as possible other than white balance!  That works much of the time, …

Skintones by the Numbers Photoshop Tutorial

How to use Lightroom (or ACR) to adjust the white balance of your image and then how to check and finetune it in Photoshop. This tutorial uses the CMY % method of correct skintones that I first learned about in …

Photography Basics: RAW vs. Jpg

I was pleasantly surprised at how many of you lucky ladies said you got a new DSLR under the tree for the holidays, so I wanted to do a quick little primer on RAW vs. jpg:  What is RAW (hint: …


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