Photography Basics : Let’s Talk Focus

I have been getting a lot of questions about focus recently, and I think it’s a good topic to discuss because so many of you are new to DSLRs and focus can be a sticky issue at first (and always …

Photoshop Friday: How to add brightness without clipping highlights

It’s been way too long since my last video tutorial.. the wait is now over (I can hear your collective sighs of relief ;)

This is something I just learned how to do.. select JUST the highlights of an image …

Using Your Camera’s Histogram Display

Here’s a little video I put together showing you how to use your DSLR’s display option to toggle to the histogram view. Histograms (with the exception of a few extreme lighting situations) are an excellent tool you can use to …

Photoshop Friday: Selective Levels Adjustments!

I felt as if I were in a post processing slump lately.. I had some good captures that I just feel  like I couldn’t get to “pop” you know? Particularly the faces.. they just seemed too washed out and didn’t …

Photoshop Tutorial : Making the Sky Blue

Yes, I am that omnipotent!

Just kidding..

But when my messageboard/flickr friend posted this picture online, I knew it would be a great subject for a tutorial on how to add a fake blue sky in your pictures that have …

Photoshop Friday : Cloning – Making Objects Disappear!

In this video  tutorial I’ll show you how to use the clone stamp tool to get rid of a distracting part of your image, like the beer bottle in the picture below.

Before

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After

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Like magic right?

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Photoshop Friday : A More Accurate White Balance

In a previous tutorial I showed you how to quick fix your exposure and color cast by setting the white and black points in a curves adjustment layer by guessing the light and dark points.   I also showed you how …

Photoshop Tutorial : Adding Texture

It’s photoshop Friday! I’ve actually done TWO tutorials on texture, the first video starts and ends in Photoshop for those of you not interested in Lightroom.

Here is the link to the free texture used in this tutorial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loxleyimages/2379679711/in/set-72157605663056066

Photoshop Friday: A Peek Into Lightroom

You’ve heard me evangelize about Adobe Lightroom, but you probably have been wondering what all the fuss is about. I know I didn’t get it until I actually saw it. Actually, I didn’t get it until I saw it …

Photoshop Tutorial: Black and White the Old Fashioned Way!

I say the old fashioned way because last week I showed you how to do a black and white conversion using an action. The action we used utilizes the same gradient map method that this video tutorial goes over, …