Photoshop Tutorial: Selective Leveling

I first learned this method of improving local contrast from Damien in a thread he posted on ILP.  If you don’t already know about Damien’s blog, he’s got some really great posts and tutorials about everything from post processing …

My Workflow from Lightroom to Photoshop

Sorry this came a few days after promised. I’ve been plagued with technical problems, from my desktop microphone failing to some bizarre issue where one part of the audio got unsynched from the video. That and the fact that I …

Lightroom 3 Giveaway!

It’s day II of “Lightroom Week” on my blog.  I’m celebrating the release (today!) of the LR3 plugin for my Wall Display Guides and as promised, here is my long awaited much procrastinated review/giveaway about Lightroom 3!

First of …

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 …

It’s the Little Things..My Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts

One of the best things about photoshop is that you are ALWAYS discovering new little shortcuts and techniques, sometimes completely by accident!

Last night I was putting the finishing touches on a client gallery and was using a layer mask …

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 Friday : Lush Grass

One of my photoshop idols Damien has a post about the misconception that grass is green. As far as photoshop is concerned, grass is actually almost completely yellow!

Which of course makes it tricky to adjust it’s color – …

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! …