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Long Exposure Photography 1. A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop.

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Post Processing Tutorial - Tonal Adjustment Helpers. 10 post processing mistakes : Articles, Tips and Tutorials about Landscape Photography. Seascape. Clouds. Sunsets and Sunrise. Cityscapes. Landscape. Macro. 18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts. This guest post was submitted by Brian Auer from Epic Edits Weblog.

18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

How to Manually Clear Out Photoshop’s Massive Temp Files. Adobe Photoshop is taking up more room than you think.

How to Manually Clear Out Photoshop’s Massive Temp Files

But Photoshop also uses massive temporary cache files, many over a gigabyte each, which don’t always go away as they should when you close the program. Photoshop is already a huge program, with a recommended installation size of 1.6GB (not including another 6-10GB or so if you have the rest of the Creative Suite). But that doesn’t even touch the space that Photoshop’s temp files can eat up. Bigger and more frequent projects exacerbate the problem; I’ve seen my own Photoshop temp files eat over 50GB of space.

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Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. If you were wondering why the first view wasn’t a full circle, it’s because we’re looking in at a very oblique angle, and there is internal vignetting – this is perfectly normal for any wide angle lens.

Review: Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens

It’s known as optical vignetting, and as you can see from the f/5.6 image, usually goes if you stop down a bit. There is an example later, showing the considerable difference that going from f/2.8 to f/8 makes in an actual shot. First impressions The lens is of plastic construction, but it’s a very solid plastic, and matched to a metal lens mount.

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10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography. In the digital age you as a photographer are expected to be familiar and knowledgeable with Photoshop.

10 Editing Techniques That Changed My Photography

It can be argued back and forth if this is right or wrong and whether Photoshop is ruining photography. But I see Photoshop as a tool, just as the darkroom was a tool to manipulate images. I have put together this list of 10 techniques that helps me get the most out of my images. As my photographic skills grew so did my curiosity for better images. The more I observed the photographers I looked up to, the more I noticed the images they took were not straight from the camera. 1. This is the foundation for my editing. (images exported from camera raw with my adjustments) How to Use Look Up Tables to Edit Photos. Look Up Tables (LUTs) are generally used to changes certain colors and their ranges in video using Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or any professional video editing software.

How to Use Look Up Tables to Edit Photos

We often edit our photos with actions and presets in Lightroom or Photoshop, but it is possible to edit these photos using LUTs too. Fstoppers - Photography News and Community for Creative Professionals. Enhance the sharpness of your camera with DxO Optics Pro. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can restore fine details and micro-contrasts to the images you take with lenses that lack sharpness.

Enhance the sharpness of your camera with DxO Optics Pro

Sharpness As used in photography, sharpness describes the capacity of a lens to reproduce fine details and micro-contrasts. Sharpness is closely related to the quality of the lens manufacture and to the materials used in its design. It also depends on aperture: at maximum aperture, a lens will generally be less sharp than at smaller apertures. Finally, sharpness tends to be irregular across the field, with the central area frequently sharper than the edges. Focus The visual impression of an image being in focus is created by contour accuracy. The Targeted Adjustmment Tool in ACR. How to Fix Color Temperatures in Adobe Camera Raw - f64 Academy.

Color Balance, Color Temperature, White Balance, they all go hand in hand.

How to Fix Color Temperatures in Adobe Camera Raw - f64 Academy

Every photo should get some love in the color department, but how do you know what needs what where? Before you just dive into those temperature sliders in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, you have to understand the basics of how a camera records your White Balance. All cameras record color similar to how they record tone. You have probably seen the words Exposure Value (EV) on your camera. The Exposure Value is what range of tones the camera records from overexposed +EV or underexposed -EV. Similarly, there is White Balance for Color.

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PS Tips. Textures. Colour. How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop. In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty.

How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between shots. The other more sensible option, which we’ll cover here, is to solve it in post, in this case using Adobe Photoshop. It isn’t difficult of course to clone out the odd scuff mark, but when you have hundreds of dirt marks or creases you need a slightly more heavy duty solution, and simply blurring can bring its own problems.

In this case I’ve already tidied up the floor, now it’s time to clean up the background. Image copyright: Simon Newlyn In some cases, a Crop will solve the edge problems, but in the interest of completeness I’m going to cover a method of extending the background over the problem areas when there are shadows and gradients to consider.

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Lens Flare. Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps. If you’re a photo buff of any level, you’ve most likely heard of or seen the amazing work of Andrzej Dragan.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps

His portraits have a very high contrast and color style all their own. The effect is stunning and eye catching. It reveals a lot about the subject that the naked eye doesn’t get to see. Photo Cascadia Blog. Landscape photographers are increasingly turning toward more interpretive modes of presentation in order to express their own ideas about the scenes that they encounter.

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New techniques in field work and related digital processing have fueled this development, often enabling photographers to produce images that were nearly impossible to achieve in the film era. These techniques address a plethora of age-old problems in landscape photography, from displaying a vast depth-of-field to escaping the constraints of shutter speeds and fixed angles of view. Whether the goal is to overcome limitations of current photographic equipment or to infuse a photograph with creative subjectivity, digital solutions have opened up a new world of options and have generated a world of terminology to go with them. In response to frequent requests for explanations of certain terms, I offer the following lexicon. Exposure Blend: Click for more: Example 1 (By Sean Bagshaw) | Example 2 (By Chip Phillips)

The 15 best photography websites. The web is full of endless resources and tutorials on the subject of photography, but sometimes too much choice can be confusing so we've picked the 15 top photography websites that will really help you get to grips the medium.

If you want to take things to the next level, why not find the best Photoshop tutorials and be inspired by some great examples of still life photography too? 01. DIY Photography Started in 2006 as a place for gear-lusting photographers, DIY Photography is a great place to pick up expert advice and read about the latest kit. Written by photographers for photographers, it's heavy on the tutorials with about 1,200 useful how-to articles online, plus a whole load of DIY articles that'll help you build your own gear rather than splash out on expensive kit.

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Book Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development Discount. “Which book should I read about Capture One?” – this is one of the most common questions asked by my readers. The problem was that until recently I had nothing to recommend or suggest. Capture One is one of the most popular professional RAW-converters on the market, but for some reason, there are no books about it. Capture One: An Overview of the Rendering Pipeline. Recently Rocky Nook published a new book “Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development, Image Processing, and Asset Management” written by Sascha Erni.

It’s a well structured, well illustrated and well explained guide to learn how Capture One works. Starting from image organizing features, the book goes step-by-step through all the working tools, it will lead you to the final result – a well-processed image. With Rocky Nook’s permission, we will publish four parts of the book during the next few weeks. Subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter or email newsletter to receive all the new articles.

Today we’re publishing the first article – “An Overview of the Rendering Pipeline”. Capture One Color Editor Basic Tab. Recently Rocky Nook published a new book “Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development, Image Processing, and Asset Management” written by Sascha Erni. In 15 chapters “Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development…” discovers each Capture One’s tool tab and places it in a general workflow pipeline. During the reading, you will also get a mass of helpful tips, hardware recommendations and important, well explained basic concepts. With Rocky Nook’s permission, we will publish four parts of the book during the next few weeks. Subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter or email newsletter to receive all the new articles. The first article – An Overview of the Rendering Pipeline.

Understanding the Capture One Sharpening Tool. Recently Rocky Nook published a new book “Capture One Pro 9: Mastering Raw Development, Image Processing, and Asset Management” written by Sascha Erni.

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Topaz Plugins. Film Look. PS Academy. 7 Simple Tips for Using Photoshop to Add Dynamic Contrast to Landscape Images (VIDEO) Here’s a very helpful tutorial on adding impact to your landscape photos by enhancing dynamic contrast without the need for any special plugins. The technique is based on the Soft Light Blend Mode in which whatever is neutral gray remains unchanged, while blacks get darker and whites get whiter. Color lookup. Features. 30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them. The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films. Correct Images in Photoshop. Perfectly Clear - Perfectly Clear. Our corrections make every photo Perfectly Clear.

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Bokeh. Infared. Composition. How to add a coloured background to your portraits in Photoshop. Adding coloured backgrounds to portraits is often done in camera at the time of shooting. 30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them. Gaussian blur. BlackandWhite. Understanding ProPhoto RGB. The Luminous Landscape Tutorials contents. Panoramas. Local Adjustments.

Colours. Lighting. Focus Projects. Selections. Panorama. Glossy Finish for Photos. CJ3: The Importance of Triple/Double Processing in Photoshop & Exposure Blending. Content Aware. Free Video Tutorials. Landscape. Food Photography. Set Your White and Black Points for Consistent Prints! A full moon rises over San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge, California.Canon 1DsMKIII, 54mm, f/16, 2.5 sec., ISO 200. When it comes to getting great prints from your digital files, be it on a home printer or online lab, it is paramount that you correctly set your White and Black Points. I guarantee these two simple adjustments in combination with properly calibrating your monitor will result in prints, regardless of the paper surface, coming back ready to be displayed proudly on your wall. For these examples, I used various images that I have captured of the Golden Gate Bridge. In Lightroom, it is simple to set the White Point. In the Basic panel, Simply move the White slider while holding down on the Alt/Option Key.

Follow the same procedure to set the Black Point, the only difference is that your screen will turn white instead of black. I told you this was simple. Even on foggy days, I set the White and Black Points as in this early morning image of the Golden Gate Bridge. Burst mode and faster shutter speeds. Getting Started with DxO ViewPoint 2. How to Give Your Landscape Photos Extra Punch in One Easy Step. The Newest Film Simulation "ACROS"

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Glyn Dewis. Learn How To Double The Speed Of Photoshop - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Simulate A Ray Of Light - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Replace The Sky In A Photo - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Reduce Stubble Or Five Oclock Shadow - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials.

Learn How To Perform A Digital Nose Job - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Blend Modes & More. Learn How To Whiten Yellow Teeth - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Mask A Photo To Itself - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Fix Blurry Photos - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Learn How To Add A Focal Point With Light - Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. Free Photoshop Video Tutorials. ACR Clipping for Highlights & Shadows. ACR Target Adjustment Tool. Muted Colours. Dave Hill Look.

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The Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw - Layers Magazine. Create Custom Vignettes & Spotlights Using Camera Raw’s Radial Filter - Layers Magazine. Retouching. Photoshop Tips. Image Stacking: Multiple F-Stops. Local Contrast Enhancement.