As I always discuss, I am looking constantly for every way to streamline every little detail of my workflow as much as possible. Today I want to talk about what you do after you run your actions. It's a very simple thing that I rarely see anyone do. [ Read More ]
Is it April Fool’s day yet? Because GQ just won next year’s contest (if there were one). In jest of all the botched jobs on other magazine covers, they decided to release this cover for the Comedy Issue with the best/worst issues! How many can you spot? I swear I am now tempted to make one just for fun! Perhaps just as great is the statement they released with the cover:
GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for ourContinue reading "GQ Mocks Vanity Fair Photoshop Fail on Comedy Issue Cover"
No matter the sneaky techniques you use to get around it, sometimes eyeglass reflections are just impossible to avoid when photographing people. It’s always best practice to have the client remove the glasses for a single shot so that you have some bare eyes to work with in Photoshop, but for times when this is just not possible or you simply forget to take that extra step, this video will guide you through some great ways to fix that glare, without a ton of cloning or eye-swapping. [ Read More ]
When I first started on my journey of learning my way around Photoshop I was a full-on Apple product fanboy, it just seemed like every creative was using an Apple machine and that I should do the same. Once I went full-time, I realized that I could build myself a PC that would be much more powerful for the price. After my build was complete, the first thing I did was install the Wacom drivers and Photoshop, only to find that some things didn’t work quite as I had expected them to. There were major brush lag issues and the
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This trick, in particular, is for that nasty noise you can sometimes get in long exposure images — especially if you have to brighten the image, but it can work in all kinds of instances. Now, before I show you this trick, I do want you to know that I normally don’t mess with trying to fix noise in my images. It has to be really, really, really bad for me to even try to deal with noise, because (1) noise reduction techniques and plug-ins simply blur your image to hide the noise, so you’re trading one bad thing for another, Continue reading "Quick Photoshop Trick for Fixing Noise"
Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you cannot afford fast, high-end glass, and want to achieve that creamy-blurred background, then your Photoshop skills matter. [ Read More ]
The way that you choose to manipulate color as an artist is one of the primary methods of making an image unique. If you are looking to improve the color schemes in your photos or want to learn how to find and create filters in Photoshop, this tutorial covers it all. [ Read More ]
Sometimes a background element distracts from the focus of an image too much, but it can't be avoided in the composition. That's where this video from Colin Smith at Photoshop Cafe comes in handy, as he shows you how to quickly remove those distracting elements in three simple steps in Photoshop. [ Read More ]
It's always frustrating as a photographer to spend time shooting, editing, and printing an image only to see different results throughout various steps of your workflow. [ Read More ]
I probably won’t ever be, or pretend to be, an expert at Adobe Photoshop; I spend so little time in it, using Lightroom for 90% of what I do, that I just don’t take the time in the program to figure out all of the little tricks that would be useful. In this great video, you’ll learn a new tip every couple of minutes that could really help out your photography and up your Photoshop game. [ Read More ]
Hey there! It’s me again, Dave Williams, which means it’s my favourite day of the week – #TravelTuesday – and that means I’m here, in your face, at Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider! Right, if you were following along you’ll know that I jumped on my Triumph and spent nine days riding from London to the Atlantic Highway in Norway. 3,100+ miles if you’re asking. And guess what… I’m back! I’m still trawling through hours of footage to make a cool video to show you all, so keep an eye on my Facebook to see when that lands, but for
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Working as a retoucher, one of the hardest parts of my job wasn’t even the cleanup work that an image typically requires, it was the color grading. Applying a specific look to an image to really enhance or create a mood that meets the client’s vision was either doable or really hard. There was never a time when it was completely easy, even for me. When the client has appropriate references in similarly lit situations to the job at hand, it’s a bit easier to dissect. If a client has no particular idea of what they want, this became impossible.
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Happy Friday, everybody. I have a little video I made for you today, to talk about a feature Adobe added not long along to Photoshop CC, but I talk to people all the time who have no idea it’s there, and so, of course, they’re not using it. In fact, I can’t find hardly anyone using it, but it’s so awesome I use it all the time, and I think you’ll love it, too. Check out the video below (it has other cool tips in the video as well). Hope you find that helpful. If you’re into Lightroom, and you Continue reading "The Most Awesome Photoshop Feature You’re Not Using (and Some Other Cool Tips)"
Adobe Photoshop is incredibly complex. In such vast software, there are options you would likely never find on your own. Here are five hidden gems that you might not yet know about. [ Read More ]
Color correction is one of the most fundamental and important post-processing skills a photographer can have. Photoshop has some helpful automatic tools to help you with this process, but with just a little bit of tweaking, you can get better results. This helpful video will show you just what to do. [ Read More ]
One of the most fundamental and powerful features of Photoshop is the Curves tool, and knowing it inside and out is key to all sorts of compelling and convincing edits. This helpful video will introduce you to the Curves tool and how to use it effectively. [ Read More ]
Image distortion is an issue that you often find in photography. This problem can cause parts of an image to appear improperly sized, stretched, or curved. Here is a great tutorial for fixing this common error. [ Read More ]
This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop. [ Read More ]
Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much easier. [ Read More ]