How to Remove Large Objects in Photoshop

How to Remove Large Objects in Photoshop Have you ever tried to remove an object from a photo, but just couldn't get it to look right, whether it be because of the lighting, color, or actual selection? This tutorial provides a handful of tips for perfectly removing objects in Photoshop. [ Read More ]

What is Auto Tone?

Hello there! It’s Tuesday so I’m back to gatecrash the blog again! This week it’s all about Auto Tone! So, I’ve been asked this question twice, which therefore automatically merits a blog post about it. Trust me, that’s how that works ;)
‘What is Auto Tone?’
Well! First of all, what does it do? Auto Tone (along with Auto Contrast and Auto Color) can instantly fix colour and contrast problems in your images. The click of a button sends the Photoshop Algorithms into action and the whole image is assessed and from that assessment Photoshop applies what it has
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How to Use Two of Photoshop’s Weirdest Blending Modes

How to Use Two of Photoshop's Weirdest Blending Modes Despite the veritable multitude of options offered by the program, most photographers can get through their entire careers only using six or so of Photoshop's blending modes. Nonetheless, there's a lot of hidden power in the lesser used modes, and this great video shows you how to take advantage of two of the quirkiest of all: color dodge and color burn. [ Read More ]

Make Your Colors Pop Using Photoshop’s Black and White Filter

Make Your Colors Pop Using Photoshop's Black and White Filter Some days, the light just doesn't cooperate to give you that beautiful blue sky in the background of an image. But your subject may be so compelling, you know you have to fix that sky to make elevate your image from mundane to impressive. You could always replace the sky in Photoshop, but there may just be an even easier way to do it using the Black and White Filter. [ Read More ]

How to (Digitally) Paint Your Own Gorgeous Backdrops

How to (Digitally) Paint Your Own Gorgeous Backdrops I'm no painter. In fact, if we ever play Pictionary together, do your best to get on the other team. So, when I wanted to make my own custom backdrops, I knew I was way out of my depth. Like many photographers, I've drooled over Sarah Oliphant's hand painted backdrops for years. When I saw Jeremy Cowart draw his own backdrop on an iPad Pro, I thought I may have something within reach. While I continued trying to decide exactly what Oliphant backdrop I want to start with, I thought maybe I could experiment with some digital painting of my Continue reading "How to (Digitally) Paint Your Own Gorgeous Backdrops"

Peter Lik Called Out by Photographers Over ‘Faked’ Moon Photo

Photographer Peter Lik is purportedly one of the bestselling landscape photographers on Earth, having sold a reported half a billion dollars worth of prints by 2015. He also claims to have sold a single print for $6.5 million in 2014, which would still be the world’s most expensive photo today. But one of Lik’s new prints is raising eyebrows and eliciting cries of “Photoshop!” The photo and print at the center of it all is titled “Moonlit Dreams.” Lik’s website states that the photo was captured in the USA, and he’s currently selling 950 Limited
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Five Great Tips for Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop

Five Great Tips for Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop The Pen Tool elicits a range of emotions, most commonly fear and love. If you've mastered it, post-processing life is good. For everyone else, learning the Pen Tool always seems to be put off for a rainy day that never comes. This quick and easy tutorial has five great tips to help you better use this essential tool. [ Read More ]

The Photoshop Filter You Need to Start Using Right Now

The Photoshop Filter You Need to Start Using Right Now Hidden within the heart of Adobe Photoshop is a filter that many are familiar with, yet most fail to use to its full potential. It is a powerful, all encompassing workhorse, and its abilities may just change the way you approach your Photoshop edits. Ladies and gentlemen, let's explore the often ignored Camera Raw Filter. [ Read More ]

How to Use the ‘Blend If’ Feature Effectively in Photoshop

How to Use the ‘Blend If’ Feature Effectively in Photoshop The “Blend If” function in Photoshop is usually skipped by most photographers and retouchers. However, it is an efficient color channel-based tool for quick masking and creating smooth transitions when blending different elements. While it is a technique commonly used by architectural photographers for quick sky replacement or smoothing out the shadows, it can be implemented for different purposes in Photoshop and can save great amount of time. [ Read More ]

Check Out This Little Known Color Tool for Lightroom Users

Check Out This Little Known Color Tool for Lightroom Users Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw house some solid color and toning options. These can be applied in a non-destructive way, and in general will get the job done, our photos finished and out into the world. However, for many others, Photoshop with its plethora of adjustment layers is hard to best when heavy color work is applied. [ Read More ]