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Using Lightroom Alongside Photoshop: Working with Smart Objects
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What software do you use to process your digital images? As of the writing of this article, Adobe Lightroom sports over 1.4 million Likes on their official Facebook page. And Photoshop? That Facebook page is pushing 7.7 million Likes. If those numbers are any indication of the overall use of the editing software, then it’s safe […]

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How to do Color Correction Using the Photoshop Curves Tool
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One of the most powerful Photoshop tools at your disposal is Curves. Though it’s often only used to tweak contrast, the curves tool is also hugely effective in correcting color. What’s more, learning how to use it gives you a greater knowledge of image editing in general. It’ll enhance your understanding of the histogram and […]

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How to Create an Orton Effect Using Photoshop
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Even if you have never heard of the Orton Effect before I can virtually guarantee you’ve seen this type of photograph at some point in the past. The Orton Effect is a carry over technique from the darkroom which has made it into the brave new world of digital image processing. The name comes from […]

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Tips for Using Off-Camera Flash at Weddings
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Over the past eight years of shooting weddings, I have slowly evolved in how I work. I believe that’s normal for most photographers. Most will start as “natural light” photographers. I actually began a little ahead and was using one on-camera flash, bouncing it off of the ceiling. Next, I dabbled in some off-camera flash […]

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How to Easily Add a New Element to Your Image Using Photoshop
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This is an article for beginners in Photoshop. You will learn how to simply add an element to your photo and transform a daylight image into a nighttime one. Open your selected images in Photoshop First thing you want to do is select a photo of a mountain (in raw format). For that, open Photoshop […]

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How to Take Control of Contrast Using Curves and Levels in Photoshop
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Have you ever found your photos flat? The colors are muted and it just looks dull? That’s because it lacks contrast. Sometimes regardless of your best exposure skills, the conditions are not suited to get a wide range of tones. Not to worry though, it can be fixed in post-processing. I’ll show you my workflow […]

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How to Make Your Photos Stand Out Using Color Contrast
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A great way to make your photograph look attractive is to make it pop! One of the best ways of making your photo pop is to use eye catching colors your image. Those colors will have even more impact when paired with a contrasting color, so in this article, we’ll look at how you can […]

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How to Make Funky Colorful Images of Ordinary Plastic Objects Using a Polarizing Filter
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A cornerstone in modern manufacturing, plastic is an amazing thing. Look around and you’ll see an abundance of plastic materials used in an endless variety of products. From pens to planes – yep, even modern commercial aircraft are cutting down on weight by introducing plastic composite components – plastic has revolutionized the way we live. […]

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How to Compose Photos with Impact Using Elements of Design
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All visual artists have a common goal of creating an image with impact. But unlike painters who start with a blank canvas and add to it, photographers start with a sometimes chaotic scene and must decide what to remove from it. Which parts of the scene should be included and which excluded to create the […]

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