Tag: photography

Celebrate the Birth of the Portrait Zoom: The New TAMRON 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (model A043)

For the first time ever, a dedicated portrait lens that allows you to zoom through various composition options as the creative alternatives zoom through your head. The versatile 35-150mm zoom range incorporates the 85mm focal length (optimum for portrait shooting)...

/ June 27, 2019

How to Recover Shadows and Highlights Like a Pro—A Guide to Maximizing Details for Any Photograph using Aurora HDR

By Richard Harrington We’ve all faced the same problem: photographs that lack contrast; images where the shadows and highlights look flat and the details are muddy. While the problem is common, the solutions are many. In this article, I want...

/ March 27, 2019

Seven Reasons to Use the Camera Raw Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in, used to convert RAW images into pixels Photoshop can understand, is an incredibly powerful yet easy-to-use editor. However, if you don’t shoot in RAW format, you might not think to use it. In this column,...

/ July 17, 2015

Painting White Balance in Camera Raw to Fix Color Problems (or Add Effects)

Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) by Scott Kelby Camera Raw lets us paint with white balance, and of all the things that have been added to Camera Raw over the years, believe it or...

/ July 17, 2015

Boosting Specific Colors

CREDIT: MATT KLOSKOWSKI Often, you’ll have a photo where one of the colors just doesn’t stand out like it did when you took the photo. One of the benefits of a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer is that you can target specific...

/ May 6, 2015

Double Processing to Create the Uncapturable

Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers (for Versions CS6 and CC) NOTE: YES there is a newer version of this book, but this one has a landscape. ☺ As good as digital cameras have become these days,...

/ April 21, 2015

Using the Path Blur in Photoshop

Path Blur is the fourth of five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to add motion effects along a path to images. This tutorial will show you how to use the...

/ January 16, 2015

Using the Spin Blur in Photoshop CC

The Spin Blur is the last of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to create circular motion effects that emulate an object’s rotation. This tutorial will show you how...

/ January 13, 2015

Using the Tilt-Shift Blur in Photoshop

The Tilt-Shift Blur is the third of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later, but it was first introduced as one of three filters in Photoshop CS6. Tilt-shift photography is a way of...

/ January 10, 2015

Using Photoshop to Create Digital Gobos

A gobo is a physical template made from glass, metal, or plastic that can be slipped inside (or placed in front of) a light source to produce a bright or dark shape, such as simulated window light or a tree’s...

/ August 28, 2013

Photo Tangling Effect

A workshop student recently introduced me to an app called “PhotoTangler.” I loved the name so much that I was eager to learn about it. The app takes distinct images and seamlessly blends them into a collage that is unified...

/ August 15, 2013

Painterly Texture Collage

This technique is written for Photoshop CS6, but can easily be accomplished in prior versions. For years, I’ve been blending textures with photographs using blend modes. In most instances, I drain the color from the texture leaving behind only the...

/ September 20, 2012

HDR Toning Workflow Tip

In Photoshop CS5 or CS6 step into the world of HDR Toning with this workflow tip. HDR Toning simply gives you an opportunity to apply HDR (High Dynamic Range) â˜like’ effects without the need for multiple exposure images, however, it’s...

/ August 17, 2012

Improved Lighting Effects in CS6

An overview of the new and improved Photoshop CS6 â˜Lighting Effects’ Filter. Step One: Open Choice Document With Photoshop CS6 open, go to the File > Open and navigate to image of your choice. The following is an example I...

/ July 26, 2012