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Photography Software Techniques

Move beyond the basics with advanced photography software techniques from our experts. Covering much more than how to use photo software, topics include color choice, file formats and hundreds of other subjects.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Layers & Creative Sharpening

Gain more control with sharpening layers

Layers & Creative SharpeningIn this issue, we're going to examine how to use layers to gain finer control over the USM when you're using it creatively. There are many ways to modify sharpening effects using layers.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DPP Solutions: Get Connected

A quick guide to the interfaces for video and audio that you’ll encounter as you get into working with motion

DPP Solutions: Get ConnectedConnecting a DSLR to a peripheral used to be simple.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The RAW File Shuffle

How to keep organized and sane when you’re working and reworking your RAW files

The RAW File ShuffleAdobe Photoshop has been around for 21 years now. Given that, I think it's safe to say that we're finally dealing with an adult. For the better part of that 21 years, Photoshop was the place where you went to work on, to crop, to color-correct or to manipulate, more or less, one image at a time.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Creative Sharpening

Use Unsharp Mask for artistic effects

Creative SharpeningPrecise sharpening can improve almost any image.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DPP Solutions: AV File Formats

As you get into multimedia, the alphabet soup of file formats can be confusing. Here’s a quick reference guide to common file types.

DPP Solutions: AV File FormatsThe following is an annotated list of the data file types you may encounter while working with audio/video recorders and editing systems.   Read More...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DPP Solutions: Quick Tips For Making BIG B&W Prints

Large monochrome prints require some different strategies to get the best results

DPP Solutions: Quick Tips For Making BIG B&W PrintsSome people say if you can't make a good print, make a big one.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photo Book Basics

From high-end leave-behinds to prototypes for a pitch to a big-time publisher, self-publishing your work is an ideal solution that’s within reach of any pro

Photo Book BasicsIn the digital age, when putting up an online portfolio often requires only a few clicks, there's a tactile appeal of offering a physical book of your photos directly to clients and publishers.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Capture Sharpening

Working with RAW files

Capture SharpeningOptimal image sharpening is best done in three stages—capture (do it during RAW conversion), creative (do it in Photoshop) and output (automate it).   Read More...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

See In Black & White

How to understand the role of color contrast in black-and-white conversions to make your best images starting at the moment of capture

See In Black & WhiteBack in the days of film photography, creating strong black-and-white photographs was an entirely different process than it is today.  Read More...


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