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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, 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...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Get More From Smart Objects

Eliminate the dreaded do-over when your client changes his or her mind by making good use of this Photoshop feature

Get More From Smart ObjectsSmart Objects can be made from pixels (as this example will demonstrate), vector art and even a Camera Raw image opened as a Smart Object.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Creative Sharpening, Part I

When to sharpen in your workflow

Creative Sharpening, Part IThe vast majority of photographic images benefit from sharpening.  Read More...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Using Lens Profiles

Correct a variety of distortions with Adobe’s extensive database of lens information

Using Lens Profiles 


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