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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, 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 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Color Printing Technique

The leap from computer monitor to printed output is where most professionals experience issues of color shift and a loss of punch in a photograph. Los Angeles-based pro Lee Varis takes us through the steps to get perfect prints.

Color Printing TechniqueAfter your image is sized and sharpened, it’s ready for you to make a print.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blend It Out!

How to erase unwanted moving objects from a scene

Blend It Out!It’s a perfect shot! If only those unwanted moving objects (UMOs, i.e., a person or a crowd) in the scene would disappear.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Color Theory Explained

Having a solid understanding of digital color theory will make you a better all-around photographer. Digital expert John Paul Caponigro explains the ins and outs.

Color Theory ExplainedWhat is color theory? It’s not color management—a science of measuring color physically and describing it mathematically.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Art Of Elimination

Crop or retouch

The Art Of EliminationAs visual communicators, we’re responsible for everything that’s in the frame; we’re also responsible for everything that’s not in the frame.   Read More...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Noise–Lose It

Dark slides for hot pixels

Noise–Lose ItSome noise is random; some noise is fixed. Hot-pixel noise is fixed. What are “hot pixels”?  Read More...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reduce Noise With Multiple Shots

Use Photoshop Layer Stacks to clean up an image

Reduce Noise With Multiple ShotsGot noise in one exposure? Make a bunch of exposures and watch the noise disappear.  Read More...


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