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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 6, 2013

DPP Solutions: New Features In Lightroom 5

The latest version of Adobe’s workhorse software has some particularly useful tools

DPP Solutions: New Features In Lightroom 52013 has been a big year for Adobe.  Read More...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blending Channels Part II

More on how and when to use this powerful Photoshop tool

Blending Channels Part IIThis is a particularly powerful tool that you can use when you have big challenges, but it can create unplanned shifts. In this installment, we'll address how to keep the effects under control.   Read More...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Blending Channels

In the first of two articles, we examine the fundamentals of this powerful Photoshop tool

Blending ChannelsBlending channels is a powerful color adjustment strategy that can handle even the biggest challenges. It takes information from one channel and combines it with information from another.   Read More...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Animate your Stills

The latest trend for photos online is making parts of them move. We’ll show you how to do it.

Animate your StillsIf you haven't heard the term, a cinemagraph is a still photo that has some part of it animated.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heresy In Library Organization

Keep track of an ever-expanding digital archive by getting things right from the start

Heresy In Library OrganizationScanning the horizon, there are so-called workflow tutorials everywhere you look.   Read More...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dividing The Frame

Go beyond the Rule of Thirds to create dynamic compositions with layers of depth and elements of interest

Dividing The FrameThe four most important lines of any image are the ones that are often least recognized consciously: the frame itself.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DNG File Format & DNG Converter

In this excerpt from his book, digital master photographer and Photoshop Alpha-tester Jeff Schewe demystifies the DNG format for today and for the future

DNG  File Format & DNG ConverterGiven the very real problem of the rapid proliferation of proprietary and undocumented raw file formats, Adobe (read: Thomas Knoll) decided to do something about that.   Read More...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How To Go Big

Get more resolution from your camera with these three key techniques: Upsample, Stack, Stitch

How To Go BigThere are several ways to get more resolution out of your camera.  Read More...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Take More Control Over Highlights & Shadows

Use new controls in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7 to fine-tune the yin and yang of your photographs

Take More Control Over Highlights & ShadowsJust when you're becoming comfortable with image controls in your editor of choice, an update comes along and changes everything, so I sympathize that it sometimes feels like you're aiming at a moving target.  Read More...

 

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