In this tutorial, I will show you a way to enhance your sky quickly and effectively with two adjustment layers that target specifically the blue colors. We will use a targeted Hue/Saturation layer and a Selective Color layer to make it look like we had a polarization filter on our lens when we were shooting the photo.
When you replace the sky in your images, it can be extremely difficult to get the seams where the sky meets the foreground to look natural. More often than not they’ll look like a bad paper cut-out, and fixing this seems way too difficult. I’ll show you how you can use Photoshop’s “Color Decontaminate…” tool to solve this problem.
In this post, I give you some tips on how to build a preset collection and what to avoid when you do. There are no hard rules for this, and everybody does it differently, but you may want to use some best practices to make your new preset collection easy to understand and use.
While banding is a real problem that occurs in some situations, it may also simply be Photoshop that’s playing tricks on you. In this tutorial, I will show you why this happens and what you can do to prevent real banding instead of fixing it.
Lightroom presets are a great way to store the editing work you put into one image and apply it to another, similar image. But when you start creating your own presets, it is easy to create a complete mess as the number and variety of your presets tend to grow quickly. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to organize them properly right from the start to keep everything tidy and useful.
In this video, I'll show you how to reduce the noise only in some of your source photos to target specific areas of your final HDR image.
In this video, you will learn how to fix ghosting in Photoshop by clever layer masking, blending and cloning.
In this video, I will show you how to correct your images for converging lines in Lightroom while avoiding the common over-corrected look.
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a perfect sky selection even in difficult cases, using Channels, Levels and an Overlay Brush.
Photographing interiors where you don't have control over the lighting can be a bit of a lottery. In this video, I'll show you how to use Lightroom to turn on the lights and change the lighting after the fact as you wish.
Let’s have a little thought experiment: Assume that a crazy scientist conducted some nuclear experiment in your neighborhood. Let’s say this experiment went terribly wrong, and as aside effect, you were thrown back 70 years right now. Would you take up photography ‘again’? See what photography was like back then and take our little poll.
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake long-exposure HDR image in Photomatix.
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush to adjust a sky even if it partially shines through trees.
In this video, I'll show you how to prepare your source photos in Lightroom before you take them to Photomatix to squeeze out all the dynamic range.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to bring out the sky in your images with Aurora HDR without overdoing it and without creating a horrible HDR look. It is very easy to get this wrong, and I'll show you what it takes to strike the right balance and retain full control at all times.
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to bring paintings in your images (on walls or the ceiling) back to life in Lightroom.
In this video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to apply noise stacking to your HDR workflow. This will enable you to shoot hand-held at high ISO settings and come away with clean images without applying a high dose of noise reduction in post-processing.
In this video tutorial, I'll be showing you how to use the Adjustment Brush properly to make very precise selective adjustments in your images. You need to know how to use the tool's settings to make the most of it. But with this knowledge, you can take your images to the next level.
In this video tutorial you will learn how to use Nik HDR Efex Pro's control point feature most effectively to cover a irregularly shaped region of your image.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to piece together an impressive image in Aurora HDR without ever moving a single slider. You won't need electricity, a remote location, chemicals or body parts to do this... but then again...... you just might... Mwahahahaha...