website-featured-image

Make Your Sky Pop in Photoshop with Two Quick Adjustments

/
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.
website-featured-image

Sky Replacement in Photoshop Without the Ugly Edges

/
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.
youtube-thumb

5 Tips for Creating Lightroom Presets that Sell

/
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.
website-featured-image

Think you've got banding? Photoshop may be fooling you!

/
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.
how-to-organize-your-lightroom-presets-website-featured-image

How to Organize Your Lightroom Presets

/
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.
would-you-have-become-a-photographer-70-years-ago-website-featured-image

Would you have become a photographer 70 years ago?

/
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.
how-to-create-dramatic-skies-in-aurora-hdr-website-featured-image

How to Create Dramatic Skies in Aurora HDR

/
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.
how-to-use-noise-stacking-in-your-hdr-workflow-website-featured-image

How to Use Noise Stacking In Your HDR Workflow

/
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.
the-adjustment-brush-how-to-use-lightrooms-most-powerful-tool-website-featured-image

The Adjustment Brush - How to Use Lightroom's Most Powerful Tool

/
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.
how-to-use-aurora-hdr-the-frankenstein-way-website-featured-image

How to Use Aurora HDR the Frankenstein Way

/
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...