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Photomatix Pro 5 - How to Use the Contrast Optimizer

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The Contrast Optimizer is probably the most important new feature of Photomatix Pro 5. It's a new tone mapping method that is tailored to produce more realistic results than the well-known Details Enhancer.

Hands-on Photo Tip: Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop

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In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you the basics of non-destructive editing. If you want to be flexible in your photo editing workflow, and if you want to avoid spending more time on an image than you actually need to, this is the way to go.

How to Use Batch Processing in Photoshop

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Oftentimes, photo editing entails a number of routine tasks that consume a lot of time when you do them manually. In this tutorial, I show you how to use Photoshop's action feature and the batch processing capabilities to have these tasks done for you automatically. This helps you save a lot of time and concentrate on more important things.

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop

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Do your photos look flat? Do you want to add some more interesting lighting effects to them in post-processing? You should really try to get the lighting right in camera while you're shooting. But sometimes, the light just isn't right when you are shooting, or maybe you want to achieve some different look when you post-process the image. In those cases, you can fix the image to a certain degree. In this video, I am going to show you a simple trick for creating a spotlight effect in Photoshop to improve the overall lighting.

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to remove halos in your HDR images

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Are you getting halos in your HDR images? Sometimes, you find the perfect setting in your HDR software, but right at that setting, halos start showing up and ruin your image. These ugly bright fringes around high-contrast edges are a well-known and common problem in HDR photography. In this video, I will first go over some tips to avoid halos in the first place. Then I will show you how to get rid of them in Photoshop by darkening those halo regions selectively.

Hands-on Photo Tips: Advanced Distortion Correction in Photoshop

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Getting your photos straight is one of the basic requirements…

Hands-on Photo Tip #001 - How to combine layer masks in Photoshop

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In this first episode of Hands-on Photo Tips, I am explaining…