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5 Secrets to Converting Presets to Profiles in Lightroom and ACR

5 Secrets to Converting Presets to Profiles in Lightroom and ACR

The introduction of profiles in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw was a significant addition to editing for Adobe users. Not only can profiles improve your editing power, but they can also simplify your post-processing workflow.

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A Better Way to Warp Your Images

A Better Way to Warp Your Images

In the past, if you wanted to distort or warp a section of your images, there were a few options to go about that process. New in Photoshop 2020, this video shows the updated method for that specific area.

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Do Not Be Afraid of Using Stock in Your Creations

Do Not Be Afraid of Using Stock in Your Creations

Being a freelance photographer and digital artist, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will not always be able to use my own photography in the images I create for clients.

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Are You Making This Histogram Mistake? Here’s How to Fix It

Are You Making This Histogram Mistake? Here’s How to Fix It

Staring at a perfectly constructed histogram is like listening to an opera singer hit and hold a perfect note. But in trying to get that histogram to look like you’re being told it should, you could be ruining potentially great images.

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Don’t Lose Your Custom Presets or Tools When Updating Photoshop

Don't Lose Your Custom Presets or Tools When Updating Photoshop

If you’re a regular user of Photoshop, you’ve probably put in plenty of time and effort to create your own custom presets, brushes, and other tools that help streamline your workflow. But what happens when you update to CC 2020 and notice many or all of them have disappeared?

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How to Convert a Film Negative to a Digital File Without Using a Scanner

How to Convert a Film Negative to a Digital File Without Using a Scanner

Getting film developed is expensive, and depending on where you send it, it can take more than a few days. If you find yourself with some old negative film strips and you’re wondering how they would look today, check out this fun tutorial for developing them in Photoshop.

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Five Helpful Tips for Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

Five Helpful Tips for Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

Retouching portraits in Photoshop is a complicated and nuanced task, and it is important to be proficient with every step in the process to produce a top-quality result. This great video shares five tips and tricks for retouching portraits in Photoshop.

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Will Artificial Intelligent Software Hurt or Help Your Photography?

Will Artificial Intelligent Software Hurt or Help Your Photography?

We are living in an exciting time, where software and machine learning are rapidly changing the way we approach work. For some industries, artificial intelligence will destroy job opportunities, but for other industries, it will revolutionize productivity. How will photography and the retouching world fare as editing software begins using this exciting technology?

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Which Auto-Selection Tool Is the Best in Photoshop?

Which Auto-Selection Tool Is the Best in Photoshop?

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that the magic wand tool in Photoshop was pretty much as advanced as selection tools got. These days, however, there are several different ways to make selections in your images. Question is, which of these tools actually does the best job?

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8 Ways to Adjust Color in Lightroom and ACR: Compared and Contrasted

8 Ways to Adjust Color in Lightroom and ACR: Compared and Contrasted

One of the things that I enjoy about Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw is that there is often more than one way to perform the same task. Perhaps the most flexible of these ways are all the different methods you can use to adjust for colors and tones.

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Don’t Get Dragged Down By Those Photoshop CC 2020 Bugs and Quirks

Don't Get Dragged Down By Those Photoshop CC 2020 Bugs and Quirks

Adobe’s update to Photoshop CC 2020 contains some powerful upgrades and tools but, like any software release, it also has some bugs, quirks and missing tools that users must adapt to. Or, if you take Colin Smith’s advice, you can fix them yourself.

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Adobe Releases Roadmap for Development of Photoshop for iPad

Adobe Releases Roadmap for Development of Photoshop for iPad

Adobe recently released the long awaited version of Photoshop for iPad, but initial reviews were quite mixed, with many disappointed by the lack of features in the app. Adobe has responded to the criticisms by releasing a roadmap for the application, and it details the features we can expect to see in the app in the coming months.

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Five Helpful Tips and Techniques for Wacom Tablets

Five Helpful Tips and Techniques for Wacom Tablets

Few accessories can have an impact on your post-processing workflow like a pen tablet can, which is why I recommend all photographers pick one up for their work. This excellent video will show you five tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your Wacom pen tablet.

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A Guide to Retouching Using Frequency Separation

A Guide to Retouching Using Frequency Separation

Frequency separation is one of the most powerful retouching tools you can use, but it takes careful technique and restraint to do it correctly. This excellent video tutorial will show you how you can incorporate frequency separation into your post-processing workflow.

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How to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom

How to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom

Virtual Copies and Snapshots are powerful features in Lightroom that often go unused or underutilized. In this article, we’ll cover what they are and how they can be used to make your editing workflow faster and easier.

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How to Create Realistic Shadows for Product Photography in Photoshop

How to Create Realistic Shadows for Product Photography in Photoshop

If you’ve ever used Adobe Photoshop’s built-in Layer Styles tool as-is for creating drop shadows, you may have found it lacking in realism. Here’s a better way to add shadows to your product photography.

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