An image with flat light can come across as forgettable and boring. Make your images more powerful and effective by shaping the light and guiding the eyes of the viewer to where you want them.
When you hear about selective color, you probably think of aesthetically questionable decisions involving a partially black and white image, but that is not what we are talking about in this case. The selective color adjustment layer is one of the most powerful to ways to make highly precise adjustments to color in Photoshop, and this excellent video tutorial will show you what you can accomplish with it.
As you advance in landscape photography, you’ll likely come across techniques such as exposure blending or focus stacking. But what if you want to do both?
It’s a very mixed feeling: you are happy they like the shot, but you are also disappointed that it’s not sharp. I’m going to share my way of dealing with the situation, but I am also curious about your way of handling the problem.
Given Photoshop’s complexity, it can be incredibly refreshing when someone comes along and explains not only how a certain tool works but also how to use it. This fantastic video from PiXimperfect runs you through how to use the Divide blend mode in Photoshop and packs in a free math lesson which will help you to understand why it does what it does.
You can not go on any photography-related blog these days without seeing some kind of negative post about Adobe, or an Adobe article without a comments section of people with their pitchforks and lanterns out.
Creating a successful black and white image takes a lot more than simply pulling all of the saturation out of a color photo. This excellent video tutorial will show you what you need to know to create more effective black and white images using Photoshop.
It’s amazing how a few simple insights can open up whole new vistas of possibility in your work. Here’s how a combination of camera work and composite editing were used to create an image of a cozy mountain-scape.