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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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Capture One Is Simple: Here Is a Quick Start for the Interface and Navigation

Capture One Is Simple: Here Is a Quick Start for the Interface and Navigation

“Is it difficult or different” should be the stock response to commentary that Capture One is either difficult or has a long learning curve, because the two terms are often conflated, and the reality is C1 is easy (especially the latest versions).

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Photoshop for iPad Is a Disaster

Photoshop for iPad Is a Disaster

Photoshop for the iPad was touted as Adobe’s most important mobile application, with iPad owners very keen to use the image editing software. However, the app is lacking some key features, seems to have a horrific lag when using certain tools, and is now attracting shockingly bad reviews on the App Store. What happened?

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Crop Your Way to Stronger Compositions With These Photo Editing Tips

Crop Your Way to Stronger Compositions With These Photo Editing Tips

Sometimes, the smallest adjustment to a crop can make your photo much more effective. Check out this video for some tips from someone who consistently puts out jaw-dropping landscape imagery.

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How to Add Color to Your Shadows in Photoshop

How to Add Color to Your Shadows in Photoshop

One of the most asked subjects people contact me about is how I color my images. Everyone expects a simple answer that solves everything, but unfortunately, it does not work like that.

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Get More out of Your Tablet When Editing in Photoshop or Lightroom

Get More out of Your Tablet When Editing in Photoshop or Lightroom

Are you using a tablet for your Photoshop and Lightroom editing? Yes? But are you getting the most out of your Wacom tablet? Probably not if you are like most photographers. You probably set it up on the first day and haven’t gone back to activate all those remaining features.

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How to Use the Ansel Adams Zone System in the Digital World

How to Use the Ansel Adams Zone System in the Digital World

Our histogram shows 256 shades of gray. Besides pure black and pure white Ansel Adams used only nine shades to manipulate the contrast in his famous landscape photos. His zone-system can still be used for our modern digital photography.

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Skylum Announces the Release Date of Luminar 4 Which Brings a Fresh Interface and Editing Workflow

Skylum Announces the Release Date of Luminar 4 Which Brings a Fresh Interface and Editing Workflow

Skylum are pleased to announce the features and date of editing software Luminar 4 released later this year. With the biggest update in the program’s history, it packs several new features and changes in its interface.

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Are You Making These Lightroom and Photoshop Mistakes?

Are You Making These Lightroom and Photoshop Mistakes?

If you’re like me and primarily use Lightroom Classic for your photo editing, you probably occasionally edit a photo in Photoshop. If you do, you might be making the same Photoshop file mistakes I made.

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Using Black and White in Post Processing for Your Color Landscape Photo

Using Black and White in Post Processing for Your Color Landscape Photo

There are not a lot of people who are photographing landscapes in black and white. Most of us prefer a nice color presentation of a landscape. Nevertheless, black and white conversion can help a lot when processing a color photo.

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Create a Cyberpunk Portrait From Stock in Photoshop

Create a Cyberpunk Portrait From Stock in Photoshop

Sometimes it is good to step away from commercial work for a little while and practice styles or techniques you would not normally use or would like to get better at.

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How I Edited One of My Favorite Wildlife Images in Lightroom

How I Edited One of My Favorite Wildlife Images in Lightroom

For many, wildlife photography is all about natural colors and objective realism. The light, composition, and behavior captured should do all the talking. And for the most part, I agree — for that other tiny little bit, though, I beg to differ. Please allow me to elaborate in more ways than one.

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Maybe You Need a Photo Editing Checklist?

Maybe You Need a Photo Editing Checklist?

It seems as though almost every time I ask one of my close friends about a particular aspect of their photo, I usually hear the same reply: “I forgot” or “I didn’t think of that.” My answer is, typically, “make a checklist.”

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22 Photoshop Tricks That You Probably Didn’t Know About

22 Photoshop Tricks That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Getting familiar with Photoshop is a long process, and who better to reveal some little-known features than someone with more than 20 years of experience? This excellent video from Jamie Windsor will speed up your workflow and uncover some powerful features that you might not have known exist.

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Five Editing Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Five Editing Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Modern editing applications offer a veritable plethora of tools to both evaluate the information in your photos and to edit them to whatever creative vision you have in mind. This excellent video will show you five fundamental tools that every photographer should know how to use to edit their photos efficiently and effectively.

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A Review of the AI Sky Replacement in Luminar 4

A Review of the AI Sky Replacement in Luminar 4

Replacing the sky in a landscape or outdoor portrait can be both a difficult and very tedious process. Skylum is preparing Luminar 4 for release this fall, and the marquee feature is its automated sky replacement that can allow photographers to quickly replace a sky in a convincing fashion. Is it the groundbreaking feature it has the potential to be? This great video review answers just that question.

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