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How to Add Quality Typography to Your Images in Photoshop

How to Add Quality Typography to Your Images in Photoshop

If you have dipped your feet into the movie poster or book cover industry, like me, you will know that one of the most underrated aspects of the poster and the cover industry is typography. The typography you use can make or break an image. Most digital artists, think of it as an afterthought but I guarantee you it is one of the most vital pieces of the puzzle to publisher or distributor.

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A to Z of Photography: Paul Outerbridge and the Orton Effect

A to Z of Photography: Paul Outerbridge and the Orton Effect

Color is the word this week, from the pioneering, contemporary, and successful work of Paul Outerbrdige through to applying the Orton Effect to color landscape images… or indeed, any images.

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Shave Time Off Selection Creation in Photoshop With These Tips

Shave Time Off Selection Creation in Photoshop With These Tips

Creating quality selections is often what sets apart convincing edits in Photoshop from poorly done ones, which often means spending plenty of time perfecting yours. But there are ways to shave time off your selection work.

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Process for Planning an Aerial Portrait Shoot

Process for Planning an Aerial Portrait Shoot

I have been shooting aerial photography for years now, but have never really shared much of my process when it comes to creating images. Here is a quick look at what sometimes goes into a simple photo of mine.

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Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization

Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization

One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.

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Fstoppers Reviews: The Affordable Huion HS64 Drawing Tablet

Fstoppers Reviews: The Affordable Huion HS64 Drawing Tablet

Drawing tablets have always been a necessary tool for photo retouchers but just about everyone can benefit from incorporating one into their workflow. Now the new Huion HS64 is a great affordable entry-level option.

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The Problem With Presets

The Problem With Presets

Retouching is an essential part of the photography process. A photo does not get published without some finishing applied in post production. Automation tools such as presets and actions help speed up this process, but there is a danger in using them. This article discusses the problem with presets.

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Easy Clutter Removal for YouTube Videos

Easy Clutter Removal for YouTube Videos

As a fledgling YouTuber myself, I’m always interested in tips and tricks that can make my videos more professional looking. If you’re like me and struggle with keeping your “set” neat and tidy, this video from Drone Film Guide may be just the ticket!

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Three More Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t: Luma Curve, Sessions, and Process Recipes

Three More Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can't: Luma Curve, Sessions, and Process Recipes

This is the second in this series of posts highlighting some of the differentiators between Capture One and Lightroom. As with the first, if you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are or were recently a Lightroom user and are curious about a better software solution with which to treat your images.

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Capture One Tips: Three Beginner Tips for a Faster and More Efficient Workflow

Capture One Tips: Three Beginner Tips for a Faster and More Efficient Workflow

Capture One is one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but due to the common experience of learning post-processing software within an Adobe ecosystem, anything different like Capture One can appear less intuitive or more challenging, even if it isn’t.

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Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

My colleague Ryan Mense just gave us the announcement from Topaz about their new AI based filters called Topaz Adjust AI, and I wanted to give them a try.

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Five Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t

Five Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can't

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are currently or were recently a Lightroom user and are looking for better software with which to treat your images. That quest to find the best software is not necessarily an easy one, but it is necessary. While you may change camera bodies, lenses, lights, locations, and styles, the one constant that touches all of your images is the software used to develop them.

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Learn More With ACDSee and Their YouTube Channel

Learn More With ACDSee and Their YouTube Channel

For many photographers, the Adobe software suite is the main suite they use for editing and to manage their content. Over the last few years, however, many creatives have become dissatisfied with the monthly subscription model that Adobe has now opted for. For this reason, many photographers have been looking for a viable alternative.

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A to Z of Photography: Hyper-lapse and Horst P. Horst

A to Z of Photography: Hyper-lapse and Horst P. Horst

From contemporary to classic in one breath, in this installment of the A to Z of Photography I outline the current, and oh so trendy, hyper-lapse technique before showcasing the work of the classic, and brilliant, photography of Horst P. Horst, including his signature work the “Mainbocher Corset”. Read on for more!

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Quickly Add Fabulous Depth of Field to Your Image Using Photoshop

Quickly Add Fabulous Depth of Field to Your Image Using Photoshop

Sometimes as you sit down to edit an image, it comes across flatter than you’d like it to be and you wish you’d gotten just a bit more depth of field. If you didn’t capture that blur in camera, all is not lost.

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Topaz Adjust AI Is a One-Stop Shop for Vivid Photos

Topaz Adjust AI Is a One-Stop Shop for Vivid Photos

The latest Topaz Labs release to leverage the power of machine learning is Adjust AI, a photo editor that can automatically bring out color and detail in your images.

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Insights on Retouching From a Retoucher’s Perspective With Jeff Whitlock

Insights on Retouching From a Retoucher's Perspective With Jeff Whitlock

Jeff Whitlock’s work as a high-end retoucher has been gaining notice for the last several years, and just about every time I turn around, Jeff is sharing some amazing project he’s just worked on. From the “This is not Magritte” series to his work on portraits of celebrities, Jeff has been knocking it out of the park with great regularity.

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