Photoshop recently implemented an automated sky replacement feature that drastically cuts down on the time and effort that goes into what was once a tedious task. This excellent video tutorial will show you both how to use the tool for the best results and how to add your own skies to the library.
Adobe Lightroom has become more and more powerful over the years, devouring some of its sister software's territory, Photoshop, in the process. This landscape photographer still has to use Photoshop for these six adjustments, however.
Atmosphere in images is both important and difficult to attain, particularly when the weather isn't obeying your desires for interesting conditions. Here is a tutorial on how to create your own fog brush for Photoshop and turn a bland image into something more moody.
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are tremendously deep editing suites that have been developed over so many years, it's hard to keep track of all the features. Here are some of the lesser-known tools courtesy of Adobe themselves.
If you've ever left a shoot a little disappointed with how the weather panned out — and I imagine this is a feeling we're all familiar with — perhaps changing the sky in post-production might salvage your images.
As a photographer, what is it exactly that you look for in a computer monitor? Computer monitors and displays may be an under-emphasized important piece of tech that any serious photographer should invest in.
It used to be rather tricky trying to adjust certain facial features in Photoshop in a convincing manner, but Adobe recently added a lot of semi-automated features for doing so. This helpful video tutorial will walk you through the tools, showing you how to use them and giving you a variety of tips for getting the best possible results out of them.
One of the most common and versatile uses of Photoshop is removing objects from an image in a convincing manner. If you are new to the program, this helpful video tutorial will show you two useful tools that will help you remove just about anything when used in tandem.
Like Levels and Curves, Fill and Opacity in Photoshop can often cause confusion for people. Here, the two are explained so you'll come away with a far greater understanding of how they differ.
Landscape photography often demands extreme depth of field, where everything from the nearest flowers to the farthest mountains need to be in focus and as sharp as possible. Often, this exceeds the laws of physics for a single shot, meaning you will need to resort to blending multiple images, known as focus stacking. This excellent video tutorial discusses when you should use it and how to do it.
Double exposures are a really creative way to make compelling images that catch your viewer's eye. And while they used to be rather difficult to create, thanks to Photoshop, you have a lot more control over the final product than in the days of film. This excellent video tutorial will show you how you can create your own.
In recent years, technological advances in camera sensors have made it possible to capture incredible landscape images at night, but they still struggle to capture detail when the light is very low or nonexistent without introducing high amounts of noise to the image. This technique, known as "median stacking," will help reduce or even eliminate noise in your nightscape foregrounds, resulting in clean, detailed images that are ready for print or online scrutiny.
A photo retoucher and VICE have been subjected to strong criticism after it emerged that mugshots of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime were manipulated to make it appear as though they were smiling.
We talk a ton about front-lighting and backlighting quite a bit, but of course, you do not always have to work with the sun directly behind you or in front of you. Side-lighting is another option, and it offers a powerful tool for bringing out the texture in your frame. This excellent video tutorial will show you how side-lighting can be used to highlight the texture in an image.
Photoshop is full of a variety of tools, and there are many different ways to accomplish the same task, some more time-consuming than others. One of the most powerful time-saving tools out there is Content Aware Fill. This excellent video tutorial will show you how the tool works and how to get the most out of it to make better photos.