Editing your images can be a love/hate relationship depending on how you feel about post production. Getting tied down in your workflow can be a result of not having the right displays and shortcuts for better visualization of the final result. A few key tricks will lay out your most used tools and displays to get you in and out of Photoshop.
There are hundreds of tutorials on how to select the background of an image and mask it out, but you probably didn’t know that Photoshop has a dedicated tool for erasing a photo’s background. Here is why you should add this tool to your collection of editing techniques.
"Is that Photoshopped?" We've all heard it; we might have even said it at one time. But the reality is that it's a ridiculous question in the first place because "Photoshop" is not a verb. Perhaps those asking the question are simply asking the wrong question, because quite frankly, it shouldn't matter whether Photoshop was used or not.
The Content-Aware Fill tool in Photoshop is nothing short of magic when it works, but that can be hit or miss depending on what it has to work with in the image and what you're trying to get rid of. Adobe is giving the feature a major upgrade, and you can see a preview of it here.
Being able to precisely and accurately select and mask things in Photoshop is one of the most fundamental and essential skills any photographer or retoucher can possess. This helpful video will show you how to cut out just about anything you'd ever want to using Photoshop.
When photographing commercial interior images, a common issue is an unsightly glare on reflective surfaces. Removing these reflections by compositing image layers significantly improves your images, separating you from the pack of "run-and-gun" real estate and interior photographers.
Depending on the environment you're photographing or the camera you're using, you might not be able to get all of the dynamic range of the scene into a single exposure. That's when you'll want to take multiple exposures and refer to this helpful video on how to blend them in Photoshop.