Get That Trendy High-Contrast Look in Lightroom

There’s a Photoshop effect that started making the rounds a couple years ago, and now it’s one of the hottest and most requested looks out there­—you see it everywhere from big magazine covers to websites to celebrity portraits to album covers.

Changing Lip Shade in Photoshop

This is a really handy technique for making the lips  stand out by shifting the shade of the lip color, brightening the natural highlights, and then lastly, doing a quick cleanup to give you really gorgeous lips. Step One: Here’s the image we’re going to retouch by shifting the shade of the lips. If we [...]

Using the Photoshop Shake Reduction Filter

If you have a shot you took handheld in low light (so the blurriness was caused by shooting with a slow shutter speed), or if your blurry shot came from a long lens, you may be in luck using a filter called Shake Reduction. It can greatly reduce the blur caused by shots where your [...]

Adding Contrast (and Using the Tone Curve) in Lightroom CC

If I had to point to the biggest problem I see in most people’s images (we get hundreds sent to us each month for “Blind Photo Critiques” on our weekly photography talk show, The Grid), it’s not white balance or exposure problems, it’s that their images look flat (they lack contrast, big time). It’s the [...]

Applying Extreme Sharpening in Photoshop

High Pass sharpening is sometimes called “extreme sharpening,” and that’s really a good description of what it is.

Create the Picture Stack Effect in Elements

Picture Stack is one of my favorite Guided edits, because this one would seriously take a ton of time if you tried to do it manually.

Announcing a NEW book from Scott Kelby!

Check out this quick video where Scott Kelby tells you all about his NEW book, The Best of the Digital Photography Book Series.

Photoshop Selections: Editing Just Part of Your Image

In Lightroom, all the sliders in the Develop module pretty much affect the entire image at once. So, if you wanted to affect just part of an image, you’d get the Adjustment Brush and paint over the area you wanted to affect. In Photoshop, you can also do that (well, to some extent), but if [...]

Photoshop Brushes: Similarities in Nature

Here’s something that I actually stumbled upon by accident: I was attempting to take a photo of lightning and create a brush from it, so I could have lightning when I needed it. However, in my pursuit of this, I had a “Eureka!” moment. When you look at the lightning image below, what does the [...]

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