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5 Tips To Speed Up Lightroom

5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Created: 12-29-2016 Introduction Hey everybody, this is a quick and rough adaptation of a Photo Taco podcast episode called “5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom” you can listen to here.  I offered a couple of tips for squeezing the most speed out of Lightroom that you can.  As I recorded the episode in mid-November …

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Getting Smart with Photoshop Smart Objects

Anyone who has used Photoshop for some time has heard the term Smart Object used from time to time. The phrase “Non Destructive Workflow” is often mentioned in thousands of videos, articles, books, etc. when the subject is of a post processing workflow with photographic images. One of the best and most powerful features within Photoshop is the ability to …

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Volume Green Screen For Team and Individual Photography

When shooting a lot of Team and Individual for youth sports it’s bound to happen – an organization will book you and the facilities just don’t have a good background for the pictures.  Typically this is a school gym that has dirty walls or torn pads.  It can also be a clubhouse/office space that looks nothing like the sport you …

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How to Use the Lightroom Tone Curve Panel

The Tone Curve panel in Lightroom is a powerful way to control the look and feel of your image. If you’re like me, you know that you can create good images while entirely bypassing the Tone Curve panel. My portfolio is full of images that never had a single adjustment in the Tone Curve panel. Maybe you’ve even purposefully avoided the panel …

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Wacom Tablet

The idea of purchasing a Wacom Tablet is something many digital photographers wrestle with as they settle into refining their workflow. “Do I need one?” “What can that do that my mouse cannot?” “Is that really going to make a difference?” The answers to the above questions are simple. First, NO, you don’t need one. You need oxygen. Need is …

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High-End Retouching Workflow with Connor Hibbs Review

  Improve Photography Plus is a treasure trove of video tutorials for photographers. From post processing to how-to articles, it pays to be a member of the website. In this installment for Improve Photography, I am going to review Connor Hibbs’ tutorial “High-End Retouching Workflow” that is available. ABOUT CONNOR HIBBS If you are not familiar with Connor, you should …

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Photoshop Liquify Filter – Tips and Tricks

Resize, warp, distort, etc with Liquify – One of Photoshop’s Premier Tools Photoshop has many tools and features and one of the most beloved feature for many users is the Photoshop Liquify Filter. It is here in this totally separate interface within Photoshop that we can distort and move pixels around in such a way that the image quality is …