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Learning Advanced Landscape Processing Techniques

As every digital photographer begins to advance, they quickly realize that there are two halves to creating epic modern images.  The first half of the process is learning to master your camera, the controls, and the understanding of capturing of light with that tool.  The second half is learning how to take the files that you get from your camera, …

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Lightroom Folders vs. Collections: A Simple Explanation

Anyone who uses Lightroom knows that it is an incredibly powerful image editing tool.  However, the post-processing features in the software are only half the package.  Lightroom is also great for keeping images organized.  Still, understanding and harnessing the full potential of Lightroom organization can be confusing at best.  Why are there Folders and Collections?  What is the difference and …

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9 Essential Lightroom Organization Tips for Photographers

It’s funny.  The main purpose of Lightroom is to help photographers organize their photos; yet, most photographers struggle to keep Lightroom from turning into a disaster and losing your photos. I spent several months last year tweaking the process that I’ve developed as a professional photographer, and I feel like I have an organization system now that has fixed the …

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4 Photoshop Sharpening Techniques for Landscapes

When we see great landscape or cityscape photographs today, the first thing most photographers think is “How do they get those images to look that way?” The moment of capture for sure plays a huge role in the whole production of any stand out image. Are the exposure settings correctly set to facilitate a clean, well balanced RAW image? Do …

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Create Your Own Photoshop Actions + FREE Downloads!

If you’re a big fan of Lightroom Presets (like the excellent ones available on Improve Photography +), then Photoshop Actions are going to blow your mind. You get the same, one-click convenience, without the crippling limitations of Lightroom. Adjust the opacity of the entire layer, use masking to apply selectively, or harness the power of blend modes, it’s all possible with Photoshop …

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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 …