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Learning Product Photography with Sandy Dorau

If you follow the Improve Photography network of podcasts (and you are crazy if you are not, each show offers some unique insight from different hosts that make my commute much more enjoyable), you have noticed a lot of talk lately about product photography. If I am going to be honest, product photography never interested me at all, but 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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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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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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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 …

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Advanced Blending Using BLEND IF in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has tools on top of tools and they have many uses. There isn’t really a “wrong way” to use many of the tools. There are so many ways of doing things – the end result is really the only thing that matters. You will often  get results that you didn’t even have in mind during your workflow.  You …