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8 Reasons Why You Need a Wacom Tablet

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

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. …

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Photoshop Liquify Filter – Tips and Tricks

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

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 …

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How to Open a Lightroom Photo in Photoshop

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Lightroom to Photoshop & Back! Roundtrip 101 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (The Applications official name) and Photoshop are two extremely powerful and therefor popular image editing applications. In addition to the many tools available to us in Lightroom, we also get an exceptionally good file management system that keeps our thousands of files neat and orderly. …

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Advanced Blending Using BLEND IF in Photoshop

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

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 …

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Ultimate Guide to Photographing Sports at Night

In Sports Photography by Brian Pex

Anyone who has ever tried their hand at Photography  for a night High School football game or any indoor sporting event in the past knows that the challenges presented are many. Night Sports Photography (Or low light Indoor Sports Photography) can be and is very challenging. The light is not what we would consider “good …

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Creative Tips and Techniques In Adobe Photoshop

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Photoshop TIPS For Creative Image Making Time flies and we are here again talking about some more useful Adobe Photoshop tools/tips/tricks that can have an impact on your images and take them from good to great. Creative thinking is something that is very important when starting the process of making an image with impact. From …

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How to Use Curves in Lightroom: The full tutorial

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

When it comes to post processing digital images, there is one tool that has as much power and use as any other and that would be the Curves adjustment tools offered in Lightroom and Photoshop along with many other editing applications. This article will deal with two of the most popular and those are Adobe …

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Xrite ColorChecker Passport In-Depth Review

In Gear by Brian Pex

Xrite ColorChecker Passport: Your search for perfect color ends here! You have probably been around digital photography long enough to have heard how vital it is to have a properly calibrated display. But just how accurate are your colors from your camera? There are no set standards for what actually is RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, …

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SELECTIONS, CHANNELS, MASKS – TOOLS & TIPS

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and advanced image editing and manipulation application. At the heart of Photoshop is the ability to make adjustments, complete changes (adding or taking away elements in an image), and create the image that we envision from the start. In this article I will try to explain how some of …

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Photography

In Photo Basics by Brian Pex

The world of Digital Photography is exploding right now and has been for quite some time. The quality and availability of incredible equipment including camera bodies, lenses, flash gear, tripods, video devices, accesories, software, etc is just incredible. Never has there been a time where a person jumping into Photography has had such great access …

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9 Post Processing Tricks To Improve & Correct Your Images

In Post-processing by Brian Pex

Post Processing your digital images is, in many ways, like problem solving. Actually, in photography, the entire process of image creation is pretty much an entire problem solving exercise from start to finish. When shooting, we have to get the exposure correct. “Are my highlights going to be clipped?” “Will I have detail in my …