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Photoshop Resolution Setting: A complete guide and cheat sheet

In Post-processing by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

The resolution of a camera sensor is different from the resolution of a monitor which is different from the resolution of a printer.  Adobe Photoshop brings all three together, giving you the ultimate control of how your image is presented.  But only if you know how each different resolution works. In this article, I’ll (1) briefly describe camera sensor resolution, …

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Shadows vs Blacks Sliders: How They Affect Photos Differently

In Photo Basics, Post-processing by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

Lightroom’s Basic Panel in the Develop module and Adobe’s Camera Raw controls have a series of sliders with deceptively simple names, among which are Highlights and Shadows, and Whites and Blacks. So what’s the difference between the Blacks slider and the Shadows slider? Is there a special advantage in using one or the other? When should you use Blacks and …

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Lightroom Folders vs. Collections: A Simple Explanation

In Post-processing by Rusty Parkhurst4 Comments

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

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer17 Comments

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 …