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All About Post Processing [IP39]

In IP Roundtable Podcast, Post-processing by Improve Photography

In this week’s episode we talk all about Post Processing. Join Jim and Dustin for Dustin’s final episode on the Improve Photography Podcast. [1:34] Input devices for photo editing: Do you recommend anything in particular (wireless mouse, trackpad, digital pad and pen, etc)? Dustin uses the Wacom tablet. It’s very responsive. His second choice would …

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Chromatic aberration: What it is, and how to fix or avoid it

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

What is it? Chromatic aberration as it relates to photography is also known as fringing. The cause and effect of chromatic aberration deals directly with the scientific engineering of the lens that you’re using on your camera. But first, here is a photo with chromatic aberration: At first glance, you can’t even tell that this …

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Photo Restoration [Photography Contest Announcement]

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer

This week, Dustin and I (Jim) worked on a photo restoration and gave some tips on how you can restore old photos on the computer.  Now, we’re inviting you to participate in a photo restoration contest. I searched through my family archive for eight old photos you can choose from.  All you have to do …

Old Photo Restoration in Photoshop [Duel]

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

Photo restoration is one of the most challenging and fun projects to work on in Photoshop.  We started this project with a very old photo of Jim’s grandparents since his family enjoys researching their family history.  The photo was taken in the 1940s, giving the print plenty of time to fade and decay.  The photo …

Composite Photography Tips [Weekly Duel]

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

This week’s theme is compositing, a Photoshop technique where you take multiple pictures and combine them together to make a single composition. We decided to do a composite duel this week our NEW Photoshop 1, Photoshop 2, and Photoshop Elements online classes are starting on Wednesday!  We’ve been working night and day on those classes for …

How to Protect Your Photos With A Watermark

In Marketing/Business, Post-processing by Jim Harmer

I’ve always disliked watermarks.  When I am asked to provide a portfolio review and see watermarks on the picture, I’m unable to even concentrate on the photo because I’m so distracted with the watermark. However, about a year ago, I started watermarking my photos because I found a way to do it unobtrusively by using …

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How do I view a RAW file?

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

You read all that you could on the internet about why you should be shooting in RAW only to find out that you can’t see your images on your computer when you import them to your hard drive. There is nothing more frustrating than to be following advice and have it not work!! Because RAW …

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How to import a Photoshop Action

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

Actions in Adobe Photoshop are just amazing! They are the easiest way to streamline a set of steps you do over and over. You can record actions to create your own, or you can search actions and download a set from someone else. No matter where you are getting your actions from, you will want …

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How to Color Calibrate Your Monitor for Photo Editing

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer

Computer monitors do their best to reproduce colors and brightnesses correctly, but each one is slightly different.  In fact, a screen even reproduces photos differently when it starts up compared to the way colors and brightnesses look after the monitor has been running for a while. This is a serious problem for photographers.  We are …

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Understand Photoshop In 10 Minutes Or Less

In Post-processing by Dustin Olsen

by Dustin Olsen Photoshop is overwhelming!! There is no way around it! There is just so much to constantly learn that undoubtedly, at some point, we have all needed someone to show us around and give us a few pointers. Photoshop is the digital photographer’s greatest tool if you know how to use it. Here …

How to Create an AWESOME Photoshop Action Sequence in 10 Easy Steps

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer

Amanda Tucker, who is one of the the members of our Facebook community, and who took the 30-Day online portrait photography class recently, did an awesome Photoshop work of a wedding picture (see below) that created an action sequence. She was kind enough to share her talents with all of you and reveals here how …