Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Camera Raw offer two powerful tools—HDR and Photomerge—for combining images into a sum greater than their parts
Adobe Photoshop CS3 offers many new features, including those found in the new Adobe Camera Raw, that help us enhance and save (to a point) our exposures. From an exposure standpoint, two of the most amazing features in the latest version of Photoshop are High Dynamic Range and Photomerge, both greatly improved from previous versions—so much so that I want to share with you some of their capabilities.
Using Photoshop Adjustment Layers
Get more flexibility and control when you use these specialized Photoshop layers to apply image enhancements
Of all the tips and techniques that I cover when presenting or teaching, I'm most adamant about the value of Adjustment Layers. Next to the invention of the layer itself, Adjustment Layers arguably represent Photoshop's best feature for retouching.
Optimize RAW files twice—once for highlights and once for shadows—for a better tonal range
One of the big challenges of photography has always been how to best capture the tonalities and brightness of the real world. Every film, every sensor (and its processor) will interpret it slightly differently.
June 18, 2007 HelpLine
Q) Since I've been using my digital SLR, I'm getting more and more worried about dust. I've noticed some of the newer cameras have some sort of dust-removal feature. I'm not able to get one of the newer cameras right now. What's the best way to avoid getting dust in the camera?
June 11, 2007 HelpLine
Lens Cap Madness
Q) I know this isn't a highly technical question, but the situation drives me crazy. When I take the lens cap off my camera, I never can remember where I put it. Any suggestions you could make would be sooooo helpful.
May 29, 2007 HelpLine
Bridging Troubled Waters
Q) I see all of those neat shots of waterfalls, where the water looks so strange. How can I do that?
May 14, 2007 HelpLine
When To Sharpen
Q) At what point during image
editing should I be sharpening? I've experimented with doing it while
processing in Adobe Camera Raw, but I'm just not sure.
Fire In The Sky
Turn good sunsets into great sunsets We all love watching sunsets, looking at pictures of sunsets and, of course, photographing sunsets! The warm colors—deep shades of red, orange and yellow—evoke feelings of peace and tranquility and a sense of awe at nature's wonders.
May 7, 2007 HelpLine
Around In Circles About Polarizers
Q) I know you've answered this in
the past, I but can't seem to find my issue. I want to get a polarizer
for my camera. Which type should I get?
June 2007 HelpLine
Q) I'm going on the trip of a lifetime in a few months and I was looking to stock up on memory cards so I don't have to bring my laptop with me. With prices coming down and card sizes going up, I thought I'd have an easy decision. When I got to the store, I became confused. There used to be just one flavor of SD; now there's SDHC. Should I try out the new cards?
April 30, 2007 HelpLine
Q) What's the best way to control noise when shooting? I recently took some photos of the Northern Lights and the results were very noisy.