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Photoshop techniques and more: Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to digital photo processing and find out what the experts think about the latest imaging tools for your PC.

Fix Wide-Angle Distortion
These powerful Photoshop distortion fixes are easy, too
Fix Wide-Angle DistortionDistortion is a bummer. When using wide-angle lenses, it's a big bummer because it can skew a scene in very unnatural, unwanted ways.

Noise-Reduction Basics
Minimize noise for cleaner, clearer pictures
Noise-Reduction BasicsIn the days of film, we worried about grain, and higher ISO speeds resulted in larger, more pronounced grain.

Holiday Scenes & Portraits
Five tips for better photos with colorful holiday lights
Holiday Scenes & PortraitsThe holidays are here, and no matter what you celebrate, you’re sure to enjoy photographing holiday lighting displays.

Better B&W With Digital Toning
Turn plain grayscale images into beautifully toned black-and-whites
Better B&W With Digital ToningLong ago in the darkroom, just when I thought I understood black-and-white printing, my teacher introduced another challenge: toning.

A Sharper Image
How to get images full of crisp details without overdoing it
A Sharper ImageA common misunderstanding about image sharpening is that it can save a blurry or out-of-focus image.

RAW Workflow Basics
Taking full control of your images is easy when you know how to work in RAW
RAW Workflow BasicsCapturing digital photos in RAW mode provides a variety of benefits, such as the ability to fine-tune color temperature after capture, greater exposure latitude than JPEG capture and the opportunity to work with high-bit data.

Content-Aware Fill
Remove unwanted image elements instantly with this new feature in Photoshop CS5
Content-Aware FillWe’ve all taken images that are perfect except for some unwanted element in the frame.

Basic Tech: Get To Know Your Metadata
Take better photos by learning from your image data
Basic Tech: Get To Know Your MetadataEvery photo captured with a digital camera has metadata attached to it. Metadata literally is “data about data.”

HDR Is The Question
When (and when not) to use HDR techniques
HDR Is The QuestionYou’re reading this article because you want to learn more about high-dynamic-range photography. Cool. HDR photography rocks.

Haute Shot
Seven Steps to transform a favorite photo into painterly art
Haute ShotThey say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Digital Graduated Filters
Balance extreme contrast with this digital interpretation of a classic photo filter
Digital Graduated FiltersBack in the age of film, I carried several graduated neutral-density filters. They were both hard to pronounce and hard to use.


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