How to Remove Backdrop Wrinkles in Photoshop

Smooth creased backdrops and fix stray hairs using this simple method
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If you’ve just started shooting portraits in the studio, one thing you’ve likely encountered are backdrops that don’t always stay flat. It’s almost inevitable you’ll capture a few portraits you love only to later realize the backdrop had a distracting crease or wrinkle in it. Or even more aggravating, an unflattering stray... Read more

JPEG vs RAW: Image File Formats Explained

Which of these two types of image files is right for your photography?
(Editor’s Note: This story on JPEG vs RAW file formats is by photographer Patrick McNair. You can find out more about him on his website. He has previously written about the basics of White Balance for Digital Photo.) When you take a photo, the image is converted into a file which is stored on a digital memory card (usually an SD card) that you... Read more

100 Handy Photography Tips for Beginners

Free 30-minute tutorial gives you all the basics to go out and shoot
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The weekend’s almost here, so here are some great suggestions to help you go out and improve your photo skills. In the video at the bottom of this post, photographer Mike Smith shares 100 handy photo tips for beginners (or for any photographer who wants to brush up on photography fundamentals). “When I first started out, it was back in the... Read more

How to Remove People in Photoshop in Seconds

The key to this trick is a new tool called Object Selection
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Here’s a fast, simple and effective Photoshop tutorial for removing people or objects from an image in seconds. Yes, seconds; 15 seconds to be exact, which is also the length of the video below from PiXimperfect. Led by software guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect who whips through a demo of how to remove a person from a sample image, the tutorial... Read more

Here’s a Simple Way to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop in Just 10 Seconds

This quick trick will get those chompers beaming in your portraits
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Photoshop is a wonderful tool for editing your photos but if you sometimes feel it’s overly complicated or too time-consuming to use on a regular basis, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many Photoshop tutorials available that help take the pain out of image editing with Adobe’s pioneering post-processor. One of the best resources... Read more

Lightroom vs Photoshop 2021: What’s the Difference Between These Two Adobe Programs?

Learn the basics of what these iconic Adobe apps do so you can create your ideal photo editing workflow
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Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop are both powerful image editing tools. In this tutorial you’ll learn what each piece of photography software specializes in so you can create your ideal photo editing workflow. A head-to-head comparison While Lightroom and Photoshop are both digital photography editing programs with a lot of functional crossover,... Read more

Photoshop for Beginners: How to Blur Backgrounds in Images

An easy step-by-step tutorial on how to create beautiful bokeh during post-processing
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Photoshop can be intimidating for beginners. The editing tricks that look so easy to perform when demonstrated by a Photoshop expert can take a software novice hours to figure out on their own. That’s why the below tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel (PTC) is such a great resource. In the video, Jesús Ramirez of PTC answers a common... Read more

Restoring Old Photos

How to reclaim vintage photographic prints from the damage that often occurs with aging images
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Stash some snapshots in a photo album for a few generations, and something special happens: They transform into family heirlooms. These photos are memories made tangible, connections to ancestors unknown and loved ones long gone. It is with this mindset that thoughtful photographers can rescue precious prints from the ravages of time. Here’s how to... Read more

Seeing In Black-And-White

How to identify the elements that make for better black-and-white photographs
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“Learn to see in black-and-white.” Hang around with photographers long enough, and it’s a phrase you’re sure to hear repeated. It’s supposed to be a truism about how to make good black-and-white images. First, they say, you have to learn to see in black-and-white. But how, exactly, does a person with color vision living in... Read more

Harnessing The Power Of HDR

Rescue detail in high-contrast scenes with this simple technique
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There’s a common misunderstanding about what HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography actually means, and what it was designed to do. HDR is often confused with tone mapping, a technique that simulates an extended dynamic range by reducing contrast in an image while brightening and saturating colors. Tone mapping is a way to tackle overly high contrast... Read more