About Jimmy McIntyre

On the road for 4 years now, Jimmy McIntyre is an experienced travel photographer, trainer, language learner and writer. He has written for some of the biggest photography sites in the world and taught photography on four continents.

Photoshop Secrets 21: Create a Fake HDR Effect

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Today's tutorial is designed to show you how to quickly soften your shadows and highlights. I've called it a Fake HDR effect. It seems slow at first, but if you record an action, the process will be fairly instant. It's a nice little tool to have [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Photoshop Secrets|2 Comments

Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Continuing where we left off from Dave Morrow's article on How to Plan for Astro Photography, The Slanted Lens takes us step-by-step,though the process of setting up and shooting an astro time-lapse. At the beautifully isolated location of Mono Lake, J.P. gives us suggestions on ideal [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Planning, Shooting|1 Comment

Photoshop Secrets 20: Easily Remove Distortion (Perspective & Barrel)

Article By Jimmy McIntyre This tutorial will teach you two techniques for correcting both barrel distortion and perspective distortion in Photoshop. The first method, which I use in most of my images, is quick, easy and uses the Distort function in Photoshop. I usually check Enable Lens Profile Corrections in [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|Most Popular Tutorials, Photoshop Secrets|6 Comments

Save For Web Replaced by Export As in Photoshop CC 2015

Article By Jimmy McIntyre To the frustration of many users, Adobe are phasing out the 'Save for Web' function in Photoshop. They are replacing it with 'Export As'. The eventual disappearance of this function has led to users flooding the Adobe forums with complaints, and Adobe publishing an article, clarifying [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|General, Tutorials|Comments Off on Save For Web Replaced by Export As in Photoshop CC 2015

CJ6: How To Edit Fireworks Photos in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Capturing and editing fireworks exposures in Photoshop can be a bit challenging, and if you're using conventional masking to blend firework exposures, it can take a long time. In this tutorial we are going to see how to blend multiple firework exposures extremely quickly and cleanly [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Challenge Jimmy|2 Comments

Making the Lens Flare Accurate and Adjustable in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Marty from Blue Lightning TV does a great of showing us how to create more natural lens flare effects in Photoshop. This isn't an easy thing to get right. Sometimes it is obvious to see when lens flare has been added in post. The flare tends [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Composites, General, Tutorials|Comments Off on Making the Lens Flare Accurate and Adjustable in Photoshop

10 Bad Habits That Drive Photographers Crazy

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Taking a break from our usual tutorial-based posts, we present DigitalRev's entertaining take on 10 bad habits that annoy photographers. I have to confess that I wince at seeing other photographers scrubbing their lenses with their tee-shirts. And the use of black & white to try [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Talk|Comments Off on 10 Bad Habits That Drive Photographers Crazy

Photoshop Secrets 19: Create An Instant Perfect Luminosity Mask

Article By Jimmy McIntyre If you've been following my tutorials for a while, you'll know how powerful luminosity masks are. But did you know that you can create your own perfect luminosity mask in Photoshop, without complex actions? This tutorial will show you how to do just that. We will [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Photoshop Secrets|1 Comment

Using Photographer’s Ephemeris Planning for Night Sky Photography

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Dave Morrow, astro-photographer extraordinaire, shows us some useful ways he plans his night sky shoots. Dave spends most of the video showing you how powerful The Photographer’s Ephemeris is in planning for a successful shoot. If you're new to The Photographer’s Ephemeris, this is undoubtedly the most [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Planning, Planning, Tutorials|Comments Off on Using Photographer’s Ephemeris Planning for Night Sky Photography

PS Secrets 18: How To Remove Noise But Keep Beautiful Details

Article By Jimmy McIntyre This week's tutorial is a superb technique for removing a great deal of noise from your image in Photoshop, without losing any details. If we are forced to shoot at a high ISO due to low light, we will probably end up with a lot of [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Most Popular Tutorials, Photoshop Secrets|10 Comments