My Favourite Photography Gear For Travelling

Article By Jimmy McIntyre I'm a gadget geek. I love things that sparkle and promise to make our lives easier, even if they're completely unnecessary. I could happily spend a couple of hours in a large electronic store. I even like checking out Kickstarter to see what genius [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|Most Popular Articles, Talk|25 Comments

7 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Photos

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Taking a break from my usual video tutorials, I've put together an article with some ideas that have helped my photography somewhat. Sometimes, even a small tweak can make a big difference in the final product. 1. Manual focus - Modern day cameras and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Photography Tips|7 Comments

How To Stretch Images Using Content Aware Scale

Article By Jimmy McIntyre This could be a truly powerful tool in Photoshop. Using Content Aware Scale we can stretch parts of our images, in a natural way, while protecting other parts of our image. While this tool can be extremely useful, it is still a long way [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|General, Photography Tips, Tutorials|1 Comment

Quick Photoshop Secrets 11: (Luminosity Masks) Smoothly Blend Sunsets & Blue Hour Scenes

Article By Jimmy McIntyre One very impacting way of deepening the mood of our blue hour images, is blending in a sunrise/sunset from the same scene, at preferably the same focal length. There are many ways to blend these two exposures naturally, but luminosity masks are possibly the cleanest [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|Luminosity Masks Tutorials, Photoshop Secrets|Comments Off on Quick Photoshop Secrets 11: (Luminosity Masks) Smoothly Blend Sunsets & Blue Hour Scenes

Quick Photoshop Secrets 10: Easily Restore Shadows & Highlights in a Single JPEG

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Although we are greatly limited in what we can do with a single JPEG file in terms of recovering highlights and shadows, there are ways in which we can rescue some images in Photoshop. In today's tutorial, I present one such way. However, I urge [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|Photoshop Secrets|Comments Off on Quick Photoshop Secrets 10: Easily Restore Shadows & Highlights in a Single JPEG

The Difference Between Flow & Opacity In Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Thank you to Phlearn for this concise tutorial, demonstrating the difference between Flow and Opacity in Photoshop. In digital blending I believe it is best to keep Flow at 100% while only changing the Opacity. Otherwise, if you're brushing through a luminosity mask selection and you go [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Photoshop For Beginners, Tutorials|Comments Off on The Difference Between Flow & Opacity In Photoshop

Quick Photoshop Secrets 9: Awesome Vignette For a Moodier Scene

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Today we are going to look at an amazing way to shift the entire balance of light in an image, which will deepen mood and push the viewers' eyes to our objects of interest. We will also see a fantastic little technique for reducing banding very quickly [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|Photoshop Secrets|3 Comments

Creative Uses For Glow Free In Raya Pro

Hey Raya Pro users. Many of the functions in RP can be used very creatively. A little bit of experimentation and you will find new ways to spice up your workflow and images. Here is one such creative use for the Glow Free function.

By | August 11th, 2015|RP Creative Tutorials, RP Enhancements, RP Workflow Tutorials|Comments Off on Creative Uses For Glow Free In Raya Pro

Quick Photoshop Secrets 8: How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file

A question I receive regularly is how can we digitally blend a single RAW file in Photoshop. For best results, we should always aim to work with multiple exposures. But, if for whatever reason you're left with just one exposure to work with, there are many ways that we can use that exposure in a [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Digital Blending, Photoshop Secrets|7 Comments

Quick Photoshop Secrets 7: How To Create a Dreamy Orton Effect

  Article By Jimmy McIntyre In today's tutorial, we are going to look at how to easily make a dreamy, Orton effect in your images, which in recent years has become popular once again, especially in landscape photography. We'll also look at how to add certain effects to the Orton effect layer, and also [...]