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 [...]

Quick Photoshop Secrets 6: How To Enhance Details Beautifully

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Learn how to enhance details easily in Photoshop with this very quick technique. Essentially, we are using the High Pass filter to enhance very fine local contrast. With a smaller radius, the technique is a common sharpening method, and with a higher radius, we can created extreme local contrast that [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Photoshop Secrets|Comments Off on Quick Photoshop Secrets 6: How To Enhance Details Beautifully

Quick Photoshop Secrets 5: How To Create a More Impacting Sunrise/Sunset

Article By Jimmy McIntyre We all know the importance of capturing a compelling golden hour image. There are many ways to enhance a sunrise/sunset shot in Photoshop, but this quick and easy technique, for me, is one of the most effective. In this tutorial we combine a new layer, Apply Image, and the blend [...]

How To Use The Pen Tool in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre The Pen Tool is one of the most important selection tools in Photoshop. And at the same time, it is also the tool many people struggle to use. With the Pen Tool we can make extremely precise selections of almost any object. Although it can provide us with accurate selections, [...]

Watermark Logo Action Using Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Most photographers have felt the frustration of having their images stolen. As we all know, adding a watermark isn't a fool-proof way of avoiding this problem, but it may act as a deterrent to would-be thieves.  In this video, Joseph Brewster shows us how to create an action which will [...]

By | June 12th, 2015|Photoshop For Beginners, Tutorials|Comments Off on Watermark Logo Action Using Photoshop

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Klaus Herrmann has long been a favourite photographer of mine. In this video he shows us a superb way of creating natural lighting in our images, to further enhance mood. This is all done very easily with the convenience of Lightroom!

By | May 29th, 2015|Lightroom, Tutorials|Comments Off on How to relight an image in Lightroom

How to Create an HDR Image in Lightroom

Article By Jimmy McIntyre There has been a lot of buzz around Lightroom's new HDR function. Some seem to love it, others less so. There's little doubt that this new feature has added an extra layer of depth to Lightroom. Should Adobe choose to develop this HDR tool further, I'm sure many will be [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|HDR Tutorials|3 Comments

Perspective & Panoramic Blending for Landscape Photography

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Dave Morrow has created a great video tutorial for us this week on perspective and panorama blending for landscapes. A combination of shooting and post-processing techniques, there are a few things photographers of any level can pick up here. I particularly love his use of the Clone Stamp in creating [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Landscapes, Tutorials, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Photoshop Tutorial – Sharpening Filters

Article By Jimmy McIntyre As we'd expect from a Lynda.com tutorial, this video is clear, concise and contains an excellent breakdown of different sharpening filters. Aimed more at beginners to Photoshop, you'll learn how to use the Unsharp Mask tool, Smart Sharpen, and even how to sharpen your images in Adobe Camera RAW! [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Photoshop For Beginners, Tutorials|Comments Off on Photoshop Tutorial – Sharpening Filters