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How Split Toning Can Add Character to Your Images

Split toning is one of Lightroom’s simplest yet often ignored options. Since it's a quick and effective way to give photos a more distinctive look, it’s definitely worth trying out. Split toning is a type of toning applied to different areas of a photo based on luminance values. This means that you can add one color at a certain saturation level to the highlights and another at a different saturation level to the shadows. This option is often useful for landscape photographers, because it allows...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Janko Ferlič, Aleks Dahlberg, Valentin Farkash


How to Create a Mystical Effect in Your Landscapes with Photoshop

In case you were wondering how do landscape photographers create those surreal and misty scenes – look no further! The following easy and simple tips will help you create such mysterious landscapes. The suggested techniques are non-destructive, which means that you will be using adjustment layers and retouching everything on a separate layer. 1. Lower the blues and reduce saturation In order to give a certain spooky and grim vibe to your landscape, you have to make sure that there are no vibra...
Tags: Photography, Post Production, Unsplash, Artem Kovalev, Beata Ratuszniak, Lightroom Workflow Tips, Better Landscape Photography, Yellow Blue Slider, Alin Rusu, Marcus Rahm, Jace Afsoon, Brush Tip Shape


How to Adjust White Balance in Lightroom

White balance in photography if explained in simple terms means, adjusting the colours or setting colour balance in an image so that the image looks natural with natural colours. If the white balance is set right, white should look white with no colour cast. It is always best advised to get your white balance right in the camera, but there are times when it doesn’t work quite right. In these situations, white balance can be adjusted while post-processing as long as you shoot raw. By shooting raw...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, WB, White Balance, Erik Witsoe Lightroom, Lightroom White Balance, Alexander Shivchik


10 Post Production Tactics for Grunge Photos

The word grunge was coined by the writer Paul Ramball and it refers to the sub-genre of alternative rock originating in Seattle in the 80s. However, over time, the term grunge became intertwined with visual arts. Grunge has become a popular trend in graphic design and photography nowadays, probably because it provides a strong contrast to the simplistic and minimal look of the Web 2.0 and so-called Apple’s aesthetic.  Grunge is characterized by its organic, realistic and rugged look that feels w...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Seattle, Post Production, Jeremy Thomas, Jez Timms, Pineapple Supply Co, Dmitri Popov, Allef Viniciusa, Post Production Tactics for Grunge Photos, Paul Ramball, Didi Medina, Lightroom Great, Mikail Duran, Frankie Cordoba, Himanshu Singh Gurjar


7 Expert Editing Tricks for Portraits

As a portrait photographer in the digital era, you are expected to be very knowledgeable about Photoshop and Lightroom. This means that besides using basic edits you need to learn how to take your portraiture to a whole new level with more advanced editing tricks. There are many editing tools and procedures that take time to understand and use creatively, but they are definitely worth the effort because they can wow your clients. The following list of 7 advanced techniques will help you get the ...
Tags: Photography, Dodge, Post Production, Nick Karvounis, Christopher Campbell, Allef Viniciusa, Sorin Sirbu, Lydz Leow, Kevin Laminton Unsplash


3 Quick Photoshop Tips To Improve Any Landscape Photo

Photoshop is an extremely powerful piece of software for any photographer to have in their arsenal. It is really complex and allows photographers and retouchers to achieve gorgeous images, but it can require in-depth knowledge to be proficient at Photoshop. Here are 3 quick tips to some very useful tools in Photoshop and by mastering these you'll be well on your way to ensuring your landscape photographs are as amazing as your creativity imagined. Skeeze at Pexels Tip #1 – Master The Adjustme...
Tags: Photography, Post Production, Frank Winkler, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Skeeze, Zukiman Mohamad


Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom or Bridge – What’s The Difference?

Photography has been about capturing light and then processing the work later away from the camera since its early beginnings. Our digital world is very generous, and virtually anything that traditionally was done in a massive, complex and expensive dark room, can be now achieved on your laptop on your comfortable couch. Photography is heavily connected to post-processing, digital development or editing , and you can't really consider doing one without the other. Some photographers enjoy t...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Kent DuFault, Photzy, Kari Shea, Better Than Lightroom, Lightroom So Lightroom


Quick Tip – How To Straighten Your Crooked Photos

Have you ever noticed a slight sideways lean to your images? Or perhaps that they are not perfectly aligned with the horizon or a vertical line in the frame? Well, don't feel bad, that is a very common flaw in photography, and there are several ways of correcting it. Getting It Right First Time The best option is to get your photo straight inside the camera instead of adjusting it in post-production. The number 1 reason why is because once you start tweaking the angle with the cropping tool, y...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Jason Row, Federico Alegria


Universal Audio just made their interfaces into a live vocoder, more

Why would you want near-zero latency on an effect? Well, maybe you want to run something like a vocoder – and that means the latest addition to Universal Audio’s offerings is a big deal. Universal Audio continues churning out software updates with new analog emulations and other add-ons to buy; 2018 has been a huge year for them. But those effects often don’t come cheap, and they are tied to UA’s own hardware. So one of the selling points of working that way has been that UA offers near-zero l...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Mac, Windows, Modeling, Stories, Retro, Apollo, Unison, DSP, Plug-ins, Music Tech, UA, Neve, Softube, Post-Production


A Beginners Guide To Reducing Noise In Post Production

Sometimes we embrace it, sometimes we try to avoid it. Noise, it's ever-present in the photographer’s mind. Even in bright light, if we get the exposure wrong we are at risk of getting noise into our images.   Sometimes, no matter what we attempt in camera to reduce noise, there is still some present in the final image. Fortunately, in the digital era, we can make further attempts to reduce that noise in post-production.   Today we are going to look at the best practices when attempting to red...
Tags: Photography, ISO, Nikon, Lightroom, Post Production, Luminance Detail, Details and Sharpen Details


7 Common Photo Editing Mistakes

While editing photos can be rather fun and creative, it’s quite easy to make photo editing mistakes, especially if you’re an amateur. No matter your current level of knowledge, you probably want to make sure that your edited photos don’t look surreal in a bad way. The following 7 photo editing mistakes are quite common among amateur and semi-professional photographers but at the same time, they are easy to avoid or fix if you’re fully aware of them. 1. Too much skin smoothing This mistake is e...
Tags: Photography, Bokeh, Hdr, Lightroom, Post Production, Unsplash, Eberhard Grossgasteiger, Mario Gogh, Makhmutova Dina, Clinton Naik, Khadija Yousaf, Tanner Boley, MR WONG


5 Reasons Why You Should Post-Process Your Photographs

The process of creating an image doesn’t have to end after you press the shutter button to take a photograph. In fact, that’s only the first half of the photography process for many photographers. The second part consists of post-processing the photos. We should always strive to get the best possible image right in the camera – exposure, composition, and lighting being some important considerations, as nothing can fix a truly bad capture. While getting great images straight out of the camera is ...
Tags: Post, Photography, Ansel Adams, Times, Post Processing, Post Production, Leonardo da Vinci, Giuseppe Milo, Kent DuFault, Alexander van Loon, Marco Nürnberger, Post Processing Limitations Post


Here’s Your Step By Step Guide To Printing Landscape Photographs

One of the best ways to enjoy the images that you photograph is through prints. With the rise in digital photography and social media sharing, most photographers do not have much experience with printing professional images or getting them ready for printing. There is tremendous joy and satisfaction when you get to see the images physically printed and hanging on the wall. Why? Looking at images digitally and physically is different. In a printed image, you get to enjoy all the details in the im...
Tags: Photography, Icc, Lightroom, Post Production, Jeff Schewe, Joanna Kosinska, Lightroom Ready for Printing


Preparing For Output: How To Get Your Images Out There From Lightroom

It all used to be so easy. Resize – Sharpen – Save as. The thing is though, there could be multiple end uses to an edited image. It may be printed large format, it may be for display in an online gallery or maybe for a book. The file, save as technique of older editing software is a little bit one cap fits all.   Adobe’s Lightroom, however, takes a different approach in getting your images out in the wild. Its called Export and today we are going to give you some hints and tips on how to get th...
Tags: Photography, Adobe, Lightroom, Post Production, Power Of Lightroom


5 Quick Lightroom Edits To Improve Any Landscape

Have you come across situations like these? Your landscape images look very dull and seem nothing like what you saw on location? The sky could be too bright with no details, the foreground too dark and the image as a whole looks boring with no colour or contrast? Well, if your answer is yes to all or some of the above questions, do not worry. There are ways to rectify these issues in Lightroom and in this article, we will look at some quick and basic Lightroom edits you can make to improve any ...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Andrew Solomka


9 Incredibly Useful Links That Lightroom Users Will Love

Unlike Photoshop, Lightroom was developed with only one single purpose, making the photography workflow an easier thing to do. With it, you can organize, develop and even publish your photographs. Today we want to share with you some really useful links that will help you learn more about Lightroom in a very friendly way. How To Use The Basics Of Lightroom To Add More Punch To Your Photos Let's start with the most basic article for learning more about Lightroom. Here you'll find a quick ove...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Golden Hour, Don, Jason D Little, Jason Row, Ted Forbes, Joseph Pearson, Jack Daniel Ocampo Palacios, Sharon Wahrmund


5 reasons to get it right in-camera and not fix it in post

It’s something we’ve been hearing in the worlds of both photography and video for years. Ever since digital became a thing, so did “Oh, we’ll fix it in post”. But most of the things that we often choose to fix in post can more easily be fixed in-camera on the day. Sure, it might take […] The post 5 reasons to get it right in-camera and not fix it in post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Post Processing, Aputure, Post-Production


Quick Tip: Having Troubles to Open RAW files? DNG Files Might Help You

Right after changing my DSLR setup to a more compact yet complete set up I found out that my current version of Lightroom wasn't opening my RAW files. My first option was to convert my RAW files (that are *.RAF) to DNG files, and everything went smoothly. A couple of days after that I upgraded my version of Lightroom and it was able to read my files. The guys at Adobe came up with this friendly solution of standardizing RAW files into one single and universal file that could be open by their ...
Tags: Photography, Adobe, University, Raf, Fujifilm, Dslr, Lightroom, Post Production, Federico Bottos, Nikon NEF


Quick Tip: Having Troubles Opening RAW files? DNG Files Might Help You

Right after changing my DSLR setup to a more compact yet complete set up I found out that my current version of Lightroom wasn't opening my RAW files. My first option was to convert my RAW files (that are *.RAF) to DNG files, and everything went smoothly. A couple of days after that I upgraded my version of Lightroom and it was able to read my files. The guys at Adobe came up with this friendly solution of standardizing RAW files into one single and universal file that could be open by their ...
Tags: Photography, Adobe, University, Raf, Fujifilm, Dslr, Lightroom, Post Production, Federico Bottos, Nikon NEF


Why You Should Consider Cropping Your Images To Get The Best From Your Compositions

Before knowing Arnold Newman's work, I was pretty reluctant to crop, but honestly, it is a powerful tool and one of the first things that you should do when developing a RAW file. Cropping enhances a concept during the post-production stages, and because it’s done with a clear vision (sometimes well after the shot has been made) it helps the photographer decide better about which elements should be within the frame and what others need to be left behind. Think of it as a minimalism driven ...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Arnold Newman, Roberto Nickson, Benefit of Keeping Standard Ratios Standard


Using the Transform Tool in Lightroom CC Classic

For some, perspective control or PC lenses are a necessity. For many of us, however, they are an expensive luxury that we can ill afford. PC lenses allow us to correct things like converging parallels. These are most often seen when pointing a camera up or down at parallel lines such as the outer walls of a building. Fortunately, for those of us who do not own a PC lens, there is, as is often the case, a way to correct in post-production using Lightroom CC Classic. It is named Transform and is f...
Tags: Photography, Lightroom, Post Production, Ghent Belgium, First Lens Corrections


10 Photo Editing Apps That You Should Have On Your Phone

Mobile phone cameras are becoming more and more impressive nowadays, which means they are often used instead of compact cameras and DSLRs. Hey, they are the camera we have with us most of the time! Because of the rise of mobile phone photography, there are a plethora of apps that can improve the quality of your photos – and the best thing is that you don’t have to bother transferring the photos to your computer, if you want to do a quick edit before posting them to your social media account, or ...
Tags: Photography, Autodesk, Sierra, Google Photos, Facetune, Post Production, Pixlr, PRISMA, Autodesk Pixlr, Adobe Photoshop Express, FaceTune iOS Android FaceTune, Google Photos iOS Android Google Photos, Van Gogh Picasso, Repix iOS Android Repix, Amaro Hudson, Litely


Why You Should Use Photoshop’s HDR Merge Pro Rather Than Lightroom Photo Merge

I am a big fan of Lightroom and Photoshop guru, Scott Kelby. His tutorials, posts, and discoveries often inspire me to push my Adobe boundaries. Recently, he posted an article about why it’s better to move from Lightroom to Photoshop’s HDR Pro when creating High Dynamic Range images.   As someone that brackets virtually everything, I was keen to try this out. I was very happy to find that HDR Pro does indeed give a much better result. The end result is much sharper as Scott Kelby had suggested ...
Tags: Photography, Cornwall, Hdr, Lightroom, Post Production, PSD, Dehaze, Scott Kelby, Lightroom to Photoshop, Lightroom HDR, Using Photoshop 's Camera Raw


How To Create Mood In Your Images Just By Adjusting White Balance

White Balance is one of my favorite topics to teach because it can help any photographer – no matter their level of expertise – create an entire mood or even a concept simply by using the temperature and tint settings in any RAW development software like Adobe's Lightroom. Being able to manipulate White Balance is perhaps the most important reason why you should consider working with RAW files instead of JPEGs. Here is where you can truly appreciate the power RAW files have versus JPEGs. I...
Tags: Photography, Adobe, Kelvin, Post Production, White Balance, Kent DuFault, Lightroom Being


A Beginner’s Guide To Photoshop Layer Masks

Photoshop Layer Masks are simply a copy of the original image where we can black out parts of that image. This enables us to work on parts of it without affecting the areas that we have masked. Recently we published a beginner’s guide to layers in Photoshop. It was intended as a basic introduction to the concept of layers rather than a tutorial on how to use them. A few people got in touch and asked if we could expand on the article with some tutorials about layers. Today we are happy to give yo...
Tags: Photography, Post Production


How Curves In Photoshop Can Make All Of Your Photos Better

Today we are going to look at why curves in Photoshop can improve all your photos. Many photographers can be daunted by the sheer wealth of editing tools that Photoshop has to offer. Because of this, they might tend to stick with the tools they are most familiar with. The tools they learnt first.   Like many, the first tool I learnt to use for exposure control were levels. However, I soon started to delve into the wonders of the curve tool and I have never looked back since. Our original image...
Tags: Photography, Post Production, RGB


How To Import Lightroom Presets Into Lightroom Mobile

Many of you have been asking us how to import presets into Lightroom mobile and one of the awesome things about the recent Lightroom update is that you can now do this. You can do this by syncing Lightroom presets into Lightroom mobile using the Lightroom CC Desktop Application. You need to have a creative cloud subscription in order to be able to sync your presets and this only works if you have Lightroom CC on your desktop. You need to be signed in with your creative cloud account on both your...
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Let’s Get Started – A Beginners Guide to Layers in Photoshop

Perhaps the standout feature that Photoshop has over Lightroom is layers. The problem is that, for many, Photoshop’s layer tools can be a daunting and confusing prospect. This is compounded by the fact that there are several different Photoshop tools that use the layer technique.   Today, we are going to give you a basic overview of the most common layer tools in Photoshop. Rather than a tutorial, this will be a run through of what they do and why you would use them. We will look at Layers, Adj...
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How To Get The Film Look With A Digital Camera With No Post Processing Or Presets

I’m going to start this off by pointing out that this entire article is really subjective.   No scientific measures are taken, rather I’ll be going by the eye alone.   Also, most of my opinions about ‘look and feel’ are just that, opinion.   They are based on me trying to think deeply about why things are the way they are. What is that ‘film look’ anyway?   Before digital photography, all photographs were on film.   Back then the distinctions were probably more based on the difference...
Tags: Photography, Kodak, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Helios, Post Production


RAW or JPEG? What should I use?

Besides the obvious difference between regular Point and Shoot cameras and DSLRs (the ability of interchanging lenses and exposing light manually), there is something else that makes DSLR cameras more powerful and that thing is RAW files. When I was starting to learn about photography, one photographer told me that DSLR cameras allow their users to capture images in RAW files, and of course, I didn't know what that was. So let's go over it. Photo by Tomasz Sroka on Unsplash My first encount...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Post Production, Tomasz Sroka, Randy Colas