When I think of changing the color in Photoshop, one would think there are no techniques left to learn. But it looks like you can always learn some new tricks. This one is particularly useful if you want to change a specific color, and you have an image with very complex selections. It’s relatively simple, and in this video, Jesús Ramirez guides you through it step by step.
If I had to describe 2020 in a single word, it would probably be a swear word. However, it’s always good to go through tough periods with some humor, and Adobe recently showed us how it’s done.
John Weatherby has developed a panel for Photoshop that will help you speed up your editing workflow. There are quite a few panels out there. The first one was probably made by Tony Kuyper, who created luminosity masks back in 2006. Other than that, Infinite Tools, Lumenzia, and Raya Pro are probably the best-known panels.
These panels’ prime function is to create luminosity masks. The task is quite complex for someone who is not a Photoshop master. And even for them, these panels save time. For example, light masks will create a mask for the brightest pixels in an image. A good use case to understand this is when you want to reduce some of the highlights of a river white-water. You would select a good light mask and apply a curves layer that pulls down those highlights.
I took John’s Pro Panel for a spin and tested some of its actions.
Photoshop has plenty of fantastic tools, although there are some that many of us never use. Similarly, there are some tools that photographers would love to have, perhaps instead of those “useless” ones. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect suggests 16 tools that should definitely become a part of Photoshop and make our editing workflow way more efficient.
Photoshop has a wide range of tools that let us change our photos in almost every way we can imagine. But some of these tools are completely useless for most of us. In this fun video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect talks about five tools Adobe Photoshop has still kept in its 30-year long life, even though they have become pointless. Some of them are just obsolete, and others have much better alternatives that are also customizable. Let’s see if you still use any of these or you think they’re useless as well.
If you are using photoshop for a while, you just have gone from Photoshop 2020 to Photoshop 2021. but if you are using Photoshop for a really long time, like me, you may even go back to Photoshop 2015. Or even CS6, who knows…
Here is the thing, each time that you update, photoshop keeps a copy of many of your options, settings, brushes, presets, and many more. Adobe is clever to not purge those folders when you update. Who knows, maybe a bug will force you to revert…
But, apparently, you can definitely throw away the older version and save quite a bit of space. (The same can be said for space-saving with Lightroom, I guess Adobe does not care about space when they push an update)
I have tested Photoshop’s new sky replacement feature which yielded some very nice results. But, how does it compare with Luminar? Skylum was the first software developer to implement an AI algorithm that swapped a boring sky with a nice one with no effort. Of course, this has caused some controversy and plenty of discussion among photographers.
Skylum has kindly allowed us to test the beta version of the upcoming Luminar AI. I decided to pit the two pieces of software against each other. I did so with some challenging photos to see how they par and what are the differences if any.
A few days ago I tested Photoshop’s new Sky Replacement feature on a tricky waterfall image. Since Photoshop handled that challenge so well I, started wondering if the same “sky replacement” feature will work the same with a night photo. Well, actually, it was shot in the early morning in Jotunheimen, Norway. The sky, however, was shot in the evening that same day.
I was hanging with Dag Ole Nordhaug, testing the Samyang 18mm. We had some amazing scenery around us, but sadly very little going on in the skies. There were no clouds above, just low hanging clouds and fog rolling from the mountains. I had actually planned to trash the morning image, but when Photoshop released their latest update I changed my mind. It is very difficult to add a new sky to an image when fog and clouds bleed into the sky. How will the “new” Photoshop handle this challenge, I thought to myself. Let’s find out.
The major Photoshop upgrade of October came with several new features. For landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographers, the most interesting update is the Sky Replacement feature. Luminar has had this feature for about a year already, and finally, Adobe has caught up.
I have a rather tricky waterfall image shot on a gray day with a more or less blown out sky, and I am keen to test out the new feature on this image. How will Photoshop handle all the branches protruding into the sky? Will the algorithm recognize what is the sky part of the image? Blending a sky into this image by hand using masking techniques would most likely have been very time-consuming.
Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming an integral part of photo editing software, and Adobe seems to be following the trends. The latest version of Photoshop has been released for desktop and iPad, and it contains an AI-powered feature that lets you tweak your subject’s age, gaze, and facial expression in just a few clicks. But there are a few more new AI-based improvements, so let’s jump in and see what’s new in Photoshop.