No matter which editing program you use, there are plenty of helpful tutorials that will help you improve your knowledge about them. But there are some tools that appear in all programs, and they’re essential for proper image editing. In this video, Ted Forbes brings you five of these editing tools you’ll find in software apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, or Luminar. They’re tools you need to have a grasp on in order to better understand light and color, and therefore to become better at editing.
Some photographers love spending hours in Photoshop, turning their photos into digital art. Others enhance their photos and remove mistakes and distractions. But there are also many of those who believe that editing and changing your photos is cheating. In this video, Serge Ramelli brings up some fantastic arguments to support image editing. If you believe that it’s cheating, this video might just change your mind.
Luminar 4 is set to be released this fall, and Skylum is gradually revealing all the exciting features it’s going to offer. After showing off how its Sky Replacement feature works, Skylum now demonstrates its new AI Structure tool. It’s a smart content-aware tool that automatically adds detail to a photo, but without negatively affecting people or other subjects.
We all make mistakes (and learn from them), and we’ll make so many different ones on our learning path. But some mistakes are more common than others. In this video, Serge Ramelli talks about the five most common editing mistakes photographers make in Lightroom. Do you recognize your old or current self in any of them?
Curves are one of the most powerful and versatile tools in Photoshop. They can even replace several other tools since you can use them for split toning, or adjusting contrast, exposure, and white balance. But how well do you understand this tool? Can you read the curve chart and figure out how it affects an image? Retouching Toolkit has a fun quiz for you which will tell you how well you understand Curves. Let’s see how you score!
Skylum has just announced the release of Luminar 4, which will feature the first automatic AI Sky Replacement tool. The company is focusing more and more on machine learning solutions, and the upcoming improvements all about making your workflow more automatized and thus faster and more efficient.
Photoshop is full of tricks and shortcuts. If you ask me, this is one of its beauties, as there’s always something new to discover that will help you speed up your workflow. In this video, Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid gives you 25 handy Photoshop tips and tricks in only 20 minutes. They’ll help your editing become faster and more efficient, and these are the tricks every photographer should know. Are you familiar with all of these?
Filmmakers, would you trust a smartphone app to edit videos for you? This is exactly what TRASH App can do. It’s an app that can create rough cuts of your videos. But it doesn’t do it randomly – it’s a smart app that uses AI to make the best of your footage, making it social-media ready. And according to the Apple Store rating, it does a pretty good job.
When it comes to image editing software, each of us has our own preferences. When it comes to Adobe’s programs, many photographers use both Lightroom and Photoshop, each to a certain extent.
However, if you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to learn both programs simultaneously. And after all, do you really need to use both? In this video, Marc Newton of The School of Photography will answer this question and help you decide which of these is a better option if you must only choose one.
Color grading is a great way to change the mood of your images, and there is more than one way to do it. But other than doing it from scratch, you can copy the color grading of an image you particularly like, and add the same mood to your shots. In this video, Ted Forbes will teach you two simple methods for copying the color grade from one image to another, and you can apply it to any photo you like.