There are several ways to sharpen an image, and each of us has our own go-to method. And of course, some Adobe users prefer doing it in Lightroom while others rather choose Photoshop. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN compares the two programs and all of the available methods they provide. So, which one wins the sharpening contest?
Two of the most commonly used adjustment layers within Photoshop are arguably the Curves and Levels adjustment layers. But if you’re new to Photoshop and you’ve never used them before, you might feel a little intimidated by them. Or perhaps you’re used to the basics of them, but don’t really understand their full power.
In this video, Aaron Nace at Phlearn walks us through the basics of how they work, the differences between the two, and how we can use them effectively in Photoshop to adjust the contrast, brightness or even colour of our photographs.
There are many reasons to print your photos: we’ve urged you to do it dozens of times. Having your images printed has plenty of good sides, but it comes with a set of questions that makes most of us confused. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN teams up with Xander Fischer of Print Lab Chicago to talk about this topic. They answer some of the most asked questions about photo printing and give you some tips that will help you get perfect prints every time.
Do you remember what it was like when you first started learning how to use Photoshop? Aaron Nace of PHLEARN has shared a beautiful video that shows what it looks like when a pro teaches a newbie to use the program. What makes it extra fun is that Aaron’s student is his mom, and she uses Photoshop to edit one of Aaron’s childhood photos. It’s not just fun and heartwarming to watch, but it could remind you of your beginnings either as a learner or a teacher of Photoshop.
Colour space is one of the most confusing topics in digital photography. Every day I see questions popping up on social media about them. The most common one being something along the lines of “Why does the colour on Facebook not look like it did in Photoshop?”
Well, here to demystify colour spaces and talk about LAB, Adobe RGB 1998, ProPhotoRGB and sRGB is Aaron Nace from Phlearn. He breaks down the differences between them, tips on how to choose which colour space to work in and which to use when exporting your final images.
When editing a portrait, you will surely use different tools in Photoshop. But can you edit a portrait using only the Brush tool? Aaron Nace of PHLEARN took this challenge and used only the Brush tool for blemish removal, dodge and burn, even color correcting. This tutorial will show you just how much you can do with a single tool, but also help you learn everything there is to learn about the Brush tool.
When creating composites, it’s important to match the colors of the shots to make the result look realistic. There are several techniques for doing this in Photoshop, and in this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn will show you a rather simple one. He’ll teach you how to match colors automatically in just a few clicks.
Understanding exposure is vital if you want to make informed decisions about your photography. And specifically understanding the exposure triangle. The relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. It’s a delicate balance that newer photographers can often struggle with. But let Aaron Nace guide you through it in these videos with a little assistance from Star Wars Lego.
If you’re new to photography, there can be many concepts that still seem overwhelming and confusing. In this video, Aaron Nace of Phlearn explains the basics of aperture to help you grasp the concept and see what the change of aperture does for your shots. But the fun part is: he uses Star Wars Lego (and even Master Yoda’s voice occasionally) to guide you through the theory. I think that it hardly gets more amusing than that.
No matter what gear you use, sharpening is just a fact of life. Even if you’re using a super sharp Sigma Foveon sensor, or a Phase One Achromatic back, all digital images can benefit from a little sharpening assistance.
Photoshop and other applications offer a million different ways to sharpen your images. Some are more effective than others. And a few are quite versatile, while others are a little more rigid. This tutorial from Phlearn shows the method I’ve been using to sharpen 95% of my images for the better part of the last decade. The High Pass Filter.