Committing errors is inevitable when you’re just starting out in photography. Thankfully, Sorelle Amore has some useful tips to make your photography process more streamlined as you learn the craft. In this video, she breaks down 12 critical mistakes beginners make and offers solutions on how to avoid them.
There are several ways to color grade your photos, and plenty of different looks you can create. In this video, photographer Travis Transient will show you a simple and really versatile ways to do it – using a Gradient Map layer. All it takes is a single adjustment layer, so you can grade the images fast and achieve plenty of different looks.
One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can do almost everything in a variety of different ways. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how to enhance landscape photos using the Selective Color adjustment layer.
Frankly, I don’t know many people who enhance photos this way (including myself). So, I found this approach very interesting, and as it turned out – pretty useful, too. Using Selective Color on landscape photos gives you a great control and a wide range of changes to apply – from slightly enhanced natural look to the popular look with lifted blacks.
A few weeks ago, photographer Colin Smith showed us some useful Photoshop tricks hiding right before our eyes. Now he presents us with seven tricks that will make the workflow faster and more efficient when editing in Lightroom. These features are also practically hiding before our eyes, and they will make you think “how come I didn’t know about this before?”
If you darken the skies in Lightroom by adjusting the luminance of the blues, you may end up with a white line creating a border between the sky and the objects on the ground. There are ways to get rid of it in Photoshop, but there is also a way to avoid it completely. Tony Northrup shares a tutorial for editing your landscape photos in Lightroom and making those skies dramatic, yet natural.
Tone Curve is one of the essential tools in photo editing. However, it may not be easy to understand how it actually works. This video shows exactly this – what logic stands behind the Tone Curve, how they work, and what you should and shouldn’t do with them. If you are new to Tone Curve and not exactly sure how it works, you’ll have it explained in just a few minutes. There are some useful tips for learning and exploring this tool further.
Do you have your favorite settings you like to use on most of the photos? It would be convenient to have them as a default setting, and in Lightroom it’s possible with quite simple commands. In this short video, you will learn how to create custom default settings in Lightroom. It’s easy as 1-2-3!