The thought of installing and using Photoshop actions may seem difficult but it’s actually pretty easy. In the video below, I will quickly show you two different ways to install your actions (I used The Organic Set actions from Marissa Gifford) and then customize them to your liking. Remember, you can do more than just hit play and be done; you can adjust all those wonderful layers to tweak the actions to beautifully enhance your images to complete your vision.(…)
Coffee with a friend. An hour absorbed in a great book. Sitting behind a glowing screen editing images. Which of these is not like the other?
In this video tutorial, I want to show how easy and quick a clean edit can be. Whether you’re a working pro or a happy hobbyist (or some combination of the two, like me!), there’s really no reason to trade living your life for hours sitting at the computer to post-process your images.(…)
Here are two simple Lightroom edits using my new “Authentic Set” available in the Clickin Moms Store. Use code AUTHENTIC to save $15 through November 21st.
Here is my original photo I imported into Lightroom as a RAW file.
1. Import photo.
2. Tweak white balance. You can either tweak by eye, or use the eye dropper. Move the dropper around until you find the most correct white balance to start with. You can see the change of white balance in preview module(…)
by Mickie DeVries
I think most people that use Lightroom are familiar with presets used for editing in the develop module, but did you know that there are also export presets?
Export presets allow you to save settings that you use frequently to size your photos. I know that I upload my photos to various websites for display and for printing purposes, and all of these have different optimal settings. It’s hard to remember how my image needs to be sized for(…)
by Mickie DeVries and Vironica Golden
Vironica and I met while taking the Fine Art and Visual Expression workshop in April of 2013. I admired her style from the moment I saw it. Our FAVE group of full participation ladies was quite active during our run, and many of us have kept in touch and supported each other since finishing the class. Vironica and I have talked through Facebook almost daily since shortly after FAVE ended. Our conversations started with photography,(…)
by Caroline Jensen
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom are the gold standard programs in photo editing and they are great for image management too. I often get asked which program I like better and sometimes it is like comparing apples to oranges. They do have some overlap though, so I want to take you through a few of the pros and cons so you can find the primary program for you. I say primary, because both programs are great to have, but you(…)
by Winnie Bruce
Just as important as it is to have good cameras, and lenses that will take beautiful photos, there are also other necessities a professional or an avid hobbyist needs to have: a monitor calibrator. After coming home from a shoot, most photographers will almost automatically plug in their camera or card to their computer to view their images. Next to purchasing that monitor or computer, and that editing software that will optimize editing, the next thing to purchase(…)
by Emma Wood
It seems as though we spend so much time, effort and money to find the highest definition cameras and the sharpest lenses. We aim for low, or no digital noise (aka electronic noise – usually caused by signal amplification at high ISOs within the camera processing magic). We get the highest resolution of camera we can find and the lowest f-stop capable lenses, so we can shoot at lower ISOs. You may shoot in raw rather than in(…)
by Jamie Rubeis
Adobe Lightroom offers plenty of flexibility when it comes to saving various versions of one image which often generates some confusion among its users. So, I wanted to take a moment to offer a little review on Snapshots vs. Virtual Copies.
Snapshots in Lightroom:
If you are familiar with Photoshop, the term Snapshots should be very familiar to you. In fact, Snapshots in Lightroom and Snapshots in Photoshop are very similar in concept. Snapshots keep a record of what your(…)
by Emily Krbec
Let me start off by saying that I’m in no way an expert on fancy technology. I’m not really a gadget girl, just one happy tablet user! You might hear them called pen tablets or graphics tablets, but I prefer to think of them as super, fantastic photo editing devices that have made my world 10x better! A tablet consists of a flat surface that you “draw” on using a stylus, while your movements translate onto the computer(…)
by Frayda Breitowitz
The content aware fill tool in Photoshop is a very sophisticated yet very simple to use tool that has saved me countless hours of time in post production. It was new to Photoshop CS5, so if you’re using CS5 or CS6 and you don’t already use it, prepare to be floored!
Like it’s name suggests, the content aware fill tool fills in a selected area using a complex algorithm of the pixels surrounding it to remove the unwanted area.(…)
by Bree Franklin
Newborn photography has become hugely popular in the last few years. What we once only saw in the books of Anne Geddes has now become readily available for everyone everywhere. And with newborn photography becoming increasingly popular within the photographic community so come the questions from photographers. How do you keep them asleep? How do you pose them? And biggest of all – how do you edit them?
No fear fellow photographer! I am here to rescue you from(…)
by Frayda Breitowitz
Have you ever wondered how to get the nicely blended backgrounds in newborn prop images without having to position your subject 12 feet from your backdrop and shooting at f/1.2? Well, there are always 100 ways to do one thing in Adobe Photoshop, but this is how I blend backgrounds in post.
First, we’re going to blend the main line separating the backdrop from the floor.
1. Open the image in Photoshop (I’m using Photoshop CS6, but this should work(…)
by Melissa Gibson
I know I’ve mentioned this before and I’m certain you all know this by now, but I really dig Adobe Photoshop Elements.
If you are a beginner looking for editing software, this is the one for you. On the other hand, if you are more advanced in your photography journey, this may also be the software for you. In fact, I know loads of extremely talented photographers who use Elements. It is an editing program that is highly underrated(…)
by Rachel Nielson
In this before and after tutorial, I am going to walk you through how I edited this image start to finish. I love the expression in his eyes and how he is biting his lip just a little bit. Melts my heart, but I am his mama, so I might be slightly biased!
My workflow starts in Adobe Lightroom 4. I import my images and do all of my RAW processing there before importing my photos into Adobe Photoshop(…)
by Jean Rhim
Adobe Lightroom is an amazing tool that can help you make your images better, your workflow faster, and the whole photo editing process more fun. I feel fortunate that I was introduced to it early, months before I even touched Photoshop, because it became the center of my workflow. Not only do I do a great deal of my editing through Lightroom, but Lightroom is also where I organize, sort, and prepare my images for print. Lightroom is(…)
by Ann Westerman
Lately I have been loving to shoot images specifically for processing in black and white. I love my black and whites to have good tonal range and a lot of contrast. What I mean by good tonal range is I want my image to have deep shadows, a range of mid-tones and some bright highlights and I usually want those bright highlights to fall on my subject. I love for my subject’s face to have shadows, mid-tones and(…)
Have you ever wondered how to go about adding actions and textures to your images in photoshop? Meghan Aileen with The Shoppe is here both sponsoring and writing today’s tutorial. She is sharing how she uses actions and textures in her photography and make sure to read to the bottom for the fun prize she has for you!
adding actions and textures in photoshop
by Meghan Aileen
Thank you Meghan for sharing your method with us!
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Every once in awhile, the CMteam groups together in order to bring our members and followers a really special offering! Today, we are thrilled to present to you an amazing breakout session- CMteam Breakouts: All Access Pass. With your registration fee of $50 you will receive access to 5 separate mini sessions, all at the same time. A total of over 150 pages of PDF information, along with several videos and the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter in(…)
by Emma Wood
Being a black and white lover and having it be my passion, you may think that the decision would be an easy one. However, nature provides us with such an abundant color palette, such fantastic, gorgeous tones in so many variations that it’s not always as easy a decision for me as you might think.
So how do I choose? I usually have an idea of what I’m going to do, or whether I will convert to black(…)