For the month of June, I have selected the following tutorials to assist you in developing your photo processing skills and abilities.
5 Pieces Of Free Post Production Software For Photographers – Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the photographic world there is a veritable abundance of excellent, powerful software for the princely sum of zero. Not only are there editing programs, but also fully featured image management software. Today we are going to take a look at five of the best programs that you cannot buy. – READ MORE
Tips For Sharpening Your Images The Right Way – Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It will provide general guidelines on sharpening methods, but the main goal will be to help you understand the sharpening process better. It will show you what exactly sharpening does to an image, and how it’s accomplished. – READ MORE
According to PC Magazine “Photoshop’s little brother, Adobe Photoshop Elements ($99.99), just keeps getting stronger, smarter, and more helpful. The program does a great job of making advanced Photoshop effects accessible to non-professionals, while still offering sophisticated tools such as layers, masks, and color management. Much of Photoshop’s magic has trickled down to Elements, including content-aware manipulations, smart object selection, and custom eye-popping filter effects. Even common processes such as cropping and black-and-white editing get ease-of-use boosts in version 13. Facebook-specific tools give users a leg up on sharing to that most popular of targets. Not messing too radically with a winning formula while adding ease to powerful image manipulation keeps Photoshop Elements on top of the enthusiast photo editing software heap.”
2015 Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts – check out the chart here.
Adobe Photo Essentials: How To Crop, Resize and Edit Photos Like A Pro – the details contained in this article are also appropriate to both Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. For many new photographers using Adobe products can be confusing. This article provides the key details necessary to address most of your questions – READ MORE
Before And After: Clean Edit In Lightroom – I am quite drawn to bright, vivid, colorful photos. I think of children and their love of color and wonder. They are naturally bright and happy and I love to portray that in my photos (since I mostly photograph children).
Ninety-nine percent of my workflow is done in Lightroom, so I’ll show you how I edit a photo, step by step in Lightroom (5.6). – READ MORE
How To Edit A Sunset Landscape Photo In Lightroom – In this article we’ll walk through the process of editing a sample sunset photo in Lightroom. Through the tutorial we’ll cover all the basics of editing landscape photos, including the use of a graduated filter to enhance the sunset. – READ MORE
How To Boost Autumn Fall Colours In Lightroom – Autumn is a favorite season for many photographers because of the beautiful colors of the changing leaves and foliage. If you enjoy landscape and nature photography autumn is a great time of year.
As you process your autumn photos it is possible to enhance the colors in Lightroom to get a better look. If you are shooting in RAW files your images are likely to look a little flat straight out of the camera, so some adjustments in Lightroom are likely to be needed. – READ MORE
How To Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter – Lightroom’s graduated filter tool is an invaluable resource when processing landscape photos. With the graduated filter tool you can make selective adjustments that impact a certain part of your photo without impacting other parts. For example, if you wanted to lighten the foreground area below the horizon without impacting the sky.- READ MORE
Four Ways To Improve Your Photos With The Clarity Slider In Lightroom – The Clarity slider is one of the most useful in Lightroom when it comes to giving your images extra punch and impact. Today I’m going to show you several ways you can use it to improve your photos. But first, let’s take a look at exactly what the Clarity slider does, and how it differs from its cousin the Contrast slider. – READ MORE
MacPhun (Only For Mac Computers)
Intensify Pro is a Mac only image editing program from MacPhun. With apologies to Windows users (I really wish this software was available for PCs as well) let’s dive in and see what this software can do.
One of the reasons that you buy plug-ins is to take advantage of the ways you can use them to increase mid-tone contrast and enhance detail. Indeed, this is the main reason to buy Intensify Pro because it allows you to do this quickly and easily and with far more functionality than is offered by Photoshop or Lightroom. – READ MORE
Perfect Effects 9.5
Perfect Photo Suite is a collection of seven different photo editing apps which can be used as standalone programs, or as plug-ins accessed from within Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. The full, Premium version with plug-in compatibility has an RRP of $149.95 (£100), whilst an upgrade edition costs $99.95 (£67). Alternatively, the Basic edition works only as a standalone application and can be had for $79.99 (£53), or $49.95 (£33) if you’re upgrading from an older version of Perfect Photo Suite. – READ MORE
Topaz Labs Photography Collection – The Complete Topaz Photography Collection from Topaz Labs consists of a suite of 13 plug-ins, as well as an intuitive standalone navigational application.
This collection includes all of Topaz Labs’ highly regarded plug-ins: Clarity, B&W Effects, Adjust, Lens Effects, ReMask, Detail, Simplify, InFocus, DeNoise, Clean, and DeJPEG. It also includes more creative effect plug-ins like Star Effects, Simplify, and ReStyle. – READ MORE