Make Photoshop Simple (or at least… simpler)

Make Photoshop Simple (or at least… simpler)

Here's a quick exercise that should be interesting. There are over 70 tools in the toolbox in Photoshop. But  take a moment to think about how many of them you actually use? For me, it's about 10. How about you? (Find out more about The Photoshop System) Why is this...

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Better Edge Lighting for Sky Replacement

Better Edge Lighting for Sky Replacement

Adobe recently added a new feature in the Sky Replacement window called "Edge Lighting". It helps blend the transition from sky to foreground and for certain sky replacements can really help out. In this week's tutorial we'll take a closer look.  Matt's No Sky?...

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Select Sky or Graduated Filter… Which one?

Select Sky or Graduated Filter… Which one?

This week we're going to take a look at two ways to adjust the sky. One, which is something we've used for a long time... the Graduated Filter seems to have fallen out of favor and the newer "Select Sky" feature has taken over. But is Select Sky always better? We'll...

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Adding Light to a Scene

Adding Light to a Scene

In this tutorial we're going to use some creative techniques to re-light a very flat scene. I also wanted to thank Marcia Colucci for submitting this photo. It will be part of my upcoming No Light? No Problem (Volume 3) course coming out on Thursday April 7th. Enjoy!...

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Creative Long(er) Shutter Speed Bird Photography

Creative Long(er) Shutter Speed Bird Photography

One morning when I was out shooting, there wasn't much happening. Not wanting to go home empty handed, I decided to take some really tight shots of a Snowy Egret. As I watched its feathers blow in the high winds I had an idea to experiment with some longer shutter...

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7 Must Have Photoshop Layer Tips

7 Must Have Photoshop Layer Tips

Layers are such an important part of Photoshop that I don't think you can ever learn enough tips and tricks around working with them. This week I've put together 7 of my favorite layer-related tips. Enjoy! For more about my Photoshop System course click here....

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Photo Makeover (Boat Docks)

It's time for another start to finish tutorial (Photo Makeover). This is where I start from scratch with a raw photo and show you my editing process and thoughts along the way. It's less of a in-depth tutorial teaching you features, and more about the overall thought...

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What Does Lightroom’s Masking Intersect Feature Do?

What Does Lightroom’s Masking Intersect Feature Do?

Once you experiment with Lightroom's (semi) new masking features, I think it's mostly straightforward to get the hang of the new tools. But there's one little area I keep getting questions on so I thought I'd dedicate a video to a few uses of the Intersect feature....

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Topaz Free Course Update + Big 50% Off Sale

Topaz Free Course Update + Big 50% Off Sale

Hi all. Happy Thanksgiving. I have some big news if you've purchased my Topaz Deep Dive Course or use any Topaz software. Please watch the video below to find out about the update, as well as learn a little about my Topaz DeNoise and Sharpening workflow with Adobe...

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Lightroom 2022 Calendar Templates

Lightroom 2022 Calendar Templates

Hi all. The 2022 Calendar Templates are now available. Click here to download them along with some install and tutorial videos. The templates are really just JPG files so they will work in ANY program that will open a JPG file. There are two versions included (larger...

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