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The Power of Subtract and Masking in Lightroom and Photoshop

The Power of Subtract and Masking in Lightroom and Photoshop

It's easy for us to get caught up thinking the masking tools in Lightroom and Photoshop are very technical. And in some cases they are. But when you can look at their uses more creativity and really learn what makes them tick, you can improve how they work for you. In...

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Select Anything with the Object Masking Tool

Select Anything with the Object Masking Tool

Both Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw have some really powerful masking tools to help make selections for us automatically. One of those tools is fairly new and doesn't get talked about nearly enough, but it's actually a tool I use more often than most. It's the...

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3 Ways To Adjust a Sky in Lightroom or Photoshop

3 Ways To Adjust a Sky in Lightroom or Photoshop

(Leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite sky adjustment is...) You've probably noticed that there are always multiple ways to do the same thing in Lightroom and Photoshop. Sometimes, they all produce the same results. But other times, you can get...

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This Photoshop Tip Saved My Sanity

This Photoshop Tip Saved My Sanity

A while back, Photoshop changed the way the Save window works by defaulting it to the Cloud. That means you either accidentally save your photo there, or you have to click on the option that allows you to save it to your computer. I know I'm not alone in this, but I...

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Bird Photographers Need This Editing Tip

Bird Photographers Need This Editing Tip

Over the years I've had a number of photos sent in to me to review and there is one small editing issue that I see a lot of people miss. And I definitely understand why... people in general have a hard time seeing when a photo is crooked and when you have wildlife in...

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One Click to Better Photoshop Selections

One Click to Better Photoshop Selections

There's a hidden setting in Photoshop that can dramatically improve your selections. When we use the Select Subject tool, the selection has never been great and still leaves us with a lot of masking work. But when you see the difference in quality after changing one...

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What Happened to the Done Button in Lightroom?

What Happened to the Done Button in Lightroom?

Over the years I've had this love/hate relationship with the DONE button in Lightroom Classic. Honestly, it was more hate. That's because I never used it, but I'd always get questions on what the difference between using the DONE button was when using a tool, instead...

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Another 2023 Calendar Template Idea

Another 2023 Calendar Template Idea

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! My son's go to University of Florida and one goes to Florida State. So we have a big rivalry football day today 🙂 I hope you're able to do something fun as well and maybe this project will give you an idea or two. A few weeks back I...

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Noise Reduction Workflow – When to Do It?

Noise Reduction Workflow – When to Do It?

If you use a third party app (Topaz, ON1, DxO, etc...) for Noise Reduction then you've probably thought about when you should do that in your workflow. Many of the companies actually suggest you do your noise reduction first, on the raw file for the best results. But...

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Topaz Course Updates and Big Sale

Hi there. If you're a Topaz user or have purchased my Topaz Deep Dive course, then there's some big news for you this month. First... Topaz has announced their Black Friday sale early. You can save around 60% off their Image Quality bundle (includes DeNoise, Sharpen,...

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Lightroom and Photoshop 2023 Calendar Templates

Lightroom and Photoshop 2023 Calendar Templates

Hi all. The 2023 Calendar Templates are now available. Below is the full download with all of the individual months, as well as a single JPG image of all months in one. Click here to download all of the individual months, along with a tutorial video. (this is for all...

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AI is Killing Photography?

AI is Killing Photography?

I’ve never really talked about the AI thing and my feelings on it. But this week kind of pushed me to write something about it. Also, don’t forget that my new ”Lightroom / ACR Portrait Editing System” is on sale for 50% off for a few more days. Stop by and check it...

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