Content aware fill

One of the new powerful features in Photoshop is the Content-Aware Fill tool.  In this video, Julianne Kost explains its concept and what it can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiwqOAPE0kk I wanted to take the content-aware tool a little further. As you can…

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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Crop Tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asy-bMharpU Well today's tip isn't a 60 second one but about 8.50 minutes, but the bit that I found interesting was within the first 30 seconds.. about leaving space when taking photograhs in order to get a more pleasing crop…

Luminosity colouring in Photoshop by Matt Kloskowski

Today I was reading a blog post by Matt Kloskowski on luminosity colouring in Photoshop.  Anyway here is the video from Matt explaining how it is done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs1iAzHgazQ So for my example I used the image below. By using the…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Guided Upright Tool

Many thanks to Scott Kelby of Lightroom Killer Tips for bringing this tip from Benjamin Warde's Lightroom Coffee Break series. I've used the Guided Upright Tool for buildings and never for the life of me did I realise the impact…

Quick Tip – Using The Flow Control in Lightroom

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=l3AMavaU5uU One of the sites that I regularly visit in Scott Kelby's Lightroom Killer Tips.  And this particular tip I have found very useful.  The tip is about using the Flow Control when making local adjustments. In the past…

Using several editing programs on an image.

  If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber like myself then you automatically get Photoshop with the Photography Plan. For some Photoshop is rather daunting and people sometimes want to steer clear of it.. and at times I feel that…

Luminar 2018 Trial and what a Transformation

I have been really busy lately with real-life events, yet again!  And that means my photography has had to take a back burner seat, much to my disapproval, but hey-ho, we can't have it always.  Anyway today I decided to…

Lightroom -v- Photoshop -v- Photomatix for Interior HDR Shots

Now if I can stay within one program to do all my processing.. I am one happy bunny.  Simply because a) my computer is not very good at handling loads of photo-editing programs all at one time and b) it…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom to Photoshop – Smart Object

Well the weekend is nearly upon us and hopefully the weather will be good to us. And gives us photographers, both professional and amateur, good weather to go out and shoot our images. For this week's Friday Quick Tip I…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Sharpening using a Mask

One of the edits I do to each photo I process in Lightroom is Sharpening in the Details Panel in the Develop Module. How ever using the masking slider can be hit or miss as it doesn't automatically show a…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Customising Before View

Sometimes when I work on Photos I want to do a couple of edits, for instance a colour version and black and white... However, if you use the 'back slash' key to look at your before photograph it takes you…

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Grid Overlays

A very short post from me today.. as real-life is taking back over and I have a hundred and one things to do before the weekend arrives. Anyway this tip is great, I knew about cycling through the different grid…

Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Selections

It is Friday again... and another weekend is just around the corner.  And we all know that Friday is Quick Tip Day from RyanPhotography!  I am primarily a Lightroom user and one of the tutors of Lightroom and Photoshop that…

Lightroom Quick Tip – Scaling

  Have you ever taken a photograph and wished you could have got closer to the subject?  Or you wish that you could crop the image without losing the original size of the image?  Well here is a quick tip…

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Friday Quick Tip – Photoshop – Using Colour

You know how you want to intensify colours... and wish certain parts of an image were different layers...  well yes you can use a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer or Levels and Curves... but I use the following method... Create a new…