Bren & Ashley Ryan Photography

Category: Tutorials


Processing an image – My Way.

First and foremost I use Lightroom for as much of the editing as I can.  Very rarely do I go to Photoshop to process an image.. unless I want to create something that can’t be achieved in Lightroom. So how…

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Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance

One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images. My original image of Penshurst Place was first of…

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Flower of the Day – 5th November 2018 – How to achieve softness

For my entry today into Cee’s Flower of the Day, I thought I would use this apricot rose, which was photographed at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Kent.

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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. I wanted to take the content-aware tool a little further. As you can see…

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Lightroom Classic CC – New HDR Panoramic Merge

One new feature of the new Lightroom Classic October update is the ability to merge HDR shots into a Panoramic.  Prior to this update to create a panoramic HDR you had to merge each of your HDR shots into one…

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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Crop Tool

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 in…

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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. So for my example I used the image below. By using the Colour…

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Tutorial – Exporting to WordPress directly from Lightroom

Now I am all for saving time… and if I can upload images to Social Media and my blog without having to first save the image on my computer … all the better.  Now to be able to publish directly…

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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…

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Photoshop – Layer Blending Modes

One of the things that frightened the death out of me in Photoshop was blending modes… and how to use them… For ages I couldn’t get to grips with what they did until I read this blog post called Photoshop…

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Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the…

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Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects ‘trial before buy’ challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…

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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Virtual Copies or Snapshots

Here is another video for you where Julieanne Kost explains the difference between Virtual Copies and Snapshots.  I do use both, but I do like using the Virtual Copies the most.. simply because I can reset the photo and start…

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Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Basic Panel

Well today’s quick tip.. well it isn’t that quick, 20 minutes to be exact, but it is very informative.   And it comes from a video created by Laura Shoe from LauraShoe.com that covers the fundamentals of the Basic Panel in Lightroom.    …

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My favourite tool – the crop tool

I don’t know about you but there are times when you think you have taken the perfect shot, only to find when you are back home and importing your photos into Lightroom that the image you’ve just imported it is not what…

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Creating Export Presets using your Watermarks for the web.

Now you have created your watermarks using this tutorial it is time to create your Export Presets. Go to one of your photos in the Library module and right click, Select Export and Export (as highlighted in blue) This will then…

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Watermarking Your Photographs in Lightroom

Lightroom Edits I thought I would create this tutorial, simply because a friend of mine had asked for advice on how to watermark and export their photographs in Lightroom and what I do when I export my photographs.  First of…

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Kearsney Abbey Gardens

A few weeks ago I watched a video about how to create a sunset glow in Photoshop and thought I would give it a try. Even though I didn’t go as extreme as the video showed me how to… I…

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It’s snowing… again

Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing… Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages…

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