How to Retouch Areas of Gradient Skies in Photoshop

There will be situations when you need or want to remove a particular object from a photo, and Photoshop’s tools generally make it pretty easy to do so. However, when the object is in front of a gradient sky that lacks a solid color, getting the sky to look natural in the place of the removed object can be a very big challenge. This video from our friends at Contrastly shows how to get realistic looks with gradient skies when you are removing an object. If you don’t already have Photoshop you can download a free trial here. In...

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How to Create Beautiful Bokeh in Nature Photography

As the southern states are in full bloom and the northern states are thawing out in the Northern Hemisphere, spring outdoor photography kicks in to high gear. Flowers, foliage, migrating birds explode with beautiful colors. These subjects and their backgrounds present colorful and creative uses of bokeh. From defined to soft, working with bokeh is an art in itself.

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How to Create an Old Film Effect in Photoshop

Recently we released a free Old Film Photoshop Action (courtesy of our friends at Shutter Pulse) that makes it easy to give your photos a nice aged-film look. Actions are a great way to speed up your workflow, but they shouldn’t replace the need to understand the ins and outs of Photoshop. Today we’ll walk through the process of creating this old film look from scratch. The settings and adjustment layers used in this tutorial are the same ones used by the Old Film Photoshop Action. Let’s get started.

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How to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

Achieving ideal sharpness is an important part of creating the best photos possible. While you should certainly take the appropriate steps to capture sharp photos, applying some additional sharpening in post production will be necessary with many photos, especially those that you will be using for prints. Both Photoshop and Lightroom offer you the opportunity to sharpen your photos. In this tutorial we’ll cover the sharpening options in Photoshop.

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How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Dodging and burning can help to improve your landscape photos by selectively darkening and lightening specific areas of the photo. There are a few different ways that you can dodge and burn in Photoshop, and in this video tutorial you’ll see a quick and easy way to do it.

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35 Brilliant Examples of Sunrise Photography

One of the best habits you can develop as a landscape photographer is getting up early. Sunrise often presents the best light and opportunities for amazing photographs, not mention that you can often find yourself alone even at popular locations when you’re there ahead of sunrise.

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Free Super Sharp & Vibrant HDR Lightroom Preset

Today we have a free Adobe Lightroom preset that can help to dramatically boost and transform your photos. The preset will boost the dynamic range of your photos, as well as adding vibrance to the colors, and sharpening. Check out the sample before and after photos below, and download it to start using with your own photos. The preset works with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC. Download:  Super Sharp & Vibrant HDR Lightroom Preset (698...

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