How to use Smart Objects in Photoshop: The Basics

Here’s a quick introduction to smart objects in Photoshop. It’s another clip taken from my upcoming Photoshop 101 Video Course and it shows you the basics of what a smart object is as well as a couple of the main benefits of using one. Smart objects help us keep to as much of a non…

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How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop (Video Tutorial)

In this latest tutorial I’m going to show you the basics of how to use the dodge and burn tools in Photoshop. Then after that you’ll find out how to use those basics to start making subtle changes to your landscape photos that can help guide and direct your viewers eye to where you want…

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Video Tutorial: How to use the crop tool to make your image composition better

Here’s another new Photoshop video tutorial showing how to use the crop tool and the various different guides hidden within it to create a better composition in your photo. This feature of the crop tool remained hidden to me for quite some time, but now I know it’s there it’s become really useful. Here’s the video, let…

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to use the patch tool to remove objects from your photos

In this latest Photoshop tutorial we look at the patch tool and how you can use it to remove or replace objects in your photos. The content aware blending is what makes this tool so useful. It’s great for when you’re trying to clone something with the regular clone tool but are struggling to make…

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to use the high pass filter to sharpen and increase detail in your photos

In this video tutorial I’m showing some ways in which you can use the High Pass filter in Photoshop to sharpen your photos and increase details in selective areas. Most people use this tool for general sharpening at the end of their workflow, but this video includes a tip that makes it useful for increasing…

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Seven Deadly Exposure Blending Mistakes

Which one of these deadly Photoshop mistakes do you want to fix today?   Hey, Steve here When I process my landscapes and blend exposures, I like everything to look as natural as possible. If like me, you want the same thing then this means making sure your blending goes unnoticed. Because you don’t want the…

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Did Your Prints Come Out Too Dark Or With The Wrong Colours? Here’s Why:

For all the benefits of digital photography, one big downside is that it makes us lazy and for some reason we are always putting off printing our favourite images that we have spent so long working on creating. But then at some point something is triggered inside and we get off our butts and send…

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How To Use Photoshop To Fix The Colour Cast You Get From Using ND Filters

If you use an ND filter on your lens then you’re most likely seeing a colour cast in your shots. If you’re not seeing it, it’s probably still there but you just aren’t noticing it… Unless you have some really expensive filters 🙂 Filters tend to either warm or cool your shot, and the darker…

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5 Ways To Make Your Next Photo Stand Apart From The Rest. Part 2: Time of Day

It’s about time… Literally! Part two of this five part series on how to make your photos stand out from the crowd is about how the time of day drastically affects the outcome of your images and how knowing this will help you make better photos. To catch up with the rest of the articles…

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5 Ways To Make Your Next Photo Stand Apart From The Rest. Part 1: Perspective

One way to create a really interesting photograph is to capture a scene in a way that your viewer would never normally see it in real life. This is a pretty broad concept so this post is the first in a 5 part series in which I’m going to show you 5 techniques that you…

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