Photoshop Blend Modes Explained, Part 3

Note: This 3-part blog post series is now complete! Read part 1 here Read part 2 here Read part 3 here   After an exhaustive run-through of all of the various Photoshop blending modes, you probably noticed that many of them don’t have immediate practical applications. I haven’t been able to find any word from…

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Photoshop Blend Modes Explained, Part 2

Note: This 3-part blog post series is now complete! Read part 1 here Read part 2 here Read part 3 here As you will recall from our first post in the series, blending modes are the various ways that different layers and brushstrokes can be applied. We discuss them using three simple terms: base pixels,…

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Photoshop Blend Modes Explained, Part 1

Note: This 3-part blog post series is now complete! Read part 1 here Read part 2 here Read part 3 here Photoshop is an incredibly powerful piece of software, and it has so many settings and tools and options that it can seem almost impossible to learn them all. One of the most useful but…

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5 Time-Saving Lightroom Tips for a Faster Workflow

Lightroom is a great program, designed from the ground up for photographers who have to process a huge number of images in the shortest amount of time possible. There are all kinds of great little tips, tricks and shortcuts that make your Lightroom workflow a breeze to manage, but they’re not all immediately obvious –…

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Getting your photos into the “Goldilocks Zone”

Someone asked me the other day: “how do I know when enough is enough? [when editing my photos]”. Thing is there’s no way to give a quantifiable answer. You just kinda need to hit the “goldilocks zone”. Not too hot, not too cold, but juuuust right… But the hard part is figuring out that perfect…

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Why Photoshop is like a Carnegie sandwich

One of my favourite memories of visiting New York back in 2002 is stumbling across Carnegie Deli (on 7th ave). As I walked in the front door the first thing I noticed was every wall jam-packed with photos of celebrities who’ve eaten there. Everything else about the place, the smells, the atmosphere, the food, the…

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How to Easily Fix Colour Fringing In Photoshop

Modern lenses are incredibly powerful tools, masterpieces of optical manufacturing. Despite incredible amount of care that goes into their construction, they’re not always perfect. Like most things in life, when it comes to lenses, the best quality optics are almost universally very expensive, but even the top-of-the-line lenses that cost several thousand dollars can still…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Colour Profiles in Photoshop

While this is a beginner’s guide, it might get a bit technical at times, so you’ll have to forgive us for that. Colour profiles are a fairly technical subject and there’s no real way around that, but we’ll do our best to make it as simple and practical as possible, while still giving you a…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Shooting RAW

There are almost as many different ways of creating image files as there are different styles of photography, but in almost every case the JPEG format is king. Most of the files you see or share online are stored in the JPEG format, and it strikes great balance of small file size and high quality…

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A First Look at Photoshop CC’s New Select and Mask Space

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new feature added to Photoshop CC. The latest update at the end of June brought us several new features that we’ve looked at in detail, including the impressive Content Aware Crop tool. Today we’re going to look at another new addition: the ‘Select and Mask’…

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