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July 16th, 2010

Digital Workflow e-book updated for Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

Posted By Michael Clark
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I am happy to announce that the new version of my digital workflow e-book, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: A Professional Photographer’s Workflow has been updated for Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 and is now available on my website. I have been working on this new version of the e-book for a few months now and have done extensive research … 
July 6th, 2010

Using Curves in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Posted By Michael Frye
Curves in Lightroom and Camera Raw
As promised, I’ve posted another tutorial on YouTube about Curves in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. In this video I examine the default settings in these applications, and why you should avoid using them—at least sometimes. These defaults actually apply three curves to your image before you even start processing it. Watch the video to see … 
June 25th, 2010

The Power of Curves

Posted By Michael Frye
The Power of Curves
I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: post a video tutorial on YouTube. It’s called The Power of Curves, and it’s about, well, curves in Photoshop. This is one of those things that’s just easier to show than explain, so it’s a perfect subject for video. I think Curves are the single … 
June 25th, 2010

Dumpster Diving

Posted By Ian Plant
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We all have them, though we don’t show them to people. Instead, we keep them shamefully tucked away, hidden in dark places. They are the unprocessed raw files from photo trips past, not good enough for public display, but not obviously bad enough for disposal. They exist in virtual limbo, a purgatory for photos known as the digital dumpster. There, … 
June 16th, 2010

The Performance.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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Ansel Adams is often quoted as comparing the photographic negative to a musical score, and a print to the performance of that score.  In the introduction to his book, The Negative, he describes the importance of visualization at image capture, and then goes into his well-known music metaphor, “The key to the satisfactory application of … 
May 27th, 2010

Designing a Flexible, Powerful Workflow

Posted By Michael Frye
This photograph of Mono Lake, processed entirely in Lightroom, shows the power of modern applications that work directly with Raw images.
There are probably as many workflows as there are photographers. There’s nothing wrong with that: everyone’s different, and a good workflow for one person can seem awkward to another. But sometimes I look at people’s workflows and think the pieces have been gathered from random tips found on the internet, assembled in no particular order, … 
May 12th, 2010

HDR In Photoshop CS5

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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Unless you’ve been hanging out in Antarctica (without an internet connection), you probably know that Adobe has been developing Photoshop CS5 for quite some time. They released this upgrade on April 30th, and one of the most anticipated new features is the program’s revamped HDR processing, now called Merge to HDR Pro. 
April 23rd, 2010

Customizing Your Identity With Lightroom’s Identity Plate

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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When I first started using Lightroom three years ago, I thought its identity plate was just a way to have a fancy way of displaying my name at the top of the Lightroom window, but once I got into using the powerful Print Module, it became clear that the identity plate was a really cool feature that lets you add your logo or fancy type to prints, cards, posters, even slide shows.