Sharpening is one of the hardest post-processing steps to understand for many photographers. There are several pitfalls and obstacles to overcome in order to take your sharpening skills to a professional level. When should you sharpen, to get the best …
In the video above, I will show you how you can add contrast to your images in different ways using Affinity Photo, right from a simple contrast adjustment to a more professional way of adding contrast to your images. You …
Using layer masks in Affinity Photo is a powerful way to combine parts of several images into a single image or to limit the effect of adjustment layers and filters to only affect part of your image. Layer masks are nondestructive. This means that you can modify them at any stage of your post-processing workflow.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use control points in Nik Viveza 2. Control points take a whole different approach to creating precise selections or masks than what you know from Lightroom or Photoshop. All of the plugins from …
Your awesome photo is processed and ready for print. But still you feel something is missing. Do you want to add an extra exclusive look to your photo with an elegant Photoshop border? And what about applying a Photoshop border automatically to multiple photos by using Photoshop Actions and batch processing. In this post, I will show you both how you can create a border in a few simple steps and how to automate the technique with Photoshop Actions.
One of the best ways to use to convert an image to a toned black and white image is by using Photoshop’s Gradient Map tool. With the gradient map tool, you can create a lot of kick-ass looking toned black and white photos, but you can also create some crazy stuff which looks horrible, so take care.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to work with the Photoshop Gradient Map tool to achieve a professional looking toned black and white image.
Here is the original color image that I will convert into a toned black and white photo using a gradient map in Photoshop.
Do you want to find your best photos in Lightroom – the fast way? Or find your photos without a keyword? You might also be gathering photos for a calendar or yearbook, but struggles with keeping the overview. Then it is time to begin using smart collections.
If you create your own smart collection you can easily find any photo that meets any criteria that you set up.
Lightroom Smart Collections are basically the same as collection ‐ a way to organize you photos in groups.
Tired of doing the same thing over and over again in Lightroom? You can make your day easier by creating your own Lightroom preset. This allows you to make multiple corrections to your photo with a single click.
What is it about black and white photography that is so amazing? And how can you create it?
In a world full of color, we often get attracted to the colors that ‘screams’ the most for attention or the colors that have the greatest visual mass in a photo. But in some photos, we want the viewers to look at something else like the textures, shapes, lines or connections between two subjects. Creating great black and white images are about obtaining a good contrast. Without it, black and white images will look flat and uninteresting. And Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 got some cool tools to work with to do just that.
In this article, I will show you how to work with Silver Efex Pro 2 so you can create amazing black and white images.
Often when a photo comes straight from the camera, it looks flat and not just up to our expectations or what our experience was when we took it. Instead of leaving the photo sitting on your hard drive, you can make most images pop using Lightroom or Photoshop, but with help from the DxO’s Nik Plugins, you can take control of the editing process to another level and get the most out of each photo – and the Nik Collection delivers, no doubt about it.
Although you can use the Nik plug-ins from either LR or Aperture, you achieve the best workflow from Photoshop. In Photoshop, each use of a Nik plugin or filter results in a new layer, making the processing non-destructive and enables you to use the layers opacity sliders or masks to fine tune the effect.
To let you in on what each plugin do, I will go through the plug-ins in the workflow order suggested on the Nik Collection website.
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