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Take Your Landscape Pics to the Next Level with These Awesome Photoshop Tips

Vacation photos rarely turn out the way you want them to. Even if you’re a more advanced shooter, you might not have brought all your best gear with you on that family trip to the beach or the Grand Canyon and so, when you get home, you find your photos and your memory of what the scene looked like differ significantly.

Fear not, Aaron Nace and Plearn are here to help with a very useful tutorial that will close that gap in a BIG way with a few easy adjustments in Photoshop.

We try not to use ALL CAPS often, but we think the difference between the before and after image is worth the virtual screaming. See for yourself:

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He achieved these results with just a few curves and levels adjustments, and a new take on high pass sharpening that we’ve never seen before and really produces stunning results. We won’t give it all away — besides, it’s a lot more complicated to explain this all in text — but this isn’t a video you want to miss.

So check out the tutorial at the top and then head over to Phlearn’s website or YouTube channel for more useful Photoshop tutorials.


 
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  • OtterMatt

    This is the third video Plearn has done that I’ve found massively useful. Screw it, I’m just going to subscribe now.

  • M.S

    Aha really? A few clicks in lightroom is all that shot needed.

  • mokleTkcuF

    Is there a commercial agreement between Phlearn and Petapixel?
    I have nothing against Phlearn, some of the tuts are really good, but they do occur quite regularly here.

  • Mik

    Is there a commercial agreement between Phlearn and Petapixel?
    I have a lot against Phlearn, most of the tuts are hipster crap. and they do occur quite regularly here.

    Joking apart, I find his overusing flares quite annoying, and can someone tell me in which way seeing him is beneficial to the tutorial?
    Plus you could have done all of this in 2 minutes flat, still in a non-destructive way, without messing with layers, with Lightroom, you know, the program entirely dedicated to photography.
    F**king flares in every f**king tutorial.

  • Ralph Hightower

    Would a polarizer have helped to cut the haze? Hush! We’ll do it in post! Shut up! Sorry, I have these voices popping up in my head.
    Informative video. I prefer Phlearn over Fro.

  • Charmed

    How about we learn to take photos correctly instead of relying on software.

  • mokleTkcuF

    It’s not learning it’s phlearning, dummy.

  • James

    I’ve learned more from his videos than any other, Sorry that they don’t really help you, but they have made me a better photographer, and i’m glad petapixel is realizing how good of a resource his videos are.