Post-Processing

 

Halloween Tutorial: How to Carve a Realistic Looking Jack O’ Lantern in Photoshop

Love carving Jack O’ Lanterns? Hate the mess? No problem. We are photographers after all, which means we don’t need to actually go out and DO things like this… we can just ‘fix it in post.’ Jokes aside, this short and simple tutorial will show you how to carve a simple Jack O’ Lantern entirely inside of Photoshop.

No seeds, no sharp objects, no mess, just a bit of digital trickery. Read more…

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

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If you’ve been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture’s demise, you’ve had to be content with manually doing it or using one of the unofficial tools that had already been released. But that is no longer the case.

Earlier today, Adobe officially released its own tool: a free Lightroom plugin that will allow you to import your entire Aperture (or iPhoto) library, metadata and all, quickly and easily. Read more…

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you how to properly sharpen an image — but this Lightroom 4 QuickStart tutorial goes way beyond this.

It, instead, opts for a more comprehensive approach, showing you how to properly edit almost any landscape image from beginning to end.

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Miss World Philippines Portraits: Is This Poor Beauty Retouching or a Cultural Preference?

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We received a tip today from a reader who asked us to take a look at the official portraits for the Miss World Philippines 2014 candidates. The tipster had harsh things to say about the images, saying the creator, “must’ve been bored or high when he post-processed these photos.”
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Adobe Shows Off Features for Changing Time of Day Lighting and Removing Fog

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At the Adobe MAX 2014 conference this past week, Adobe showed off some of the crazy technology current brewing in the company’s labs. Two of them offer a glimpse at what may soon be available to photographers in Photoshop: changing the time of day (i.e. lighting) in photographs with a simple slider and removing haze from a scene automatically.
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Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s Josh Ulm said, “when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface.”

What we didn’t know at the time is just what he meant by “radically,” but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be. Read more…

Video: A Full Portrait Retouch Done Completely in Capture One Pro 8

There are a seemingly infinite number of videos that walk you through retouching a portrait from beginning to end; however, most of them are based in Photoshop, Lightroom and — once upon a time — Aperture. This leaves the less-used but robust Capture One Pro out of the game.

Well, not anymore! Giving Capture One Pro 8 some love is photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz, who decided to take it for a test drive and see how close he could get to his Photoshop results using Capture One Pro 8 instead.

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Adobe Unveils New and Updated Apps, Forms ‘Deep Connections’ Between Desktop and Mobile

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As Adobe prepares to give the keynote presentation of its Adobe MAX conference in just a couple of hours, one thing is becoming clear: the theme of this year’s Adobe MAX is all mobile, all the time.

Some exciting new apps, updates to both the mobile and desktop apps we know and love, and the official release of the Creative SDK public beta are all on the docket. Read on to find out what to expect. Read more…

Adobe Brings Cloud-Based Photoshop Beta to Chromebooks

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Adobe has been making moves into the cloud for some time now (it is called Creative Cloud after all), so it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that the long-awaited Chromebook Photoshop beta is finally live and ready for cloud computing early-adopters to start putting through the ringer. Read more…

Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements 13, Bakes in Simple-Yet-Powerful Editing Tools

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As Photoshop CC continues to get more and more complex — seriously, have you seen THE SIZE of some of the Photoshop books out there!? — thanks to the myriad of new features Adobe continues to add, the company is moving its beginner-focused Elements offerings the other direction.

Released officially last night, Photoshop (and Premier for you video folks) Elements 13 is even easier-to-use, more intuitive, and yet more powerful than any of the previous iterations. Read more…