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ACDSee Gemstone Photo Editor 12 Review: Who Is This For?

ACDSee has launched free beta access to its Gemstone Photo Editor 12 -- a layered editor that supports RAW level working with multiple documents and non-destructive tools. But, does it hold up with similar grade editors or still has a way to go yet?

5 Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Making mistakes is a powerful learning tool, but that statement only holds true if you realize what you're doing is a mistake. To that end, here are 5 of the most common Photoshop mistakes photographers make.

How to Make Color Photos Using Only B&W Shots

Before the introduction of color film, Many photographers experimented with ways to record color images using black and white mediums. One of the more famous examples comes from Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and his photos of Russia from the early 1900s.

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing the RAW files to your PC and making a few edits in Photoshop, it is time to save your masterpiece. But, what file type do you select? With over twenty different file types to choose from, we are here to break down some of the most popular and tell you a bit about their strengths and weaknesses.

Primer: Using Frequency Separation in Photoshop For Basic Skin Retouching

Photoshop contains a world of post-production tools that photographers can use to bring their works of art to life. Today, we are taking a look at the technique of frequency separation, including how it works and how it can improve your images. For the rest of us without advanced knowledge of image processing, frequency separation is simply a method we can use to separate the colors and tones of a photograph from its textures. By utilizing this technique, you can obtain better control of your photos for retouching or other work.

ISS Astronaut Snaps 3-Second Exposure to Show How ‘Crazy’ the Atmosphere Really Is

It's one thing to visualize different layers of gasses in the Earth's atmosphere and see drawings and models in a book or online... it's another thing entirely to capture it on camera. But of course, that's one of the perks of being an astronaut on the International Space Station, you get to do a whole lot of things that are "another thing entirely."

The photograph above was taken by astronaut Reid Wiseman and uploaded to his Twitter feed early this morning. It's a 3-second exposure, and we know this because he captioned the photo "3 second shutter exposure at night shows how crazy our #atmosphere really is."

Tutorial: 5 Things You Should Know About Layers in Photoshop CC

In this short but helpful episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals some neat Photoshop CC layer features that you may not know about. From filtering and searching layers, to selecting multiple layers, to generating assets from layers, White shares some very useful information.

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are completely unaware of. Such was the case for this neat little tip by Digitalchemy that we just stumbled upon, which shows you how to import a collection of photographs into Photoshop, each as a new layer in the same file.

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

When Nick Fancher created his series of 80's Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The textures turned out so well that, upon publishing the series, he received multiple inquiries about where he got those textures.

Well, it turns out he created them himself, and he's decided to share the step-by-step how-to in case you want to duplicate his results.

Leonardo: A Full-Featured Photo Editing App for iOS Devices

Back in mid-June, Yahoo! purchased Ghostbird and pulled the company's popular advanced mobile editing app PhotoForge off of the app store. If you weren't one of the lucky ones who purchased the app before it got pulled and you've been looking for a suitable alternative, look no further: Leonardo has you covered.

Time-Lapse: Creating an Impressive 284-Layer ‘Super Composite’

Photography purists might want to look away on this one. The above video is a 9 minute time-lapse that speeds up 7+ hours worth of Photoshop CC work. That work was spent creating an intense composite that wound up consisting of 284 layers before it was all said and done.