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What is the Difference Between Opacity and Fill in Photoshop?

A common post-production question involves Opacity and Fill, and what the differences are between them when it comes to photography. In this 14-minute video, Marc Newton from The School of Photography explains what sets them apart and how properly using them can dramatically improve your images.

Add Impact to Your Photos with Free Transform in Adobe Photoshop

Beautiful vistas and landscapes require very little in the way of adjectives when enjoyed in person, but trying to convey that majesty to someone through photos is a lot more challenging. Most of the time, a photo just doesn't really capture the awe-inspiring nature of reality.

How To Focus Stack the Right Way For Landscape Photography

I can't begin to tell you how many times I've lost a shot because I didn't think through the basics well enough. I would of course have my composition and exposure settings dialed in and with that determined, you would think that I have what I needed to get the shot. But, in some cases, that just isn’t enough.

Why Topaz Labs DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI Blew My Mind

For the past few years, I've been content with keeping my entire photo editing worldview pegged to the Adobe ecosystem. Anything that Lightroom couldn't handle, or that required more refined content-aware heavy-lifting, was offloaded to Photoshop. And that's the way things went for a very long time.

Super Resolution Eliminates the Advantage of High-Megapixel Cameras

The megapixel race has picked up steam lately with most new models exceeding 45-megapixels and rumors circulating of 100-megapixel sensors on the horizon. But what if low-resolution images from cameras like Sony's a7S III and Canon's R6 offered more detail along with added low light benefits? Now they can.

Eight Photoshop Visual Pranks To Try on April Fools’ Day

Tomorrow is April Fools' Day, and with such a bummer of a year leading up to this point (and things are only now just starting to look better in a few places), everyone could use some laughs. To that end, photographer Richard Wakefield shows how you can create eight visual jokes in Photoshop.

How to Correctly Use Creative Profiles in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a good friend -- who is also a heck of a photographer -- about the pros and cons of using creative profiles and presets as part of your photo editing workflow. His stance was unambiguous and straightforward: as far as he’s concerned, profiles and presets are murderers of creativity.

Wacom One Review: An Entry-Level Pen Display Perfect for Photo Editing

With the release of the Wacom One in 2020, Wacom lowered the barrier to entry into the world of pen displays and inadvertently created an ideal product for photographers. Where other pen displays in the Wacom lineup are either too big or too expensive, the Wacom One makes a great case for trading in your Intuos Pro for a more intimate photo editing experience.

Adobe Photoshop’s ‘Super Resolution’ Made My Jaw Hit the Floor

Adobe just dropped its latest software updates via the Creative Cloud and among those updates is a new feature in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) called “Super Resolution.” You can mark this day down as a major shift in the photo industry.

Real-World Test: Photoshop for Apple Silicon is Really, Really Fast

Earlier today, Adobe finally released the full-blown non-Beta version of Photoshop for Apple Silicon, and we got a chance to test it out. I won't beat around the bush: the benchmarks are really impressive, matching or outperforming Intel-based computers that cost two to three times as much.

Gang Members React to Photos of Themselves with Tattoos Removed

For his project Skin Deep, photographer Steven Burton shot portraits of current and former gang members and then used the power of Photoshop to reveal what they would look like without their face and body tattoos. This 4-minute video shows the reactions of the subjects seeing their 'shopped portraits for the first time.

Climbers Banned From Mt. Everest for Faking Photo

Two Indian climbers have been banned from attempting to climb Mount Everest or any other mountain in Nepal for 10 years after an investigation revealed they faked the images used to acquire the certification from the Nepalese government.