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30 Lightroom Tips and Tricks for Faster Photo Editing

Landscape photographer Christian Möhrle of The Phlog Photography recently put together a handy compilation of his favorite tips and tricks for Adobe Lightroom Classic. Chances are good you'll find at least one or two (and probably several more) little workflow tips that you didn't know about.

ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and Launches All-New ON1 Portrait AI

Portland-based software company ON1 made three announcements yesterday. It launched a new application called ON1 Portrait AI, pushed a major update to ON1 Photo RAW Mobile for iOS and Android, and unveiled the latest version of the ON1 Photo RAW desktop editor, which will officially launch in October.

How to Swap Faces in Photoshop in Four Easy Steps

Our friend Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge recently teamed up with the folks from Adorama to put together a very handy Photoshop tutorial you may want to bookmark for later. In this video, he shows you how to swap faces and expressions in four easy steps.

Skylum Unveils Luminar AI: A Fully Automated, AI-First Photo Editor

Skylum has announced a new, AI-first version of its Lumiar photo editor. Dubbed Luminar AI, the program takes all of the machine-learning tools from Luminar 4, adds some more, and puts them all into a new app and plugin that's all about "reinventing" traditional photo editing.

This Free Photoshop Add-On Will Read You Jokes and Puns While You Work

Retoucher Pratik Naik and his co-workers at Infinite Tools have released a fun (and free) little side-project that you might want to get in on. It's called the "Infinite Jokes Panel" and it's a Photoshop add-on that will read you jokes, puns, and condescending statements about your photo editing abilities while you work.

How to Create the Perfect Photoshop Toolbar for Your Editing Needs

Photoshop master Unmesh Dinda at PIXimperfect has put together a simple tutorial that could have a significant impact on your photo editing workflow. In a few minutes, he'll show you how to customize your editing experience and create your personal "dream Photoshop toolbar."

This Full Astrophotography Workshop is Now Available for Free on YouTube

Ian Norman and Diana Southern over at Lonely Speck just uploaded their full 2016 astrophotography workshop to YouTube for free. This incredible resource covers everything from getting the shot, to basic editing, image stacking, and panorama stitching. They even included the Q&A from the end of the meetup!

Testing Every New Feature Adobe Just Added to Photoshop and Lightroom

Earlier this week, Adobe released major updates for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera RAW, with new and improved features across the board. But if the announcement was a bit overwhelming, don't worry: Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE has put together a demo of every new feature that Adobe just added to these products.

How to ‘Magically’ Remove Glare from Glasses in Photoshop

Unmesh Dinda over at PIXimperfect has released another exceptional photo editing tutorial that you'll want to bookmark if you shoot portraits. In this video, he shows you a detailed step-by-step method for removing glare from glasses in Photoshop—something all of us have probably had to do at one point or another.

DxO Unveils Nik Collection 3 with New Plugin, Non-Destructive Editing, and More

Since acquiring the popular Nik Collection of photo editing plugins from Google back in 2017, DxO has released several minor updates. Now, nearly three years later, they've finally debuted a major refresh. Nik Collection 3 comes with a new plugin launcher, a brand new perspective plugin called Perspective Efex, and more.

Adobe Launches New Video Series of 60-Second Lightroom Tutorials

If you're looking to hone your Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile skills, Adobe has launched a new series of bite-sized video tutorials that you might be interested in. The series is called "In a Lightroom Minute," and it's made up of 60-second (give or take) tutorials that cover a wide variety of topics.

How to Edit Portraits in Affinity Photo

Portrait and headshot photographer Ivan Weiss recently created a helpful tutorial that walks you through his entire portrait editing process in the popular Adobe alternative Affinity Photo. If you've been wanting to give Affinity a shot, this is a phenomenal resource.

Photo Editing Shootout: A.I. vs Fiverr vs Pro Photographer

Photographer Dan Watson of Learning Cameras recently put together a little photo editing shootout. Using one of his own images, he wanted to see who would edit the photo best: strangers hired through Fiverr, a professional photographer, or some of the latest AI-powered photo editing tools.

How to Use a Waveform Monitor for Better, Faster Photo Editing

Thanks to everyone who read my previous article on my process as a TV show set photographer, and all of you who got in touch with questions and comments. People had a range of questions, especially about how I use a waveform monitor, so I'll make this a fairly wide-ranging post to try and answer everything.

Testing Canon cRAW: Smaller Files, No Downside

"Compression" is a dirty word in the world of photography, but not all compressed files are created equal. That's exactly what photographer Alex Barrera discovered when he switched to using Canon's compressed RAW (cRAW) format exclusively—it's saved him a ton of space, with virtually no downsides.

How to Make Photoshop’s ‘Object Selection’ Tool More Precise

One of the most useful AI-powered tools in Photoshop is the relatively new Object Selection tool. But if you're finding that the tool isn't quite as precise as you would like, Unmesh Dinda from PIXimperfect has a few tips that will help you dial the feature in just right.

How to Change Someone’s Eye Color in Adobe Lightroom

When it comes to major retouching like changing eye color, most of us choose to use Photoshop or a similar pixel editor rather than a RAW editor like Lightroom. But as Anthony Morganti shows in the tutorial above, you don't actually have to leave Lightroom to make this kind of edit.