Post-Processing

The Image Quality Apps from Topaz Labs Let Me Do the Impossible

Many things that used to be true about photo editing are no longer the case, such as not being able to fix a subject that was accidentally out of focus or not being able to recover much detail when doing heavy noise reduction. Topaz Labs is a big reason as to why we can approach post-processing differently now.

Photographer using Adobe Lightroom on an iPad Pro.

The Best Free Adobe Lightroom Presets and Where to Get Them

From importing, to organizing, to the editing process itself, few tools have the capacity to define a photographer’s workflow like Adobe’s Lightroom. Of the program’s many indispensable features, the ability to create user presets ranks quite high: it offers photographers the ability to lock in preferred looks, adjustments, and settings for rapid implementation across multiple images. Better still, these presets are readily shareable, allowing users easy access to the settings required for virtually any desired result without going through the hassle of creating them themselves.

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Learn 80% of Photoshop in 15 Minutes

Although Photoshop has many tools to cover practically any post-processing desire, it is daunting to newcomers as a result. To help make the program easier to jump into, photographer PJ Pantelis has shared a brief tutorial that equips photographers with a handful of top tools to get started in Photoshop with ease.

A screenshot showing the process of creating a new heal layer in Capture One

How to Reveal and Remove Dust Spots in Capture One Pro

Capture One was recently updated with a dedicated before and after tool, and new powerful heal and clone tools. Before this update, the healing and cloning tools were unusable to me, but now with this update, I can save the time of moving back and forth between Capture One and Photoshop.

How Adobe’s Neural Filters Make Colorizing Photos Way Easier

A growing trend among retouchers and editors in the last few years has been to repair vintage photographs that have faded and been damaged over time. In addition to this restoration work, "colorizing" vintage photographs has been experiencing explosive growth. Adobe's "Colorize" Neural Filter now makes the job easier than ever.

XP-Pen Artist Pro 16 Review: A Great Portable and Affordable Pen Display

XP-Pen's new Artist Pro 16 is one of the most compelling entry-level graphics displays on the market. It's lightweight, well-built, highly customizable, color-accurate, and all for a price that will make Wacom owners blush. It's not a perfect product, but no other Full HD pen display on the market offers this kind of experience and build quality for just $450.

Hands-On with Lightroom’s Powerful New Masking System

In a new update, Adobe is greatly increasing the masking capabilities of its Lightroom applications as well as Adobe Camera RAW. While it is not as powerful as what is found in full-fledged Photoshop, you will find yourself wondering how you ever lived without it.

Adobe Announces Smarter, More Robust Photoshop Elements 2022

Adobe has unveiled the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022, which utilizes its Sensei AI technology to do all the heavy lifting -- just like the previous version -- and introduces new tools, like moving overlays, artistic photo effects, easy object selection and removal, and more.

How to Fix a Badly Lit Portrait in Adobe Lightroom

Don’t toss a photo just because the lighting isn’t the best. You may be able to bring it back alive in post-production. As photographers, we face countless different scenarios and it's nearly impossible to get the perfect shot 100% of the time.