Levels: Getting the Professional Pop

One of the more popular tutorials that has been written and shared in the dPS forums was the following one from one of our members – LeeR on ‘Levels’. While written last year it cont... See full article

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Create a collage in Gimp

One task I perform regularly in Photoshop and Lightroom is to assemble multiple images on a single page for printing. I love displaying my photos, for example, as triptychs which are three side by ... See full article

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Get $100 Off Topaz Post Production Plug-In Bundle: This Weekend Only

Are you looking to improve your post production of images? Our friends at Topaz Labs are offering dPS readers a special $100 discount off their Plug-In Bundle this weekend only. The offer ends at 11.5... See full article

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Deleting Catalog Backup Files

I’ve been talking to a few people lately about deleting catalog backup files. If you backup and optimize your catalog every time you close Lightroom then, over time, you will end up with a lot o... See full article

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10 Best Photoshop Shortcuts

Photoshop has a huge range of shortcut keys for speeding up your day. Here are my ten best shortcut keys that I suggest you add to your Photoshop toolkit: 1. Find the sizing handles When you paste a l... See full article

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5 Gotchas in the Lightroom Print Module

When youre setting up single or multiple image printing in the Lightroom Print module here are some things to be aware of: 1. Nonexistent Drag and Drop You can drag and drop pictures onto a print t... See full article

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6 Sets of Settings to Save in Photoshop

One feature of Photoshop is its ability to store things like custom shapes, brushes and workspaces so you can use them again and again. Saving settings you use a lot in Photoshop will save you time in... See full article

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Slideshow Titles with Identity Plates in Lightroom

Identity plates are one of the best kept secrets in Lightroom. There are lots of ways that you can use Identity Plates in Lightroom not only to customize the interface as I discussed in this post but ... See full article

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Sharpening in Lightroom 3

Lightroom 3 has a pretty clever sharpening system. Isn’t it funny how when you look at a shot, you think it looks pretty great until you get some sharpening going and then you realize that it wa... See full article

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Smarter Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

If youre like me, youve tried out the new Content Aware Fill feature in Photoshop CS5 and youve been left just a little bit disappointed. What Content Aware Fill does is to replace unwanted a... See full article

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10 Tips to Improve Lightrooms Speed and Performance Without Additional Hardware

This article is part one of a two part series on how to improve the performance of Lightroom. Lightroom is a very resource intensive application and youll find that as you get quicker and more effi... See full article

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Get your White Balance Right in Seconds Using Grey Card

A Guest Post by Sondra Pyrch from ShinyBlackApple Photography. Not every beginner photographer is familiar with white balance concept and use. And it was the same case for me when I started to get int... See full article

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How To: HDR Photography

HDR Photography has been around since the days of film, but has become extremely popular in recent years. High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is essentially a way of processing photos that allows for a wider ... See full article

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Basic Photo Editing in Lightroom

With all the tools available today to retouch digital portraits, its easy for us to go way overboard with editing on photos. We make a few adjustments here and there, then make a few more, and befo... See full article

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5 Tips That Will Save You Time in Lightroom 3

A Guest Post by Scott Williams. Post processing is an important part of a photographers work and can be time consuming and overwhelming. The more time you spend behind a computer post processing, t... See full article

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Dramatic Coloring in Lightroom

A Guest Post by Post Production Pye from SLR Lounge. Whenever I am lecturing, or speaking with other photographers, I am always trying to teach them just how powerful Lightroom 3 truly is. In fact, ap... See full article

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White Balance on a JPEG {in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom}

Are you a JPEG shooter sick of reading ’switch to raw’ when you search for editing help? I feel your pain. I shoot both raw and jpeg depending on what I plan on doingwith the images. O... See full article

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3 Ways to Change White Balance in Lightroom

Did you know there are three different ways to edit your white balance in Lightroom? White balance is something that many photographers select with their in-camera settings and its function is to cor... See full article

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Vibrance vs. Saturation in Plain English

Recently I posted about the difference between exposure, brightness and fill light. Today, I want to talk about the difference between vibrance and saturation. Those fun little color boosting sliders... See full article

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Delete Ruthlessly

If I were to only be allowed to share one bit of photography advice it would be: Shoot what you love and share it with others. If allowed to share a second bit of advice, it would be: Then delete ruth... See full article

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Exposure vs. Brightness vs. Fill Light

Do you know the difference between brightness, fill light and exposure? When editing your photos in Lightroom, Photoshop, ACR, etc. it can seem that playing with certain sliding bars all produces the... See full article

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OnOne Software Reduce Prices by up to 61% [Summer Sale]

One of the most popular ranges of post production tools among our community is that produced by onOne Software who produce a number of excellent individual tools for overcoming a variety of common pro... See full article

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OnOne Software Reduce Prices by up to 61% [Summer Sale]

One of the most popular ranges of post production tools among our community is that produced by onOne Software who produce a number of excellent individual tools for overcoming a variety of common pro... See full article

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Comparing Gradient Neutral Density Filters To Lightroom Gradient Tool

Gradient filters are not familiar to most beginning photographers even though they have been around a long time. The neutral density version of these filters strives to impart no color or tinting to t... See full article

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How to Personalize Lightroom with an Identity Plate

If youre a professional photographer, teacher, someone who routinely shows off images in Lightroom or if you just like the personal touch, why not personalize your Lightroom interface? The Lightro... See full article

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