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Articles by Dan Moughamian

About Dan Moughamian (37 Articles)
Dan Moughamian is an experienced photographer and educator, and has worked with Adobe Photoshop since the early 1990s. He also has extensive experience with Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, plugins from Nik software, and many other digital imaging products. As an educator, Dan's focus is to help photographers at all levels get the most from their digital workflows.

Creating Fog with Topaz Labs Lens Effects

December 22, 2011

Earlier this week, Topaz Labs announced a free upgrade (for existing users) to its Lens Effects plugin. One of the more interesting and useful features it offers is a simulated Fog Effect (who [More]

Photoshop CS5 HUD Color Pickers

June 17, 2011

One of the more useful improvements to Photoshop CS5 is the addition of the HUD (or Heads Up Display) Color Pickers. A bit of random trivia: this name was borrowed from military aviation. The idea is [More]

Working with Lightroom 3 Vignettes

January 28, 2011

For this tutorial we take a look at how the Post-Crop Vignette feature in Lightroom 3 helps us to add a bit of style to the image, but more importantly, it also helps to direct the viewer’s [More]

Using Shadows and Highlights Nondestructively in Photoshop

January 13, 2011

The Shadows/Highlights adjustment allows you to perfect local areas of contrast in your scene, but unfortunately there is not currently an Adjustment Layer for Shadows/Highlights. Instead we'll create a Smart Object layer and integrate the adjustment into that layer (as a Smart Filter) so that we can revisit the settings as many times as we need to after saving the document. [More]

Using The Histogram and Curves in Photoshop

November 26, 2010

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at one of my favourite tricks for improving photographic contrast more quickly and more accurately, using the Histogram sliders in Curves. This technique [More]

Blurring the Background with Adobe Camera Raw

November 15, 2010

For this tutorial we’ll take a look at how we can add a soft glow to the background of our raw images, using ACR’s local adjustment and masking tools, without softening the subject area. [More]
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