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Overview of Topaz Clarity 1.0 for Photoshop and Lightroom

June 25, 2013

Topaz Labs has recently released the newest addition to their line of plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture: Topaz Clarity 1.0. In today's video, I provide an overview of the Clarity plugin, and demonstrate why it has the potential to become one of my most-used tools. [More]

Dodge and Burn for Photoshop Drama

August 16, 2011

With the popularity of Photoshop plug-ins from companies like Topaz, On One and Nik, it’s easy to forget that much of the capability to create dramatic images already exists within Photoshop. It’s a little more work, but it’s fun, rewarding, and comes with no additional price tag! [More]

HDR Finishing–Tips and Techniques

June 21, 2011

As we’ve seen in the past few tips on HDR, the process of combining and tone mapping the bracketed images is only a small part of the overall process. In today’s video tip, we will see some [More]

HDR Finishing : We’re Not Done Yet

June 14, 2011

  Today, we wrap up the HDR Image that we started last week. As a recap, in Beyond Ordinary HDR, we introduced the idea that HDR isn’t an end in itself, just another tool that ought to be [More]

Beyond Ordinary HDR

May 31, 2011

HDR has been a hot topic over the past few years, although not everyone likes it. You’ve seen the images – the typical HDR image posted to the web is an over-processed, grainy, surreal image that [More]

Creative Luminosity Techniques

April 2, 2010

Last week, we saw several ways in which we could introduce the Luminosity blend mode into our Photoshop sharpening workflow. Today, it’s all about creative application of this technique. Since the [More]