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Layer Basics

While each image will necessitate slightly different treatment, you will save a lot of time by creating an action of the most essential adjustment layers for each type of photography so that you’re only one click away from the proper layer structure and have some consistency in your naming.  This will help you start quickly [...]

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Black&white Mastery

There are over 12 different ways to convert a color photo to black and white using photoshop. All of which pale in comparison to the 3 methods of converting a Raw image to B&W using ACR or Lightroom.
At my last seminar,”RawTalk” I briefly mentioned my two favorite ways to convert to B&W.  I also [...]

CHANNEL MIXING, GET MORE

Creating  depth, better separation, and detail can be accomplished a number of ways.  Most retouchers use multiple curves and other dodge and burn techniques.  But by teaming your curves adjustments with channel mixing you can get a lot more from your images. 
Without a solid tonal structure to begin with, your creating a lot of extra work for yourself. [...]

how NOT to do it

In my lectures and one-on-one retouching sessions I like to say,  ” you’re only as good as what you change and how you change it.“  It’s important to think about what should not be retouched.  Usually botched commercial retouching is just plain sad but in this case… it’s hilarious!  Our friends over at Photoshop Disasters [...]