August 2023 archive

Add Border and Share – Lightroom Killer Tips

So, this is a little feature that seems to have slipped in without much fanfare into Lightroom for mobile (only iOS from what I can tell at the moment) earlier this year (Lr 8.2.2). If you’ve got a photo that you want to share to social media (or anywhere really) and you don’t want to …

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A Cover Story, Without a Word Spoken

At the All Star break, a little baseball story from long ago…. Back in the day, during the fever of Mark McGwire’s home run chase, The NYT Sunday Magazine assigned me to shoot a cover story about McGwire and his preternatural ability to hit a baseball a long, long way. He was closing in on …

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How to Create a Scratches Photoshop Brush

Grunge effects like textures and scratches can be used to create backgrounds, distress text, or just to add a subtle texture to an element in a design. One of the easiest ways to add texture and scratches is through the use of Photoshop brushes. In this tutorial, we’ll show how you can create a custom …

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You Are Not Your Work: How to Break Free from Fear of Sharing

Do you struggle with self-doubt and shame when it comes to sharing your creative work? In this episode, we explore how to cultivate a sharing mindset. Even if we are proud of what we’ve made, we still often feel an overpowering desire to hide. We might drop our work limply onto the floor and slink …

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CoffeeShop “Heavenly Light” Photoshop/PSE Editing Kit Revisted!

I have been going through my older actions and finding some real jewels. Today I wanted to revisit “Heavenly Light”. This is an editing kit that contains a Photoshop/PSE action, sun-flare overlay, and two painterly textures. I wanted to post some new example edits I did today using the kit.  There are a few notes …

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What’s New in Lightroom Classic 10.0 – Color Grading, Zoom Tools and More

As a replacement for the Split Toning panel, the Color Grading panel allows one to apply a color tint to shadows, highlights, and/or midtones, as well as globally to the entire image, using industry standard three-way color controls (i.e. with hue, saturation and luminance  controls). Replicating Split Toning To completely replicate the old split toning …

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New Milky Way Photos That Will Blow Your Mind

Share:   Whether you’re an astronomy enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the cosmos, our new Milky Way photos will transport you to a world of wonder! This collection showcases a stunning array of celestial wonders, from vibrant nebulae and star clusters to the ethereal glow of distant stars. …

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