February 2024 archive

Introducing Mary Grace Varela:  360º Contributor of the Month – September – 360Cities Blog

Mary Grace Varela is a newcomer with a passion for 360º, a fresh face in the 360Cities community who has wasted no time in making her mark. Although we don’t yet know where she is from, her contributions during the month of September have been shot in the Philippines. Mary Grace officially joined our community …

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What’s New in March 2021 Lightroom Classic and Cloud-Based Lightroom Releases

When to Update: I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with these small updates. That said, if you’re not urgently in need of the latest bug fixes or features, it couldn’t hurt to wait a week or two to see if others experience issues, unless you need to update urgently to hopefully …

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20+ Best Photoshop Actions for Creative Text Effects

Typography is a powerful tool in design, branding, and marketing, but finding the perfect text effect can be a challenge. Fortunately, with the help of Photoshop actions, creating stunning text effects has never been easier. In this collection, we’ve compiled some of the best Photoshop actions to enhance your typography game. Whether you’re looking to …

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Bird AF, Auto Capture, Pixel Shift

Nikon just announced a major firmware update for the Nikon Z8, bringing it some highly-anticipated features from the Z9 and Zf cameras. The headlining features are a dedicated bird-detection autofocus option, the addition of Auto Capture (borrowed from the Z9) and a Pixel Shift shooting mode that allows capture up to 180 megapixels (borrowed from …

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CoffeeShop “Vintage Valentines” Frame and Card Set!

I found these gorgeous valentines, so I cleaned them up in Photoshop to share with you. I also made each one into a pretty vintage photo frame, simply drag your image under the frame layer. These frames are large resolution so can be printed for scrapbooks or posted on the web. They also come with …

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Photographer Helga Paris, Who Captured Life in East Berlin, Dies at 85

Helga Paris’s work is from a different era. She photographed East Berlin after WWII when German papers preferred to show photos of a happier reality instead of what was really there. Helga opposed this trend and deliberately worked to capture what life was really like in Berlin at the time. Now, Helga leaves us at …

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File Renaming in Lightroom Classic

Need to brush up on your Lightroom or Photoshop? Having Catalog or Missing File or Folder issues and need help? Using a variety of services, I can help you online with either. Archives Select Month January 2024 October 2023 September 2023 January 2023 December 2022 November 2022 October 2022 July 2022 June 2022 May 2022 …

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DAY ONE: Overcoming a Fear of Speedlights

Alex Smith has been using a camera since she was 7 years old to document her life and the lives of her loved ones. She says, “as a photographer, there’s just one thing that makes me nervous that I have avoided for years: using my speedlight.” Buried in the bottom of a drawer for 11 …

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Parametric Filters in Photoshop Ultimate Guide

Parametric Filters in Photoshop open up a new world. First, these filters can easily be made in Substance Designer and imported into Photoshop. Many parameters can be changed (hence the name Parametric).  What’s really interesting is the way the filter interact with each other when you apply several on the same layer. They don’t just …

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Why PhotoShelter is the Best Way to Back Up Your Entire Image Archive

What would you do if you lost all of your photos? Years of client work, building up your portfolio, telling stories that matter and precious memories – gone, just like that. It happens more often than we’d like to believe. Hard drives break or get lost, computers crash, and hackers hack. It’s downright unthinkable for …

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How to Use the Refine Edge Tool in Photoshop

What is the Refine Edge Tool? Photoshop offers a variety of selection tools which are all incredibly versatile and potent.  However, none of these tools possess magical capabilities.  When dealing with complex or intricate subjects, achieving a PERFECT SELECTION often demands a significant amount of time and energy, regardless of the tool you use.  To help …

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