Category Archives: Editing

Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you’ve likely seen vignettes in many photos. They’re an effect that darkens the edges of the photo. These shadows help naturally draw the viewer’s eyes towards the center, emphasizing the subject. In the early days of photography, photographers usually tried their best to avoid the vignette effect. …

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Displaying your photographs to an audience around the world is easier than ever before. Unfortunately, it’s also easy for others to take your photos and claim them as your own. A watermark helps you claim rightful ownership over your work. If you want to create and add a watermark to your photos, Lightroom is an …

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Two free Photoshop alternatives — DarkTable vs Rawtherapee come together to compete for your time and attention. They both offer photo-editing capabilities beyond your phone’s simple editor, and they both produce some fantastic results. So which one is for you? Let’s take a look at each of the features to see which one might be …

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When you know how to make a brush using Photoshop, you can create a custom brush out of any graphic or logo of your choice. A custom Photoshop brush is also a great way to make your editing more streamlined, and brush presets exist that many users find very useful. Photo by Tranmautritam Licensed Under …

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Have you ever taken a photo of a subject that ends up overshadowed by a noisy background? It’s frustrating and diminishes the feel of the entire image. If only you could soften or blur the background to make your subject stand out.  What if we told you that you could fix those photos? You just …

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You took the perfect photo, but something is missing. Adding a border is a great way to set off your image and make that picture pop!  Using Photoshop to add a border to your photo is faster and easier than you think. Plus, there are several Photoshop borders to choose from, so you can add …

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Knowing how to sharpen an image in photoshop is a valuable skill that can save you time and help ensure your images display strong, clean lines without looking overdone. When it comes to sharpening images, image quality changes as you apply different filter and tools, and Adobe Photoshop makes it easy to create changes to …

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Knowing how to change the color of something in photoshop can help you add critical visual interest to your images while also altering the hue saturation for a better result. Using one tool or another, you can modify colors, enhance blending, and work with unique color schemes. All of these methods allow you to use …

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Photoshop has numerous options available to let you adjust images. One of those features is image flipping, which can allow you to flip an entire image, create mirror effects, or flip a single part of an image to suit your needs. By doing so, you can help better integrate an element into a larger image …

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If you don’t like the current background of a photo, changing it is the obvious answer. If only it were that easy, right. But what if it is? The Photoshop Quick Selection tool can detect a subject’s edges in an image. This allows you to select the background so you can remove it quickly.  In …

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Skin is one of the most crucial aspects of retouching a portrait to create the perfect look. Hair, eyes, and lips are all critical, but it’s the skin that makes the image stand out. One way to make your subjects’ skin appear flawless is to achieve a natural, soft texture. In this tutorial, we’ll teach …

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There are lots of reasons why you could need to learn to combine images in Photoshop. Perhaps you took a family photo with one person missing, and you need to merge photos to include everyone.  Or maybe you simply wanted to improve one image by combining it with a second one with some higher-quality elements. …

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Selecting objects is one of the first skills that both Photoshop hobbyists and professionals learn. You can crop, cut, and paste images within a photograph or picture to create a brand new work of art. However, it can be a challenge to select objects with an elaborate border, such as a head full of hair, …

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If you want to know how to increase the resolution of an image in Adobe Photoshop, you’ll need to understand what resolution means for your image and how image size plays into the overall quality of the final product. Adobe Photoshop allows you to easily alter image resolution using the image-size dialog box, pixel dimensions, …

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All too many photographers, both amateur and professional, are familiar with glare showing up in their images. Glare appears as bright, sometimes blinding spots that can ruin even the best photographs. It distracts from the main subject and may also hide focal points of photos. Why Does Glare Appear in Photographs? Glare is caused when …

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If there’s a tool you need to know about in Photoshop, it’s the grid. This non-printing guide is an indispensable tool for your layout designs and the best part? You only have to learn how to make a grid once. Just save your creation to reuse it when necessary. 5 Basic Steps to Make a …

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