Category Archives: Photo Editing

Have you ever had a photo that needed some adjusting or editing in certain areas, but not in others? This is exactly what the Lightroom Adjustment Brush tool is for. If you aren’t familiar with how to use this popular and powerful tool, just wait until you see everything it can do! …

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Adding Mood and Interest to Photos with Black and White Conversion Many times I take a photo, edit it, and it just isn’t giving me a wow factor. I can tell it looks promising but it just needs something MORE. Let’s look at these four examples and see why the black and white …

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Every year the holiday season brings a flurry of Christmas themed child portraits to the photography community. It’s easy to see why. Christmas is a magical time for children, and as photographers we want to capture that magic in an image that will bring parents- whether they be clients or ourselves- right …

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5 Easy Steps for Organizing Your Lightroom Catalogue Nothing feels better than being organized! When you have a place for everything, and put things where they belong it frees up your mind to focus on other things. At least, this is my philosophy when it comes to organizing my photos. You won’t …

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How to Mirror a Background in Photoshop Mirroring a background is a neat little Photoshop trick that can come in really handy. I have used this method to remove unwanted parts of an image, or to just add some interest to a photo. With a powerful tool like Photoshop, there is always …

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Matte Effect Made Easy: How to Create a Matte Effect in Lightroom Some may call it trendy, some call it their style. I find that using the matte effect is lovely, and I incorporate at least a touch of it in many of my images. It’s a great way to add style, and …

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Choosing Images for a Client Gallery in Lightroom Culling a session can be one of the toughest things to master.  It’s always so hard after a session; you get home, unload the card, and marvel at all the gems you have. And, if you are like many photographers you have taken WAY …

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How to Edit Transition Lenses in Lightroom Every now and then, we run into things as photographers that can trip us up a little if we aren’t prepared. Have you ever had a client wearing glasses during your session, and the next thing you know they’re wearing sunglasses?! Transition lenses are incredibly …

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How to Use The Radial Filter in Lightroom Today I want to discuss my all-time favorite tool in Lightroom – the radial filter. The radial filter is a tool designed to allow you to make edits to an isolated area of your image. Its functions come in handy particularly when I want to …

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How to do a Head Swap in Photoshop I’m mostly a Lightroom girl, but every now and then there are things I need to do that make Photoshop a must-have. One of those things is doing a head swap. Every now and then, I run into a situation where I have an …

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My Simple Trick to Fix Under Eye Circles in Lightroom It’s not uncommon to have a photo that needs some touch up due to under eye circles, or dark circles under the client’s eye. There are several ways to edit something like this, and today I’m going to show you my favorite, …

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Digital Noise: What Is It & How to Correct It Have you seen the term “noise” thrown around and wondered what exactly it is? Or maybe you’ve noticed that some of your images aren’t as crisp and clear as you want them to be, and almost have a grainy appearance to them. …

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How to Fix an Underexposed Photo in Lightroom Last week, we talked about how to correct an overexposed image in Lightroom, where I showed you the quick and easy methods I use to recover information from overexposure. Today, we are going to visit the other side of the spectrum and talk about underexposure, …

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How to Fix an Overexposed Photo in Lightroom It can be so frustrating: You snap the “perfect” shot and beam momentarily with pride, and then you look at the back of your camera and you see it. That white glow, the sure sign that the moment you thought you’d captured so perfectly may …

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How to Transform Your Photos by Cropping I typically try to get my photos “right” in camera. I try to really think about what I want the end result to be, and shoot with that in mind. But occasionally, I will shoot an image, and as I begin the editing process, I …

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How to Install Photoshop Actions & Tips for Using Actions Congrats on purchasing our brand new Photoshop Actions – The Uptown Collection!  If you’ve never used Photoshop much you might be a little intimated but as you will see in this quick tutorial, you have nothing to worry about, installing & using …

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