Nature to the Rescue
by F.M. Kearney | August 24, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyI’ve always viewed myself as a “traditionalist.” I’ve never really strayed too far away from the boundaries of straight photography. It’s not that I have anything against digital manipulations, it’s just that I’m not an expert at it. I consider my Photoshop skills to be intermediat...

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Creating Photo Art – Part I
by Ashim Dey | July 7, 2014

© Ashim DeyFor the purpose of this article we will consider photo art as anything that has a digital photograph as its base and is created purely using software on a computer and doesn’t involve any paintings with physical objects. The photo art can then be printed on canvas or paper of the artist’s ch...

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Freeing Your Creative Mind
by Kyle McDougall | January 30, 2013

© Kyle McDougallThere is a good chance that we all became interested in landscape photography for similar reasons. I know for myself, the bold, dramatic images that I saw online and in books were what first caught my attention. Heavy contrast/saturated pictures that jump off the page do a good job of giving peo...

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Photoshop CS6 Arrives
by E.J. Peiker | May 31, 2012

Photoshop CS6 reviewTwo years after Adobe gave us Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 was released. It continues its run as the choice for fine-tuning photographs by professionals and serious hobbyists. In the past two years, Adobe’s other photography oriented product, Lightroom, has taken some market share from Pho...

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Get Creative with Textures
by Deborah Sandidge | April 23, 2012

© Deborah SandidgeDo you want to create a fine art look with your photograph by simply applying a texture? A texture layer addition can increase the depth, dimension, and drama of a photograph. It is one of the easiest ways to create a more expressive image. A texture layer can be anything you wish, from painterl...

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Mask Magic
by Tim Grey | December 22, 2011

© Tim GreyLayer masks are an incredibly powerful feature in Photoshop, enabling you to apply targeted adjustments and create impressive composite images. However, at times you may find yourself frustrated by a layer mask that just won’t come together to produce a good result.

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Black and White Photography
by Alister Benn | February 11, 2010

© Alister BennThe development of black and white photography prior to the 1930’s was the byproduct of technical limitations rather than desire. I am quite certain that had color been available from day one, people would have used it and perhaps the history of photography would have been quite different....

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Unsharp Mask Unveiled
by Tim Grey | December 28, 2008

Sharpening continues to be one of those topics that photographers seem to struggle with the most. It is certainly a subject that attracts a considerable number of questions in my Digital Darkroom Questions email newsletter, and one that inspires considerable debate. In an effort to address these...

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