Jumping from Lightroom to Photoshop: Which is better – TIFF or PSD?
Mar11

Jumping from Lightroom to Photoshop: Which is better – TIFF or PSD?

This is a question I get asked a lot at my seminars, so I thought I’d tackle it here today. Where to make this choice In Lightroom’s Preferences; just click the External Editing tab and you’ll see a pop-up File Format menu near the top right. So, which do you choose? TIFF or PSD? For me, this is an easy choice: Both TIFF files and PSD files (Photoshop’s native file format) are “Lossless” — so...

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The February 2019 Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available!
Feb21

The February 2019 Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available!

The February 2019 issue of Photoshop User is now live on the KelbyOne site and KelbyOne Mags for iOS and Android. This is the unofficial portrait retouching and special effects issue! In this issue, learn quick-and-easy color-correcting techniques that will make your portraits pleasing to the eye, plus how to create a sports design, a puzzle reveal portrait, a cinematic effect, a double exposure, and so much more! This issue’s...

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Getting Rid Of Those Nasty Glows (Hint: Ya gotta use Photoshop)
Feb11

Getting Rid Of Those Nasty Glows (Hint: Ya gotta use Photoshop)

Happy Monday, everybody. Today I thought I’d tackle a topic I get asked about a lot and it’s how to remove glows or halos that appear around our image after we’ve been editing it in Lightroom. These glows sometimes appear naturally in nature, but most of the time they’re a by-product of our post-processing in Lightroom, and telltale glows can appear more pronounced when you apply a lot of contrast, a lot of clarity,...

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The January Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available!
Jan31

The January Issue of Photoshop User Magazine Is Now Available!

The January 2019 issue of Photoshop User magazine (the official magazine for KelbyOne Pro members) is now live on the KelbyOne site and KelbyOne Mags for iOS and Android. In this issue, learn how harmonizing the color and composition in your landscape images can bring your photographs to life. Plus, building depth maps in Photoshop to create 2.5D looks, restoring and colorizing old photos, making family photos epic,...

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Going From Lightroom to Photoshop for Focus Stacking
Jan28

Going From Lightroom to Photoshop for Focus Stacking

Happy Monday, everybody — I’m just back from a workshop trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada (details over on my blog, with BTS photos — I was a student in the workshop, not the instructor). Anyway, one thing we did a lot of was “Focus Stacking” to expand our depth of field, so the objects directly in front of us would be in focus, and the middle ground would be in focus and the mountains in the distance...

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Q&A on Lightroom to Photoshop Color Problems
Jan18

Q&A on Lightroom to Photoshop Color Problems

Happy Friday, everybody. I got this question from a reader earlier in the week, and I thought I’d answer it here because I’ve been asked this dozens of times. Here’s the question: “Why my imported RAW files from Lightroom to Photoshop has a different color scheme (from what it normally looks in Lightroom)?! (i.e.: it gets warmer & more reddish). More interestingly, if I open that RAW file directly in...

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