How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop CC

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is back again with more tips and in this video shares what you need to know about sharpening images using Photoshop CC. He covers the sharpening tools in Camera Raw and Lightroom, as well as the power of the improved Smart Sharpen filter inside of Photoshop CC and used in conjunction with smart filters.

How to Use Lens Correction in Photoshop

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains lens correction in Photoshop using the built-in Lens Correction Profiles in Camera Raw, as well as lens correction filters inside of Photoshop itself. The lens correction tools in Photoshop can also be used on video as well by way of creating smart filters in Photoshop.

How to Get the Most Out of the Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella

In the above video, photographer Mark Cleghorn walks us through several of the uses of Lastolite’s 8-in-1 Umbrella.

Mark uses a pair of speedlights with the umbrella, as well as an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra kit for background lighting on location.

Here’s a list of the eight configurations possible with the Lastolite 8-in-1:

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The Lastolite 8-in-1 Umbrella runs $129.99. You can find it here at B&H Photo.

How to Get a Still Image From a Video Using Photoshop

You can use Photoshop to extract quality still images from videos. Most video cameras nowadays (including smartphones) shoot 1080 HD video, which yields a single frame of 1920 x 1080 – or about 2MP.

There are a number of ways to pull still images from video clips and even ways to increase the resolution when you combine frames. Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to do so in the above video.

BTS Video with Dave Hill on the 2014 Vanity Fair Hollywood Edition Fiat Ad

Here’s pretty cool inside look at Dave Hill’s photo shoot with FIAT for the 2014 Vanity Fair Hollywood Edition. He shot 4 days to get 4 photos for these ads. The camera of choice was a Hasselblad H3D.

The compositing of the final images combined several days of 12-14 hours of editing in Photoshop and using Cinema 4D to render the shadows. It’s a real, big-budget shoot with a full crew to make cutting edge commercial ad photography.

As a bonus factoid, the entire BTS documentary was shot with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

[via Fstoppers]

How to Remove Noise in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shares how to remove noise in Photoshop. He highlights the use of the noise removal tools in Camera Raw, as well as hiding other noise by turning down the black levels.

The same controls are also available in Lightroom, so that portion of the tutorial applies to Lightroom as well. Additionally, you can use the image size and Smart Sharpen tools within Photoshop to combat noise.

Understanding the Basics of Low Light Photography

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There are times when you have to use a flash when shooting a wedding or portrait session. For example, if you are shooting outside and the sun has gone down completely, or if you are shooting inside with dim overhead lighting, a flash is a necessity. But whenever I can avoid it, I prefer taking advantage of natural light, even if it is waning in the half hour after sunset.

To get the most out of your camera, follow these guidelines: [Read more...]