In the above video from Phlearn, you can learn how to remove objects from you photos using the tools inside Photoshop like clone stamp and selection tools. It clocks in at 20 minutes; however, if you don’t know how to cleanly remove objects from an image (beyond just using Content Aware tools on simple portions of images), this is a great lesson.
Photoshop has presets available in a variety of locations – from Camera Raw to filters and adjustment layers. Not only can you apply presets to still images, you can also apply presets to videos. Check out the above video as Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes demonstrates how to use presets with Photoshop.
In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to make the video experience less intimidating right inside of Photoshop CC.
In addition to working with video clips and trimming the footage, he shows how you can edit the color and effects of video using Photoshop’s tools instead of a video editing application. You can even edit video with the tools inside of Adobe Camera Raw.
The Clone Stamp Tool is a powerful tool in Photoshop; however, many of us never reach the full potential of what we can do with it. Phlearn has put together a great tutorial video (embedded above) that shows several ways to extend your use of the Clone Stamp Tool, particularly with the use of layers as you are working different areas of an image.
Check out this tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he share how to warp, distort and manipulate images using Photoshop‘s built-in puppet warp tool, along with Content-Aware fill and delete commands.
If you are interested in the tutorial on making selections that he references in the above video, you can check it out below. [Read more...]
Check out this video from Karl Taylor that covers flash sync speeds and why you can’t synchronize your flash on a higher shutter speed. He breaks down details of how focal plane and leaf shutters operate, as well as understanding how high speed sync works at the much higher shutter speeds (up to 1/8000s on some cameras).
Check out this Photoshop tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he uses Content-Aware Scale to change the orientation of images.
In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes demonstrates selective editing using dodging, burning and sharpening in Photoshop CC.
You can use dodge and burn tools to only affect shadows, mid-tones or highlights, which make these tools much more effective than they used to be. Likewise, Smart Sharpen is a more powerful tool than it had previously been.
Pro photographer Karl Taylor is back with another tutorial video. This time around, he’s covering basic techniques for holding a camera in standing, sitting and prone positions. These are fundamental tips for getting consistently sharp images and reducing camera shake blur. If you are new to photography or just need a brush up, the video above is worth your time to watch.
For further reading on the topic, check out my article 4 Principles of Photography Marksmanship from a few years ago.