4 Lighting Tutorial Videos from Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor has been working on a multi-part series of lighting tutorials for Broncolor. He just published the fourth video in the series on YouTube.

In the fourth video, he shows off some expert dual flash techniques by using a long exposure in a dark studio to fire strobes at different times while removing modifiers in the dark. Really smart stuff.

You can see part one above and the next three in the series are below.  [Read more...]

How to Add & Remove Lens Flare in Photoshop

In this video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to add and remove lens flare from an image.

Removing lens flare from an image is accomplished by using Content Aware tools in Photoshop CC. Hughes also shows how to non-destructively add lens flare to an image using layer blend modes with the lens flare filter.

Joe McNally Breaks Down Outdoor Portrait with 3 Speedlights and High F-stop

This short video from Joe McNally breaks down how to use three speedlights for an outdoor portrait with a lot of depth of field. It’s a little heavy on the ads for Adorama, but still a nice 3 minute video with some great little lighting nuggets inside.

If you like this kind of stuff, I highly recommend his book The Hot Shoe Diaries, which is packed with a ton of lighting nuggets like this.

10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do in Photoshop CC

Check out this video where Terry White shows off 10 things beginners want to know how to do in Photoshop CC. It’s a long video at 46 minutes, but novice users of Photoshop CC will find plenty of value by investing the time to watch it.

He starts off by pimping the Wacom tablets with a pressure sensitive stylus and why they are better for working in Photoshop.

As an overview of the material, here is a list of the 10 things: [Read more...]

How to Combine Multiple Nighttime Exposures in Photoshop

In the above video, Adobe’s Russell Brown shows us how to combine multiple nighttime exposures together with Dr. Brown’s Stack-O-Matic script using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CC. By automatically creating layers set to lighten the layers are stacked with star trails revealed as you import them into Photoshop.

You can download the Stack-O-Matic script here on Russell Brown’s website.