How to Use Filters in Photoshop

Check out the above video wherein Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows us how to use filters in Photoshop (and which not to use). He covers the older Filter Gallery and using it with blend modes for creative effects.

Additionally, he shows the benefits of using Guassian Blur on a layer mask, along with the new Blur Gallery in Creative Cloud versions. There are several more in the short 7-minute video with which you may not be familiar.

How to Use the Patch Tool in Photoshop

Check out this video from Aaron Nace at Phlearn on how to use the amazing patch tool in Photoshop. Aaron covers the scenarios in which you want to use the standard patch tool and why it is often a better choice than using the content-aware patch tool.

He also breaks down the difference between source and destination selections for the patch tool, as well as what the transparency selection does when using the patch tool.

How to Adjust Lighting in Post Production Using Photoshop

Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he walks through how to adjust lighting to a photo after the fact using some basic tools inside Photoshop. In this video he takes a midday photo and changes it to the appearance of a photo taken at dusk with new lighting elements within.

Adobe also showed off a demo at its MAX conference of some possible future technology that automates the process as well. Check it out below. [Read more...]

Is An Underwater DSLR Housing Worth the Expense?

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Earlier this summer, I shot a wedding in the Abacos, Bahamas, and wanted to use my free time there to experiment with underwater photography. My husband has a Panasonic point-and-shoot camera that we have used on past trips for underwater fun, but the perfectionist in me wondered if the pictures would be dramatically better with a professional DSLR. [Read more...]

How to Automate Focus Stacking in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows us how to use several different images with different focus points and create a focus stacked image in Photoshop so that everything is in focus.

During the automation process, Photoshop keeps every image on a separate layer and automatically creates a mask to reveal the areas of the particular layer that is in focus.

Have you used this automated process for focus stacking in Photoshop?

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.