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.
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.
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So, you’re shooting some interviews with your HDSLR or other video camera now? Check out the above video for some tips on the hows and whys of lighting an interview subject and scene.
Ever try to get a cool shot of the night sky and failed miserably? If so, this video from Ben Canales is worth a watch.
I’ve never tried to capture these types of shots, but Ben sure makes enticing. Of course, I’m not a real fan of cold weather (apparently, when the sky is the clearest).
Often times you hear photographers say that a lens is fast or slow. Lens speed can be a difficult concept for beginners to grasp. So, let’s take a closer look at what we mean when we call a lens fast or slow. [Read more…]