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How to Create More Dynamic Images Using Local Adjustments

(Nikon D80 ISO100 1/80sec. f/2.2 @ 35mm)

A powerful post-processing technique I use for almost every photo is adjusting my settings locally.  I use this technique to bring emphasis to key areas of a photo that I want my viewer to focus on. I am using Adobe’s Lightroom Adjustment Brush and Adobe’s Photoshop Dodging and Burning tools to accomplish this. I generally […]

Do You Read These 8 Cool Photoshop Blogs for Tutorials?

Among the most popular posts here on Light Stalking are our Photoshop tutorials. So in the spirit of everything photoshop, here are some might cool blogs with Photoshop tutorials for both photographers and designers that you should be following. photo © 2008 Hartwig HKD | more info (via: Wylio) 1. Worth1000 – Rarely will you find […]

10 Online Photoshop Lessons for Portraits Worth Reading

Photoshop is almost every digital photographer’s friend, but shockingly few know how to use it properly to create professional images with style. There is so much more that can be done than simply playing with curves and levels. These 10 Photoshop lessons will teach you just a few ways you can use the program to […]

Digital Shaving Using Photoshop

This is a guest post from the folks at Travel Photo Stock. Have you ever had a great model who, for whatever reason, did not get a clean shave? Nobody wants to dwell on armpits, but we all have them — even our models. While a bit of stubble is quite fashionable for George Clooney’s […]

10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are Free

If you’re looking for new and creative ways to edit or enhance your images,  plugins can make your Photoshop workflow go so much smoother. Whether you want to add some noise or create some stunning color effects, we’ve got a fantastic list for you – and all completely free! 1. virtualPhotographer by optikVerve Labs For […]

These 22 Images Were Photoshopped – And We Just Don’t Care

Very few of us, as photographers, don’t use Photoshop to do even the most minor of corrections.  Essentially, we’re all Photoshoppers, correcting color, shadow and highlight detail, removing minor skin blemishes and cropping, but these 22 images were all Photoshopped beyond what most wold deem normal corrections.  They aren’t wrong for being ‘shopped, better or […]

Do You Make These Embarassing Post Production Mistakes?

Last year we covered photography mistakes, but what about post processing blunders that can leave you forever embarrassed?  Here is a collection of common post production mistakes that can turn you rosy red and how to avoid them. Shooting RAW when you shouldn’t be.  For some reason digital photographers feel the need to always shoot […]

10 Reasons GIMP is Better Than Photoshop

Digital photography has changed all of our lives and given us the ability to sit behind a computer monitor and be our own Ansel Adams with the post production.  But it’s not that simple, there are several pieces of software to edit your photos with after you take them, the most well known being Photoshop.  […]