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Photoshop Portrait Editing – master Dodge and Burn technique – learn how to improve your photos and get striking results

April 8, 2018

Have you ever been curious what it takes to get flawless, striking but still natural-looking portraits? In this article I will teach you a complete set of portrait retouching techniques with a deep dive into the Dodge and Burn technique– take your time to digest the theory and to practice what you have learnt. Be patient and gradually build up your skill, aiming for quality over quantity. Photography portraiture while being an extremely rewarding genre requires certain amount of skill to thrive.   The creative process begins with your unique vision, continues while…

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Evaluate Your Image For HDR – Histogram Tool Explained

December 26, 2017

Have you ever got lost in some complex photo editing technique to find out in the end that exactly the same effect could have been achieved with much simpler tool? In today’s video we will take a closer look at High Dynamic Range photography and discuss when your photos will benefit from it and when it is simply not needed at all. We will take a deep dive into evaluating images with the Histogram tool – as understanding how it works sets the basis for any efficient workflow.    …

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Create Actions in Photoshop

November 23, 2017

Today I have a fun practice exercise for you – how about creating your very own set of Photoshop Actions? Watch the “Create Actions in Photoshop CC – full tutorial” video and learn how in a few minutes record an Action. The best thing is that what started as fun will be a massive time saver when applied into your workflow. Instead of tediously repeating the same steps over and over when working on your edits you can simply run one of your own hand crafted actions and get the…

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How to Transform Your Images with Photoshop Luminosity Masks

November 17, 2017

  If you always wanted to start working with Photoshop Luminosity Masks (LM) but felt overwhelmed – watch this short playlist of 3 videos. You will quickly learn:   what LM are how to use them in your workflow what are the benefits of working with LM how to perform advanced Photoshop adjustments with LM how to create a set of LM in a manual way in Photoshop     In the 3rd video I will explain step by step how to create a complete set of LM in manual way.…

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Transform Your Photos with Curves in Photoshop

November 6, 2017

Watch the  free video and learn how to incorporate Curves into a full photo edit. In the video the Curves along with Dodge & Burn retouching technique were used to correct light and shadow levels in the portrait. If you are curious how to get from the original image to the final edit – feel free to watch out the whole playlist containing 10 videos. Every photographer has his own favourite techniques. Since the same effect can be achieved in Photoshop in at least 20 different ways the range of…

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Human Eye vs DSLR – How Do They See The World

October 13, 2017

Every aspiring photographer sooner or later will face a truly breathtaking scene that despite his efforts will be close to impossible to capture. Why? Watch the “Human Eye vs DSLR – How Do They See The World” free video and learn about two different worlds – your DSLR’s and the one seen through your eyes. I can hear you saying: “well – aren’t they the same?” Clearly the answer is: no. The video is part of our new course “Mastering Photographic Exposure – Learn the Fundamentals”. This online photo editing…

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Open Class: “Photographic Exposure Best Practices”

September 27, 2017

Do you want to take better photos and finally get comfortable with your camera’s manual settings? If yes, this is a course for you – I have designed it for anyone who wants to learn how to improve their images by mastering the most fundamental aspect of photography – exposure. What Will I Learn?   Set a Correct Exposure in their DSLR camera based on the Exposure Triangle Efficiently use the Histogram Tool to improve the exposure You will understand what ISO is and how to avoid excessive noise in…

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What is Chromatic Aberration and how to correct it in Adobe Camera RAW

September 24, 2017

1. What is Chromatic Aberration Chromatic aberration or color fringing is a common issue caused by camera’s lens distortion. It is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. Less sophisticated lenses and wide angle lenses are more prone to produce color fringing. Chromatic aberration is visible in photos as a halo or color fringe around objects specifically in a high contrast scenes. If you are photographing against the light or if your subject is positioned on a very contrasty background – the chances…

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Exposure Triangle

September 21, 2017

1. Exposure Triangle What is photographic exposure? It is the amount of light that hits image sensor in the camera. If the amount of light was too small – the image captured by the camera will be too dark – underexposed. On a contrary – if we allowed too much light – we will see as a result an overexposed image – washed out, pale, nearly white photo with no detail visible.     In order to create balanced images, as close as possible to the scenes we have witnessed…

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Hello! I'm Kasia!

Photography is a celebration of life. It gives artists like you and me the opportunity to create soulful, meaningful, personal work-- for pleasure and for profit. As a fine art photographer, digital publisher and instructor of more than 70,000 students worldwide, my mission is to help professional photographers and experienced enthusiasts alike master advanced photography and editing processes, easily and effectively.

My courses are hands-on and include detailed Photoshop tutorials and high-quality downloads. You’ll feel fully supported as you enjoy the freedom to explore and experiment with new techniques. The goal of every class is for you to realise your artistic vision and achieve remarkable results with ease and joy. Read more

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