Luma Mask Tool enables creating quickly extremely precise masks based on selected luminosity ranges. In order to work with Luminosity Masks first create a new layer with opaque mask (click the “+” icon in the Layers Tab and from the dropdown menu select “New Filled Layer”.) Next use Luma Mask tool to modify the opaque…

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While most photographers agree that exposure correction and luminosity adjustments are the first steps to take during photo editing workflow, color grading is perceived by many as “mysterious land”. It is a high time to demistify color adjustments! Quite frequently I am getting requests from my students to provide feedback on their work. Many of…

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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…

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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…

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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 Luminosity Masks are how to use them in your workflow what are the benefits of working with LM how to perform advanced Photoshop adjustments with LM…

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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…

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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.…

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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 I Will Learn? Set…

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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…

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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…

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Have you ever photographed a spectacular night scene – a cityscape, landscape, or maybe even a moody portrait lit with a dim light? When it comes to capturing dramatic, moody scenes, the more you know what you are doing – the better the final results. Shooting in low light can be technically demanding, but having…

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Understanding how contrast works in photography is a milestone on your journey towards successful images. Skilful operating with contrast allows to direct viewer’s attention within our image, with contrast we can drag his eye towards the subject. Contrast largely contributes to building a mood and storytelling with images.   Typically when people speak about contrast…

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In this video we’ll focus on an moody female outdoor portrait shot in Malta. I will walk you through a complete portrait editing workflow finished off with selective sharpening. The 60 min video includes: quick image overview image preparation black & white conversion as a part of color work targeted luminosity adjustments – building depth in the…

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Working with natural light is one of my favourite techniques. Simplicity of the setup allows me to entirely focus on the subject and observe subtleties of the moment. Using only available light when shooting portraiture can be challenging at times, it often brings unexpected results – and that’s exactly what makes photography a fascinating playground.…

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