Autumn Photoshop Tutorial Video
Here in Southern California, our autumn looks and feels a lot like summer. But sometimes you just want to have that warm, golden look of fall. So I’m going to show you in 8 minutes how to change the look of your image in this Autumn Photoshop tutorial. Continue reading “Summer to Autumn Photoshop Tutorial”
There are three common mistakes that I see new photographers make all the time.
Even though they seem like small things, the results could be devastating. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes?
The other day I sent the kids off to school, blew off work and headed to Disneyland with my husband. We live so close we can hear the fireworks every night, but we almost never make the time to get there.
The rides and attractions are awesome, but my favorite part is the people-watching. People from all over the world gather and I find it all fascinating.
And even though the crowd is literally from everywhere, I noticed one common theme among the camera carrying folks. Continue reading “3 Mistakes New Photographers Make With Their Cameras. Are You Guilty?”
Today I’m giving away a free Photoshop Action.
It’s really like a four-in-one Photoshop action, because this single action will create a variety of different soft tones that can be mixed and matched to your liking. It also includes a nice crisp black and white portion – all in one easy to use action! Continue reading “Download a Free Photoshop Action!”
How to load Photoshop Actions:
We all have to learn that first time how to load Photoshop Actions. If this is where you find yourself, these are the easy steps to getting the job done.
Open an image.
You should see that little triangle that’s circled in aqua. (If you don’t see it, on your menu click “Window” and then click “Actions” and it should show up. Continue reading “How to Load Photoshop Actions”
Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Collection Photoshop Actions.
I was recently contacted by Sleeklens and asked if I would like to try out their Portrait Perfection Collection set of Photoshop actions. I’m not a big actions user. For portrait work, I kind of have my workflow down, and I know my way around Photoshop, so if there’s a look I want, I can pretty much make it happen. And honestly, in the past, I’ve tried some actions and wasn’t all that impressed.
But I love trying new things, so I agreed to do the review. I really went into this with an open mind.
[Sleeklens provided me with these actions in exchange for an honest review. Complete disclosure information can be found here.]
Continue reading “A Review of Sleeklens Photoshop Actions – Portrait Perfection Collection”
Free Photoshop Tutorial: How to use a Clipping Mask
In this post I want to share with you a free Adobe Photoshop video tutorial that I created. The term clipping mask may not be familiar to you, even even if you use Photoshop on a regular basis. For years I was focused on portrait work, and I never felt the need to use it. Once I knew what a clipping mask was and what it can do, my world changed. Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but it’s a fantastic tool to have in your Photoshop arsenal. It’s a simple trick that creates amazing results with fast click of the mouse.
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Headshots – The Challenge
Heashots ~ If you’re like me, the thought of finding a photographer and having headshots photographed is a challenge. Will it be expensive? Will you actually LIKE how you look? And will you get all the files you need with the permission to us them as you choose? If you’ve got a DLSR camera and a nice lens or two, or a friend with the gear, wouldn’t it be great to be able to tackle this yourself?
Continue reading “10 Easy Steps to Create Amazing Headshots”
I own an expensive DSLR. So why are my pictures so dark? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, this post is for you!
Understanding exposure is a giant step towards better photography.
My favorite tools for getting great exposure straight out of your camera are cheap, and sometimes even free!
Read all about getting your exposure spot-on.
Continue reading “Understanding Exposure | Simple Tips for Better Photography”