Author archives: Michael Woloszynowicz

Removing Complex Objects from Photos in Photoshop

In this video tutorial we will take an in depth look at a number of post processing and in-camera techniques that you can use to remove challenging, unwanted objects or obstructions from your images. The below image is an example of where we're starting and where we end up. In order to provide you with the opportunity to try the techniques out yourself, I have [...]

Natural Outdoor Portrait Retouching Tutorial

This is the second in a two part tutorial on retouching outdoor portraits and retaining a natural look using Adobe Photoshop. In the first part we looked at fixing hair and making the skin look great using frequency separation and dodging and burning. In this part we will be finishing the image with sharpening, toning, refining details like the eyes and hair as we[...]

Fine Art Architecture Processing in Photoshop

In this week's video tutorial we'll look at creating dramatic, contrasty, fine art black and white architecture images using Adobe Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex. Having Nik Silver Efex isn't necessary as the bulk of our work revolves around Photoshop, but I cover it here because I consider it to be the best tool for creating black and white images. In the tutorial [...]

Understanding and Creating Luminance Masks in Photoshop

This week's video is intended as a supplement to the multiple exposure blending video I posted a little while back. In this case we will go into more detail about what luminance masks are, how to refine them and how to create them from scratch without the need for any third-party actions. A lot of the tutorials that I've seen out there seem to assume that you'll be[...]

Beauty Photography – Lighting and Retouching

In part 1 of this two part post on beauty photography we covered the details of organizing and budgeting for shoot day. In this part we'll be focused more on concrete techniques such as common lighting configurations, camera settings and briefly discuss some important retouching techniques and steps. In Camera Technique As far as camera settings go it's pretty s[...]