Category archives: lessons

How To Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

In this tutorial I'll show you a unique approach to high pass sharpening that will help to bring out details like skin texture and other fine elements for portrait, architecture or landscape images. The benefit of this approach is that it prevents the harsh transitions and fringing in high-contrast areas often seen in the traditional high pass approach. In the vide[...]

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web

In this video tutorial I'll be covering a topic that I get asked about often: how do I output my images to make them look good on the web and on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, 500px, etc. We'll be going over two examples, one portrait and one architecture image and cover a number of topics including: Metadata Optimal resolution Sharpening to pre[...]

Long Exposure Panorama Techniques – Part 2

As an extension of our previous long exposure panorama techniques article where we took a more unique approach to overcoming some of the challenges that exist, here we'll talk about the more traditional method and how to mitigate some of the problems you'll face. As mentioned in part 1, long exposure panoramas pose a unique set of challenges, particularly when [...]

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[...]