Consider Using a Professional Service Instead of Investing in Expensive Hardware! You may notice that I am not asking whether you need a print! All photographers need to print their work—printing is part of the image creation process, part of the visual learning process, and part of the path to photo-mastery. Even if most of […]
Here’s the July Mandala of the Month for your viewing pleasure: And the individual mandalas that make up the animation:
Lee Varis examines the new Select and Mask dialog in Photoshop CC 2015.5
Lee Varis Talks about the newest Fuji film simulations in his review of the Fuji X Pro 2
Quick Fix for Problem Seamless My wife Bobbi Lane, and I recently did a photo shoot for some of Bobbi’s musician friends. They needed a couple of group shots, in various ensemble combinations, to use for upcoming gigs. The problem was that getting everyone together at the same time was a little difficult, and it […]
Lee Varis shows how to swap color channels for creative color rendering in an infrared capture.
Lee shares a new photo-mandala, and launches a new series examining the creation of photo-mandalas with the Mandala of the Month.
Lee Varis examines the use of Lightroom to pre-visualize an image enhancement in a travel portrait taken in Turkey.
Lee Varis builds a landscape image from two exposures, blended together using a mask from the “b” channel of a Lab version of the image. The step-by-step tutorial covers luminosity masks, layer blend modes, Burn Tool mask editing, Lab color editing, and a sophisticated selective sharpening technique, in a 10-Channel Workflow approach to image editing.
Lee Varis examines his 10-Channel Workflow in a step-by-step tutorial with a landscape image.
Lee Varis examines the category of photographs termed “Photo-Illustration” showing several examples from his work.
Lee Varis reveals his landscape image enhancement workflow in a detailed step-by-step tutorial, starting in Lightroom, and finishing in Photoshop. Along the way you will learn about noise reduction in Lightroom, pre-adjustments in Lightroom, opening as Layers into Photoshop, building layer masks, using channel luminosity, increasing saturation in Lab, applying a channel to an empty layer in Photoshop, creating a B&W conversion using multiple channels, and doing split toning in Photoshop.
Lee Varis examines his creative process for photo-illustration using one of his Tarot card images in a step-by-step tutorial.
Lee Varis examines the rendering process for raw capture that illustrates the differences between using Photoshop and Lightroom to finish an image.
Lee Varis examines Apple’s Automator App for use in an imaging workflow to create & re-name multiple jpegs at different sizes.
Lee Varis shows how he uses the SpyderCube on-set, and reveals crucial techniques for working with high ISO files in post processing.