Tag Archives: digital imaging

Do You Need a Printer?

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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 […]

How to Fix Background Wrinkles

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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 […]

Lab Luminosity Masks

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.

Image Enhancement Workflow

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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.

Photo-Illustration: Creating New Images with Photo elements

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Lee Varis examines his creative process for photo-illustration using one of his Tarot card images in a step-by-step tutorial.

Adventure in Color and Tone – Lightroom vs Photoshop

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Lee Varis examines the rendering process for raw capture that illustrates the differences between using Photoshop and Lightroom to finish an image.