Tag Archives: photo enhancement

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.

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.

Simulate Drag Shutter Effect in Photoshop

Lee Varis provides a step-by-step tutorial on simulating a “drag shutter” effect in Photoshop. Techniques covered include his ultimate hair edge method utilizing a Hardlight blend mode to preserve all the fine hair wisps.