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More “Photoshop Buried Treasure” + Photo Walk Update

Happy Friday, everybody! One quick thing, then Photoshop time! I’m going back to Cali… I’m teaching my Lightroom seminar on Monday in LA, Wednesday in San Francisco, and Friday in Seattle. It’s not too late to come out and join me. … [Read more]

Freebie: 5 Instagram Presets for Adobe Lightroom

Easily add Instagram effects to your photos with the most accurate Instagram presets available. These presets by SparkleStock work great on both RAW and JPEG images because they don’t depend on any camera calibration profiles. They also leave your … [Read more]

How to Create a Surreal Head Stack in Photoshop

Photoshop is a great tool to create many forms of art. With it, there is no limit of what kind of artwork we can create. The only limit is our imagination. In this tutorial we will create a kind of surreal artwork, which I call ‘Surreal Head Stacking … [Read more]

Removing Spots with Lightroom’s Visualize Spots Tool

Hi, ya’ll — Benjamin Warde joins us today with a quick 60-second tip on how to use Lightroom’s Visualize Spots, Tool: Thanks, Benjamin! Hey, what are those list of cities doing inside Lightroom (below)? NEW: We added some new cities to my … [Read more]

The Beach is Calling…

Well, it’s calling me, the wifey and kids anyway (photo above of the view from our cottage by Kalebra with her TrustyiPhone). Yup, I’m taking a few days off at the beach, but  never fear, my awesome new columnist, Dave Williams will be … [Read more]

My best advice for upcoming photographers

Thanks for the warm welcome and all the feedback from my first post last week! The suggestion was to throw down the hashtag #HybridDaveTuesdays and I’m ok with that ;) I’ve been shooting for a long time. Since I was 14, in fact. I dreamed … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tracy Sweeney of Elan Studio!

Hey there! Tracy Sweeney here, owner/photographer of Elan Studio in the lovely seaside town of Bristol, Rhode Island. I’m delighted to accept the invitation to guest blog this week! I’m a newborn, child and family photographer and get asked all the … [Read more]

Create a Romantic and Warm Portrait Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Create this warm and sensual photo manipulation by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect. This tutorial will cover advanced photo manipulation techniques such as quick masking, color matching, and nondestructive dodging and … [Read more]

How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork in Photoshop

Learn how to create this creepy gothic artwork in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create create a symmetrical background, add reflections, and warp a face so that it looks like a child. Try it out! Preview of Final Results … [Read more]

Monday Lightroom News Stuff

Hi, gang – it’s a new week, full of awesome possibilities, and potential. Let’s make the most of it! To kick off our week, here’s some news stuff! Adobe released a Lightroom CC update Standard maintenance update, with bug … [Read more]

Configuring Info Overlay and Tooltips

Have you ever noticed the little info tooltip that appears when you hover your cursor over thumbnails in Grid view (G) or the Filmstrip? A lot of people don’t realize that this is connected to the Info Overlay that appears in Loupe view of the … [Read more]

Keeping Your Folder Structure When Converting Folders Into Collections

Hi gang, and greetings from beautiful Nashville, Tennessee (I’m here today for my Lightroom On Tour seminar). First, and shout-out and big thanks to all the wonderful photographers who came out to my seminar in Richmond on Wednesday (nearly 300 … [Read more]

It was everything we hoped it would be. And more.

Melanie Kern-Favilla won a legion of fans around the world Friday night at her gallery opening and in her live interview (with the always awesome Larry Becker). Melanie shared so much of herself, along with her techniques, and her life as a … [Read more]

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Nick Pedersen!

Badlands National Park Imaginary Landscapes: Building Fantasy from Reality Hello everyone, my name is Nick Pedersen and I am a photographer and digital artist currently based in the Philadelphia area. My work specializes in an intricate use of HDR … [Read more]

You’re Invited To My Free Talk At The Canon Experience Center

Hi everybody, and greetings from Nashville, Tennessee where I should already be in bed because it’s nearly 1:00 am and I’ve got my seminar here tomorrow in the morning and well…I dunno…I should be in bed by now. Anyway, if you’re … [Read more]

Create an Eerie Photoshop Manipulation of a Dark Queen in a Cemetery

Learn how to create this photo manipulation of a dark queen in a dark cemetery with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create spooky dark atmospheric. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn how to use dodge and burn tool to … [Read more]

Create a Mystical Rising Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

Learn how to create this mystical image of an angel rising to the heavens from inside a castle. This tutorial will show you how to create bright heavenly light and ambient lighting, blend images together to create an angel, and finish it off with a … [Read more]

Three Questions About Lightroom CC I Still Get a Lot

Happy Monday, ya’ll. First, I want to give a very warm welcome to our awesome new columnist here on, Lightroom expert extraordinaire Mr. Rob Sylvan. His new column will appear here on Wednesdays, and he kicked it off … [Read more]

I have a better post coming later today…

I’m working on a post for later today, that I promise will be a lot more interesting than this non-interesting post, so if you would be so kind as to come back around 11:00 AM EST today, I will have a cool video for you. Also, if you’re a … [Read more]