Tag Archives: photoshop

June Update

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .

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I just finished a weekend workshop called Photography Fundamentals with a great group of people. We had a great weekend of weather which allowed the students to get outside and photograph on the beautiful grounds of the Providence Centre, the new home for my Burwell School of Photography. After the workshop was over I spent some time reviewing some of the images my students made during the course and it was very exciting to see the marked improvement in their photography…

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Massive Highlight Recovery with the Photoshop/Lightroom Adjustment Brush

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by .

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When I first upgraded to Lightroom 2.0, I spent a considerable amount of time playing with the new features. One of the new RAW processing features that really intrigued me was the adjustment brush. The adjustment brush allows the user to adjust…

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Photoshop Tutorial – Sharpener Pro 3.0 by Nik Software

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by .

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In this Photoshop tutorial, I take a look at the Sharpener Pro 3.0 plugin from Nik Software. During the video presentation, I work on sharpening the same image for the web/email, printing an 8″ x 12″ print on an Epson 3800 printer and preparing the print for printing on an offset press on coated paper. Like everything we do here at WildShots, this tutorial…

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Photoshop tutorial – Adding a Rule of thirds grid overlay

Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by .

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Photoshop tutorial – Adding a Rule of thirds grid overlay – Today’s WildShots Photoshop tutorial provides you with a quick and easy way to setup Photoshop to display the classic “Rule of thirds” grid over top of your images. The grid isn’t actually saved…

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Photoshop Tutorial-Silver Efex Pro by Nik Software

Posted on 19. Jan, 2009 by .

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This isn’t the first Silver Efex Pro overview/tutorial you’ll find online. But, I do believe it is the first to show you how…

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Photoshop Tutorial-Straightening images with reflections

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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I try to keep my horizons level. Really I do. But I’ll be the first to admit that I must have a crooked way of looking at the world because more often than not, many of my wildlife images require a bit of straightening. I do have a bubble level and use it on my landscape shots. But when I’m photographing wildlife I find I’m concentrating too much on the viewfinder to check the level.

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Photoshop Tutorial-My favourite plugin

Posted on 16. Dec, 2008 by .

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Do a Google search for Photoshop plugin and you’ll come up with literally thousands of possibilities. For the wildlife photographer, finding the plugins that can truly enhance your workflow can be a real time saver. A friend introduced me to a plugin called Viveza from Nik Software. It isn’t very often that something comes along that really improves your productivity, but for me, Viveza is one of them.

I put together a short’ish Photoshop tutorial on Vizeza to show how I might use it to enhance a wildlife image. What makes Viveza great is how fast you can accomplish making adjustments which would otherwise involve numerous selections, layers and layer masks. To say I don’t miss those is an understatement.

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Simple Photoshop Colour Balance Tutorial

Posted on 24. Nov, 2008 by .

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I put together a short tutorial on a simple method of colour balancing an image in Photoshop. This method should work in most versions of Photoshop from CS to CS4.

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