The Most Important Thing I will Ever Teach You

The Most Important Thing I will Ever Teach You

Tone Assessment and Tone Theory are the Building Blocks of Great Images If you have followed me for almost any amount of time, I have probably taught you a few things that you thought were pretty awesome.  What I am going to show you today is the most is, in my...

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Smart Objects Why I DO and DONT Like Them

Smart Objects Why I DO and DONT Like Them

The Smart Object is an interesting feature in Photoshop.  You can do all kinds of things in Photoshop with Smart Objects from opening a RAW file and then going back into the ACR settings to resizing layers and building templates.  But... these Smart Objects come with...

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5 PRACTICAL Uses for Calibration in ACR and Lr

5 PRACTICAL Uses for Calibration in ACR and Lr

The Color Tool No One Uses... Except for maybe f.64 Academy readers, because you know better, right?  Today I want to show you five efficient uses for the Color Calibration Tool in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.  This is quickly becoming my favorite place to get more...

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The Battle of the Color Tools in Photoshop

The Battle of the Color Tools in Photoshop

Thinking about which Color Adjustment Layer is better than the other just may make you go cross-eyed unless you break them down. In this video, we are going to discuss which is better for color modification, Hue and Saturation, or Selective Color? We will discuss...

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Recompose ANY Photo in Photoshop!

Recompose ANY Photo in Photoshop!

How many times do you wish you could go back to a location to recompose the shot because the exposures you did get were off by just a little? That has happened to me COUNTLESS times. Sometimes I am shooting Landscape and wish I were in Portrait. Other times my horizon...

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HIDDEN BW Workflow Trick in ACR

HIDDEN BW Workflow Trick in ACR

LUT Profiles, the Secret Sauce for GREAT BW images! In today's lesson, I am going to show you how to hack Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw into thinking you are working on a Black and White Photo, but you are really working in Color for Black and White.  Sounds pretty...

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Three Expert Secrets for Color Grading

Three Expert Secrets for Color Grading

Let's face it, Color Grading and Color Theory are hard topics to grasp. Without a solid foundation for them, though, all of our colorwork is left hanging in the balance. While having a great understanding of color is important, that is a long-term goal.  It takes a...

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Precision Color Grading with Blend If

Precision Color Grading with Blend If

Complete Selection Control with Blend If I showed you how to easily color grade a photo a few weeks ago. It brought out a LOT of questions about split toning, luminosity masks, and more advanced thoughts. I figured I would follow up that Color Grading video with a...

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Sky + Reflection Replacement

Sky + Reflection Replacement

Amazing Sky and Reflection Replacement in Photoshop You DO NOT need some AI program to make a Sky and Reflection Replacement. You can do it all from the comfort of your friendly neighborhood Photoshop CC.  By now, you all know I prefer Genuine Intelligence and...

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HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

A VERY Timely Update to ACR with the 13.2 Update Have you ever heard that your Raw Workflow should follow a Top to Bottom and Left to Right path when working in ACR and Lightroom?  I think I heard that about a hundred times when I first learned how to edit RAW files. ...

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