Use THIS for BOLD Eyes in Photoshop!

Use THIS for BOLD Eyes in Photoshop!

No more bland-looking eyes! I'm going to teach you how to use Gradients in Photoshop to make AMAZING-looking eyes. The eyes are the most important object to get dialed in in portrait and wildlife photography. We ensure we nail the focus on the eye when we are...

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What generative fill *SHOULD* be! – Magnific AI

What generative fill *SHOULD* be! – Magnific AI

It's not a shock to anyone that I'm not a huge fan of Generative Fill in Photoshop. Yes, it's an incredible addition to an already incredible piece of software, but the limitations of the 1024 rendering and the poor quality are a bust for me. I have come...

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Blake’s On-Point Stuffing Recipe

Blake’s On-Point Stuffing Recipe

I like cooking just as much as I like working in Photoshop.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to cook for, and boy do I throwdown in the kitchen!  I do it all, Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, the whole spread.  But EVERYONE's...

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Before Using Generative Fill Watch This!

Before Using Generative Fill Watch This!

Today, let's dive into the world of Adobe Photoshop, specifically its hot new feature - Generative Fill. As cool as this tool is, it's got a quirky limitation that might frustrate you as much as it does me: the 1024 rendering limit. But don't worry, I've got some tips...

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Next-Level Color Control ACR 16.0 & Lr 13.0

Next-Level Color Control ACR 16.0 & Lr 13.0

What's new in ACR 16.0 and Lightroom? An EPIC Color Theory tool that I never knew I needed, and now that I have it, I am STOKED! This color range feature for modifying color is next-level color theory at play, and it's at the RAW level. WOW! The only thing I could ask...

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BETTER Skin Tone Selections in Photoshop

BETTER Skin Tone Selections in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered why ACR and Lightroom are so good with skin tone selections, but the native tools in Photoshop are antiquated? I have. It baffles me that masking is so easy to do in a program that just recently received masking. Yet Photoshop, which has had...

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AI Gen Expand = HORRIBLE • Watch for Tips

AI Gen Expand = HORRIBLE • Watch for Tips

Photoshop 2024 is here, and Generative AI is as well. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Generative Expand command in the Crop tool to fill in data around your image. It's a phenomenal concept with some horrible results. BUT, I would never present a...

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AMAZING Skin Tones using GRADIENTS in Photoshop

AMAZING Skin Tones using GRADIENTS in Photoshop

Photographing and editing skin tones can be a difficult task. Take them too far, and they saturate quickly, but don't take them far enough, and you could have lifeless skin. A fine balancing act exists for proper skin tones between on-location lighting and...

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Remove Tool Best Practices

Remove Tool Best Practices

The remove tool in Photoshop is fairly simple to use.  It has very few settings but seems to work like magic until it doesn't. Here are some of my best practices for using the remove tool. Chapters 00:00 Intro 00:28 Where is it? 02:02 Tool Size Settings 02:51 Pen...

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RESOLVED! Saving ACR Profiles in ACR 15.4.1

RESOLVED! Saving ACR Profiles in ACR 15.4.1

Have you tried to save a profile lately and gotten a horrible error message popping up?I have, for the last 3 versions of ACR, actually. The problem with ACR vs. PS is that we can't backdate the installation once the newest has been installed like we can with PS or...

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