The Hard Mix Blend Mode in Photoshop (Video)

The Hard Mix Blend Mode is AMAZING! I could tell you all day long that the Hard Mix Blend Mode is the most fantastic Blend Mode in Photoshop, but you'd have to see it to believe it.  That is because the Hard Mix Blend Mode,  when applied "as-is" is trash,...

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The 5DayDeal Team

The Leader in the Bundle World for a Reason - 5DayDeal Team   Many people are talking about the 'buzz' surrounding the 5DayDeal right now.  I will spare you my thoughts on the bundle (I have nothing but great things to say) and instead give you my perspective on why I...

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How to Make your Fall Colors Pop! [Video]

Using Palette Effects 2 to Make Autumn Images Glow! I am a big fan of this time of year.  The pumpkins, the weather, the hoodies, and the snuggles under blankets... yes you read that correctly, I am a snuggler, it is one of my love languages,  so what? It...

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Palette Effects 2.0 Top 5 Features

I am Biased, I did build it...  but here are my favorite Palette Effects 2.0 Features  It has been nearly a year and a half since I updated Palette Effects.  There are several reasons for that and while many of them lead to,  "I have been busy",  I do have one strong...

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How to find and free up disk space [Video]

Using Treesize Personal to find Heavy Files I, like many photographers, like to hoard my images.  Seriously, we could probably have a reality TV show for photographers like me.  That would be funny a guy shows up at my office, looks through my drives and says, "Dude,...

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The Vivid Light Blend Mode [Video]

A Color Grading Companion - The Vivid Light Blend Mode There are 27 blend modes in Adobe Photoshop and if you are anything like the "me before I learned them all", you are only using three, maybe four to their maximum potential.  One of those you may be...

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Vivitar 500mm lens, too good to be true?

Does the Vivitar 500mm lens hold up to it's hefty $119 price tag? It is not very often that I need a 500mm lens.  I can recall a handful of times I said it would be nice, and maybe once at Indian Beach in Oregon where I NEEDED it.  Therefore, the...

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