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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EASILY Color Grade ANY Photo

EASILY Color Grade ANY Photo

Finally ... Simple Color Grading! I have taught so many ways to color grade a photo that I can't even recall them all.  They range from Gradients to Gradient Maps, and how many using Selective Color?  Many of these techniques produce great results, but they can be...

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How to Render a Tree in Photoshop

How to Render a Tree in Photoshop

Tree We can't always have beautiful trees in fields for the best photo ops... or can we? Photoshop has a filter called Render Tree. It's a neat little filter that while clever, very rarely can pass as a real tree. However, if you look at a photo of a real tree in a...

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A Strong Case for 50% Gray

A Strong Case for 50% Gray

The 50% Gray Layer for Dodging and Burning is STILL Valid Dodging and Burning, a very contentious topic among the community. Why?  Because some people will outwardly chastise you for using a method that they feel is "archaic" or "dated" or "unnecessary".  Every time I...

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