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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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f64 Academy’s Mission

It is our goal to bring you the finest Photoshop and Photography education.  As the aperture (f.64) implies, we deliver tack sharp, clear and concise education with a transparent mindset free of agendas and secrets.  As an Academy we distinguish ourselves as scholars called to a higher standard to continually innovate on the art of Photography.  We pledge to leave no photographer of any skill level behind in the process!

f64 Academy Goals

We know it takes more than just a great knowledge of Photoshop to build your skills as a photographer.  That is why f.64 Academy was created, to help teach you all the skills you need to grow your business, learn the finer points of photography and have fun doing it.

f64 Academy is for Everyone!

No matter where you are in your photography journey there is something for you here at f.64 Academy.  From Photoshop and Photography tips and tricks to gear reviews and Photography Business education it is our goal to make you one very well rounded Photographer.

What f64 Academy Offers

Each week you will get a fresh new tutorial, access to 200+ archived tutorials, dozens of Photoshop Actions and other tips and tricks to grow and succeed as a photographer.

Stick around and for a bit, we are sure you will love what you see!

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