Free Photoshop Tutorials!

Scroll through the list of free Photoshop tutorials at your leisure.  Here on Everyday HDR I create helpful tutorials for all of your photography needs from beginner tips to HDR post processing techniques.  

Visit frequently as this list is ever changing, constantly evolving to fulfill the needs of the Everyday HDR photographer.  My tutorials are extremely important to me, if you have any constructive criticism, please leave me a comment and I will do everything in my power to ensure you get the essential training you need.

Most Recent Tutorials

4 Tips to Avoid Halos in ACR and Lightroom

You can Avoid Halos in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom 🙂 That is the answer to many questions that I receive on almost a weekly basis on f64 Academy.  The trick here is that you have to know what makes them and how they are caused.  Once you know that you...

Advanced Black and White Artistry

Throughout my career as a photo educator, I have taken a liking to Black and White, and I have even taught a few tutorials and courses on it.  However, I think I have only given an ounce of knowledge on the topic of monochrome compared to my good buddy...

The Texture Slider in ACR and LR [Video]

Dynamic Contrast with the Texture Slider in ACR and LRThe new Texture Slider in ACR and LR is really making an impact it seems as it should!  Anytime Adobe adds a slider to either program it means they felt it was necessary to be in there. Otherwise, they...

Beginner Post Processing Tutorials

Designed for those who are just starting out with photo post processing.  However, even the seasoned pro can learn something new here.

The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop

The Color Blend Mode can be extremely powerful The Color Blend Mode in Photoshop has slowly become my new favorite toy.  I am using it in many more ways than I ever imagined and today I will show you how.  The Artist's Eye:  A Closer Look will be launching very...

How to Make Your Adobe Portfolio

There is no excuse for poor representation!  Get on the web with your Adobe Portfolio! Recently Adobe Portfolio was announced as an added benefit to those of us high on the Creative Cloud.  While you may have overlooked that email, I implore you to take a closer look...

How to edit Cell Phone Pictures

Edit cell phone pictures like the Photoshop boss that you are! Every once in a while I receive a request to show my workflow editing cell phone pictures.  At first I thought this would be impossible as I rarely show my cell phone pictures to anyone.  Every once in a...

Dehaze Brush in ACR and Lightroom

Finally, Dehaze Brush in ACR and Lightroom It goes to show you that if enough people ask Adobe will listen. A Dehaze Brush feature has been added to ACR and Lr with the most recent update to Photoshop and Lightroom.  This is great news and really opens the floor to...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

For those who already know a trick or two in Photoshop and want to learn a bit more.

The Difference Blend Mode in Photoshop

What's the Difference with the Difference Blend Mode? Over the last several years I have explored many of the blend modes in Photoshop for color grading, but I haven't touched on the Difference Blend Mode.  A lot of what happens here on f.64 Academy is psycho targeted...

Inverted Color Correction

How to make the most Natural Color Correction in Photoshop! So what if I told you there was a second dimension of data in your photos that can help you make the most accurate color correction ever?  You probably wouldn't believe me because it is a bold statement and...

Advanced Post Processing Tutorials

While the title says “Advanced”, this category is for anyone who wants advance themselves further in photo post processing.  While these tutorials are not for the Faint of Heart, they are taught to a level anyone who is willing can understand.

Actions In Photoshop CS 5

I am doing something new on EverydayHDR for my tutorials...  Video tutorials! That's right, click on the little link below for your very own video tutorial with yours truly talking you through making an Action in Adobe Photoshop CS 5.  The videos are up on Youtube, so...

Webinars and Podcasts

From time to time Blake makes guest appearances all over the web.  Here you can find all of his appearances on Webinars and Podcasts.

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Topaz Labs Tutorials

Blake loves the Topaz line of plugins.  He has done several tutorials using their software, here you can keep up with the latest and greatest.

Topaz ReStyle Tutorial

Topaz ReStyle is the newest program in the Topaz Labs plugin lineup!  It is one awesome piece of color manipulating software.  I have used many techniques to get the perfect effect, but they are all very time consuming and not always right for every photo.  Topaz...

Topaz Lens Effects

Have you been formally introduced to Topaz Lens Effects yet?  I recently had my introduction and I am more than pleased with the results I am receiving.  I formerly thought Lens Effects was for selective blurring and fixing common lens problems like vignetting and...

Topaz Clarity Tutorial: Everyday HDR Style!

Topaz labs recently released Topaz Clarity!  This is an awesome plug-in that gives you complete control of all of the aspects of contrast in your photos.  It is kind of like the Clarity Adjustment in LR and ACR, with one major exception!  It breaks down the single...

Topaz Detail 3 Tutorial

I recently downloaded Topaz Detail 3, a much welcomed upgrade to its predecessor!  Topaz Detail 2 was great for adding detail to any image, but I found it had its limitations to only add detail.  Topaz Detail 3 has gone above and beyond the scope of Detail 2 by adding...

photoFXlab Tutorial

photoFXlab.... how I love thee, let me count the ways!  I do love this program I think it is an awesome alternative to Photoshop for those who may be intimidated by the plethora of sliders and conglomeration of tools contained within it.  In this 13 minute tutorial I...

Topaz DeNoise For HDR

Have you ever noticed that there is a blaring difference between a regular photos noise and an HDR photos noise?  The tone mapping process compounds the noise in all of the original exposures in such a way that the noise starts to become a part of the detail in the...

Topaz Adjust 5 Tutorial

Here is the Topaz Adjust 5 tutorial, a follow up to the recent review.  The more I play with Topaz Adjust 5 the more I love it.  These guys really knew what they were doing with this plug-in, they have made some epic adjustments to an already incredible program....

Quick Tips & Flash Tutorials

It’s not always about the long winded tutorials.  Sometimes Blake can make them quick!  here you will find all of Blake’s Quick Tips and 3 Minute Flash Tutorials.

Beginner’s Guide: Composition!

When I first started shooting HDR images I was astounded by how awesome the details looked.  I recall telling my wife that the HDR process made everything look good, even horribly compose pictures.  I took a whole series of horrible HDR images with no concept of...

D.I.Y Macro Extension Tube

On May 24th 2009 all of my camera equipment was stolen from my car.  Thank God for Renter's Insurance... It covers all assets in your vehicle too!  It was a blessing in disguise as I upgraded my camera body and all lenses to the higher grade glass.  I had to make some...