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

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...

Dehaze in Photoshop CC 2015

Let's look at what this Dehaze in Photoshop is all about! When Photoshop CC updated last month they added a new feature, Dehaze in Photoshop.  However, you won't find it in Photoshop it is nestled deeply inside Adobe Camera Raw in the Effects panel.  I guess that is a...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

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

Solid Color Grading

Color Grading Never Looked So Easy!   One of our primary jobs as photographers is to evoke emotion in our viewer when they look at our images.  Sometimes the subject matter speaks for itself and does most of the work, but there are other instances where the subject...

How to Fix Blown Highlights in Waterfalls

The texturizer doesn't just work on clouds! A few weeks ago I showed you a technique for fixing blown out highlights in clouds.  Shortly after its release a friend and fellow Elite member, Don Chesnut, asked if the technique could work on waterfalls.  I was intrigued...

How to fix Blown Out Clouds

I once thought blown out clouds were a deal breaker... not anymore! There have been many landscape photos that have found their way to my trash can on my computer because I pushed the histogram a bit too far to the highlights and ruined the picture.  It can be...

Dynamic Contrast in Photoshop

Dynamic Contrast in Photoshop made easy! httpv://youtu.be/66QOGUTn-B0 One of my favorite features in ON1 Effects 10 and Topaz Clarity is Dynamic Contrast.  Both Plugins allow you to increase the contrast in your images in ways you could only dream of in Photoshop.  Or...

How to Use Adobe Color Themes

Color Grading in Photoshop using Adobe Color Themes httpv://youtu.be/iCxLYrFsl8g One of my favorite tools in Photoshop is  Adobe Color Themes.  It is a neat little extension that helps you build color palettes around a central color that you have in mind.  It can be...

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor

Do not be intimidated, clean your camera sensor with ease! httpv://youtu.be/e0Jc3AmJEM0 I can remember the first time I realized I needed to clean my camera sensor.  I was on a mini vacation with my wife, and I was shooting her glowing, radiant, and very pregnant...

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...

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