Free Photoshop Tutorials!

Scroll through the list of free Photoshop tutorials at your leisure.   Visit frequently as this list is ever-changing.

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.

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 12.3

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 12.3

My oh my I have been waiting a LONG time for this.  An upgrade to Camera Raw.  It's like I went from driving a Ford Pinto to a Ferarri overnight 🙂 Adobe Camera Raw updates to version 12.3 for PS CC 21.2: ► Overall interface update - Similar to...

COVID 19 Photoshop Battle with fototripper (Video)

COVID 19 Photoshop Battle with fototripper (Video)

Photoshop Craps Gone Wrong with Gavin Hardcastle Last week I showed you all how to gamify Photoshop so you could learn Adjustment Layers while social distancing with Photoshop Craps.  My buddy Gavin Hardcastle caught wind of the game and challenged me to a Photoshop...

How to Edit ANY Genre of Photo in Photoshop

How to Edit ANY Genre of Photo in Photoshop

How do you know if you are stuck in a genre box?If you ask me, “Blake how will this technique work on a ________ photo” when I am editing a landscape… you are probably stuck in a genre box. But don’t worry!There is hope 🙂 In this Live Event, I am going to show you how...

The Annual Rudis Family Christmas Card

The Annual Rudis Family Christmas Card

The 10th Annual Rudis Family Christmas Card It's always "different", always a lot of work, always epic, and always on the fridge of our friends for the whole year 🙂 I would also like to take the time to sincerely thank you for all of your support this year in...

5 Myths about Artistry DEBUNKED (Video)

5 Myths about Artistry DEBUNKED (Video)

We realize this isn't the most popular topic in Photography. It isn't searched nearly as much as Luminosity Masking or the Clone Stamp Tool.   But we know that if you begin to consider yourself an artist you will become a better photographer, period. Tools won't make...

Photoshop Gone Wrong!

Photoshop Gone Wrong!

When Two Educators Just Don't Get Along! Gavin Hardcastle...  what can I say, he is hilarious and really a comedic genius in the Photography community.  It is not often that you find someone you can learn from and almost die of a belly laugh in the process.   I'd say...

Fix Hot Pixels with Dust and Scratches

Fix Hot Pixels with Dust and Scratches

Finally a Practical Use for Dust & Scratches FilterHot pixels are something that plague every night sky photographer. They are little red, blue, or green pixels that show up in the shadow areas of your photo when you increase the shadows slider in a...

The Texture Slider in ACR and LR [Video]

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...

The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop – Video

The Perspective Crop Tool in Photoshop – Video

Perspective Correction has Never been so easy- The Perspective Crop Tool With all interior architecture images, there is a need to fix the perspective as many perspective altering variables come into play.  What lens are you using, are you tilting your camera up or...

The Color Picker in Photoshop

The Color Picker in Photoshop

Let's get to some basics, the color picker Photoshop is such a massive program it can be very easy to get lost in all of its intricacies.  With so many features and bells and whistles, it is very easy for us to get used to one tool and know it very well. All the while...

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 10.3.0.933

What’s New in Adobe Camera Raw 10.3.0.933

Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom went out for a mani/pedi Adobe Camera Raw updates usually entail camera raw profiles and minor tweaks.  This week, however, ACR and it's sister Lightroom went out for a manicure and pedicure and had one too many mimosas.  They came back...

Snapshots in Adobe Camera Raw

Snapshots in Adobe Camera Raw

Snapshots - A great way to test different looks Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful editing tool with many features we often overlook.  With its ability to transform a RAW image it is easy to gloss over the techy things that we can do with our pictures.  One of those...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

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

Smart Objects Why I DO and DONT Like Them

Smart Objects Why I DO and DONT Like Them

The Smart Object is an interesting feature in Photoshop.  You can do all kinds of things in Photoshop with Smart Objects from opening a RAW file and then going back into the ACR settings to resizing layers and building templates.  But... these Smart Objects come with...

5 PRACTICAL Uses for Calibration in ACR and Lr

5 PRACTICAL Uses for Calibration in ACR and Lr

The Color Tool No One Uses... Except for maybe f.64 Academy readers, because you know better, right?  Today I want to show you five efficient uses for the Color Calibration Tool in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.  This is quickly becoming my favorite place to get more...

Recompose ANY Photo in Photoshop!

Recompose ANY Photo in Photoshop!

How many times do you wish you could go back to a location to recompose the shot because the exposures you did get were off by just a little? That has happened to me COUNTLESS times. Sometimes I am shooting Landscape and wish I were in Portrait. Other times my horizon...

HIDDEN BW Workflow Trick in ACR

HIDDEN BW Workflow Trick in ACR

LUT Profiles, the Secret Sauce for GREAT BW images! In today's lesson, I am going to show you how to hack Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw into thinking you are working on a Black and White Photo, but you are really working in Color for Black and White.  Sounds pretty...

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...

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...

HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

HIDDEN Raw Workflow No One Is Talking About

A VERY Timely Update to ACR with the 13.2 Update Have you ever heard that your Raw Workflow should follow a Top to Bottom and Left to Right path when working in ACR and Lightroom?  I think I heard that about a hundred times when I first learned how to edit RAW files. ...

How To Make a Blender Brush

How To Make a Blender Brush

I am on a mission today to see if I can make a better brush than the big soft edge brush in Photoshop.  You might be asking, why Blake, why can't you leave well enough alone?  My wife says the same things to me all the time. Truth is, I like the big soft brush that is...

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...

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...

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.

Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool

The Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool in Photoshop CS 5 & 6 is a very powerful asset.  It is tucked away pretty deep in the menus and not found in the normal adjustment layer section.  It is very similar to that of the shadow and highlight adjustments in Adobe...

How To Fix Extreme Wide Angle Shots

How To Fix Extreme Wide Angle Shots

A few weeks ago I posted a tutorial about my 32 bit HDR workflow with Photomatix (I think I said HDR Efex Pro in the tutorial, oops!).   Someone made a comment on Youtube about my lack of fixing the distortion.  I am not sure if they were being snide or not, but I...

Smart Object HDR Workflow

Have you ever made some awesome adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw, opened the image, and then realized you forgot to reduce the Chromatic Aberrations or reduce the noise?  It used to happen to me all the time!  I would then have to close out the photo and re-open it in...

Actions In Photoshop CS 5

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...

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