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.

Gavin Hardcastle Critiques Blake

Gavin Hardcastle Critiques Blake

The Critiquer Gets Critiqued! As you may know,  I conduct critique sessions on f.64 Elite.  I have been doing these sessions for over 7 years and in that time have critiqued just about 900-1000 images.  But in that time, I have never had a critique session of my own. ...

Is AI photo processing the future of editing?

Is AI photo processing the future of editing?

Artificial Intelligence, cool name huh? A big buzzword for the implication of the future right? At least it has been for the last 20 years or more.  But what does it mean for Photo post-production? Is there a place for it? Maybe, but as of right now, I don't see it in...

3 Expert Tips for Gradient Management

3 Expert Tips for Gradient Management

Expert Tips for Gradient Management in Photoshop CC 2020 Since my last video on the Diamond Gradient, I have received a LOT of questions about gradient management in Photoshop CC 2020.  In today's video, I will answer all of them summed up into three questions: Why do...

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...

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...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

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

Painting with RGB Color Curves in Photoshop

Painting with RGB Color Curves in Photoshop

We often use Curves in our workflow. It's a staple in almost every genre of photography. But how often do you venture into the beautiful world of color or RGB Curves? Probably not as often as you'd care to mention. No worries, I didn't either. At least not until I...

Untold SECRETS of the HSL Range Tool

Untold SECRETS of the HSL Range Tool

So you think you know everything about the HSL Adjustment Layer in Photoshop? Well, I have a doozy of a tutorial for you today! I will uncover the HSL Range tool and show you how powerful this feature is that you are more than likely glancing over. I get it, those two...

5 Color SECRETS you should know…

5 Color SECRETS you should know…

Color is everywhere, and we use it to process our color digital images. It's probably one of the most important things for you to master in your raw workflow. That's why I am going to share 5 Color Theory secrets with you today that will help you better understand the...

2 Slider Sky Replacement – Trick

2 Slider Sky Replacement – Trick

Adobe's Sky Replacement tool is pretty cool, right? I agree it is pretty cool, but did you know there is an even EASIER and more effective way to replace skies in Photoshop with Blend If? Today I will show you how to replace a sky with two sliders and two sliders...

The *UNTOLD* Truth About Inspiration

The *UNTOLD* Truth About Inspiration

Have you ever struggled with your "photo mojo"?Have you ever felt uninspired?Have you ever felt like inspiration was unattainable?Well, I can honestly say yes to all of those questions. And until recently, I felt like inspiration was one of those things you had to...

Avoid the #1 MISTAKE in COLOR Photography

Avoid the #1 MISTAKE in COLOR Photography

By now you know I really enjoy working with color, color theory, and color grading. I have spent the better part of the last 8 years devoted to the topic of Color Theory for Photographers. Through those years I would like to say I have seen it all, but I am still open...

RAW Masks vs Photoshop Masks

RAW Masks vs Photoshop Masks

You like those Raw masks now so much that you wish you could port them over to Photoshop, don't you? Well, you can't, but more importantly, why would you want to? Don't get me wrong, having masking at the RAW level now is incredible and game-changing for your RAW...

PRECISION Masking in ACR and Lightroom!

PRECISION Masking in ACR and Lightroom!

FINALLY!  The wait is over!Most of you may not have been waiting per se, but I certainly have.  6 years, as a matter of fact.  I have always wanted surgical precision masks at the Raw level, and we almost got there in 2017 with the introduction of the Luminance and...

3 QUICK Tips for BETTER Fall Color

3 QUICK Tips for BETTER Fall Color

Fall Color Photography is fun, excellent, in fact! There is nothing better than getting out there with your camera and showcasing the glory of all that yellow, orange, and red goodness in the tapestry of trees. What could be better, right? The problems with Fall...

Not ANOTHER Luminosity Masking Panel…

Not ANOTHER Luminosity Masking Panel…

Not all Photoshop Panels are created equal and all of them could have a place in your workflow. However, when I set out to make my Panel for Photoshop, I knew I wanted it to be different. I wanted it to be a Workflow Solution and not another tool for Photoshop....

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.

Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus Stacking in Photoshop

When one shot just won't cut it, take many! With Macro Photography one shot usually will not cut it.  This is due to the high levels of magnification and the effect they have on Depth of Field.  f/2.8 on a normal lens has limited depth of field and creates that soft...

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...