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Using the Histogram Panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Aug 18, 2012
Martin Evening explains how to use the Histogram panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. The Histrogram panel provides you with information about the distribution of the levels in an image and also offers you the means to turn the clipping previews for the shadows and highlights on or off.
Using the Map Module in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Aug 18, 2012
Martin Evening explains the Map Module, a brand-new Lightroom module for viewing and managing your geotagged images.
Using the Spot Removal Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Aug 18, 2012
Martin Evening explains the details of the Spot Removal tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, including Clone, Heal, click and drag, resizing or repositioning spot circles, tool overlay options, and more.
Using the White Balance Tool in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Aug 18, 2012
Martin Evening shows you how to use the Temp and Tint sliders in the White Balance tools (WB) section to precisely adjust the white balance of a photograph. With these you can color-correct most images or, if you prefer, apply alternative white balances to your photos.
Working with Metadata in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Martin Evening
Aug 18, 2012
The trend these days is to use file management by metadata, where you search for a file by searching its attributes rather than trying to remember which folders you put the pictures in. Martin Evening discusses the different types of metadata and how to do a quick image search using metadata.
Color Correction and Enhancement in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Richard Harrington
Aug 16, 2012
By analyzing the most important tools in Photoshop and determining in which situations they might help you, you can achieve a more thorough understanding of color correction.
How to Use Filters in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Aug 16, 2012
Learn some cool techniques for applying filters in Photoshop CS6, including using the Filter Gallery and Smart Filters, and use filters to make a photo look like an oil painting or tinted drawing.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: A Recipe for Hard Mix Contrast
By Scott Valentine
Aug 1, 2012
Scott Valentine shows you how to use this method to increase contrast and saturation in otherwise dull images. However, it can quite easily blow out highlights, and darker images will tend to oversaturate in some areas.
Scott Kelby Shows You How to Set Things Up Your Way in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
By Scott Kelby
Jun 20, 2012
Scott Kelby shows you how to customize Adobe Photoshop LIghtroom 4, including how to choose what you see in Loupe View and Grid View, how to work with Panels faster and easier, use two monitors, choose what the Filmstrip displays, and add your studio's name or logo for a custom look.
Six Ways to Speed Up Lightroom
By Michael Clark
Jun 8, 2012
Having issues with Lightroom? Does it feel like it is running slow? In this article, Michael Clark discusses six ways to speed up Lightroom's performance so that you can get the most out of this software. These tips and techniques will save you a lot of time and will also improve your overall digital workflow.
Removing Distortions with the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Jun 7, 2012
Photoshop CS6 offers improvements across the full spectrum of photographic workflows. In this article, Dan Moughamian discusses the Adaptive Wide Angle (AWA) filter, which you can use to modify the different types of lens distortions (like a fisheye distortion) that may be present in your pictures.
Why You Should Be Using Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) with Photoshop Elements
By Jeff Revell
May 29, 2012
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is the program inside Photoshop Elements that is specifically for processing raw camera files. ACR is simple to use, and the results can be pretty amazing. Jeff Revell shows you how to use it.
How to Use the Field Blur Filter in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
May 9, 2012
This excerpt from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you how to use the Field Blur filter, which is handy when you need the most flexibility and control in blurring specific areas of an image while keeping other (more important) areas in sharp focus.
Using the Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
May 9, 2012
This excerpt from Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide shows you how to reset the Crop Box and choose preview, shield, and overlay options from the Crop Tool.
Creative Lighting Effects with Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
Lighting Effects has been around a long time, but the Lighting Effects filter in Photoshop CS6 is essentially a brand new feature in the sense that it has been completely remade. This article provides a general overview of the filter (including its new interface), and demonstrates how you can use Lighting Effects to dramatically impact the composition or look of your photographs.
Optimizing Raw Workflow with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Camera Raw 7
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
This article will give you a taste of how powerful Adobe Camera Raw 7 is, by taking one shot from a series of bracketed exposures (originally used for HDR imaging), and restoring the important details in both the highlight and shadow regions.
Recomposing Picture Elements with Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Patch in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Dan Moughamian
Apr 23, 2012
This tutorial provides two examples of how these new Content-Aware additions in Photoshop CS6 can help you to recompose or remove elements in your pictures that are slightly out of place, or that are not as easily removed by other methods.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: General Techniques
By Scott Valentine
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes familiarizes you with the basics of blend modes.
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes: Removing Vignetting
By Scott Valentine
Apr 23, 2012
In this excerpt from The Hidden Power of Photoshop Blend Modes, Scott Valentine shares a handy method to realize some basic recovery using the Divide blend mode. It also leaves you some creative latitude for additional effects, but it does have some limitations.
Using the New Content-Aware Move and Interactive Blur in Adobe Photoshop CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the new Content-Aware Move tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to add a few more posts to the beach photo project, so that they echo the deck rails, creating a smoother rhythm for the composition.

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