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My Top 10 Reasons to Check out Lightroom 4 Beta
By Rob Sylvan
Jan 13, 2012
NAPP Lightroom Help Desk Specialist Rob Sylvan offers ten reasons why you should give the Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta a spin.
Creating Lens Blur Effects with Focal Point 2
By Dan Moughamian
Jan 6, 2012
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian demonstrates how Focal Point 2 helps photographers to draw attention to the most important parts of their image, by carefully blurring other parts of the shot.
Creative Color Effects with Photoshop and Perfect Effects
By Dan Moughamian
Dec 30, 2011
A popular developer of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, onOne Software recently unveiled its brand-new Perfect Photo Suite 6. The suite includes seven plugins that cover a wide range of photo editing tasks such as masking, portrait retouching, and image styling. Photoshop expert and professional photographer Dan Moughamian introduces you to some of the suite’s new capabilities, namely, a major update to Perfect Effects (formerly Photo Tools).
Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers: Commercial Effects
By Corey Barker
Dec 28, 2011
Corey Barker explains how you can use commercial work to challenge your imagination to come up with creative solutions, even when you are limited by assets, time, and sometimes input from the client.
Precise Background Swaps Using Photoshop and Perfect Mask
By Dan Moughamian
Dec 28, 2011
A popular developer of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, onOne Software recently unveiled its brand new Perfect Photo Suite 6. Photoshop expert and professional photographer Dan Moughamian explains how the suite includes seven well-known plugins that cover a wide range of photo-editing tasks such as masking, layering in Lightroom, and image styling.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Classroom in a Book: Creating Projects
Dec 13, 2011
Whether you’re designing your own coffee table book, sharing your photos online, or creating personalized gifts for family and friends, Photoshop Elements will help unleash your creativity. This lesson will familiarize you with the Create mode by stepping you through some basic techniques and simple projects.
Color Efex Pro 4: Professional Styling for Color Photos
By Dan Moughamian
Nov 17, 2011
Color Efex Pro offers several useful workflows that can enhance your digital arsenal, including options that mimic real world tools like neutral density filters and various types of negative and E-6 film stock. Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explores some of the color styling workflows available in Color Efex Pro 4 Complete, which was released in September 2011.
Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Extracting Hair
By Matt Kloskowski
Nov 10, 2011
Matt Kloskowski shares some great tricks he uses to get even the wispiest of baby-fine hair to cooperate when compositing multiple images in Photoshop (no matter how badly it behaves in real life).
Get Dynamic Black-and-White Results with the Topaz B&W Effects Plug-in
By Andrew Gibson
Nov 8, 2011
Andrew S. Gibson, author of Exposure and Understanding the Histogram, has discovered a powerful (yet inexpensive) third-party plug-in for use with the major photo-editing programs. He demonstrates a range of black-and-white looks, from subtle to dramatic, that you can coax from your images, whether they start life in color or monochrome.
Working with Color in Photoshop
By Rafael Concepcion
Nov 2, 2011
Getting accurate color is essential when working with photographs. RC Concepcion walks you through the tools built into Photoshop (as well as third-party tools) that help you be more efficient and more accurate with color.
Bokeh 2: Adding Soft Background Focus
By Dan Moughamian
Oct 3, 2011
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian explains how Alien Skin Software’s Bokeh 2 provides intuitive and powerful options for selectively blurring your digital photos. Common uses include blurring unwanted background details, creating the “bokeh effect” behind a close-up subject, and creating faux miniature cityscapes and landscapes.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Classroom in a Book: Basic Organizing
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 28, 2011
This lesson will get you started with the essential skills you’ll need to import images and keep track of your growing photo library.
Editing Photos in 5 Easy Steps with Photoshop Elements 10
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 28, 2011
If you’re anxious to get started with Elements, the steps outlined in this short chapter will improve nearly all of your digital photos.
HDR Efex Pro: Tone Mapping Secrets
By Dan Moughamian
Sep 26, 2011
Photoshop expert Dan Moughamian, author of Adobe Digital Imaging How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6, examines the following HDR Efex Pro settings: Tone Compression, Global Adjustments, and Selective Adjustments.
The Non-Designer's Photoshop Book: Select & Transform
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Sep 7, 2011
Robin Williams and John Tollett show you how to work with selection tools and transform commands in Photoshop so you can modify images in almost unlimited ways.
Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Senior Portrait
By Matt Kloskowski
Sep 5, 2011
It’s become a really hot trend to take seniors out to a cool, fun, or dramatic location for their graduation photo shoot. But, with compositing, you don’t have to take them anywhere. In this chapter, Matt Kloskowski shows you how to create a great school portrait.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers: Dealing with Disasters
By Scott Kelby
Jul 11, 2011
Scott Kelby shares how to deal with the disasters of your hard drive crashing or your computer dying or getting stolen (with the only copy of your catalog on it).
Using ICC Profiles in Adobe Photoshop CS5
By Rafael Concepcion
Jul 7, 2011
Say you have a gorgeous image in Photoshop. How likely is your printer to give you a result exactly like what you see onscreen? Rafael Concepcion explains how to use printer profiles to tell Photoshop the settings you need for the printer and paper you're using, so you get the precise results you want.
Abduzeedo Inspiration Guide for Designers: Photo Manipulation
By Fábio Sasso
Jun 9, 2011
In this age of digitization, photo manipulation has become a widespread phenomenon, but it remains a commonly misunderstood and misrepresented topic, associated primarily with the practice of altering images for deceptive purposes. Fabio Sasso takes a look at the art and inspiration of photo manipulation, including a tutorial that shows you how to create a bride with a wedding dress made out of milk.
Merging Image Exposures in Adobe Photoshop CS5
By Rafael Concepcion
May 9, 2011
Want to give your photos more "oomph"? Adobe Certified Instructor Rafael Concepcion demonstrates a speedy technique for adjusting the exposure of certain parts of an image, making it more powerful.

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