Posts Categorized: Post Processing Tutorials

Photoshop Canvas Art


The other day I placed an on-line order with for a couple of canvases. I ordered a 16×20 and a 20×30 (thin wrap style, but there are several other options) and they just arrived. Thumbs-up to them for a painless ordering process, good packaging (see video below), and quality work. These pieces were actually… Read more »

Fine-Art with Photoshop #2


Here is my second art piece as a student of the new Fine-Art Photoshop course I’ve been taking.  I’m getting many emails from people who’ve started taking the course and the response has been extremely positive.  Yes, I’ve known how to use Photoshop for years, but never really applied it to images like I’m doing… Read more »

Creating Canvas-Quality Art


If you’ve been keeping up, you know that I’ve been taking a new online course in Fine-Art Photoshop techniques.  I haven’t gotten though 1/3 of it yet, but I’m already starting to get the idea of what is possible, even for a guy like me who’s generally more interested in straight photography than composite work… Read more »

Getting Artistic With Photoshop


I recently began taking Sebastian Michaels’ new course, on Fine-Art Grunge Photoshop, and am already very impressed.  When I started taking the course, I was expecting to see a series of simple how-to videos, but the course goes beyond that.  I asked Michaels to talk about his approach, and the approach he wants his students… Read more »

New Photoshop Course


I just started taking this new Photoshop course called, Fine Art Grunge.  I’m going to update here as I progress through the course.  If you want to join me…  Check it out here >> UPDATE ONE:  Getting Artistic With Photoshop.  Interview with the course author. UPDATE TWO:  Creating Canvas Art with Photoshop.  See my progress… Read more »

Photoshop Patch Tool Demo


I’ve seen a few questions lately, about fixing tan lines.  I guess that’s going to happen during the summer months.  So, I decided to show you a quick and easy way to fix tan lines and other skin/color issues using Photoshop’s Patch tool.  There are other ways to do this, of course, but this is… Read more »

Lightroom Changes Everything


Promotion:  If you’ve got Lightroom, or plan to get it, I want you to really know how to use it.  There’s so much you can gain from this tool if you know what you’re doing.  Save time, make more money. Let me explain: I’m always getting questions about Lightroom and Photoshop.  People want to know… Read more »

Creating the Film Noir Look in Lightroom

Focused Light for Noir Effect

One of my favorite photographic styles is the so-called Noir look reminiscent of Hollywood’s post-war Film Noir period of the 1940s-1950s. I’m also intrigued by the device of the femme fatale in the films of that era. This “bad girl” is often depicted as a sophisticated manipulator capable of luring any man off the straight-and-narrow… Read more »