Posts Categorized: Post Processing Tutorials

Working with White Balance


The following question came to me recently, so I thought I’d answer it here: Q:  I have a few questions/misunderstandings about white balance (WB) and how to set it as close as possible in camera settings. I know it may be difficult to set perfect WB, but setting a proper WB can be confusing for… 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 »

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 »

Seamless Gray to Color


Newsletter reader, Derek Johnson, sent me a nice email the other day which included a question about a couple of images in one of the articles where I wrote, I love the gray seamless because I can get huge color jumps off it with the smallest color tweaks in Lightroom or Photoshop. Notice in the… Read more »