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 »

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 »

Boudoir Editing with Warwick Boudoir

Sheryl Warwick

Guest Post by Sheryl Warwick Here is a short video showing how you can take a simple image and add some zing with liquify and skin smoothing.  The whole process doesn’t take long and once you start editing with a tablet you can whip out edits in no time at all.  Boudoir clients run the… Read more »

How I Shot It: Carrie

I went digging through the archives and found this photo of Carrie, complete with post-processing. In my new book, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level II, I talk about how post-processing is “part of the art” and it always has been. In digital photography, there is no such thing, technically speaking, as no post-processing…. 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 »

How I Shot It: Vintage Photographs


The look of the old Pictorial photographs from Stieglitz and Gertrude Käsebier and some of the old Hollywood glamour portraits from George Hurrell were the inspiration for the two images below. Actress, Dina Massery dropped by so we could do some creative work together, and we decided to head out to the craft shop nearby… Read more »

Beauty Retouching: Eyes


Using Photoshop® to reduce puffiness and discoloration around the eyes with the Patch Tool, Spot Healing Brush Tool, and Clone Stamp Tool.

Beauty Retouching: Lines and Wrinkles


Using Photoshop® to eliminate lines, wrinkles, and skin blemishes with the Patch Tool and the Spot Healing Brush Tool.  Ok, so our model, Lyssa, doesn’t actually have any wrinkles, but we tried to find at least a few minor things to “fix” for this demonstration.