Photoshop Q&A

Someone recently suggested that I take questions and turn them into short YouTube video responses. I think this is a pretty cool idea, and would like to give it a shot. If you have Photoshop or photography related questions, send them to me. In a week or two, I’ll take a look at the responses…

Atmospheric effects with Photoshop

On last week’s RetouchPro Live session, I talked about adding atmospheric effects to photos in a realistic way. The key point I kept trying to drive home was of paying attention to the details in the image you’re manipulating. While this is probably a good rule-of-thumb for all photomanipulation, in atmospheric effects it has a deeper impact.

DIY Lighting and Photography Resource

I love do-it-yourself sites, and strobist just turned me on to another one: Lighting Academy. There are several great ideas, and I have plans to try out a few this coming week. Here’s an example of the kinds of tricks they’ve got listed: