This week on TheFIX, host Seán Duggan covers the recent 2015.6/6.6. Lightroom update and in a multi-image test drive he explores the new Guided Upright feature in Lightroom CC for correcting perspective distortions. Reminder: You still have a week to enter the current Rocky Nook book giveaway.
In this episode of TheFIX, fine art photographer Jill Skupin Burkholder joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation about her work making encaustic prints, a process that uses hot beeswax and resin over the photographic image. We focus on her Hidden Worlds series, which combines digital images of wildlife captured by a motion-activated trail camera with the organic and textural qualities created by the hot wax used in the encaustic process.
In this episode of TheFIX, photographer, author and photo educator Brian Matiash joins host Seán Duggan for a wide-ranging conversation about defining your photographic style, improving your craft, and creating a meaningful place for photography in your life. Plus, you can win a copy of Brian's book!
In this episode, host Seán Duggan shows a mobile image project that includes the connection between Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Fix on an iPad, and Photoshop on the desktop.
In this episode of TheFIX, digital artist and Photoshop author Scott Valentine joins host Seán Duggan for a deep dive into Photoshop blend modes. Scott discusses the process of experimentation and creative play that he uses to really understand what goes on under the hood with certain blend modes, and how to use them with a variety of photo projects.
In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan shows some of the basic ways you can apply dodging and burning adjustments (lightening and darkening) in Photoshop. Working with three images and using different methods that include blending modes, adjustment layers and layer masks, Seán shows some of the essential ways you can create basic tonal modifications in Photoshop. With adjustment layers and layer masks, these dodging and burning methods can be used for more than just lightening and darkening. You can adapt the basic technique to many types of tonal and color adjustments that you need to apply to a specific area of the photograph.
In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan focuses on the power of Lightroom local adjustments (a.k.a. "dodging & burning") such as the Gradual Filter, the Radial Filter, and the Adjustment Brush, showing the processing for a single image from straight out of the camera to a version benefiting from multiple local adjustments.
Layer Mask Basics with Seán Duggan On this episode, host Seán Duggan provides a look at layer mask basics in Photoshop. If you're new to Photoshop, you may have heard about layer masks but are still unfamili...
On this episode Jan Kabili, the original host of TheFIX, joins us to talk about the many free Adobe tutorial resources on Adobe.com and she also shares some beginner tips for a basic Lightroom to Photoshop workflow.
In this episode of TheFIX, noted fine art digital compositing artist Fran Forman joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation on the inspiration and creative process behind her beautifully surreal and dreamlike photo composites.
In this episode of TheFIX, retouching expert Carrie Beene joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation on fashion and beauty retouching that is destined for high-end reproduction. Carrie shares some of the work she is regularly hired to do, and deconstructs a layered file to share some of her process, as well as Photoshop tips for fashion and beauty retouching.
In this episode of TheFIX, guest Stephen Burns shows how to use the 3D features in Photoshop to create a planet, add rings, dynamic shading and surface textures, and then integrate it into a photographic composite.
Fine art photographer Dan Burkholder shares some of his mirrorless to iOS HDR workflow, as well as a look into his pioneering use of digital negatives for contact printing, pigment & platinum and platinum over gold leaf printing techniques.
On this episode of TheFIX, we open the Photo S.O.S. file to take a look at questions about synchronizing Lightroom folders, ensuring you're working in the right catalog, stopping the Apple Photos app from trying to hijack your images, & the importance of a Lightroom stunt catalog.
In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan kicks the tires of Boundary Warp, the new feature in Lightroom CC and Camera Raw 9.4 that automatically warps the edges of panoramas to fit them into a rectangular frame. We also cover the return of the book giveaway from Rocky Nook Press.
In this episode of TheFIX, wildlife and nature photographer Lewis Kemper joins host Seán Duggan to talk about the joys and challenges of photographing Alaskan coastal brown bears, and a personal project on a stretch of the American River that is just a short walk from his home. Along the way Lewis shares Lightroom post-processing tips for "flipping the light" to transform original captures so they they are a more accurate reflection of the moment he experienced.
In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan provides a tour of the essentials of the Lightroom Export dialog, including how to create a custom naming template, how to work with the Watermarks edit dialog, and how to create Export Presets to streamline that part of your Lightroom workflow.