On the 75th episode of TheFIX photographer Erika Thornes joins Seán Duggan for a conversation about her beautiful and dreamlike underwater images, as well as tips for photographing portraits and models underwater, and the Lightroom processing techniques she uses to color correct, improve and enhance her underwater photography.
In this episode of TheFIX, Seán Duggan shows some of the essentials for working with keywords in Lightroom so you can locate images more easily. We start with applying keywords on import and then look at ways to apply and edit keywords after the photos have been imported, with a look at keywording concepts and strategy. Stops on our journey include the Keywording and Keyword Lists panel, working with suggested keywords and creating keyword sets.
New to the iPhone? Or, just need some tips working with the iOS Photos app? On this episode of TheFIX, Seán Duggan shows some of the essentials for working with the iOS Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. We cover the Camera Roll, the date and location-based organization offered by Moments, Collections and Years, as well as the Smart Albums created by iOS, and albums that you create.We also look at the Maps and Search features to find images based on where and when they where photographed.
Last week Adobe released the new Photoshop CC 2015.5 , and in this episode of TheFIX we kick the tires and take it for a spin to check out the new features of most interest to photographers: Content-Aware Crop, the new Select & Mask task space, which represents a significant upgrade to what used to be the Refine Edge and Refine Mask dialogs; and the new Face-Aware panel in the Liquify filter.
This week on TheFIX, host Seán Duggan takes a look at an essential layer technique in Photoshop: the use of layer clipping masks and clipping groups. A clipping mask allows you to take advantage of "masking without a mask", using an underlying layer's transparency as a virtual mask.
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.