TheFIX 056: Fashion & Beauty Retouching with Carrie Beene

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.
Photo S.O.S.

TheFIX 053: Photo S.O.S: Lightroom Stunt Catalog

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.

TheFIX 052: Boundary Warp for Panoramas

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.

TheFIX 051: Nature & Wildlife Photography with Lewis Kemper

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.

TheFIX 050: Lightroom Export Essentials

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.

TheFIX 049: Black and White with Vincent Versace

In digital photography, a good black and white image starts with a good color image. In this episode, photographer and author Vincent Versace joins host Seán Duggan and provides a conceptual deep dive into understanding the essentials of crafting a black and white conversion that gives you full control over the color and tonal information recorded in the original capture.

TheFIX 048: Digital Afterlife – Preserving Family Photos

None of us live forever, and this week on TheFIX, Erika Thornes joins host Seán Duggan to discuss what happens to your treasured digital family photos after you're gone. We look at some simple workflow steps you can take to ensure that your important family photos can be easily accessed by your family in both digital and print form, even though you are no longer around.

TheFIX 047: Mirrored Images in Lightroom

Mirrored, or reflected, images are a guilty pleasure that can often lead to surprisingly satisfying and visually effective results. In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan shows how to create mirrored images in Lightroom using Virtual Copies and customizing Print Templates.

TheFIX 046 Cinemagraphs & Beyond

In this project-based episode, host Seán Duggan shows how to create cinemagraphs in Photoshop CC, and then takes you beyond the basic cinemagraph. In addition to the video editing capabilities, this project uses core Photoshop features such as adjustment layers, layer masks, filters, and smart objects, to modify the image and video clips.

The Fix 045: Texture Layers with Tony Sweet

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan is joined by photographer, author, workshop leader and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Tony Sweet for a show about using texture layers in Photoshop, as well as discussion on photography, magic, texture, and the role that improvisation often plays in photography and creative post processing.

The FIX 044: Aurora HDR Pro

Kevin La Rue from Macphun Software joins host Seán Duggan to talk about Macphun's new program Aurora HDR Pro, which was developed in collaboration with well known travel and HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff.

TheFIX 043: Photoshop CC 2015.1 Kicking the Tires

At the beginning of December, Adobe released the Photoshop CC 2015.1 update and in this episode, we engage in some metaphorical tire kicking as we check out some of the new and improved features that are of interest to photographers.

The FIX 042: Tips for New Lightroom Users

If you're a new Lightroom user and there are still aspects of the program and how it works that are a bit unclear, then this episode is for you. Photoshop and Lightroom author and educator Rob Sylvan joins host Seán Duggan to discuss some essential tips for new Lightroom users.

TheFIX 041: The New/Old Lightroom Import Dialog

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan takes a look at the old/new Import dialog in the latest Lightroom update with a focus on the Destination panel and on how you can make sure that the images you import are copied where you want them to be, with no unwanted or redundant nested folders.

TheFIX 040: Stock Images for Composites with Dave Cross

In this episode of TheFIX, Photoshop educator Dave Cross stops by to talk about his latest venture,, a stock photography web site that offers layered images that are created specifically for use with composites.

TheFIX 039: Video Editing in Photoshop

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan shows the basics of video editing in Photoshop. The cool thing about editing video in Photoshop is that you can use features and techniques you already know, such as layers, layer masks, adjustment layers, and blending modes, and apply these to your video projects.