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Learn how to scan oversized photos in multiple passes and stitch the results together in Photoshop.
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This installment of Deke's flagship Photoshop training series covers more advanced features and techniques: refining selections and masks, transforming and distorting subjects, working with blend modes, and more.
Learn how to enhance color and create special color effects in Photoshop and Camera Raw. Find out how to change color of objects in a scene, convert photos to black and white, and much more.
Learn how to use lookup tables (LUTs) and gradient maps to color correct and style images and video in programs such as Photoshop and Lightroom.
Get tips for importing, processing, editing, and color grading single- and multi-camera footage from a DSLR with software such as Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and SpeedGrade.
Get simple solutions to the most common video lighting challenges, such as controlling exposure in bright locations, using available light, working without power, and enhancing lighting in post.
Learn the technical aspects of shooting with DSLR cameras, including frame size and rate, compression, and exposure, and get tips on troubleshooting common technical problems and setting up multicamera shoots.
Learn the essential gear every video professional needs to capture better angles, control the camera remotely, stabilize shaky footage, check focus and exposure, and more.
Explore the different camera and lens options for digital video. Learn about the difference between cropped and full-sized sensors, prime vs. zoom lenses, and shooting with a Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, iPhone, or GoPro camera.
Learn how to build an accessory that will improve your photography.
Get street photography tips from photographer Valerie Jardin. See how a professional shoots a famous city like San Francisco by focusing on just one neighborhood.
Learn to shoot raw. Explore the image-quality benefits and workflow considerations of shooting in your camera's raw format mode.
Explore the creative options that wide-angle lenses provide in landscape photography.
Learn how to use Photoshop compositing to add someone to a group photo.
Learn how a tilt-shift lens gives you more creative control for photo subjects ranging from architecture to landscapes.
Learn the Photoshop techniques involved in recreating missing pieces of a vintage photo, from body parts to backgrounds.
Get an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to install and update apps such as Photoshop and InDesign, use cloud storage, and take CC on the go.
Learn to work with blend modes in Photoshop for more creative options and control over tonality and texture.
Take to the skies with a group of drone devotees who are advancing the art and science of personal aerial imaging.
Go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Nikon D800 or Nikon D810 camera faster and more responsive with this collection of customization tips.
Master Photoshop's selection tools to gain precise results when compositing or performing advanced image alterations.
Go beyond the factory settings and make your Nikon D5500 camera faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customization tips.
Photojournalist Paul Taggart shares his long-term photography projects: dramatic panoramas of war zones and natural disasters, which were shot over the years in Lebanon and Haiti.
Learn the best techniques for a replacing the sky in a photo and obtaining realistic results with Photoshop.
Go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Canon digital SLR faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customizing tips.
Discover the challenges and creative opportunities behind telling a story with a mix of environmental and backdrop portraits.
Add flexibility and efficiency to your Lightroom work by leveraging the power of virtual copies, Smart Previews, and Snapshots and History.
Work faster and more efficiently in Adobe Camera Raw with this collection of power tips for batch processing, automation, and more.
Work faster and more efficiently in Lightroom with this collection of keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
Learn the best ways to work with catalogs in Lightroom and make your photo management process as reliable and efficient as possible.
Explore the features in Adobe Camera Raw for making selective adjustments to photos, from improving the tonality of specific areas to retouching flaws.
Master curves! Find out how to use the Curves panel in Photoshop to adjust tonality, make color corrections, produce creative effects, and more.
Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a short promotional video. Get a unique view into an actual location shoot, from concept to delivery, and experience the advantages and challenges of working as a two-man crew on limited budget.
Dana Keller bridges the worlds of art and archival science by colorizing historical photographs—relying on research and Photoshop.
Katrin Eismann, teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, shares some of her intoxicating early experiments with Photoshop and explains how she adapted her gonzo learning path into a career teaching the next generation of photographers and digital artists.
Learn how to use the Photomerge feature in Lightroom to gain more control over dynamic range and create incredible full-color and black-and-white HDR images.
Learn the best techniques for recomposing a photo—moving the subjects while reconstructing the background and lighting for accuracy.
Photographer Chris Orwig explains his relationship to Photoshop and photography: from a second chance to a daily practice.
Photographers: Expand your creative options and the range of services you can offer to clients by incorporating video and hybrid projects into your skill set.
Learn the creative and technical considerations involved in photographing with compositing in mind.
Learn to use Lightroom's Panoramic Photomerge features to stitch multiple photos together into dramatic panoramas—and combine Lightroom with Photoshop for even more editing control.
Follow along with fine art photographer Seán Duggan as he shoots in the Icelandic wilderness and then composites his photographs into new imaginary landscapes with Photoshop.
Explore exposure and dynamic range to understand how digital cameras capture images—and how to deal with tricky lighting scenarios.
Learn how lens profiles can fix unwanted distortion and other problems in your photos and videos—and how to create new lens profiles of your own.
Join Rich Harrington and family on a trip to Costa Rica and see a variety of ways to capture the beauty and diversity of a tropic destination.
Learn how to train your eye to get better ink-jet prints—with less frustration, fewer reprints, and less waste of paper and ink—by spotting and correcting problems first in Photoshop.
Learn how to maximize what you can do with Photoshop adjustment layers and blend modes, by finding new uses for these great features.
Watch a profile of Becci Manson, professional retoucher for photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, who also organized volunteers to restore photographs damaged in the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami.
In this short documentary, Levi Bettwieser, founder of The Rescued Film Project, processes and restores thirty-one rolls of vintage film shot over seventy years ago by a World War II soldier.
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