Setting The Table With XEQUALS Color for Photoshop

So you’ve got your XEQUALS Color for Photoshop ACR Presets sitting on your machine, and you’re ready to rock right? Good! Let’s get down to business. If you’ve downloaded the product, and unzipped them to your favorite folder, you should have something like this: You should see the following files: 54 total (.xmp) files XEQUALS-adobe-camera-raw-installation.txt […]


Your Personal Brand Just Got More Personal

Stand out! Don’t be like everybody else! Personality! Style! We hear it all the time. We’re tired of hearing it. Today we’re doing something about it. Lately, we’ve talked about why you should watermark your images and how to do it proper-like. And, if you’ve been with us for any length of time, you know […]

Build The Watermark People Talk About

We previously discussed what makes a good watermark and how it can help potential clients find the real you. Now, let’s get down to business using Lightroom and Photoshop to construct our watermarks! Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark pulls text from each image’s Copyright metadata field and renders it in the lower […]

Split Tones Make Sweet Color Harmony

Color grading is one of those open ended subjects that is incredibly hard to perfect because of the seemingly endless amount of possibilities. With so many options it can be hard to know where to start! Many photographers have a hard time establishing a color palette and will simply resort to one of the popular […]

Cloning. Made. Easy.

A few months ago, one of my friends who is working on a book on surrealist Paris saw a photo of mine, one of the Paris shots I featured in the series of long-exposure articles. He liked the ghost effect with the Parisian backdrop, and asked me for some photos to illustrate his book. My […]

Link Party – Grab a drink and dig in …

I was cleaning up my laptop the other day in anticipation of my Lightroom 3 upgrade and I ran across a big hulkin’ list of bookmarks. So let’s have a good old fashion Link Party! There’s a good mix of Photoshop, Lightroom, and shooting tips in here along with a bunch of free downloads and […]

High Pass Sharpening in Photoshop

In Lightroom, sharpening is a rather simple endeavor. While Lightroom’s built-in sharpening tool is excellent, it is a bit lacking when it comes to fine control of sharpening. Photoshop is a much better tool for doing fine sharpening, as it offers a myriad of sharpening options and the ability to use layers and masks to […]