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The Main Reason I Upgraded to CS5

I am not alone in choosing to upgrade to Photoshop CS5 for, primarily, one reason: Content-Aware Fill. Adobe pimps this new feature, stating: “Remove unwanted image elements with astonishing ease, and see the space fill in as if that content never existed.” In his book, The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (which I […]

Color Correction Using Photoshop

Here is a great color correction technique that I recently learned while trying to address some haze issues that occurred during our recent trip to Maine. This technique can be used in any of the latest versions of Photoshop (CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5). I’m using CS3, as I am still saving for the upgrade to […]

Two Things That Convinced Me to Upgrade to CS5

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are not a fan of Photoshop), you’ve already heard that Adobe recently released their latest and greatest version, Photoshop CS5. I currently own CS3, and for the most part have been happy with the level of capabilities that it offers me. However, after a recent conversation with […]

Quick Photo Boost

Sometimes, I consider the photos that I take to be good just the way they are, straight out of the camera. In this instance, with this shot of the San Francisco Peaks as viewed from the Arboretum at Flagstaff last weekend, I was almost happy with the way it was, unaltered: I decided that the […]

Video Tutorials

Like many people, I am a visual learner. I absorb information best when it is demonstrated to me, or taught directly to me by another person. For this reason, I really value the efforts put forth on KelbyTV. The site is organized into several sections, or channels. Photoshop User TV features tips and tricks about […]

Rescuing Grainy Film Photos

I made the complete switch from film photography to digital photography somewhere around 2003 or 2004. So you can imagine my surprise when, while recently digging through some old bags I had stuffed in the back of my closet, I came across several rolls of undeveloped film. I took them to my local one-hour developer […]

Photoshop Framing Made Easy

Adding a matted “frame” to your on-line photographs creates a touch of professionalism and showcases your work in a way that draws the viewer’s attention. It’s a very quick and simple process to add a frame in Photoshop. For the purposes of this demonstration, I’ll use a photo that I took in Scottsdale, Arizona, late […]

Developing Custom Metadata in Adobe Bridge

Last week, in my post about establishing a post-processing routine, I mentioned that I would write some instructions on creating custom metadata to append to your photographs. Custom metadata is useful for a variety of reasons – to help categorize your photographs, to assign keywords and searchable tags, and to establish copyright and photo ownership. […]

Make it Pop

This is an image that I shot of the Grand Tetons, with Jenny Lake in the foreground, during my vacation in Wyoming this past summer. This is straight out of the camera and completely unaltered. It’s a pretty enough shot, but weirdly hazy, and certainly not representative of the sight I saw with my own […]

Elsewhere

Beyond Megapixels has recently been given the honor of contributing as a guest writer for the following fine websites: The Digital Photography School: – Photoshop CS3 – Adding a Neutral Density Gradient Learn how to use Photoshop CS3 to create the effect of having a neutral density gradient filter on your lens.     Your Photo […]