Monthly Archives: November 2015

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How to increase contrast using curves in Photoshop

How to increase contrast using curves in Photoshop. From time to time, you may look at a photo that needs just a little bit more pop or punch. This is even more true when you have your camera set to capture photos in RAW format. For this reason it is possible that adding contrast to a photograph can start you off on the right foot and get you heading in the right direction to a great looking photo. Contrast is simply...

How to Export a JPEG out of Lightroom

How to Export a JPEG out of Lightroom You might be asking yourself why you need to know how to export a file as a jpeg from Lightroom. Is this useful information? Does this actually even apply to me? If you are asking these questions then the answer is yes and yes. Lightroom is an incredible product, which is why most Pro and even Non-Pro Photographers use it. It will catalog all of your files and when used properly, Lightroom will...

Free Transform Layers using Photoshop

Free Transform Layers using Photoshop | PhotoNERDs. The Free Transform Tool is an awesome tool and something that you will most likely need to use often when inside of Photoshop (any version including Photoshop Elements for that matter). However, many folks don't use this tool correctly and with one simple keyboard selected you could easily eliminate the mistake. What is the mistake? A common mistake we see here inside of Photoshop happens when someone is looking to scale a layer. To be...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 7

  Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 7 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm F4L Wide Angle Focal Length: 17mm Shutter Speed: 1/800th Aperture: F/8 ISO: 160 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 photo by: Jymmy Lopez Ice Lake Iceland 2014, Photo Tour with McKay Photography Academy As if every Sunday School isn't exciting enough and loaded with tons of great information, this week is going to be great because it will discuss a big problem that many photographers face. High Dynamic Range! Simple...

How to open a JPEG file in Photoshop Elements Adobe Camera RAW

How to open a JPEG file in Photoshop Elements Adobe Camera RAW You too can access the power of Adobe Camera RAW even if all your files are JPEGS. Even if your camera is not set to Camera Raw settings, you can still access the Adobe Camera Raw dialog box and you should because it's easy to use and highly effective. Today PhotoNERDs shows you how to open a JPEG file in Photoshop Elements 13 Adobe Camera RAW. https://youtu.be/RjHWhD2nc0Q ...

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan The new Creative Cloud Photography Plan comes with the latest and greatest full desktop releases of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, plus other integrated tools and services. It includes all of the following components for only US$9.99/month with an annual membership (Adobe’s best deal ever on PS): New Photoshop CC 2015 complete with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) New Lightroom 6/CC for desktop, plus Lightroom Mobile for iPad, iPhone, and Android 2 GB of Cloud storage,...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 6

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 6 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Focal Length: 150mm Shutter Speed: 1/60th Aperture: F/4 ISO: 400 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Topaz ReMask photo by: Jack Thatcher SIMPLE MINDED Yosemite 2015, Fall Photo Tour with McKay Photography Academy Every time I go out to shoot with Adam (aka Jymmy) he always comes up and shows me some super simple image on the back of his LCD that just blows me away. He has...

How a Photograph is MADE

Every week PhotoNERDs brings you, "Sunday School", this is us taking one image, and teaching you what went into capturing the photo of the week. This is us showing you how a photograph is made. The good, the bad, the challenges, the thought process, what lens we decided on, why we decided on a particular composition, the story, a mood we were feeling, everything and anything. This is your chance to see inside the mind of the artist behind the photo. In...