Imaging Skills

Extending backgrounds in Photoshop

Sometimes, no matter how good your reflexes are, you don't get a moving subject quite where you want it in the frame, writes Jon Adams. It can be too close the the edge, and that means your compositio...

Using RAW workflow preferences in Adobe Camera Raw

Speeding up your RAW processing in ACR by using Preferences is a great time-saver, writes Jon Adams. But how do you find them, what settings should you use, and what on earth is a Smart Object? All th...

Using Snapshots in Camera Raw (Photoshop) and Lightroom

In another gripping double act, AJ and JA bring you the lowdown on using Snapshots for capturing different creative interpretations of your images. Don't know what Snapshots are? Then watch to discove...

Adding warm-up effects in Photoshop

Whether you've captured a landscape, a wildlife pic or a great piece of architecture, a standard way to make it look more inviting to your viewer is to warm it up, writes Jon Adams. Traditionally, war...

Lightroom: Pushing the mood of a landscape image

A lot of the time we want natural-looking results for the processing of our landscape images, but sometimes it's fun to push the boundaries further, writes Andrew James. In this tutorial we'll create ...

Create starburst effects in Photoshop

From the flame of a candle to the intense brightness of the sun, if you have a light source within your picture, you have the opportunity to grace it with a starburst effect, writes Jon Adams. You cou...

Create a biting ‘frosty’ Black & White in Lightroom

We've had some frosty and misty weather over the last week and, at least according to the BBC weatherman, it looks set to be around next week too. Getting out early in these conditions and looking for...

New Year Fine Art Print Challenge

It’s about time we printed more of our images, writes Andrew James, so for this week’s video I’m going to discuss the things to think about when printing and hanging your ‘fine art’ photography, as we...

Lightroom: Create contrast using masks

In this video we use some of Lightroom (and Camera Raw's) new Masking options to give a summer dragonfly shot added contrast and detail, writes Andrew James.