Imaging Skills

Changing colours in Photoshop

Whether you want to subvert a cultural icon, create harmony with similar hues or even try out a new paint job digitally before splashing out on Dulux's finest, there are lots of reasons why it's good ...

Hand-colouring techniques in Photoshop

Painting in an old black & white photo by hand is a traditional craft that used to be done with fine brushes and inks, but nowadays, thanks to the joys of Photoshop's Layers and Blend Modes, it's much...

Layer Masking tips in Photoshop

Layer masking sounds horribly complex, but all those familiar with the idea of masking in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw will know that it's just isolating one part of a picture so you can make changes...

Lightroom: Black & White Wildlife Conversion

In this video Andrew looks at how to identify wildlife images that would make a good mono conversion before going onto create a striking black & white bear image mainly using Lightroom's Mask options.

Cross-processing techniques in Photoshop

If you've taken an edgy portrait, and want to style it up with a neat effect that's a little bit different, cross-processing is always worth a try, writes Jon Adams. It's actually an old-school film t...

Create cool light in Lightroom

Finding the right balance of mood and light in your image is all part of the package that makes your image stand out from the crowd, writes Andrew James. In this Lightroom tutorial I take a raw image ...

Add new portrait backgrounds in Photoshop

Foto-Buzzer Mary Gilbert got in touch with an imaging problem, and wondered whether there was a solution, writes Jon Adams. The challenge was to remove someone from a portrait, and either repair or re...

Add grit & contrast with a bleach bypass

A bleach bypass effect might sound like the sort of cosmetic surgery that costs thousands and is 'enjoyed' by the rich, famous, and stupid, but actually it's a simple technique that's great for creati...

Enhancing bird portraits in RAW

Opportunities to shoot birds of prey in a studio setting are very rare, but it's one rather exclusive thing we offer on our Foto-Buzz workshops, writes Jon Adams. In this in-depth video tutorial, Jon ...