Imaging Skills

Making composite images in Photoshop

Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, composite images are part & parcel of modern commercial photography, and it's easy to see why, writes Jon Adams. Not having to have everything in front of the camera ...

Enhance iPhone snaps like RAW files

We are all creatures of habit, and many of us will be comfortable with the RAW conversion process in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, writes Jon Adams. It becomes part of the image workflow when we get ...

Processing a fine art snowdrop image

While the weather is positively tropical this week, just last week parts of the UK were blanketed in snow, writes Andrew James. This gave me the chance to keep a watchful eye out for an image I've wan...

How to edit an image in Lightroom’s library mode

Most of your processing efforts are naturally going to take place in Lightroom's Develop Module, but did you know you can also edit while still in the Library Module, writes Andrew James?

New ways with colour isolation

With the introduction of Masking options in Lightroom, there are now much better and more accurate ways to pick out colour elements within an otherwise black & white scene to give you isolated colours...

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.