Ice beach method

Ice beach method

This is the main method I use to process most images. After many years of doing this in photoshop, I have decided to share the technique with you. The aim of this technique is to enhance colours, to give them that contrast colour while maintaining a natural contrast....

Skype tutorials – Photoshop and Lightroom

Master Photoshop by Mastering 3 basic skills. Anybody want a one2one session over skype to go over a landscape image? I use a very simple technique which can be applied to a lot of Landscape images as it enhances colours and contrast and gives you total control. It is...

Blending modes for drama and colour

This section discusses a photoshop technique which is similar to Luminosity masking and just adds the extra flavour of various blending modes instead of traditionally adjusting curves. This can be a bit like inventing recipes where some ingredients go beautifully well...

Easy masking for landscape photoshoppers

Luminosity masking is such a powerful editing technique.  In this tutorial I have simplified the technique and given some creative examples. Typically, we would use a luminosity mask with an adjustment layer such as “Curves” this allows us to control the...

Starblobs

This photoshop tutorial shows how to correct out of focus stars. Night photography often involves a compromise, often the compromise is depth of field because large apertures (such as f/2.8) are commonly used to capture stars before they begin to trail. This means...

Using Luminosity masks

I recently came across the work of Tony Kuyper whos blog instructs the reader on a post processing technique for photoshop users. Tony describes how to create the various luminosity masks, but also has a downloadable action which can allow the user to generate all the...

Colour enhancement – boosting the shadows

Using screen mode and layer mask to boost colour in the shadows. This is part 6 in a 7 part tutorial. This tutorial demonstrates a way of boosting the shadow areas with a screen mask and basic selection mask. The mask is then modified with the black and white paint...