Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus Stacking in Photoshop

When one shot just won’t cut it, take many! With Macro Photography one shot usually will not cut it.  This is due to the high levels of magnification and the effect they have on Depth of Field.  f/2.8 on a normal lens has limited depth of field and creates that...
Replacing a Sky in Photoshop

Replacing a Sky in Photoshop

Want to replace a sky like a Boss!?! We have all been down this road. We go to a place that is gorgeous, on our bucket list. We have visions of amazing sunrises, beautiful cloudy afternoons, and sunsets that just won’t stop making you drool. However, when we get...
Curves vs Levels

Curves vs Levels

  “Curves and Levels, Curves and Levels, go together like a horse and carriage, this I tell you brother, you can’t have one without the… other” Isn’t that how the song goes… oh wait, that was LOVE and MARRIAGE, not Curves and...
Basic Layers and Masking in Photoshop

Basic Layers and Masking in Photoshop

Going Back To The Basics, The Layer Basics I know this may not be something new to anyone who has been following my tutorials for a while.  However, in my initial email correspondence I ask a series of questions.  My favorite question to get answers from is this one:...
Topaz Clarity an Advanced Look

Topaz Clarity an Advanced Look

Topaz Webinar Follow-Up I love doing Webinars with Topaz Labs, they really are the highlight of my month in many cases.  I tend to cram a lot of information into one session.  I don’t do this because I want to confuse people, I do it because I want there to be...
Topaz Labs Clean – Review Tutorial

Topaz Labs Clean – Review Tutorial

Until recently I have never used Topaz Clean.  It is one of those programs that was in the bundle that I really did not see a use for.  It wasn’t because it is not useful, don’t get me wrong.  It is because I was ignorant to what it could do! I had no idea...
Topaz ReMask Tutorial

Topaz ReMask Tutorial

Topaz ReMask may be the most intuitive piece of masking software I have ever used!  Really, it rocks!  Masking can be a pain in Photoshop, even with the refine edge tool.  However, ReMask makes it simple, really simple, easier than finger painting and much less...
Tough Mudder 2013, Kansas

Tough Mudder 2013, Kansas

[notice]Tips for Photographing a Tough Mudder are listed at the end of this post.[/notice] Last weekend I completed the hardest challenge I have ever set myself up for, the 2013 Tough Mudder in Topeka Kansas.  However, this is a challenge that I absolutely could not...

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