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Free Photoshop Tutorials!

Scroll through the list of free Photoshop tutorials at your leisure.  Here on Everyday HDR I create helpful tutorials for all of your photography needs from beginner tips to HDR post processing techniques.  

Visit frequently as this list is ever changing, constantly evolving to fulfill the needs of the Everyday HDR photographer.  My tutorials are extremely important to me, if you have any constructive criticism, please leave me a comment and I will do everything in my power to ensure you get the essential training you need.

HDR 101! The Basics

If you are fresh and new to this whole world of HDR and photo Post Processing, start here.

Beginner Post Processing Tutorials

Designed for those who are just starting out with photo post processing.  However, even the seasoned pro can learn something new here.

Spiral Flower Fun in Photoshop

The Spiral Flower Graphic Effect This is something new to me, the Spiral Flower effect, but not totally new to the wonderful world of Photoshop.  It was originally published on this site a few years back (December 2011) and that individual learned it here (published...

Dehaze in Photoshop CC 2015

Let’s look at what this Dehaze in Photoshop is all about! When Photoshop CC updated last month they added a new feature, Dehaze in Photoshop.  However, you won’t find it in Photoshop it is nestled deeply inside Adobe Camera Raw in the Effects panel.  I...

Presets in Adobe Camera Raw

Creating, Applying, Saving and Loading Presets in Adobe Camera Raw! Adobe Camera Raw, while not known for its creative capabilities, holds a treasure trove of awesome preset possibilities.  (Say that 10 times fast!)  I was editing some pictures of my boys the other...

Photoshop CC 2014 Hot Key Hacks!

Photoshop Hot Key Hacks! Have you ever made a funny shape with your fingers, like an elephant or a dog, and plopped them on the key board while in Photoshop to see what kind of effect it has.  Some Hot Keys make you feel like your hand is turning into a claw-like...

Intermediate Post Processing Tutorials

For those who already know a trick or two in Photoshop and want to learn a bit more.

Color Matching in Photoshop

Color Matching – Color Grading I recently received an email from Wayne, an EverydayHDR subscriber, asking me about Color Matching the palette of one photo and applying it to another.  Here is his inquiry: It has me wondering if there is some way to take a colour...

Masks and Clipping Masks

After yesterday’s Webinar with Topaz Labs, I realized I may have breezed through some rather important elements of Photoshop that I did not have enough time to elaborate on.  The two main things I glanced by were Masks and Clipping Masks.  During a webinar I...

Advanced Post Processing Tutorials

While the title says “Advanced”, this category is for anyone who wants advance themselves further in photo post processing.  While these tutorials are not for the Faint of Heart, they are taught to a level anyone who is willing can understand.

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...

Smart Object HDR Workflow

Have you ever made some awesome adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw, opened the image, and then realized you forgot to reduce the Chromatic Aberrations or reduce the noise?  It used to happen to me all the time!  I would then have to close out the photo and re-open it in...

Actions In Photoshop CS 5

I am doing something new on EverydayHDR for my tutorials…  Video tutorials! That’s right, click on the little link below for your very own video tutorial with yours truly talking you through making an Action in Adobe Photoshop CS 5.  The videos are up on...

Webinars and Podcasts

From time to time Blake makes guest appearances all over the web.  Here you can find all of his appearances on Webinars and Podcasts.

photofocus HDR Podcast

Getting Started with HDR – HDR PodCast I had the great opportunity of sitting in on a panel discussion about HDR Photography with Ron Pepper of HDRSoft (Photomatix) and Richard Harrington of Photofocus for their HDR month.  It was a fabulous discussion about the...

Topaz Webinar: Compositing

It has been some time since the Webinar I did last month for Topaz Labs on Compositing.  They have recently posted the full webinar to YouTube for your viewing pleasure. If you want to follow along and put me on a strange background, you are more than welcome to...

Topaz Webinar: Actions!

I am posting the Topaz Labs Webinar I did earlier last month just in case you may have missed the live recording.  It was a pleasure working with Topaz Labs on this Webinar.  I have to be honest, I was very nervous at first, I mean wouldn’t you be?  A live...

Topaz Labs Tutorials

Blake loves the Topaz line of plugins.  He has done several tutorials using their software, here you can keep up with the latest and greatest.

Topaz Glow: A Closer Look

Blending Options within Glow   During the Topaz Webinar on Tuesday I showed quite a bit of information.  After the webinar my head was spinning, it felt like an hour went by in 5 minutes!  Sorry if you got sucked into my whirlwind of tips and tricks and spit out...

Topaz Impression

Finally an ACCURATE Paint Filter Program! I have used many Painting Filters in Photoshop.  I have also used many paint filter programs.  There was always something I did not like about them though.  I could always tell a Filter was applied to get the look.  If I...

Topaz ReMask 4: A Closer Look

Another Look at Topaz ReMask 4   After the recent Topaz ReMask 4 tutorial, I have received many requests to do a follow-up.  The original ReMask 4 tutorial was focused on one photo with no sky replacement or subject/background swapping.  It focused mainly on...

Topaz DeNoise 5.1 Tutorial

Next Tuesday (March 18th, 4 pm CST)  I will be conducting a Webinar for Topaz Labs titled, “Adding Artistic Expression While Avoiding Technical Flaws”.  During this tutorial I will be showing many techniques to avoid making fatal errors to your images...

Topaz Black and White Effects 2

Are you a fan of Black and White photography?  I know I am, that is where I started in 1999, with a Canon AE-1 film camera that I ran hundreds of rolls of black and white film through.  I love the look of a true BLACK and WHITE photograph. These days, in the digital...

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...

Topaz ReStyle Tutorial

Topaz ReStyle is the newest program in the Topaz Labs plugin lineup!  It is one awesome piece of color manipulating software.  I have used many techniques to get the perfect effect, but they are all very time consuming and not always right for every photo.  Topaz...

Topaz Lens Effects

Have you been formally introduced to Topaz Lens Effects yet?  I recently had my introduction and I am more than pleased with the results I am receiving.  I formerly thought Lens Effects was for selective blurring and fixing common lens problems like vignetting and...

Quick Tips & Flash Tutorials

It’s not always about the long winded tutorials.  Sometimes Blake can make them quick!  here you will find all of Blake’s Quick Tips and 3 Minute Flash Tutorials.

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way.  I initially thought, “Sweet! I can try and get some pictures of it!”  However, the storms usually come so fast without me being prepared that by the time the...

11 Tips for a Successful Art Gallery Show

A successful gallery event is not difficult to achieve if you keep a couple of things in the forefront of your mind throughout the setup process.  I will outline them in great detail, but first and foremost, you must understand the definition of successful.  If you...

Quick Tip: Auto Align Layers

Auto aliging layers in Photoshop is an invaluable tool for any HDRtist.  It is very common to create a tone mapped file and use elements from the original exposures to enhance local areas.  Photoshop CS 5 has a very simple feature for making image alignment a breeze!...

5 Post Processing Tips for HDR: Photoshop CS 5

As a follow up to last weeks 5 HDR Tone Mapping Tips: Photomatix and the following weeks A Few HDR Shooting Tips, here are my top 5 post processing tips I cannot live without using Photoshop CS 5.  I have several hundred tips to give out, hence all of the tutorials I...

Tips For Speed Light Macro Photography

I have been experimenting a lot lately with speed light macro photography and I can easily say, I am loving it!  Once you get the basics down and start popping off shots, it feels like every one of them is a money maker.  I am pretty excited to see the bottom of this...

Quick Tip: Hiding Layers Quickly

Many times I need to hide my layers when I am working on either an HDR image with several adjustments or making a 60+ layer composite image.  I find it very painstaking and tedious to click each individual eyeball to hide the layers to see how the image is developing,...

Quick Tip: Quick White Balance

Have you ever taken a ton of pictures and found out you forgot to set the white balance?  Have you ever taken a picture with Auto White Balance selected and not received accurate colors?  Both of those questions are yes for  me.  More often than not, my white balance...

Quick Tip: Flash With HDR

I recently purchased the Olympus FL-50R Flash and absolutely love it.  If you can find a proprietary flash that uses Through The Lens (TTL) technology, do it!  So I had been thinking, “Blake, there has got to be a way you can use this flash in HDR...

Quick Tip: Selective Desaturation

Here’s a quick tip.  A really easy Selective Deaturation technique for taking away the sky in an image.  Open up a Saturation Adjustment Layer, use the drop down box that says Master as the Default.  Switch it to Blues and drop the saturation to Zero.  Like...

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