From Raw to Revolution

It’s all about expanding your possibilities. It’s all about expanding your creativity. To achieve these important goals, you need to expand your toolkit. With the right tools you can do magic! Just note that this magic works only with Raw files. Allow me to tell you a true story… A few days ago, my good [...]

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PSKiss PixelGear 2 – Installation Guide

Install PSKiss PixelGear 2 – Macintosh Unzip the file PSKiss PixelGear 2.zip: Quit Photoshop if it is running. Double-click on the file named “PSKiss Pixel Gear Pro.zxp”: Click “Install” in this window. Click “Accept” (ignore and approve the validation notice, it is non-relevant to this kind of extension) and the panel is installed: 5. Quit [...]

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PSKiss PixelGear 2 – QuickStart Guide

PSKiss PixelGear 2 contains 3 filters: SkinGear – A professional skin retouch filter ToneGear – A professional Shadows, Highlights and Global contrast enhancement filter EdgeGear – A professional edge enhancer All filters based on original algorithms, specially designed for this panel. 1. Retouch Skin With SkinGear In this tutorial we will use a portrait photo [...]

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Faces & Places Profiles – Installation Guide

1. Extract the .zip file, open the extracted folder, select all profile files and copy them to: Mac OS X: Macintosh HD /Users/USR NAME/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfilesThis is a hidden folder. To make it visible: Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory: chflags nohidden ~/Library/ [...]

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Faces & Places Profiles – QuickStart Guide

After installing the Faces & Places Color package, you are ready to explore your new possibilities. Using Faces & Places Color profiles - Adobe Camera Raw (Photoshop and Elements) and Lightroom 1. In Adobe Camera Raw window (Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6, CC and CC2014 or Elements 8-13), click on the “Camera Calibration” tab: In Lightroom, switch to the “Develop” module and [...]

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Digital Velvia at the San Francisco Bay

My friend and customer T. Izak, an enthusiastic photographer, sent me this photo and the steps he took in Lightroom to get the results he was looking for. I found this very interesting and decided to share this Lightroom workflow with you. About The Photo T says he waited for a relatively clear day without [...]

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What’s Your Favorite Portrait?

My current Lightroom students, are a group of professional photographers, who tend to ask very good questions. As I was teaching them the first step to their “perfect image” – choosing the appropriate camera profile (of course ), they kept on asking for a comparison chart. They really wanted a place where PSKiss color develop [...]

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