Learning how to mirror the background in Photoshop is a great way to quickly and easily remove large distractions from an image, and otherwise tidy up the frame and make a neater image. And the best news? It's super quick and easy to do! It's definitely waaay easier than cloning or patching out distractions, so it's another great trick to have in your editing back pocket.
Time is without a doubt our most precious resource - because no matter how much we might want or need it, we can't fit more than 24 hours into our day!
And I for one don't have time to spend a couple of those precious hours sitting at my computer desk trying to manage, edit, and otherwise keep on top on my images.
So if you feel like you are drowning trying to get everything done, have a quick read of these 5 simple tips that will have you spending less time at your computer desk editing AND creating better images as well.
For any images you want to put online, you are probably going to want to add a watermark to your images. The good news is you can easily create a watermark in Photoshop, and just in a matter of minutes, and that’s what I’m going to show you today!
A watermark helps protect your images, to make it difficult for anyone to use them without your permission (and also so that everyone knows who took that gorgeous photograph!) so it’s worth taking the time to do it if you post your images publicly.
(And If you are in business, a watermark can also be a great way to help market your business for free!)
Read on for your step by step guide on how to create a watermark in Photoshop...
One thing that is guaranteed to cause some confusion to most emerging photographers is calibrating their monitors.
Calibrating your monitor is simply a way of making sure what you see on your screen matches what you see in print. If you have ever had images come back from the printer bearing little resemblance to what you see on screen, an uncalibrated screen is one reason why!
The big downside to calibrating your monitor is that it is yet ANOTHER expense, as you will need to purchase a tool to do it, and let’s face it, photography can be an expensive enough hobby :-)
However, you do have several options when it comes to calibration tools. The one I use is the X Rite Color Munki, which seems to strike a good balance between features and price, so for many hobbyists since is what I would recommend.
For this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to calibrate your monitor using my own tool, the X-Rite Color Munki, but the process is very similar with other brands, so this should at least give you some idea of what goes into calibrating your monitor!
I can’t tell you how often I hear people giving advice online about Lightroom that makes me just want to yell “wait! no! Don’t listen to that - it’s just not true!"
“Well so and so says that you need to use Photoshop if you want to get images that look like the pros”
“oh well that person said all I need to do is watch You Tube and I can learn how to edit from there."
I don't blame them - because I used to think the exact same things!
That's why today we are diving into a few of the BIGGEST Lightroom myths that will only hold you back from getting the most out of this awesome program.
Ready? Let’s go!
If I asked new photographers to name a piece of editing software, the one that pops into mind most often is probably Photoshop, or even Photoshop Elements.
Whist Photoshop is (undoubtedly!) an amazing tool for editing, it’s definitely NOT the one I recommend for new photographers.
Why on earth not, I hear you say?
I’m so glad you asked 😀…..
Here are 5 reasons why learning how to edit your images in Lightroom is MORE beneficial to you when starting out - or indeed, at any time!