Skip to content

Video Tutorials

Categories

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 1

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 1

John Mireles likes to say that there’s not a lot in the photography business that he hasn’t done in his 20 years in the business. He’s shot everything from fashion editorial to big budget advertising shoots to high-end weddings to family portraits as well as a wide range of personal work that runs from nudes…

affiliate-al2

My Photoshop Workflow & and an INCREDIBLE product {Autoloader}

What is my Photoshop workflow? I get emails daily asking about my workflow is and how do I get through my editing. I hear from photographers all the time who say that they spend too much time editing. Today’s video may help change all that for you (at least if you have Photoshop CS3 or…

rp_jennaswimminginlakebasm-thumb.jpg

MCP Blueprint – an iphone 3gs picture edited in Photoshop

I was on a pontoon boat the day I took this shot.  I did not bring my camera with me. When my daughter Jenna decided to jump from the boat and swim in the lake for her 1st time, I wanted to document it.  I was bummed that I did not lug my camera…  Then…

Using Layer Masks for Skin Color Correction in Photoshop

Using Layer Masks for Skin Color Correction in Photoshop

This video tutorial builds on yesterday’s layer mask tutorial.  It will teach you how to apply masking so that you can selectively affect parts of your photo when correcting skin tones.  I shared this video on ClickIn Moms as part of their Skin Tone Correction Series that happens every Wednesday – and I wanted to…

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Do the words “adjustment layer” or “layer masks” scare you? If so, this revised video (which includes Photoshop versions up through CS4) is a MUST Watch, Must Share, and Must Bookmark. Here are some notes to help you along: – White Reveals (shows) – Black Conceals (hides) – Use a “airbrush soft round” to paint…

How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

This video will teach you two methods for adding an artificial sky to a photograph where they sky has been accidentally blown out.  Of course getting this right in camera is better and more preferable.  But sometimes if you do not have fill flash or a reflector, skies will be sacrificed so that people in the…

Don’t Lose Your Head When You Crop in Photoshop

Don’t Lose Your Head When You Crop in Photoshop

Have you ever tried cropping in Photoshop to find out that if you crop to an 8×10 you lose your head? Or the head of the person who was photographed?  Why does this happen and what can you do about both in camera and in Photoshop? This video will help explain why this cropping ratio…

How to use Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop CS4

How to use Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop CS4

Did you recently get Photoshop CS4 and you want to know what tools would be fun to play with?  Though Content Aware Scaling is still in its infancy and is sure to improve in future versions, it can still be a fun tool to play with.  Here is a video showing two ways to use…

How to Straighten Your Photos in Photoshop

How to Straighten Your Photos in Photoshop

This quick video will teach you how to straighten a photo and even out your horizon line in Photoshop using the ruler tool.  Angles and tilts can be fun – but sometimes you just need to straighten out your photo. And now you can. >

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Have you ever wanted to crop your photo different dimensions only to find out you will lose the subject’s head going from a 4×6 to 8×10 aspect ratio? Have you ever wished that you had a vertical format or square format instead of horizontal (or visa versa)? Have you ever wished you could just add…

The MCP Photoshop Digital Diet: Lose 10 Pounds in 1 Minute

The MCP Photoshop Digital Diet: Lose 10 Pounds in 1 Minute

Last week I posted a before and after of me for the Blueprint. And I said that while liquifying has it’s place, it is super time consuming. If your subject just wants to lose 10 pounds and not be sculpted, you can use this super easy technique that I call the MCP Photoshop Digital Diet:…

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

This post on textures in Photoshop and Elements got outdated as the textures and overlays mentioned were no longer available. If you are looking for high resolution textures please visit us here.  Video tutorials are available to help you use them too.

Watch Me Work: Using the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Actions

Watch Me Work: Using the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Actions

Today’s video will teach you new ways to use the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Photoshop Actions.  Download these actions at this past blog post and tutorial. This action is one of the most powerful FREE photoshop actions available as it gives you full control to light your photo the way you want. …

Video Tutorial: A better way to dodge and burn in Photoshop

Video Tutorial: A better way to dodge and burn in Photoshop

Here is a video on dodging and burning in a non-destructive manner using your brush tool instead of the built in dodge and burn tools. These are a great way to give your photo a finished look after running one of the MCP Complete Workflow Actions.  This method works well on black and white conversions…

32jodi.gif

Watch Me Work – how to achieve super rich colors in Photoshop

Today’s Watch Me Work session will show me editing two photos that could benefit from super rich color.  Many photos do not need this much color.  But ones that do will shine from these techniques and applications of MCP Actions Color Explosion and Fingerpaint.

mark-ttdbb-680x637.jpg

Introducing MCP Actions incredible new action set: “MAGIC BLOG IT BOARDS”

The wait is almost over!  Magic Blog It Board Actions coming tomorrow!!! Tomorrow at NOON eastern time, my new action set will be released.  This set will change the way you prepare and display images on the web.  I will post many examples tomorrow on my blog.  And the actions will be for sale on my…

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 2 (Getting rid of Shiny Skin)

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 2 (Getting rid of Shiny Skin)

In this video tutorial I will be teaching you a secret trick I use to get rid of shiny skin (or where you blow one of the color channels – R G or B).  I will show you how to see if you have done this and a special way to fix this. Watch and…

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 1 (Getting Rid of Under Eye Creases and Shadows)

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 1 (Getting Rid of Under Eye Creases and Shadows)

In today’s video, I will explain how to decrease under eye shadows and creases using the patch tool in photoshop.  This same tool can be used to eliminate blemishes and other skin imperfections as well.  This is one trick you do not want to miss.

watch-me-work-quickie-set.jpg

Watch Me Work – {creating many looks for one image}

Today I will teach you how to use SCREEN SHOTS in my Watch Me Work session. You will learn to take one photo and try multiple looks with it utilizing screen shots.  Then you can pick your favorite version(s) and save them. Here is one play, using the Quickie Collection Photoshop Actions Set – with…

Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Today’s video will help you learn to cover up certain parts of a photo without cloning.  This is not a replacement for cloning in Photoshop, but it can help you when you want to maintain your aspect ratio but have an area that you do not like.  You will also learn how to add canvas…

example-of-all-680x680.jpg

Watch Me Work + 5 customers to win scrapbooking paper pack set

Here is another watch me work segment. In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Frosted Memories Textured Memories actions to create background papers and scrapbooking papers. Plus I will pick 5 winners at random to WIN a set of 9 papers I made using this technique.  Scroll down to see a…

Categories

Recent Posts

Scroll To Top