Category Archives: Workflow

ON1 Photo Raw

Overview ON1 Photo RAW is a relative newcomer to the photo editing arena (currently designated ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5), but looks to be feature filled. It includes Digital asset management and a non-destructive, layered editing paradigm, incorporating many features of … Continue reading

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Darktable

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw … Continue reading

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Up-Scaling images

From time to time you may find you just don’t have enough pixels in your image. For example you may want to make a huge print from your image (or a smaller print from a cropped part of your image). … Continue reading

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Basic Edits – Layers and Masks

Layers and Masks are an essential part of a non-destructive workflow, allowing you to modify an image, make repairs, and limit adjustments to specific areas of the image. Continue reading

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Basic Edits – Levels and Curves

With Levels and Curves you can fine tune the tonal range and even colours in your images. Levels In Photoshop the Layers dialog has many features. The main ones are labelled below. Try out the AUTO settings – it will … Continue reading

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Basic Edits – Highlights and Shadows

Highlights and Shadows Whilst the exposure controls control the mid-tones, the Highlights and Shadows controls work on these ends of the tone range. In addition the Whites and Blacks controls adjust the upper and lower limits of the brightness range … Continue reading

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Non-destructive editing

Non-destructive image editing allows you to revise your edits without starting again from scratch. Continue reading

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Backup

The importance of backup Tidying my room a while agoI came across a very dusty doc I had made yonks ago on the importance of computer backup. It had the “Backup song” that parodies the song “Yesterday” by the Beatles.  … Continue reading

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The Photoshop Workspace

Workspaces A workspace refers to the collection of user interface elements on your screen and their layout. Photoshop has a vast number of features, so the workspace usually gives a subset of the available tools and functions. You can customise … Continue reading

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Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

Using your keyboard in conjunction with your mouse can speed your work in photoshop. Keyboard shortcuts are customisable to suit your workflow. Continue reading

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