Photoshop: How to Combine Photos into a Panorama using Photomerge

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to create a video tutorial for Adobe showing how to easily combine multiple photos into a panorama using Photoshop’s Photomerge feature (available in Photoshop CSx as well as CC.)  In the video I also give some tips for how to photograph panoramas. To access the tutorial, go to the Adobe Photoshop panorama help page where you can download my sample images and follow along as you watch the video. If you enjoy the video, please do click on the “Let us know what you think” feedback link on that page to let Adobe know! Some day I hope that we will be able to make panoramas directly in Lightroom, but at this point […more]

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10+ Reasons Lightroom Users May Want to Subscribe to Photoshop CC

Update April 2014: $9.99 has become the “going rate” for the “Creative Cloud Photoshop Photography program”, which includes Photoshop and Lightroom. A Creative Cloud subscription also now gives you unlimited syncing from your desktop catalog to Lightroom mobile for the iPad. This new app and Lightroom may be justification enough for you for the $9.99/month price tag. If not, read on to see if you might get value out of receiving Photoshop CC as well. Written 11/20/2013: With Adobe’s Current Black Friday sale on Photoshop CC + Lightroom,  I anticipate that a lot of photographers not currently using Photoshop are wondering if they should consider it. I am assuming for the sake of this article that you are already using […more]

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Ten Reasons Why Lightroom Users May Want to Buy Photoshop

Update 11/20/2013: Read my updated article, on reasons to subscribe to Photoshop CC. Photoshop CS6 started shipping yesterday, so I anticipate that a lot of photographers not currently using Photoshop are wondering if they should consider it.  I am assuming for the sake of this article that you are already using Lightroom.  (If not, you may want to read this post, which talks about why I think pro’s as well as amateurs who really care about their photography should.) The question here is, do you need Photoshop too? There is certainly much that you can do in Photoshop that you can’t do in Lightroom.  The key questions are, do you need or want to do enough of those things to […more]

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My Favorite New Photoshop CS6 Features

Update: the official release of Photoshop CS6 turned out to be the same as the beta, so this article and the video are relevant to the official release as well. In this video, I show you the features that have most caught my attention so far in the Photoshop CS6 Beta: The content-aware patch tool feature Content-aware move and extend Easy skin tone selection within Select>Color Range New blur filters with on-screen controls and live preview Incredible performance boost in the Liquify filter preview Layer-based video editing — I didn’t expect this to be in my favorites list because I don’t shoot video, but it has made me want to start! (After you click on the play button, click on […more]

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Adobe Demonstrates Their New Photoshop Image Deblurring Technology, and More

Ever loved a photo you took, but threw it away because it was blurry due to camera shake?  Well, stop doing that!! Adobe demonstrated its new Photoshop technology for removing camera-shake blur from photos at Adobe Max 2011.  Will this make it into Photoshop CS6?  I have absolutely no idea.  They even qualify this by saying that it may or may not make it into a future version.   All I know that when they started demonstrating Content Aware Fill, it made it into the next Photoshop version. Every time I start to think that it may be time to stop upgrading Photoshop, something mind-blowing comes along. Here’s the Adobe video of this exciting image deblurring technology. Here’s another cool […more]

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Swapping Eyes & Heads Using Lightroom and Photoshop

In this Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorial, I demonstrate how to copy eyes, faces or heads (or anything) from one photo into another and transform them to fit.   This sweet cat of mine died a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to make a print of this image.  However, the eyes were out of focus — but fortunately I had another version that had in-focus eyes that I could borrow from. I don’t post much on Photoshop, because these days I don’t use it nearly as much as I do Lightroom. However, compositing is one example of where I still rely on it.  Compositing in Photoshop can be a complicated process.  This is a relatively easy example.  For those […more]

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