Tag Archive: Adobe Camera Raw

Jun 06 2014

How To Fix Dust Spots on Photographs with Adobe Camera Raw

01 Finding Dust

Dust spots manifest themselves as annoying circles in your photos. They may be a pain, but they are very simple to fix. If you want that professional look with your photos I highly advise that you watch at this video. The truth is, when I see an awesome photograph that is littered with Dust Spots, …

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Jun 28 2013

Photoshop CC 32 bit HDR Workflow


Photoshop CC made a couple of changes to the 32 bit Merge to HDR Pro process that I think may be pretty advantageous to your workflow.  Instead of pressing okay and receiving a 32 bit image in Photoshop after “Merge to HDR Pro” it now has you go straight into Adobe Camera Raw.  It cuts …

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Apr 26 2013

Halos and HDR, Episode 1: Avoiding Them Altogether


I was recently asked to do a tutorial on how I fix Halos in Photoshop.  I could very easily have started there, however, I feel it is important to understand the culprits of the halos in Photomatix.  Your best defense against a halo in post processing is to avoid them altogether. Episode 1 of Halos …

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Apr 19 2013

Adobe Camera Raw: The Adjustment Brush

I recently shot a picture of a barn at sunset.  I brought it into Photomatix and tone mapped it and all was going well, but I had one distinct problem.  The sky was very blue and the barn was very red.  Talk about two completely opposite ends of the White Balance and Color Temperature spectrum!  I …

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Feb 18 2013

30,000 Foot Photography

When picking a seat on an airplane I will always take the window!  Not only is it the most comfortable spot to sleep, but you can get some awesome shots out that little porthole window. One time I was flying from California to Delaware and  I saw lightning off in the distance.  I really didn’t …

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Jan 18 2013

Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool


The Shadows/Highlights Adjustment Tool in Photoshop CS 5 & 6 is a very powerful asset.  It is tucked away pretty deep in the menus and not found in the normal adjustment layer section.  It is very similar to that of the shadow and highlight adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, however, it gives you …

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