Digital Photo Editing and Printing Tutorials

 

 

Scanning Tutorials

Introduction to Film Scanning

An introduction to film scanning. Read this first, then read the tutorials on B&W Film Scanning and Color Slide Film Scanning.

 

Black & White Film Scanning Tutorial

How to scan black & white film using a film scanner and Vuescan software.

 

Black & White Film Scanning Tutorial (YouTube)

How to scan black & white film using a film scanner and Vuescan software.

 

Color Slide Film Scanning Tutorial

How to scan color slide film with a film scanner and Vuescan software.

Color Slide Scanning Tutorial (YouTube)

How to scan color slide film with a film scanner and Vuescan software.

 

RAW Scanning in Vuescan (YouTube)

How to scan to a RAW file in Vuescan.

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Editing Tutorials

Converting Color to B&W In Lightroom CC (YouTube)

How to convert a color photograph to black & white in Adobe Lightroom, without using specialized B&W conversion plugins, while getting tonality that comes close to B&W film and equals that given by costly plugins.

 

Converting color photographs to black & white with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 (YouTube)

How to convert a color photograph to black & white with beautiful tonality using the Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin in Adobe Photoshop.

 

White Balance Demystified

This tutorial explains what white balance is, why it is important, and how to control it.

 

How to Adjust White Balance with RAW Files in Lightroom and Other Editing Software (YouTube)

How to adjust white balance when editing RAW digital camera images. He uses Adobe Lightroom Classic CC in this tutorial, but the white balance controls and settings in LR are nearly identical to those in other popular RAW conversion and image editing software.

 

Perspective Correction in Lightroom (YouTube)

How to correct geometric perspective in Adobe Lightroom. This is very useful for architectural photography.

 

Black & White Image Toning In Photoshop

How to add a Warm Tone, Sepia tone, or Selenium Tone to B&W images in Photoshop.

 

Photoshop: Adjustment Layer Basics (YouTube)

Adjustment Layers are another powerful tool for editing photographs in Photoshop. They give you the ability to change or even undo any tone and color changes you have made to an image, and they make it easy to selectively modify parts of an image without affecting the rest of the picture.

 

Image Sharpening in Photoshop and Lightroom (YouTube)

How to use the sharpening tools in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Using Lightroom's sharpening controls to sharpen a RAW file from a digital SLR, then how to add midtone contrast with either the clarity slider in Lightroom or the unsharp mask filter in Photoshop. Finally, How to give a final sharpening for output.

 

 

Converting Color to B&W In Photoshop (YouTube)

How to convert a color photograph to black & white in Adobe Photoshop, without using specialized B&W conversion plugins, while getting tonality that comes close to B&W film and equals that given by costly plugins.

 

How I Did It: Step-By-Step Examples

Here I show you step-by-step how I edited some of my photographs, showing how I was able to overcome difficult technical challenges to achieve my vision.

 

Photoshop Curves Tutorial

One of the most powerful image correction tools in Photoshop is the Curves Adjstment. I demystify the complicated-looking tool, making it easy to understand.

 

Photoshop Curves Tutorial (YouTube)

One of the most powerful image correction tools in Photoshop is the Curves Adjstment. I demystify the complicated-looking tool, making it easy to understand.

 

Dodging and Burning With Photoshop Layers

Adjustment Layers are another powerful tool for editing photographs in Photoshop. They give you the ability to change or even undo any tone and color changes you have made to an image, and they make it easy to selectively modify parts of an image without affecting the rest of the picture.

 

Dodging and Burning With Layer Masks in Photoshop (YouTube)

How to use Layer Masks with Adobe Photoshop's Adjustment layers. This allows you to selectively modify the brightness, contrast and color balance of different parts of the photograph without affecting the appearance of the rest of the image. This is the digital version of the "Dodging and Burning" techniques used in the film darkroom, and it allows even more precise control than was ever possible in the darkroom.

 

Adjusting uneven lighting with gradient layer masks in Photoshop (YouTube)

How to use an Adobe Photoshop adjustment layer with a gradient layer mask to correct for uneven lighting in a photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

Printing Tutorials

Black & White Inkjet Printing With QuadtoneRIP

I explain the difficulties trying to get true black and white prints without undesired color casts from color inkjet printers, and several solutions available. Includes an in-depth step-by-step tutorial using QuadtoneRIP software with an Epson printer.

 

Simplified Color inkjet printing tutorial using Printer Managed Color on a Mac (YouTube)

A simple method of making color inkjet prints that match the image on your screen with an Epson printer, using Printer Managed Color. This requires no ICC Printer profiles and no soft proofing!

 

Color Printing Using ICC Profiles (YouTube)

How to use ICC Profiles and Soft Proofing in Adobe Photoshop to make color inkjet prints that match the image on your screen.

 

 

Black & White Printing With Epson Advanced BW mode (YouTube)

How to make beautiful Black & White prints on an Epson inkjet printer using Epson's Advanced Black & White Mode.

 

Simplified Color inkjet printing tutorial using Printer Managed Color on Windows (YouTube)

A simple method of making color inkjet prints that match the image on your screen with an Epson printer, using Printer Managed Color. This requires no ICC Printer profiles and no soft proofing!

 

 

 

 

 

Other Digital Tutorials

Profiling Digital Cameras With Sekonic Exposure Meters (YouTube)

How to profile a digital camera with Sekonic L-478, L-758, and L-858 exposure meters using Sekonic's Exposure Profiling Target and Data Transfer Software.

 

How to Post Photos From Flickr To Online Forums (YouTube)

How to post photos that you have on your Flickr photostream to online forums.

 

 

 

 

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