Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/07/2013 12:08pm
    Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

    If you thought the Photoshop Pen Tool was strictly for designers and professional photographers, think again. Our jargon-free tutorial shows you how to make cut-outs and super-precise selections.

    Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

    | News | 02/07/2013 05:00am
    Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

    Canon has announced a replacement to the Canon EOS 60D. The new Canon EOS 70D price tag is set for £1079 body-only, with a release date at the end of August.

    We round up all of the new Canon camera’s key specs, as well as sample photos and provide three cheat sheets comparing the Canon 70D vs 60D, the Canon 70D vs 6D and Canon 70D vs 7D.

    Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

    | Photography Tips | 27/06/2013 14:33pm
    Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

    Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.

    Understanding the histogram in photography and how it tracks your exposure is one of the key steps in learning how to become a better photographer. In this quick guide – and with a few handy cheat sheets – we’ll show you exactly how to interpret your camera’s histogram.

    Photography Infographic: how clouds can affect the look and feel of your photos

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 23/06/2013 00:01am
    Photography Infographic: how different clouds can affect your photos

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we show how clouds can diffuse sunlight to create different effects depending on their size when using natural light.

    What is flash sync? Your flash modes and when to use them (free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips | 19/06/2013 12:16pm
    How your flash modes work: free photography cheat sheet from Digital Camera World

    What is flash sync? If you’re new to flash photography you’ve probably been asking yourself this question. In our latest beginner’s guide to flash we explain how each of your flash modes work and offer a handy photography cheat sheet that illustrates the process.

    The Photoshop Family: understanding the Adobe family tree

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/06/2013 07:50am
    The Photoshop Family: understanding the Adobe family tree

    Let’s face it: there have been a lot of Adobe announcements in the past year introducing new products from Photoshop CC to Lightroom 5, Photoshop Touch, Photoshop CS6, and more. And it can get confusing!

    So how do all these platforms sit in the Adobe range of photo editing software? To celebrate the official launch today of Photoshop CC, our friends at Practical Photoshop have put together this brilliant cheat sheet illustrating The Photoshop Family.

    Slow shutter speed vs fast: how to maintain a consistent exposure

    | Photography Tips | 10/05/2013 12:00pm
    Slow shutter speed vs fast: how to maintain a consistent exposure (photography cheat sheet)

    How do you choose between a slow shutter speed vs fast shutter speed? In our latest photography cheat sheet we break down all the numbers…

    Using shutter speed: take control of your shutter for cool, creative effects

    | Photography Tips | 03/05/2013 11:00am
    Using shutter speed creatively: how to take control of your shutter for cool effects

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we look at some of the different ways of using shutter speed to produce different digital camera effects.

    What is a Color Wheel: how to find the perfect shades and hues for your photos

    | Photography Tips | 23/04/2013 11:00am
    What is a Color Wheel: how to find the perfect match for your photos

    Getting colors that work well together is crucial to any good photo composition. In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question, ‘What is a Color Wheel?’ and point out some of the key things you need to know.

    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

    If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.

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