Photoshop effects: correct lens distortion in 4 steps

Photoshop Effects: correct lens distortion in 4 steps

Getting a perfectly straight landscape photo isn’t always easy to achieve in-camera. Thankfully, by following a few simple steps in Adobe Camera Raw you can correct this lens distortion and get the perfect vista you were hoping to achieve. Here’s how to do it.

Focus stacking: how to fake perfect focus in Photoshop

Focus stacking: how to fake perfect focus in Photoshop

Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything sharp at once. When you’re zoomed in tight on a subject, there might never be enough depth to get everything sharp, even at the lens’s minimum aperture.

The answer is to shoot a series of images with the focus set slightly further away each time, and then use a technique called ‘focus stacking’ to merge the separate photos into a finished picture that’s sharp from front to back.

Replicate a fill-flash effect in Photoshop

Find out how Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter can be used to add a fill-in flash effect to under-exposed portraits When shooting a subject with the sun behind them, or stood against a bright, illuminated background, a little fill-in flash is essential to balance the exposure of your image. Without the powerful light produced by the… Continue reading

Video tutorial: Remove background distractions in Photoshop

Use Photoshop to turn an average shot into a winning image by removing unwanted background objects and making your subject stand out. All too often, a good shot would look great if it wasn’t for a distracting element in the background. When shooting spontaneous action, such as a toddler’s first steps, you can’t afford to… Continue reading

Fake a graduated filter effect: Part 2 of 2

Give bland skies a stylish graduated tint by using the Gradient Tool in Photoshop and Elements On bright sunny days capturing landscapes may result in a washed-out sky – especially if you’ve exposed for the ground. Many photographers get around this problem by using a graduated filter, which are dark at the top and fade… Continue reading

Convert any landscape into an autumn scene: Part 2

Watch part 2 of our video and learn how to convert a summer scene into an autumnal shot using Photoshop Autumnal hues can add a completely different feel to a summer shot, watch our video to find out how to convert a summer shot into a glorious autumnal picture. Learn how to use the gradient… Continue reading