55 Photo editing tips and tricks to live by

55 Photo editing tips and tricks to live by

This collection of photo editing tips, tricks and techniques will save you time and help you enhance your images the easy way. We’ve pulled together some of our best Lightroom tips, Photoshop shortcuts and Adobe Camera Raw guides to show you how to speed up your workflow and cut your editing time in half.

Photoshop Actions: how to create and apply automated edits

Photoshop Actions: how to create and apply automated edits

Discover how to record adjustments you frequently make to your photos using Photoshop Actions, then quickly apply them to other images with one click!

How to crop a picture: using the Crop tool to maximise the potential of your images

How to crop a picture: master the Crop tool and maximise the potential of your images

In this in-depth photo editing tutorial we explain how to crop a picture and look closely at different ways of using the Crop tool.

7 Photoshop solutions to common image problems

7 Photoshop solutions to common image problems

Routine camera mistakes are the bane of any photographer. In this guide we’ll show you how to deal with some of the most common photography problems and improve just about every photo you take with these seven essential Photoshop solutions.

Nikon home projects part 7: Add textures to your pictures

Nikon home projects - add textures to your pictures

In part 7 of our Nikon home projects series, we combine a regular still life image with a texture we shot separately for a striking, painterly effect.

Photoshop CS7: 11 features we’d like to see

Photoshop CS7: 11 features we'd like to see

Yes, we know… you only just coughed up for Photoshop CS6, but now that it’s here and we’re using it, there’s no reason we should start writing down what features we’d like to see in Adobe Photoshop CS7, is there? It is, after all, the time of year for making wishlists!

Big changes from Practical Photoshop magazine

Practical Photoshop magazine

Practical Photoshop, the UK’s biggest and best Photoshop magazine has changed! From Issue 19 onwards, you’ll now find us in the Photography section of your local newsagents and stores.

How to cross process photos in Photoshop

Photoshop Effects: how to cross process photos in Photoshop

Despite its origins in traditional film photography, the cross-processed look is still hugely popular with photographers who want to give their images a creative edge. Typically, the characteristics include skewed colours, increased saturation, and enhanced contrast. In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to show you how to cross process photos digitally and add a black-edged border to a raw image.

7 editing secrets of retro photography

7 editing secrets of retro photography: Add borders

In this age of flawless digital photography, there’s something irresistible about the retro photography and analogue Photoshop effects that hark back to the days when imperfection was all part of the charm. In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll dissect and analyse the different effects that make up this popular retro photography look.

8 ‘alternative’ ways to convert to black and white in Photoshop

8 alternative ways to convert to black and white: Desaturation

There are many ways to skin a cat in Photoshop and converting to mono is no exception. Here are some other popular ways to convert to black and white for those who don’t want to use the Black & White tool.