Post Processing Category Archive

How To Undo and Redo In Adobe Photoshop

When working on an image in Adobe Photoshop, it's inevitable that you're going to need to undo something you have done within your image. Whether it's because you've made a mistake, changed your mind, or simply need to fine-tune adjustments you have already made, knowing how to go back and...

How to Crop Images in Photoshop

Cropping is one of the first steps in most post-processing workflows. In fact, most photographers apply some level of cropping to their images while editing. Reasons to crop an image go way beyond just getting closer to the subject. It could be for image stacking, panorama, straightening, or changing the...

How to Reduce Noise Using Smart Objects

A noiseless picture is something that photographers have sought after for ages. A decade ago, it was the limitations with ISO performance of sensors that made high ISO noise a formidable foe. Even with the latest mirrorless cameras where photographers today are able to push the limits of low-light performance,...

How to Properly Resize Images in Capture One

If you are a Capture One user, you might be wondering how you can properly resize your images for web use, so that the resulting files look great on any platform. Exporting full-size images from your high-resolution camera is typically not ideal, because you end up with very large images...

How to Properly Resize Images in Lightroom

If you like sharing your photographs online, whether on Facebook or on your own blog, you should learn how to properly resize your images in Lightroom. While your camera can take very high-resolution photographs, you might sometimes need to down-size or "down-sample" those images, not only because most websites won't...

How to Use the Filter Bar in Lightroom

The Filter Bar within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one of the most useful features in the software. It is a quick and easy way to find photographs, filter them out by specific criteria, and properly sort them for easy file management and organization. In this article, we will take a...

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur

Subject isolation is one of the most sought-after effects in photography. It is one of the primary reasons (along with low-light capability and sharpness) why anyone would even think of buying those expensive fast primes. It is undeniable that there is no replacement for getting it right in the camera....

What is “Blend If” in Photoshop?

In this article, I'll explain the concepts behind the "Blend If" setting in Photoshop and how to use it to blend layers together. Even though they have an unlimited array of uses, Blend Ifs are predominantly meant to be a simpler alternative to Luminosity masks. (We already have a detailed...

Best Non-Destructive Editing Software for Photography

With so many editing / post-processing software packages on the market today, photographers might find it rather difficult to go through them all and compare key features in order to pick something that would ultimately work for their needs. Many of us go through that stage, especially when starting out....