Post Processing Category Archive

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....

EXIF Data Explained

When viewing images on the Internet, you might have noticed that some websites provide valuable information related to those images, such as their exposure settings, camera brand, etc. This information known as “EXIF Data” can be an important source of knowledge in figuring out how photographers capture images.

Our Multi-Part Lightroom Tutorial on Youtube

One thing I've wanted to do recently for our readers who are staying at home, while I'm staying at home myself, is to make a (free) complete video course to Lightroom so you can hone your skills if you like. I've published the first chapter (three videos) so far, so...

Color Noise Reduction Isn’t a Free Ride

One thing that gets me about some post-processing software, including Lightroom, is that the default settings do not always make sense. Of course, because they are the defaults, a huge number of photographers use them anyway. A clear example of this is color noise reduction.