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Sorting Images with Bridge

This powerful workflow offers speed and efficiency when carrying out some of the most common—and time-consuming—Photoshop tasks
written by: Barry Haynes

This article discusses ways of improving your workflow and quickly processing those hundreds and thousands of images you are now capturing with your digital cameras. If you are using a digital camera that allows you to shoot in Raw color mode, you’ll find that this gives you more options later when color correcting your images. Shoot in Raw mode if you can. This article will help you more quickly sort your Raw files and also show you how to automatically do some initial color correction to them. I have previously written articles about how to do final color correction and Read more »

Creating Panoramas with Photoshop CS, CS2, or CS3

written by: Barry Haynes

I’ve been making panoramas with Photoshop for a long time. I’ve made them using 35mm film images and digital camera images– many of them without the very helpful Photomerge filter in Photoshop CS3. This article assumes you’re shooting with a digital SLR camera or some digital camera that allows you to shoot in Camera Raw mode. If you are not using a digital camera, or if your camera doesn’t shoot in Raw mode, then the steps would be similar after the section about the Raw filter. Although you can create panoramas with earlier versions of Photoshop, I’d recommend using Photoshop Read more »

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Compositing Bracketed Photos (Part two)

written by: Barry Haynes

The image Ship Rock Fire Sunset, on the cover of my book Photoshop CS Artistry, is a composite of two bracketed photos created from one original 120 film 6×4.5 shot. In the first of this two-part article ( PT, March/April 2008), I showed you how to create and work with both digital- and film-bracketed images, and how to line up several images. Here I’ll cover exactly how this Ship Rock image was created, how to create masks from channels, and how to separately adjust the colors from each image that went into Ship Rock Fire Sunset. The following steps are Read more »

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Compositing Bracketed Photos

Achieve more control over images and improved dynamic range
written by: Barry Haynes

The image Ship Rock Fire Sunset, on the cover of my book Photoshop CS Artistry, is a composite of two bracketed photos created from one original 120 film 6×4.5 shot. In the first part of this two-part article, I’ll show you how to create and work with both digital- and film-bracketed images, and how to line up several images. In part two, I’ll cover how this image was created, how to create masks from channels, and how to separately adjust the colors from each image that went into Ship Rock Fire Sunset. Bracketing exposures When you are shooting in a Read more »

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Get Your Photos onto the Web

with Photoshop, Bridge, and Dreamweaver
written by: Barry Haynes

After opening my Spirit of Place photography gallery, I wanted to update my Web site to emphasize my photographs and workshops rather than my books. I also wanted a way to easily generate gallery pages on the site when I create new or improved images. There are many tools these days to help one create photography Web sites, but I wanted to stick with my philosophy of seeing what can be done with Photoshop before turning to other software. Creating the site this way allows me to do it myself, put it anywhere, and have complete control over the images and Read more »

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Perfecting Digital Camera Exposure

written by: Barry Haynes

It’s critically important to get a correct exposure when shooting with a digital camera. I shoot my digital camera exposures in RAW mode at the lowest ISO I can use and still get the shutter speed and f-stop I want. Although modern cameras have many different exposure options, I have a standard way of shooting that works best for me. I believe that the image itself is the most important thing. That’s why the steps for getting a good exposure have to be second nature, practiced and thought out ahead of time. That allows you to focus on making that Read more »