If it doesn’t rock, don’t show it!

Please think carefully about which photos you show your client. If it’s a bit out of focus, DON’T SHOW IT. ‘Cos if that’s the one they love, and choose for a huge print, then you’re in a world of embarrassment. Embarrassment to have to...

Examining the complexities of an ACR workflow

Understanding the complexities of an ACR workflow: Open Edit Save I hope you were able to follow that. Please feel free to read over it a few times. Obviously a workflow as complicated as this isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you prefer the smooth simplicity of...

The role of global edits in post-processing

A “wholistic” approach to imaging 🙂 About global edits Global edits are the enhancements we make to the whole photograph. Almost any edit can be done globally, but the most important ones are the ones we make at the beginning of our workflow – most...

Order of layers for complex pixel edits

I’ve written a great deal in the past about non-destructive editing, and its importance for a sensible Photoshop workflow.  In essence, all adjustment layers go on top, and pixel layers at the bottom.  This is because pixel layers block out any layers beneath...

How aggressively can I crop?

So you shot wide, but now you (or your customer) would like the photo cropped aggressively for a tighter composition.  How far can you go and still be printable? I’ve written before about “The six megapixel guideline”.  There’s a school of...

Replacing a raw edit in a PSD

Even though we try to remember everything when we’re editing our raw files, we all slip up occasionally, at least. I’m as guilty as anyone.  Many times I’ve been happily editing a photo in Photoshop, then zoomed in and said...