Batch editing in Photoshop – a flawed premise?

One of Photoshop’s capabilities is batch-editing … that is, running an action on a lot of photos at once.  You can record your action, then use the Batch function to apply it to a whole set of files very quickly. At face value, this seems like an efficient...

What is “clean processing”?

“Clean processing” is a term you’ll see frequently on photographic forums, and especially in mine.  To a degree, everyone has their own interpretation of the concept, but maybe it’s new to you. In a nutshell, a clean-processed image is one to...

Cloning in the workflow

All editing can loosely be divided into two categories.  In one category are colour and tonal adjustments, using Curves or Levels or Hue/Saturation or Photo Filters or whatever.  These edits change the appearance of the pixels in the image, and are done with...

Opening jpeg files in ACR (Elements)

Photoshop Elements has been able to open Jpegs in Camera Raw for quite a few versions now (since V6, maybe?).  It’s very easy to do, as I’ll show you. (By the way, if you have Photoshop, not Elements, go to this article instead.) First, let me reiterate...

A Pinterest idea

I’ve been thinking … I know a lot of my readers sometimes struggle with skintones, because you feel uncertain about what looks good and what doesn’t. Sometimes when someone shows you how it should look, it gives you some clarity of mind, and you can...