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Editing

What are tone curves?

A tone curve is a visual representation of the relationship between the highlights, midtones, and shadows in an image. Tone curves appear in the form of a graph, in which the horizontal X-axis represents the original tonal values (or input), while the vertical Y-axis represents the adjustments made to the original values (or output). Image […]

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Stretching boundaries in landscape editing

The minimising effect a wide-angle lens can have on distant elements can be a drawback when photographing certain subjects, such as a sweeping landscape with mountains on the horizon and no particular focal point in the foreground. However, one of the great things about shooting landscapes with a digital camera is that you have the […]

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A quick burst of retro colour for your photos

If you want to add a quick burst of retro colour to your photos, it’s not that complicated, especially if you’re working with a programme such as Adobe Photoshop. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you! Step 1 This pinup was shot on a white background (with the background lit from both sides), […]

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The hows and whys of sharpening images

Sharpening images is a vital step—or two steps, if you shoot in Raw—in your post-production workflow. Sharpening falls into two categories: capture sharpening and output sharpening. Both of them ensure that you image looks crisp and clear, the former on screen, the latter when your images are displayed in their final form, whether on-screen or […]

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Striking the balance between and light and dark

When you have a photo that includes sharp contrast between light and dark, there’s always a possibility that you can lose detail in either the highlights or the shadows. While it’s generally recommended to ‘expose for the highlights’ so that you don’t blow out the lightest areas, you’ll also need to be careful not to […]

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Joe Abercrombie On Editing

Today we’re delighted to be hosting Joe Abercrombie’s  insights into the editing process – read on, for all the details . . .   Editing There’s nothing more important to a writer than some trustworthy outside input. In my case I have, since long before I was published, canvassed opinion from my mother, father, and […]

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