Author: Rod Lawton

Aurora HDR 2018 review

This Aurora HDR 2018 review covers the latest version of MacPhun’s innovative and popular high dynamic range tool, and the big news with this release is not just the software improvements, which are substantial, but the fact that it’s now available in both Mac and PC versions. MacPhun Aurora HDR 2018 downloads and deals page HDR photography is massively popular, as a technical tool for handling a very high brightness range, as a striking and vivid special effect or something in between. It’s never been difficult to create wild and wacky HDR effects with a whole bunch of other...

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MacPhun Aurora 2018 is coming, and for both Mac and Windows

MacPhun has announced that the next version of its HDR software Aurora HDR will arrive on September 28th 2017. Not only is it packed with new and improved versions, it will also come in a Windows version for the first time. Aurora HDR 2018 review MacPhun has made its name with a range of innovative and affordable image-editing applications and plug-ins, but this latest move signals an expansion from its Mac-only origins into the much wider market of Windows software. Aurora HDR downloads and deals Aurora HDR has been developed in conjunction with HDR expert Trey Ratcliff and works...

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How to relight a scene in Lightroom

In photography, things don’t always come together as you’d want them to. Sometimes you get wonderful lighting but there’s no effective subject in front of the camera for bringing it out, and sometimes you’ve got a good subject but the lighting isn’t right. Lightroom CC/Photography plan trial version and offers This is one of those situations. I thought the couple walking a dog on a beach made a good composition in this image (below) but the light is just a little bland. I think this shot could also work well as a vary spare and simple black and white...

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How to create a selective colour effect

There’s colour photography and there’s black and white, but sometimes there’s something in between which has its own very distinctive look. This tutorial is all about selective colour – making a black and white image but with one single colour preserved. In this case it’s red, which is usually the most popular choice for this technique. I’ve used it to create a retro seaside scene from a regular colour image, and added in a couple of twists which I think give the picture a little extra appeal. So here’s the start shot, a regular colour image shot on a...

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How to add a new sky to a landscape without selections

Very often in landscape photography you get the landscape or the lighting you want, but not the sky. In the perfect world you’d keep going back again and again until everything was perfect. In our not-so-perfect-world, however, it’s sometimes useful to be able to add a new sky later, as the final touch to an image that was already 90% of the way there. The trouble with adding skies is that it’s tricky. Real-world scenes hardly ever have perfectly straight, uninterrupted horizon lines. Very often there are objects jutting up into the sky that complicate things. The traditional advice...

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Life after Photoshop is dedicated to the wider world of image-editing beyond Photoshop and its technical, image-by-image approach. Here you’ll find tips, tutorials, reviews and ideas for everything from mobile photography to asset management, from one-click effects to professional workflows. Rod Lawton

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