If you use a digital SLR, it's hard to avoid dust spots on the sensor. But if you're using Capture One, you can fix the dust on one image and then apply the same correction to a whole batch. You can do this because sensor spots don't move. Once you've got a spot, it'll be in the same place every time (unless your camera's dust-removal system dislodges it, or you clean the … [Read more...] about How to remove sensor spots automatically in Capture One
There is more than one type of sharpening. It's a common mistake for photographers to look at an image, choose a sharpening setting that looks right and imagine that they've fixed it. They may have made it worse... In fact, there are three types of sharpening, and they do three different jobs. These are 'capture sharpening', 'creative sharpening' and 'output sharpening'. The … [Read more...] about How to use creative sharpening in Lightroom
When you've gone to all that trouble to create your photographic masterpieces it seems a waste not to share them with other people – and Facebook is the perfect way to do it. Like many image editing and cataloguing tools, Aperture can connect directly to your Facebook account and post single images or entire albums. It's very straightforward, and here's how it's done. I'm … [Read more...] about You can post straight to Facebook from Aperture
Nik Software must have discovered some unknown digital alchemy when it developed Silver Efex Pro. Suddenly, here was a digital imaging tool that really could replicate the look, feel and even the 'soul' of silver-based black and white. And one of the favourite tools of traditional black and white photographers was the 'contrast' filter. These mostly came in yellow, orange, … [Read more...] about How to create a red filter effect in Silver Efex Pro
Photoshop Elements is usually seen as the poor relation to Photoshop itself, but it offers many of the same high-end features if you know where to look! Photoshop has alpha channels, but Elements has 'saved selections'... You can get by perfectly well most of the time just working with one selection at a time, but there are situations where you need to combine them to create … [Read more...] about Did you know you can save and combine selections in Elements?