Sunbeams in forest

Creating Sunbeams

A simple but effective technique for adding realistic sunbeams to your images. Start with an image that has the sun rising up behind trees, through fog, or through some other subject.

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Blend Modes Explained

A high-level view of what the various blend modes do, then digs deeper into the nuts and bolts of the blend modes by explaining some of the math involved, and blend mode interrelationships.

White Balance - Before and After

Accurate White Balance

Sometimes the white balance in your images is “right on,” and other times it’s miles off—don’t worry, it happens to all of us, and it’s easy to fix in Photoshop!

The final image with the moon

Luminance Blending

Learn how to add a moon or other object to your image, and use luminance blending to realistically blend the object into your image.

Magical Mushroom

DOF with Multiple Images

Shooting macro images often results in a reduced DOF. Learn to keep your subject in focus while blurring the background.

The final image - antique HDR

HDR Photography Tips

Learn to capture the best images for HDR processing, then use HDR Efex Pro to create the final image.

Use luminance blending to realistically blend a moon or other object into your image.

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