Get Maximum Dynamic Range from RAW Image Files with Lightroom

Did you know that with a little tweaking, you can extract tremendous dynamic range from single RAW files in Adobe Lightroom without using HDR? The trick is to take advantage of Lightroom’s Camera Calibration panel. There, you set the initial tone curve of your image (contrast & color). By using a low-contrast tone curve, you can recover more highlight and shadow details than by using sliders alone. If you use Nikon DSLRs, you can choose the “Camera Flat” profile to get more dynamic range. If you don’t have a Nikon camera, you can create your own custom profile with a linear tone curve by using the Adobe DNG Profile Editor. My video above will show you how.

Discover more Lightroom processing secrets with my comprehensive PDF guide. 

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New Release: Photoshop Panel Effects Pack

Create unique three-dimensional panel effects in Photoshop with my custom templates and complete tutorial.

I’m pleased to announce the immediate release of a set of 20 custom panel (triptych/polyptych) effects templates for Photoshop. Along with the panel templates, you also receive a complete PDF guide, Creating Panel Effects in Photoshop and an instructional video companion. My Photoshop Panels Pack works with any version of Adobe Photoshop that supports Channels and Layer masks. Along the way, you’ll learn about creating clipping masks in Photoshop (not a bad skill to have).

The Photoshop Panel Effects Pack includes:

  • Printable PDF eBook with step by-step instructions
  • QuickTime video workshop
  • 20 custom image files to use for panel effects

Creating Panel Effects in Photoshop is available exclusively from Luminescence of Nature Press. 

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Insta Inspiration Presets for Luminar

Replicate the most popular Instagram looks on your DSLR images with the Insta Inspiration preset pack for Luminar by Macphun.

I’m pleased to announce that Macphun has released a custom set of presets that I authored for their Mac image editing software, Luminar. The Insta Inspiration pack of presets gives Mac users a 1-click approach to matching the most popular Instagram looks directly from your own DSLR images.

The Insta Inspiration pack for Luminar includes 30 different effects presets.

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