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Tutorial: Calibrating Your Monitor with an i1D2

Working on a calibrated monitor is critical for color-conscious photographers. I calibrate my NEC 3090WQXi and Wacom Cintiq 21UX (I highly recommend both of these monitors!) with an X-Rite i1D2. Here’s how I do it: Before you begin, make sure … Continue reading

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Golden Hour Calculator

Okay, this isn’t a Photoshop tip … but as we all know, Photoshop can make a good shot great and a great shot amazing; if you nail your shot in camera, it’s that much more fun to play around with … Continue reading

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“Lightroom” Adjustment Actions for Photoshop

I have Lightroom, but I often find myself wanting to make small White Balance, Clarity, Fill Light, and other adjustments on pictures that I’m working on in Photoshop, and I think it’s kind of a pain to take those images … Continue reading

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Color Correcting when there is no Neutral Gray – Part 1 of 2

8/12 UPDATE: In June 2012,  I released a full seminar that refines and builds significantly upon the tutorials outlined in 2009’s Skinny Wednesday series. The entire program is now available in the CMstore and includes a 193 page PDF, high-res … Continue reading

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Correcting Skin Color / Skin Tones in Lightroom

8/12 UPDATE: In June 2012,  I released a full seminar that refines and builds significantly upon the tutorials outlined in 2009’s Skinny Wednesday series. The entire program is now available in the CMstore and includes a 193 page PDF, high-res … Continue reading

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Using Multiple Anchor Points and Correcting “Gray” Skin

A Little Color Theory Up to now, we’ve been pretty focused on skin the context of CMYK colors. Let’s switch it up for a minute and talk about skin as expressed in RGB values. You already know that when skin … Continue reading

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Creating a “JPEG” Profile for your RAW Photos (Lightroom Only)

Think RAW processing is a pain? Want the polished look of JPEGs with the flexibility of RAW’s uncompressed data and detail retention? You can have it all (or very close to it). 1) Create a custom Camera Calibration Profile The … Continue reading

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Super Skin Mask: The Magic of the Red Channel

8/12 UPDATE: In June 2012,  I released a full seminar that refines and builds significantly upon the tutorials outlined in 2009’s Skinny Wednesday series. The entire program is now available in the CMstore and includes a 193 page PDF, high-res … Continue reading

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Creating a Natural Looking Vignette

Thought I’d pass along my favorite vignette technique this morning. I like this one because it doesn’t turn bright areas along the edges gray — it just darkens that edges that were already darker to begin with. 1) Create a … Continue reading

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Guest Video Tutorial: Masking for Skin Corrections

We have a guest post today! Jodi, owner of MCP Actions – one of the best sites out there!  – has put  together a fantastic video tutorial especially for ClickinMoms (with permission to post here) that covers basic masking, a … Continue reading

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