Post-Production

There are purists who believe that no post-production editing should be necessary for a great shot. For the majority of portrait photographers, however, using software to improve their images is just part of the standard workflow.

Photoshop Quickies: How To Remove Skin Redness (Easily!)

Photoshop Quickies: How To Remove Skin Redness (Easily!)

As a portrait photographer, it's not unusual to need to remove redness (such as acne, eczema or other rashes) from ...
Photoshop: Creating An Action To Remove Flyaway Hairs

Photoshop: Creating An Action To Remove Flyaway Hairs

In this video, we create an action to (almost) automatically remove flyaway hairs. We step through each step so you ...
Realistic Eye Reshaping Using Masks, Smart Objects And Liquify

Realistic Eye Reshaping Using Masks, Smart Objects And Liquify

This walkthrough steps through a method for realistic eye re-shaping. The walkthrough is in response to Rachel's question posted on ...
Photoshop: Getting The Best Out Of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Photoshop: Getting The Best Out Of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

OK, this is quite a long video! In response to a question from Rachel on the Forums, I step through ...
Photoshop Shorts: 3 Simple Ways To Enhance Eyes In Photoshop

Photoshop Shorts: 3 Simple Ways To Enhance Eyes In Photoshop

In this video, I step through 3 ways of enhancing eyes in Photoshop. These are simple things you can do ...
Walkthrough: How To Use The Photoshop Room-Sets

Walkthrough: How To Use The Photoshop Room-Sets

In this video, I walk through using the Mastering Portrait Photography Room-Sets. These can be found in the store and ...
Photoshop Shorts: How To Add Textured Backgrounds

Photoshop Shorts: How To Add Textured Backgrounds

In this video, I step through how to (very easily) add a textured background using Photoshop. You can download the ...
Photoshop Shorts: Create A Reflection That Can Be Adjusted

Photoshop Shorts: Create A Reflection That Can Be Adjusted

In this "Photoshop Shorts" episode, I show how to create a reflection in Photoshop. Not just that but one that ...
Walkthrough: Black Dog, Black Background

Walkthrough: Black Dog, Black Background

Some of our members are creating beautiful images of dogs on black backgrounds and so I thought I'd post up ...
Photoshop Shorts: How To Create An Action

Photoshop Shorts: How To Create An Action

A short video explaining how to create an action and assign a hotkey to it. Actions are a very useful ...
Walkthrough: Removing Creases From Clothing Using Frequency Separation

Walkthrough: Removing Creases From Clothing Using Frequency Separation

Image Copyright Rachel Thornhill 2019 This is in response to a post on the forum from Rachel Thornhill on retouching ...
Walkthrough: How To Use Frequency Separation In Photoshop Step-By-Step

Walkthrough: How To Use Frequency Separation In Photoshop Step-By-Step

In this video, I walk through step-by-step the Frequency Separation in Photoshop - one of the best techniques for retouching ...
Walkthrough: Fast Method For Replacing A White Sky Using Layer Styles In Photoshop

Walkthrough: Fast Method For Replacing A White Sky Using Layer Styles In Photoshop

In this video, I follow up on a question on the forums about how to replace a white (over-exposed) sky.  ...
Walkthrough: Creating High Key Images Of White Dogs

Walkthrough: Creating High Key Images Of White Dogs

In response to a question on the Forum, this walkthrough covers a method for creating high key images of white ...
Walkthrough: Fast Method For Retouching A White Background

Walkthrough: Fast Method For Retouching A White Background

In this video, I talk through how to clean up a white background. The image in question is of two ...
Walkthrough: Removing Reflections From Your Client's Glasses

Walkthrough: Removing Reflections From Your Client’s Glasses

This walkthrough is in response to a question on our forum. Rob Dunse (who kindly provided the photograph that I ...
Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of An Elderly Man

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of An Elderly Man

There is nothing quite like a beautiful black and white portrait. In this video, we walk through how to use ...
Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of A Young Woman

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of A Young Woman

Bright sunshine and a beautiful subject, glorious greens and satin soft shadows. Ah, I have drifted into a romantic phase! ...
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Arthur Thompson
Arthur Thompson
8 months ago

Thank you for the ping. I am not so much into blogging and had tuned you out since about the end of the pandemic. Based in the only content I was seeing for some time was podcasts (no interest at all). But now almost magically I find you have expanded the visual content. Thank you so much!!! I am looking forward to your foray into more image critics. I appreciate that this is a time-consuming effort, but it is so helpful to us who don’t have the time to sort this kind of stuff out on our own. You are… Read more »