Lifestyle with Chris Crisman

While building complex composite images is a fun challenge I also enjoy working on wide range of images including Lifestyle images such as this one shot by Chris Crisman. This shot was part of a series Chris did for Field and Stream. In working on this image I paid...

Introducing the Boeing 787

When Boeing gave Gil Cope an assignment to shoot an ad campaign highlighting their brand new jumbo jet, the 787 he was faced with a bit of a dilemma. You see while the 787 is quite roomy from a passenger’s point of view it proves to be just a little too tight...

Upcoming Workshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros

Retouching Secrets of the Pros Retouching Secrets of the Pros Take your retouching skills to the next level as two top retouching experts, Lisa Carney and Dennis Dunbar share some of their coolest Photoshop secrets. From beginner to advanced this workshop will have...
Layer Style Noise

Layer Style Noise

Every retoucher knows that just the right touch of Noise can help hide various issues when working on an image. There’s something about the random texture Noise adds that helps hide areas where there might be some artifacts left after working on extensive...

Lifestyle with Colin McGuire

Last Summer I worked with Colin McGuire on this lifestyle project involving 15 different shots to be used in a campaign for one of his pharmaceutical clients. The shots all needed to have an early morning or late afternoon warmth with the sun just meeting the horizon...

Green Screen Double Step

Here’s a quick tip on using a 2 step process to create a Layer Mask for an image shot against a Green Screen using Photoshop’s Refine Mask tool along with the History Brush. In this process we’ll combine a mask that works great on one part of the...

Check Your Masks

Often when making Layer Masks with selections created by using tools such as Channel Pulls, Color Range, or even the Magic Wand holes can be left behind that can cause problems in your image. Here’s a quick tutorial discussing a technique I use to make sure my...

Subaru with John Marian

Here’s a shot I just finished working on with long time car photographer John Marian. This was one of two shots I worked on for John that had to be turned around on a very short deadline as his client’s agency, The Designory in Long Beach, had several...
Digital Compositing Secrets Workshop

Digital Compositing Secrets Workshop

Upcoming APA-LA Events Photography Workshops Digital Compositing Secrets with Dennis Dunbar  ©Colin McGuire Digital Compositing Secrets with Dennis Dunbar The goal when digital retouching is to create an image so seamless that no one notices the magic that happens:...