Adding a Bottom Catch/Kicker Light to an Eye

This trick to adding a bottom catch/kicker light to an eye that I use in all my photos take about 5 minutes from start to finish in Photoshop, so it’s fairly quick and this method can really help add some shape to the eye while brightening them up a little more at the same time. (more…)

A Review of Joe McNally’s The Moment it Clicks

I’ve come to know a fair bit about Joe McNally this past year. I’ve seen his courses on Kelby training and I may have come across one of his DVDs or two. Knowing his style, I purchased an electronic version of this book without checking out a sample first (something I don’t typically do) as I assumed I knew what to expect. The Moment it Clicks,..

Fixing Uneven Eyes

In this tutorial we’re going to cover how to fix someone’s eyes if there uneven, a little askew or simply not the same size. It’s a subtle change but as you work through the steps I guarantee you notice a big improvement in your own image. This is also a fast step in my retouching workflow and should take 2-3 minutes to complete, once you’ve..

A Review of Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers with Photoshop

I purchased Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers with Photoshop (in electronic format) a little while back and didn’t give it much of a chance. I popped it open (virtually of course), flipped to the contents, went straight to a couple areas that I wanted to tweak in a photograph that I was working on at the..

Create a Cartoon Look in Photoshop

This tip comes straight from the man himself, Glyn Dewis. It’s an ultra simple method that takes 2-3 minutes and yields amazing results. I was looking to create a cartoon look in Photoshop  and was having minimal success when I happened to stumble upon this tutorial after signing up for the newsletters on Glyn’s site. If you haven’t checked it..

Quick & Dirty Dodging & Burning

I’ll admit it. Not to long ago dodging and burning in Photoshop remained a bit of a mystery to me. Everywhere I looked I got the advice “make the darks darker and the brights brighter”. This advice, while not inaccurate, was frustratingly vague. I tried applying it to a number of images using the dodging and burning tools native to Photoshop but..