Tag Archives: Tutorials

Flexible Technique Stand Development

Stand Development

One of the best moments of shooting analog is when finally you pull the film out of the developing tank. But it is a long way from shooting to holding the film strip in your hands. Let’s look into the step of developing today with talking about a very simple but magic technique: stand development. Overview In […]

Luminosity Layer Mask PS

Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

Level: Medium Luminosity masking is pretty simple but very effective! Up to here we have learnt to mask manually with the brush and marquee tools, we created masks by colors, and in the previous post we used the channels for masking. But what about using the degrees of brightness in the image to create a high precision […]

convert images to black and white

3 Techniques of BW Conversion

Level: Increasing from Basic to Advanced Offhand I would say to know at least a dozen of different techniques for converting color photos into black and white images, and there are even more plugins doing the job for you. For a hands-on approach with full control here are three of the most important conversion methods […]

Channel Masking in Photoshop

Masking with Channels in Photoshop

Level: Advanced We learnt all the kindergarten masking from brush painting to color masks – now let’s go pro, masking with channels! This technique sometimes works well for separating a person from a plain background or for masking hair (which is one of the more difficult tasks in Photoshop). Have you ever worked with the […]

Photoshop color Mask tutorial

Precise Color Masking in Photoshop

Level: Advanced In general I hope you agree, painting all our masks in Photoshop by hand is not the most precise way of post processing. Even if using a Wacom tablet some kind or automation would be helpful. So let’s see whether we can make Photoshop work for us a little bit in combination of making […]

Workflow for fina art photography

Fine Art Photography Workflow

Fine art photography to me is not only about the subjects but the combination of taking utmost care in composition combined with an obsession to an absolute maximum of quality in any step of the imaging process from capture to print. How to ensure? With each photo I personally fall in kind of a love relationship, deeply connected with […]

Master the curves tool in photoshop

Master the Curves Tool in Photoshop

Level: Increasing Basic to Advanced The curves tool in Photoshop is one of my favorites simply because it is so incredibly powerful. Brighten and darken, work on contrast, color balance – nothing this little tool box cannot handle. The curves tool looks complicated but actually it is pretty simple to use. Just a bit of […]

Photoshop basic masking

Basic Masking in Photoshop

Level: Basic Finally practical work begins using layers and masks. This tutorial will be written step by step as if you never used Photoshop before. Therefore it is a good opportunity to start into a new level of post processing. All others hopefully don’t mind to have this written up a bit more in detail than generally […]


Layers and Masks in Photoshop

Level: Basic Carnival in Venice is a good time for starting a masking series, isn’t it? Again, if you not yet use photoshop this might be a good opportunity to join the game. The upcoming tutorials will make you feel comfortable with using PS very quickly. To understand the base concept of masking first we have […]


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We love to believe in the value of change.

Destruction gives place to new.

New often mistaken for better.

Nature, monuments, traditions – nothing sacred.

No questions. No balance.

Emotions and senses vanish.

Lost vocabulary: dignity and respect.

Priceless universal goods traded for profit.

Temptations plentiful.

Consequences ignored.

Our grandchildren will hold us responsible.

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