Coinbase NFT is launching soon…

Coinbase NFT marketplace is launching in late 2021

Have you wanted to get involved with the NFT craze, but haven’t been able to get signed up to one of the existing NFT marketplaces due to long waiting lists and/or the need for a referral? Coinbase NFT could be your next chance to join 2021s biggest craze.

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How to improve your photo editing skills

The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing by James Abbott

Editing and processing your photos is an important part of the image making process and one that you can’t ignore if you want to get the best from your photography. Choosing the best software for the job often comes down to two options: Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo. In my book The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing, I teach you everything you need to know about photo editing with both types of software through informative and easy-to-follow tutorials.

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Bleach bypass effect in Affinity Photo

How to apply a bleach bypass effect in Affinity Photo

Learn how to apply a bleach bypass effect in Affinity Photo to boost contrast, accentuate texture and to subtly desaturate your images. The technique works well for all types of photography, and by controlling the overall strength the result can vary dramatically.

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How to add motion blur in Affinity Photo

How to add surreal motion blur to woodland photography in Affinity Photo

Woodland photography is both a challenging and an extremely rewarding subject, and there are several shooting and editing techniques that are commonly used with this type of photography; one editing technique that has grown hugely in popularity over the last few years is to add motion blur to woodland shots to create a surreal kind of vertical panning effect where sharpness and blur collide. So, here’s how to creatively add motion blur in

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Kingston Workflow Station review

Kingston Workflow Station review

If you’re a photographer or videographer regularly downloading stills and video from multiple memory cards, you’ll be all too aware of how time-consuming this can be. With many card readers available we’re spoilt for choice, not to mention that many SD and Micro SD cards come with a single slot card reader. So, what’s the Kingston Workflow Station, and how can it improve file transfers for content creators?

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How to focus stack images in Affinity Photo

How to focus stack images in Affinity Photo

Focus stacking is a fantastic technique for landscape photography because it provides perfect sharpness throughout the scene you’re shooting. In fact, the results are so sharp the resulting images can look hyperreal. So, here’s how to focus stack images in Affinity Photo.

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Advanced masking & blending start images

The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing by James Abbott

If you’ve bought a copy of The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing, I want to say a huge thank you and hope that you enjoy the book while improving your photo editing skills. On page 170 there’s a tutorial covering advanced masking & blending, so to help you to complete the tutorial you can download the start images using the link below.

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The Digital Darkroom is now on sale

The Digital Darkroom: The definitive guide to Photo Editing

My first book, The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing goes on sale today, and is aimed at users of both Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo. This is a unique approach to photo editing books, and photographers of all levels using either software option can benefit from the tutorials that are designed to help you to become an expert image editor.

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Is Adobe’s Super Resolution any good?

Super resolution in Adobe Camera Raw - tutorial and comparison of results. Is Super Resolution any good?

Super Resolution is a new feature that was introduced in Adobe Camera Raw 13.2, and in a nutshell it provides a way of doubling the resolution of images; the height and width of a Raw file, JPEG or TIFF can be doubled to provide four times the original resolution. Let’s take a look at how to use it with Raw files in Adobe Camera Raw, and ask the important question – is Super Resolution actually any good?

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How to apply the Orton Effect in Affinity Photo

How to apply the Orton Effect in Affinity Photo without losing shadow detail

Learn how to apply the Orton Effect in Affinity Photo to achieve the best effect possible as well as smaller file sizes. By combining the Layers created for the effect into a single Layer file sizes can remain small when saving images as TIFFs or in other formats that support Layers. But most importantly, this approach avoids crushing shadow detail to maintain the most natural effect possible.

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