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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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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