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Post-processing is the process (and art) of adjusting a previously-captured image to obtain a desired look. It encompasses everything from simple whole-image adjustments to detailed per-pixel touch-up work.

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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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How do I set a lens profile for post-processing distortion correction with an inverted lens?

Recently I started having fun with macro and micro photography by inverting a lens I have (24-85mm) and by combining 2 lenses togheter (70-200mm + inverted 28mm). The results are good (I shoot in ...
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What is the easiest way to take a shot to remove the background?

I've tried Photoshopping a lot of high-res images from Google with a solid white and solid black background but it's just so very difficult to get a sharp crisp real image on a transparent background. ...
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Skin very red, blotchy in front of camera

I'm shooting vlog-like videos with a Canon SL1. My skin looks very blotchy, pasty, and red (see below). Anyway to fix that? Here are the settings: Shutter Speed: 60 Aperture: 4.5 ISO: 800 ...
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How can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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How do I create the prismatic effects of the Android Fragment app with Photoshop?

The Android Fragment app creates interesting effects. Are there some plugins, tutorials, methods, etc. for doing this on a desktop (Photoshop or other apps), because the app only outputs low ...
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How do I remove “magenta clouds” from digital pictures using Photoshop?

The camera on my HTC One phone adds a strange purple cloud pattern to one end of an image when the light is low. What is a good technique I could use to remove these, or is there one, using Photoshop ...
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How to normalize brightness of individual images (post-processing) for a stop motion movie?

When creating a stop motion movie we need take a lot of pictures to build the movie. But after we took the pictures, we have a problem: the brightness and contrast varies between pictures. What kind ...
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Wrinkle emphasize effect [duplicate]

The following image comes from a photosite and was edited using Photshop CS6 according to EXIF information. How do I emphasize wrinkles like this? (It can be applied to other objects as well, not only ...
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How can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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When bracketing photos, how do you keep track of them during post?

When I download photos I often can't tell which bracketed shots go with which. How do I keep track of them during editing?
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photo correction

I really haven't adjusted any of my setting, but my pics are coming out with a slight purple tint-can I adjust my camera settings/white balance, etc. I can't seem to make any adjustments with my ...
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How to get the “Instagram filter like effect” this photos have?

I'm trying to achieve these "Macklemore effect" (kind of a Instagram filter) on some photos I'm editing. What setting (or group of settings) is more important for that? Levels? Curves? A color layer ...
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How do you make a skin tone metallic brown?

First of, i'd like to say that i'm partially colour blind which makes this task more difficult for me. I'm wondering if it is possible to change a person's skin tone in photoshop from something pretty ...
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How can I achieve consistent skin tones in my photographs?

I've been shooting more people recently and have noticed that their skin tones are all over the map depending on the lighting situation. Are there any best practices or tips to ensure consistent and ...
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How can I achieve this effect where photos have a “bluish” theme with highly dramatic colors? [duplicate]

Just wanted to see how this effect can be achieve in the images in this Facebook set. If you notice closely there is a 'bluish' theme in the pics yet colours are standing out and there is more drama ...
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How to correct partial overpolarisation in sky?

I have this nice Lappland Autumn morning panorama, except the polariser effect is obviously too big just to the right of the small top on the right. I would like to try to apply a kind of mask with ...
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How do I stack two photos in Photoshop to reduce noise?

I tried stacking two pictures in Photoshop to create a final image with less noise. But I ended up with a pic that had more. Is there any other way to stack two pictures so that there is less noise? ...
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What is the difference between levels, curves and contrast settings in post processing?

I have found and read a lot of tutorials that speak individually about curves, levels and contrast in post-processing but no luck so far about finding something that compares them. It is my ...
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Post Processing for Gritty Street Images

I'm trying to get gritty street images. This one by Ali Azimian is particularly nice but I'm struggling to get this kind of saturated yet gritty look. Ali says that he used a combination of ...
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Is there an easy way to export images in their original state in Lightroom?

There are a couple of photos that I have adjusted using camera raw in Lightroom. Now I want to export those images in their original state (before adjustments). But I can't find any shortcut to do it. ...
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How can I improve a landscape photo with deep shadows in post-production?

This is a photo that I've taken in Ani, near Armenia: The problem of this photo is that there are many shadows, particularly on gorge, and highlights near the horizon, on the right side. The ...
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what is the virtue of lightroom's print module?

i know that the print module is used to develop a photo for printing; my question is what advantage you to obtain in developing>print module>export as jpeg, as compared to devlop>export as tiff file? ...
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How can I remove the hair on the sensor from this picture?

There appears to be a hair on the image sensor that shows up in the upper left corner. I tried dodging and tried using the clone heal tool. Any better ideas? update; this is my best work on the ...
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What is the best practice for batch compressing jpeg files?

This is fairly theoretical, as it is definitely in the realm of "pixel peeping" and is more or less irrelevant for practical use, but with the increasing popularity of full-width images on websites, ...
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Get HDR for part of a image

I am starting to learn post editing. I am taking old pictures that I have for this purpose. I feel like image below (as shot) has a great potential and can look great after post processing: I ...
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How to remaster images from an early digital camera?

Background: I've got a lot of old photos taken by my first digital camera Epson PhotoPC 600 from 1997 and I'd love to make them look as good as possible. I do know they'll never look like those from ...
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What workflow will speed up sorting photos stored on a NAS in OS X finder before import into Lightroom?

I have a DSLR camera; D7100 to be exact. I originally purchased it, because I was fed up with all the point and shoot cameras out there and wanted control over my photos. At this point, I'm wanting ...
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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

If an image is to be edited in Photoshop eventually, is it better to do the initial raw file processing in Lightroom, or should I use Camera Raw inside Photoshop to apply the same settings I would ...
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Is it a good workflow to do separate raw processing on different parts of an image?

I have one photo. I processed two slightly different pictures via Camera Raw from this one. One with Camera Raw settings focused on front object. One with Camera Raw Setting focused on ...
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What color corrections are being used here? [duplicate]

Trying this one more time. http://i.imgur.com/TBVIJEE.jpg I like the moody tones and the softness. It seems curves are being used in some way but I'm not sure how. More examples: ...
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How can I replicate the style of images produced by an old Finepix digital camera?

I've got some old photographs taken by a FujiFilm FinePix S602Z. I'd love to stylize new photos (taken by a current higher quality camera) to look in the most similar way. What's the correct approach ...
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How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?

Recently I came across the following problem: I went hiking and since it's winter there was some fog. I took the picture below and wondered how I could have minimised the fog in this shot to get a ...
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Photoshop multiple color filters

Can anyone share how to do this lighting effect in Photoshop as a post-process? Solved Blur image Color filter the whole image yellow hue Add opaque paintbrush layers (with huge brush) for blue ...
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What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions?
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Identify a photo filter or a post-processing technique [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across photos that have some effect/filter applied to them, and I cannot understand/explain what that is. It looks really attractive, and I would like to be able to reproduce this ...
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how to achieve this washed out processing effect

this photo from unsplash has an interesting effect. it's hazy and washed out and has this cinematic effect. I have not seen the original but i am guessing it would be a lot more clear. how could ...
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How do I blur the background around an object in post-production?

In Photoshop (current version is CC 2014 (2014.2.1 20141014.r.257 x64)) I did the following steps of interest: duplicate background w/subject masked apply a blur filter of some kind to the ...
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How to soften harsh shadows during post processing?

Question as per title; how do I soften harsh shadows during post-processing? Yea I know I should probably get it right in camera, and probably use a flash, so I hope no one tells me that. The story ...
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How can one correct intensity flicker due to AC line frequency?

Is there a good image processing method to get rid of the horizontal stripes in the images taken under fluorescent lighting? These stripes (flicker) occur when you take pictures indoors due to the 50 ...
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What does the Basic Highlights adjustment do, and what if I want more than “100”?

I have some excessively exposed images that show tremendous improvement in Lightroom Develop when I drag the Basic "Highlights" slider all the way to the left (to -100). What I don't understand is ...
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When should I use saturation over vibrance?

In Ligthroom, when should the "saturation" slider be prefered over the "vibrance" one? I really get the difference between those two, and I get that vibrance is just some "intelligent saturation" ...
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How can I achieve this “golden” effect?

I see a lot of portraits taken using this, what I would call "golden" looking effect. I have never been able to figure out how to achieve this kind of effect. The image is quite warm but that's not ...
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How to save large photos with web safe colors?

When I'm done in photoshop I always use save for web to take care of color management so it looks the way I want in the jpeg, but it won't let me save photos any larger than 8191 pixels on a side, ...
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Combining multiple exposures

I find it interesting that the idea of combining bracketed exposures to increase the recorded range of brightness has gone mainstream (known as HDR) to, the point where it is built into the camera's ...
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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?

I am pretty much a complete newbie to post-processing, since I don't normally post-process my pictures: if I don't like a picture as it is, I consider it a bad picture and discard it. There is, ...
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How to achieve this effect in photoshop?

I got a newsletter which includes this picture and I was wondering how the effect on the clock is achieved in photoshop.
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How can I remove shine on someone's face in Lightroom?

What is the best method in Lightroom for removing shine from someone's face that is highlighted in only certain areas. I have come across the skin smoothing tool but it just lowers the clarity and ...
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Why does it look better when skilled photographers apply filters and tricks to their photos?

Photoshop is a commonly used tool by photographers. It allows for making a variety of adjustments to images to enhance the way they look. There are many consumer targeted filters and effects that ...