Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite is a family of image organization and image manipulation software developed by Adobe Systems for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and tvOS (Apple TV). It allows importing/saving, viewing, organizing, tagging, editing, and sharing large numbers of digital images.

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Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom is a fully integrated photo management and post-processing engine. It has been the benchmark for photo-editing and enhancement for many years.

Lightroom General Configuration

Lightroom Watermarking
Lightroom Watermarking

The Watermarking function in Adobe Lightroom allows you to add a graphical or textual watermark to your images during export

Lightroom Importing Images
Lightroom Importing Images

Lightroom provides powerful features to help you manage your image imports into your library. Find out more in this article.

Lightroom Export
Lightroom Export

This article explains how to export your images and videos from Lightroom, as well as how to set up export presets.

Lightroom Library Module

Lightroom Ultimate Guide
Lightroom File Management

Image File Management may not be the most exciting subject, but it’s important to get it right. This article covers techniques to get the best from Folders and Catalogues

Lightroom Metadata
Lightroom Metadata & Tags

Using metadata and keyword tags with your Lightroom image library, is a powerful way of optimising your images for the web.

Lightroom Library Module
Lightroom Library Module

The Lightroom Library Module provides numerous functions to manage and sort your images.

Lightroom Develop Module

Lightroom Histogram
Lightroom Histogram & Tone Adjustments

Understanding the Lightroom Histogram forms the foundation of all post-processing you will ever do in Lightroom

Lightroom Presence
Lightroom Presence
(Saturation & Texture)

The Lightroom Presence sliders enable you to adjust the texture and saturation of your images, and are part of the standard controls used in post-processing

Lightroom Tone Curves
Lightroom Tone Curves

If you can master Lightroom Tone Curves, you will never need to purchase another Lightroom preset. With a little practice and experimentation, you will soon be a Tone Curve champion.

White Balance
Master White Balance

White Balance is a scale of the primary colour intensities. When post-processing it is important to render neutral colours correctly.

Mastering HSL & Color

The HSL & Color Panels allow you to perform targeted adjustments to specific areas in your photograph for Hue, Saturation & Color optimisation.

Lightroom Color Grading
Mastering Color Grading

The Color Grading panel is a great tool to perform targeted hue adjustments to Highlights, Shadows and Midtones.

Lightroom Details
Lightroom Details

The Details Panel in Lightroom allows you to sharpen and de-noise your digital images

Lens Correction
Lightroom Lens Corrections

Lens Corrections is about correcting unwanted distortion, aberrations and vignettes from your digital images.

Lightroom Transform
Transform Panel

The Transform Panel in Lightroom allows you to correct distortion and perspective effects in your digital images.

Lightroom Effects
Lightroom Effects Panel

The Effects Panel in Lightroom allows you to create aesthetic vignette and film grain to your digital images.

Lightroom Calibration
Lightroom Calibration

The Lightroom Calibration Panel allows you to adjust the global RGB settings of your digital images.

Lightroom Local Adjustment Tools

Lightroom Graduated Filters
Lightroom Graduated Filters

This article explains the use of Graduated Filters into your digital image workflow.

Lightroom Gradient Masks
Lightroom Gradient Masks

This article explains how to apply a Gradient Mask to your Graduated Filter Effects.

Lightroom Radial Filters
Lightroom Radial Filters

This article covers the integration of Radial Filters into your digital Image workflow.

Lightroom Adjustment Brush
Lightroom Adjustment Brush

The adjustment brush is one of the most versatile tools in Lightroom. This article explains how to use it, with worked examples.

Lightroom Spot Removal
Lightroom Spot Removal

The Spot Removal tool enables you to remove minor blemishes from your digital images, such as dust spots and small unwanted objects.

Lightroom Crop Tool
Lightroom Crop Overlay

Lightroom Crop Overlay is all about cropping your images to get the best aspect ratio for the job. Find out how to crop like a pro!

Lightroom Workflow Examples

Adobe Lightroom Classic
Post-Processing Workflow

This article covers a typical post-processing workflow, and forms the foundation for all other creative edits you may want to do

Lightroom - Drawing Straight Lines with the Adjustment Brush
Drawing Straight Lines with the Adjustment Brush

In this article we use the adjustment brush to create light beams in an image

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988. Since then, the software has become the industry standard not only in raster graphics editing but in digital art as a whole.

Learn Photography - Photoshop Masks
Masking with the pen tool

One of the most reliable methods of performing image masks

Learn Photography - Blend Mode Masking
Blend Mode Masking

One of the easiest methods of performing image masks

Learn Photography - Eliminate Color Banding
Eliminate Color Banding

One of the most irritating artefacts in an online image. Colour banding can be easily removed


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