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Lightroom Catalog Cannot Be Opened

Have you ever started Lightroom to be presented with an error stating Lightroom catalog named [catalogname] cannot be opened because another application already has it opened? No? You will, at some time. This error is widespread, and thankfully, it is straightforward to fix. To fix this error: - Close Lightroom Classic - or the error [...]

Auto Colour Correct Using Adjustment Layers

Photoshop provides the ability to automatically adjust the contrast and colour of an image in a non-destructive way. It is not immediately apparent, but you can auto colour correct an image using either a Curves adjustment layer or a Levels adjustment layer. Should you wish, you can use this auto colour correct process directly on [...]

Increase Contrast in a Colour Image with a Black and White Adjustment Layer

As ridiculous as it may sound, you can increase contrast in a colour image with a black and white adjustment layer. A black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, or any similar application, is designed to convert a colour image to black and white. Using an adjustment layer to create the black and white conversion [...]

Nik Collection 3 By DxO: A Faster and More Creative User Experience

DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the photography and image-editing industry, has announced the immediate release of the Nik Collection 3 by DxO. This is a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and DxO PhotoLab. As you all know, I have been a fan of this plugin [...]

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Working with Collections in Lightroom Classic

This is a lengthy but comprehensive article about working with Collections in Lightroom Classic. You are welcome to download the free eBook to use as a reference guide and read at your leisure.  Download Free eBook   Collections in Lightroom Classic allow you to group photographs for easy viewing or editing. The images you [...]

Creating a Single Step Action in Photoshop – Facebook Cover Image

Continuing with my series about Photoshop Actions, this article describes how to create a single step Action in Photoshop. Single step Actions are straightforward to create but they can save you much time if you find yourself repeatedly performing the same task in Photoshop. A single step Action can perform more functions than using a [...]

Introduction to the Photoshop Actions Panel

Photoshop Actions are a great way of automating tasks you perform often. Photoshop Actions consist of one or more commands that play with a single click. Their ease and speed will significantly increase the speed you work with Photoshop and improve your consistency when editing multiple images. You use and record Actions using the Photoshop [...]


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