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Website Tips & Tutorials | Photoshop Training Videos

I came across a really great photoshop tutorial website that I wanted to share. The things that I like about this site that sets it apart from the other million tutorial sites out there is that the website is very clean and easy to navigate through, the tutorials are thorough and easy to follow, and there are tons of useful ones that aren’t “how to turn a horse into a unicorn and make it look like hes flying across a rainbow”.

You can find the main tutorials page at

Website Tips & Tutorials | Photography Best Practices

The American Society of Media Photographers ( have recently launched a website with the intended purpose of creating guidelines for the best practices and workflow for Professional Digital Photography. This really is a great website for learning how to best capture and manage your digital photographs. is a rich web resource which includes a series of on-line educational seminars, software & hardware solutions, workflow guides and book references, designed to match a wide variety of working styles. Some of the key topics discussed are:

  • how to maintain your hardware properly (camera, computer etc…)
  • how to work with color profiles to ensure accurate color results in your images
  • how to properly store and manage your files after they are downloaded to your computer
  • what some guidelines are for safely and efficiently backing up your work

here is the link for the quick reference pdf guide to best practices and workflow.
here is the link for where to get started on the website.

Website Tips & Tutorials | Tilt Shift Photography Tutorial

I found a tutorial on tilt shift photography that I wanted to share (provided by The effect is done with Photoshop, using the Lens Blur filter. This tutorial is really a great alternative if you don’t have the budget for a $1000+ dollar tilt shift lens. To utilize the fullest effect of this technique your going to want to choose a landscape image that is shot from an elevated point of view. This effect can really produce a cool image that has the look and feel of a miniature model.

You can check out more techniques and discussions on Tilt Shift Photography at

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