Neutral Density Color Balancing

Hi Ben, neutral density filters are a useful photography tool, however they all cause a color cast to a varying degree. I was thinking of using curves in Photoshop to correct this rather than trying to find a suitable gray sample point in Lightroom. Could you take a sample photo with and without the ND […]

Lightroom Denoise Deep Dive

Hi Ben, your lesson on the new Lightroom features including AI Denoise was interesting It made me want to understand more and I believe there is merit in a lesson dedicated to noise reduction in Lightroom. Like many wildlife photographers I take a lot of high ISO photos so noise reduction is a key part […]

Video workflow

Hi Ben, we have some great lessons on Lightroom management of photos, I am interested in the same for Videos. I am new to video and struggle with workflow, how to arrange in folders, how to review and rate clips, some are junk, some Ok for small part, some have good audio only to reuse, […]

Multiple-frequency separations

Hi Ben, a topic I am struggling with is multiple-frequency separations. I have come across this concept on the web, but not been able to get it to work. It is like a normal frequency separation with a blur and subtract layer setup, but instead of one blur radius to separate low and high frequencies […]

Action to replace contents of Smart Filter

I know you can replace the contents of a Smart Filter, but I am looking for away to replace the contents with a subset of the layers. Take this example, a photo with several layers e.g. retouching of blemishes on a healing layer or other pixel edits. Then create a Smart filter layer and apply […]

Advanced Sharpening via Action

Hi, I think a useful lessoon topic would be advanced sharpening, how to use sharpening halos light and dark on separate layers and then an even more advanced topic on how to have a different radius on the light and dark halos. Light halos are the most visible so thinking of low amout low radius […]

Working with different papers for print

Thinking of all the different types of print paper: glossy, luster, matt, metallic etc. I think a tutorial on how to get the best output media specific file. E.g. difference in dot gain between matt and glossy is significant. What can you do in Photoshop e.g. different sharpening techniques to get the optimal print.

Different color models in Photoshop / LR

Hi, I am struggling to fully undersatnd the different color models in Photoshop. I am refering to HSL, HSB, Luminosity etc and not the colour modes. There is so little information on the web about these. I can’t find any info on the color models used in Lightroom. Thinking of a tutorial on what they […]

Orton Effect with Luminosity masks

I think a tutorial on the Orton Effect would be a excellent topic. Looking for covering two areas. 1) best way to create an action for the Orton Effect. There are so many ways on the web so not all of them can be the correct. A good method for the Orton Effect would be […]