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 […]

Linear Profiles

Capture One has linear profiles built in, but they are not in Lightroom or ACR. I would find a lesson on linear profiles very useful. Topics that could be covered include: 1) what is a linear profile 2) when would you use them 3) how do you make linear profiles for your camera and finally […]

Day to Night

I have tried some day to night recipes with modest success. I think this would be a good topic for a Masters Academy lesson. Thinking the best way to: change exposure, color balance, manage shadows, turn on streetlights, add a realistic glow from a lit interior to windows etc.

Filters revisited

I good topic for a lesson would be an update on the filters available in Photoshop. Stretching the title definition a little I am thinking of: 1) The new Neural filters, e.g. real world examples using the depth blur. It looks an interesting filter. 2) Sky replacement, not really a filter but an update to […]

Basic Scripting for Photoshop

Something very useful would be a lesson on basic scripting for Photoshop / Lightroom to follow on from the Actions I and II tutorials. There are lots of Java Script books so it should be relatively easy to learn the Java Script Syntax, but I struggle with the Adobe APIs. Where do you find information […]