Category Archives: Digital Photo Processing

Black and White Digital Workshop

Well, my first ever webinar is complete. See the video above. Kind of a rocky start, with audio problems, but lots of good info in this video.

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Black and White Processing Workshop


Vulture's Roost Image

Subtle adjustment of tone and detail are the secret to Black and White Photography.

Join me June 8th to learn the steps behind my process for going from colour images to detailed and rich black and white images.


I will be covering the specific tricks and techniques I use when shooting, the importance of visualizing zones, and then processing that image in post using Lightroom software to get the desired effect.

I will also be briefly showing the use of Nik SilverFX Pro to add that last bit of polish to my images.

Please join me for this absolutely free, no strings attached, no BS workshop.

Who: You, and me, and a few of our friends

What: Free Workshop

Where: Google Hangout/Youtube. Here is the event page for you to participate at the date and time:

When: Sunday, 8 June 2014 @ 1:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

See you then!


Episode 11 – High Contrast Portrait Photoshop Effect Tutorial

Final Product:

High Contrast Portrait Effect

Show Notes:

In this episode I show you how to create a grungy high contrast portrait effect in Photoshop CC/CS6. This technique is particularly useful when processing images for rock and roll shoots, or when taking pictures where showing the character and life experience is the aim. It will accentuate wrinkles and other flaws but bring out the character in the image. As always the file created and the files used to create this effect can be found below.

Files Used:

The RAW file (Canon .CR2) and .XMP sidecar file with corrections can be found here: (22.5 Meg Zip File with CR2 and XMP file)

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Episode 10 – Chrome Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Final Product

Example of Photoshop Chrome text effect.

Show Notes

In this episode I show you how to create this classic Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop CC/CS6. This technique can be used not only to create shiny photo realistic chrome, but almost any shape can be given a metallic appearance using this technique. As always the file created and the files used to create this effect can be found below.

Files Used

The font file and image used for the reflection effect, as well as the complete final PSD can be found at this link: – ZIP File containing all necessary files to repeat and analyze demo techniques (50.7 Meg File)

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Creating Water and Splash Effects in Photoshop CS6

Splash Dance Photo Manipulation Tutorial Title Image


In this brief behind the scenes I will show you some of the secrets behind the piece seen above. I can’t necessarily do a tutorial on it because it wasn’t a recipe achieved by a series of steps, but rather this piece was the product of some experimentation, failed attempts, and then just letting my inner artist loose. At a certain point I can’t say  what I did specifically, but upon review of the PSD I wanted to offer a behind the scenes of this piece.
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