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ACR — How To Open JPEG Images Using Adobe Camera Raw

Here’s a quick handy tip to allow you to open JPEG images using Adobe Camera RAW plugin. Go to Edit->Camera Raw Preference. You can specify whether JPEG or TIFF images with Camera Raw settings are automatically opened in Camera Raw in the JPEG and TIFF Handling section under Camera Raw preferences. Now on when you… Read more

Black and white gives a classy and timeless effect to the photographs. You can easily convert colored photographs into black and white by following these simple steps: Open your photograph in Photoshop (Ctrl+O). Create a new adjustment layer as in the picture below and create a Black and White layer. The photograph will now turn… Read more

Post-Processing And Workflow Basics

Photography Workflow is a sequence of steps from the preparation to the final stages of publishing in photograph production. As a hobbyist or a casual photographer you may never have felt the requirement to go about all this in an organized and methodical way. However a consistent procedure for capturing images, processing them and finally… Read more

This is the first tutorial of its kind on APN about photographic and other special effects. I had a beautiful photograph of my son and I wanted to make it my desktop wallpaper. But not without adding some special effects. The torn edge frame effect was the one that came to mind. But the tutorials… Read more

Post Processing Workflow — 5 Auto-level Tips

I was scanning some old images when the thought of using auto-level for batch post-processing dwelled upon me. So quickly to share my findings. Auto-Level is not mandatory Auto-level is not a necessary step during post-processing. When you get a good exposure right from the camera, auto-leveling can introduce artifacts into your images. Consider Manual… Read more

HDR — See How Easily You Can Create High Dynamic Range Images

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Cameras have a limited ability to capture all the shades of gray or the various brightness levels in the scenes. Don’t confuse brightness with the white color – it’s different in the day and night, indoors and outdoors. When a scene has varied levels of brightness, the camera just… Read more