Photoshop Tutorial – Postprocessing The Deadvlei

9 12 2011

Here’s a real quick photoshop tutorial that shows how I post-processed this iconic image taken at the Deadvlei in Namibia.

Because this is such a surreal location I wanted to reflect this in the post processing.  Because of it’s iconic nature, there are plenty of wonderful natural-looking images of the Deadvlei, so I was trying to do something a bit more abstract in the post processing to put my own mark on it.


I hope you enjoy this short tutorial.



Photoshop Tutorial – Finishing Images with black frames

19 09 2010

Today I ran a seascape workshop, and I promised the participants that I would upload a screencapture of how I finish my images with the black frames.  So here is a nice simple tutorial on the my workflow for creating finished web images with black frames and titles.

I hope you enjoy this.


Cool Shit Masking Tutorial Part 2 of 3 – Tuning Your Mask

30 08 2009

I hope you guys enjoyed the first tutorial.  The feedback seemed to be pretty positive.

Here’s the second tutorial in the trilogy.  This will show you three techniques for “tuning” or adjusting your mask.  Don’t you hate it when you get fringing or haloing on your mask…. well this tutorial will show you how to get rid of it.

Click here to view tutorial number 2

If you haven’t viewed the first tutorial, I suggest you scroll down to my previous post and view that tutorial first.



A Cool Shit Tutorial For Advanced Landscapers (part 1 of 3)

29 08 2009

Hello there photogs

Sorry for the slack work in updating my blog…. work has been very busy lately… most inconvenient getting in the way of my photography.

Anyway, I thought I would make up for it by doing a series of 3 photoshop tutorials on advanced masking techniques.   OK, All you beginners out there,  don’t bother watching these tutorials,  seriously I think you’ll find them pretty difficult to follow.  However for you guys that are competent in Photoshop,  hopefully I’ll be able to show you some cool techniques that you may not know about.

So here’s what the series is all about.

  • Tutorial 1 (this one) is going to show you how to make contrast masks.  If you haven’t done this before, it is a way cool technique for making razor-accurate masks for things like sky or land etc.
  • Tutorial 2 (coming soon) will show you how to fine tune your masks to get rid of halos and fringing
  • Tutorial 3 (coming soon as well) will show you some of the cool things you can do once you make these razor-sharp masks.

So forget your “Magic wand”…..   Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy the first of these tutorials….

Warning: This tutorial is targeted at Intermediate-Advanced Photoshop Users! Beginners beware!

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I’d love to hear your feedback on whether you found this technique useful.  Also I’m trying out some new screencam authoring software, so let me know if you prefer this style of tutorial?