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Photo Editing Tutorials

Photo editing is at the core of producing great photography today. Without good photo editing skills, you simply can’t compete with the best photographers. Because of this, many photographers are reluctant to share their hard-won skills and knowledge. At the same time, there’s a lot of misinformation circulated. Often this is because people are embarrassed to admit they don’t know better. Sometimes people are just repeating the mistakes of others.

This is one of the reasons I changed the direction of Lenscraft. I wanted to focus on providing tutorials for photographers of all levels. Especially those photographers who have tried but struggled to learn in the past.

Learn Photo Editing Skills with Lenscraft

If you quickly want to learn how to edit your photos, Lenscraft can help. I have a wide range of free and paid resources. You will find lots of free photo editing tutorials on the site. These are covering many of the most popular software editing packages. And if you can’t find quite what you’re looking for, why not contact me. I often answer people’s questions by developing new tutorials for the site.

Start by reading the Mac and PC Photo Editors page for ideas of the best photo editing packages available.

Photo Editing Tutorial Listing

Below is a list of all Lenscraft tutorials in the Photo Editing category.

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How to Create and Use the Orton Effect

How to Create and Use the Orton Effect The Orton Effect is a very popular technique among landscape photographers. When used correctly it creates a dreamy feel in photos whilst retaining important detail. In this tutorial we look at how you can create the Orton Effect in your photos. But importantly, we also look at how to apply it. The ...
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What Are Layers in Photoshop?

What Are Layers in Photoshop? If you’re new to Photoshop, you may be asking what are these layers that you hear about. In fact, even relatively experience Photoshop users find Layers confusing and avoid using them. This is unfortunate as Layers are one of the most powerful editing tools in Photoshop. In this tutorial I’m going to explain what layers ...
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How the Photoshop Curves Tool Works

How the Photoshop Curves Tool Works In this tutorial, we look at how the Photoshop Curves Tool works. But it isn’t a tutorial full of simple examples that don’t help you. Instead, I’m going to explain how to read the Curves Tool so that you understand how it works. This is important because the Curves Tool is a common photo ...
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How to Use the Photoshop Levels Adjustment

How to Use the Photoshop Levels Adjustment Whilst this tutorial’s titled How to use the Photoshop Levels Adjustment, you can apply it to many other editing tools. In fact, when you watch the video, you’ll find it demonstrates the Levels adjustment in Capture One and Affinity Photo, as well as Photoshop. That’s because the Levels adjustment is a common tool ...
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On1 Photo RAW Essential Filters for Landscape Photography

On1 Photo RAW Essential Filters for Landscape Photography On1 Photo RAW is an excellent photo editor that’s packed with features and filters. But with so many options, which are the essential filters to use for editing landscape photography. In this tutorial, I’ll share which filters I think are essential. It doesn’t matter what photo I’m editing; I use one or ...
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Photo Editing Workflow

Affinity Photo Landscape Photo Editing Workflow In this tutorial, we look at how to edit an example landscape photo with Affinity Photo and Silver Efex Pro from the Nik Collection. If you don’t already have a workflow for editing your landscape photos, try using the following simple approach: Image Assessment –Evaluate your landscape image and consider the end results you ...
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Post Processing Landscape Photography Workflow

LENSCRAFT PHOTO EDITING TUTORIALSPost Processing Landscape Photography WorkflowRobin Whalley, Landscape Photographer27 August 2019Bamford Edge Heather Post Processing Example In this tutorial, we’re looking at post-processing landscape photography with a simple four-part workflow. But the workflow we’ll use can form the basis of any post-processing to improve a photograph. It doesn’t need to be a landscape photo. The steps in the ...
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Affinity Photo Personas Explained

LENSCRAFT PHOTO EDITING TUTORIALSAffinity Photo Personas Explained Robin Whalley, Landscape Photographer13 August 2019Are you confused by the Affinity Photo Personas? If you are, you’re not alone. In this tutorial we’re going to look at the different Personas, explain what they are and how to use them. We’ll also look at a couple of reasons people find the Personas so confusing ...
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Capture One Soft Proofing

LENSCRAFT PHOTO EDITING TUTORIALSCapture One Soft ProofingRobin Whalley, Landscape Photographer29 July 2019In this tutorial, we’re looking at Capture One Soft Proofing. We’ll discuss what Soft Proofing is before looking at how it works in Capture One. We’ll also look at the Capture One Proofing function which is a useful feature to help you proof your photos. The Colour Management Problem ...
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RAW Format Photography for Maximum Quality

RAW Format Photography for Maximum Quality If you think you understand RAW Format Photography, this tutorial may hold a few surprises for you. It’s not that it’s a confusing subject, it’s more that it’s easy to overlook some important points about the subject. In this article, we are going to delve into RAW format photography and examine how you can ...
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Photo Editing Tutorials