All Photography Tutorials & Articles

This page is a complete list of all the tutorials and articles on the Lenscraft website. These are presented in date order below, with the most recently published at the top. At the bottom of the list, you will find a page navigator – be sure to use this as there are a lot of tutorials.

If you’re looking for a  specific topic, try the dropdown list, above the tutorial list. This will filter the list so that only that only tutorials and articles relating to a topic are displayed.

You can also use the search feature in the menu at the top of the page buy clicking the magnifying glass icon. Then enter a few words about what you’re searching for, and press enter on your keyboard.

Have fun and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact me.

Control Line in Nik Viveza 6

How To Use The Nik Collection 6 Control Line

In May 2023, DxO released the Nik Collection 6 with several new features, including some to make selective adjustments easier. One of these was the Diffusion slider which you can read about in my Control Points article. Another was a new Control Line selection tool which appears to have been ...
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How To Make Better Selections Using Nik Control Points

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission to help cover costs. They do not affect the price you pay or the service you receive. Thank you for your support. How To Make Better Selections Using Nik Control Points In this article, we look at how ...
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Restoring Old Faded Photographs With Affinity Photo

Recently, my daughter gave me an old, faded photograph and asked if I could restore it. The answer was “of course”, but then she had others that she also wanted to restore. After a quick internet search, I found lots of people looking for information about restoring old photographs. This ...
Completing the red blue channel swap in Affinity Photo

How To Do An Infrared Channel Swap in Affinity Photo

In this article, I will explain how to make a channel swap, for an infrared photo using, Affinity Photo. If you have already read my article explaining how to channel swap in Photoshop, you will already know why we might want to do this ...
Completing the channel swap for the infrared photo

How To Do An Infrared Channel Swap in Adobe Photoshop

In this article, I will explain how to do a channel swap for an infrared photo using Adobe Photoshop. If you are an Affinity Photo user, the process is similar and documented in another of my articles. But let’s start with a couple of reasons why you might want to ...
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Easy Way To Replace a Colour in Adobe Photoshop

In this article, I’ll share an easy way to replace any colour in a photo using Photoshop. We will do this with the Photoshop HSL Adjustment Layer together with the Brush Tool. It requires only some simple painting, and you will then be able to change an object to any ...
Easy Way to Blur the Background Using Adobe Photoshop

Easy Way to Blur the Background Using Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I want to share an easy process for blurring the background in a photo using Adobe Photoshop. This is a three-stage process: ...
What’s New in The Nik Collection 6

What’s New in The Nik Collection 6

On the 16th of May 2023, DxO launched the Nik Collection 6. In this article and video, I look at the changes to the previous version of the software. This is going to seem more like a list than a detailed review because a lot has changed ...
How to Add a Light Beam to an Image in Lightroom

How to Add Light Rays in Lightroom

In this article, I’ll explain how you can add light rays to a photo using only the tools in Adobe Lightroom ...
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DxO PureRAW Version 3 Reviewed

Most photographer’s spend a small fortune buying the best cameras and lenses, hoping to achieve excellent image quality. Whilst cameras and lenses certainly play a part in image quality, this ignores the third component which is RAW processing ...

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