How do I take sharper pictures?

My photos often are blurry, even though i bought an expensive camera. What causes my blurred photos, and how can I fix the problem?

Photoshop vector smart object opening in Preview instead of Illustrator?

In Photoshop CC (version 19) on the Mac, I have a smart object vector graphic layer. Double-clicking the layer to edit the vector graphic, opens it in Preview (Mac) because, presumably, it thinks... more

Which was the first war in which photography was employed?

Undoubtedly photography has greatly changed public perception of war; but there is no _clear point_ in which photography began to be used—whether for documenting war or anything else. So I’m left... more

How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?

I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: *Image* → *Mode* → *Grayscale*What if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the layers... more

How do you import the new OS X Photos app to Adobe Lightroom?

I recently purchased a new camera to start my photography hobby. I have an SD card that I put into my Macbook Pro, and was able to easily import pictures from it into Lightroom. This didn't work,... more

How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a `.gif` file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = `File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save`. After saving the... more

Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?

I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is... more


Blend two images for panorama?

Given that we calculate the homography matrix (3x3 in size) between two images--how can we blend two images in a panorama? [For example, look at this panorama w/o... more

Lightroom to Photoshop to Pixiset?

There must be a more efficient process than what I am doing. I import all my RAW images to Lightroom. I then open them in Photoshop to make some additional tweaks. From here I save them as JPEGS.... more

Is Adobe Photoshop worth the money?

I am starting to invest a little more money into my photography business. I've gone from a hobbyist to being asked to take professional shots, so I have the lights and other equipment. I'm... more


Merge HDR using layers?

I currently use Photoshop's merge to HDR pro but i don't always find that method very good. I wonder if there is a way to merge photos by using layers instead?

Can you open a smart object as copy?

In Adobe Camera Raw, I know of 3 options for opening files in Photoshop: 1. If you click the `Open Image` button, it saves your changes to a sidecar xmp file (or database if you've set it up that... more

How did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop?

Photoshop is very popular for retouch pictures taken by photographers. But how did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop?

Does the cloud version of Lightroom require an internet connection?

I’m finally resigned to the fact that I may need to start paying for Lightroom in subscription form rather than just buying it outright.The one thing I’m still worried about is whether Lightroom CC... more

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