Adobe Photoshop techniques, plug-ins, gear, and ideas
Mason Resnick -
October 2, 2009
Welcome to Adorama's Digital Darkroom resource center. With more than three dozen articles, we cover a wide range from basics to advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques. Our team of writers include power users, world-renowned photographers and gurus.
Because there are so many articles, we've organized them based on several broadly defined areas of interest:
Diane Miller's Adobe Photoshop Workshop is a must-read--Her monthly articles are our most popular feature; each one tackles a specific technique in great depth.
If you have a large library of images on film that you want to digitize, check out our Film to Digital Toolkit. Enjoy Joe Farace's playful Tales of Daring and Adventure, where he takes you step-by-step through the process of creating special effects using Adobe Photoshop and plug-ins. Digital Darkroom Essentials highlights the gear that will make it easier for you to edit your images, while Image Editing Potpourri covers a wide range of diverse techniques.
Also...What are you doing with all those great image files you're shooting? Are you just going to let them sit there on your hard drive or languish in backup storage, or are you going to share them, frame them, and hang them proudly? Well, if you're going to do that--and you should!--then first you'll need to print them.
If you're going to print, you need to know how. That's why we've published this digital printing guide.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tools to help you get the right colors and print with no surprises other than the pleasant variety. Our job is to show you what those tools are and how to use them so you can produce prints you'll be proud to display and share.
Before you get started, be sure to check out AdoramaPix, Adorama's online photoprocessing service. It's become the lab of choice for legions of professional photographers nationwide thanks to its personal service, uncompromising quality, and competitive pricing. Then come back here and we'll show you how to get the most out of your printer or printing service.Scroll down to read them all, and happy editing! If you don't see articles covering topics you're interested in, please let me know and I'll see what we can do.
Editor, Adorama Learning Center
Diane Miller's Adobe Photoshop Workshop
Adobe Photoshop CS3: Changing Colors Selectively
Advanced Digital Printing: Take Control!
Artistic photomontage effects
Avoid a typical image-editing gotcha by understanding your histogram
Digital spot remover
Fixing a broken wing...and learning to extend the canvas
Fixing a Washed-Out Sky
Invisible Touch: Cloning in dark and light areas
Make a slide sandwich--with a dash of digital
Prevent "posterization" (banding) when darkening landscape skies
Refining Selections in Photoshop
True Color: Optimize Your Monitor
Virtual fill flash
Film to Digital Toolkit
Film scanning checklist / Mason Resnick
Create a digital archive: Converting slides to pixels / Jerry O'Neill
Joe Farace's Tales of Daring and Adventure!
How to create a toy camera look, digitally
It was a Dark and Stormy Night...In Photoshop
Photoshop Meets Godzilla!
Digital Darkroom Essentials
Make prints from digital files: go to the lab, or do it yourself? / Joe Farace
SpyderMan: Common Sense Color Management / Joe Farace
Why you need a graphics tablet / Joe Farace
Where's the rest of my photo? / Joe Farace
Image Editing Potpourri
Digital imaging and your health / Joe Farace
Filters for digital photographers, part 1: Are optical filters still relevant? / James Bailey
Filters for digital photographers, part 2: What's really going on in your computer? / James Bailey