As technology advances across the entire photographic workflow, so too does the abilities and the vision of the photographer. The combination of these elements has led to some really refreshing and inspirational images. Above image copyright Dave Black All Rights Res.
If you’ve got a Wacom tablet but aren’t using it, or if you always wanted one, but just didn’t “get it”, you may not fully appreciate all that it has to offer. The list is long, but the number one benefit to using a tablet is the greater control that it brings to your retouching tools.
In today’s fast-paced work environments, you must be able to trust the color on your screen—there’s no time for redoing work to get the color right. Great color starts with a great hardware design, but needs direction from you so everything works together for best results.
Filters aren’t inherently good or evil. They’re tools, and when used properly they serve a useful purpose. That’s the message we got when we spoke with three prominent artists about their attitude towards living in a world where filters are frequently used, often abused and constantly maligned.
Using a Wacom pen tablet, AfterCapture Digital Imaging Contest grand-prize winner Kenneth Rodriguez transforms photographs for his series “Modernizing Fantasy.”
Lightroom has completely changed my approach to photography. I hear that time and again in my travels and I echo the same sentiment.
Software like Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Lightroom® recognize when you’re using a Wacom pen and deliver important capabilities you wouldn’t have otherwise.
When you installed the driver software that came with your Wacom Pen Tablet, all the pressure-sensitive features within Photoshop became available to you.
Compositing images, or, blending two images together is a popular task in Photoshop. This tutorial will show you how to do this in an efficient way with a Wacom Pen Tablet.
Selecting elements using Photoshop can be a chief source of frustration — until you use a pen tablet and the features discussed in this article.
Using the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool and a Wacom Pen Tablet to Retouch Images
One of the biggest advantages of using pressure sensitivity in Photoshop is being able to make targeted adjustments.
Photoshop is an advanced photo-editing tool, there’s no doubt. No other program boasts as many tools and features for retouching portraits. But eliminating shiny spots and spot-healing blemishes without a pressure sensitive pen tablet takes multiple steps, and isn’t likely going to satisfy your critical eye (or the critical eye of the person in the portrait!).