It’s Tutorial Tuesday

I know it’s Wednesday but Tutorial Tuesday just sounds better.  And since I recorded it last night, it technically was Tuesday.  But enough of that… today’s tutorial is just a simple little exercise in double processing using Camera Raw and Smart Objects in Photoshop.  As you can see below, my beginning image needed some help. The sky looked pretty good but the foreground area was under exposed.  By opening the image as a Smart Object and then processing once for the sky and once for the foreground, I was able to combine the best parts of the image.  The glassy water is a whole different story but it does finish of the shot nicely.  So if you haven’t used this method of combining elements within your image, watch the tutorial and then give it a try. Hopefully it will save you some serious editing time.

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Before image, with no processing After Double-Processing (and some other stuff)

For those having trouble seeing the embedded video, click here to see it on YouTube.

And Now for Something Completely Different –

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I did a little photowalk down in Orlando the week of Photoshop World.  I hadn’t checked out the Flickr Group page since I returned from my vacation in Dubai.  I did find a little time to stop by last night and there have been some great shots added to the photo pool.  So if you get a little time, go check out some of the work from the very talented folks who walked with me.  You can find the Orlando PhotoWalk Flickr page right here.  If you haven’t been part of a photowalk yet, find one and give it a try.  It really challenges and sharpens your photography skills and you can meet some really great people in the process.  A great place to start your search is over at Photowalking.Org.  If you can’t find one there, try organizing your own.  I’ll be glad to give you some pointers on how to get started or just check out my Guide to Photowalking.


  1. Nice tutorial! How about one for the glassy water?

  2. marieboyer says:

    I was on vacation so I saved this link in my RSS Reader. I came back to watch the tutorial and it is unavailable. Are they only live for one day?

  3. Thanks again, Jeff, for the plug!

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