Separate Your Images from the Flock

September 2022

Turn your portraits into magical storybook images that will have you and your clients flying high

The Three P’s of Lightroom

August 2022

Profiles, presets, and plug-ins can help you create better images faster in Lightroom

All Aboard the Adobe Express

July 2022

Learn how you can quickly and easily create content for all your social media channels using Adobe Express

Building Better Logos

June 2022

From concept to the final design, learning what makes a good logo vs. a bad logo is important every step of the way

Next Level Layers

May 2022

Join us as we take a deep dive into the advanced features of layers in Photoshop

No Foolin’

April 2022

Removing distractions in your images to place the focus on the things that really matter

A Brush with Greatness

March 2022

Building custom brushes from the ground up in Photoshop

It’s All Part of the Plan

February 2022

Did you know that the Creative Cloud Photography Plan comes with much more than Photoshop and Lightroom?

Refining Your Lightroom-to-Photoshop Workflow

January 2022

Learn how to streamline the process of opening images in Photoshop from Lightroom Classic

Scott Kelby’s 16th Annual Holiday Photo Gear Guide

December 2021

Once again, Scott shares all of his favorite photo gear that any photographer on your holiday gift list would love to receive

MAXin’ Out Photoshop & Lightroom!

November 2021

It’s that time of year again when Adobe rolls out a bunch of new features in Photoshop and Lightroom at Adobe MAX

22nd Annual 100 Hot Tips Issue

October 2021

It’s October, which means it’s time for our annual tradition of giving you 100 of the hottest Photoshop & Lightroom tips by 10 of the coolest people we could find!

Bow to Your Sensei!

September 2021

Machine learning and AI in Photoshop and Lightroom Classic is like a faithful companion ready to obey your commands

Local Flair

August 2021

Take control of local adjustments in Lightroom to fashion beautiful images

Actions in Action

July 2021

Create a complex gallery print action in Photoshop that can be accessed from Lightroom Classic

Vanishing Point

June 2021

Don’t let your images go off the rails when it comes to editing in perspective

Fly into the Light

May 2021

From practical to magical, lighting effects can elevate your images in both subtle and powerful ways

Get Your Feet Wet with Liquify

April 2021

From subtle edits to extreme transformations, Liquify can push your images around to perfection

Spring Into Color

March 2021

All of the color controls that are now available in Lightroom will have you buzzing with excitement

Best Practices in Photoshop

February 2021

Working smarter can protect your images from rainy days and Mondays

Cooking With Content-Aware

January 2021

Learning to take advantage of Content-Aware in Photoshop is a recipe for success

Scott Kelby’s Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

December 2020

Scott is here once again to help you with gift ideas for all the photographers on your holiday list

Takin’ Post to the MAX!

November 2020

Learn about all the latest Photoshop & Lightroom updates announced at Adobe MAX

21st Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips Issue

October 2020

These 100 tasty tricks and treats may be s’more than you can handle

Make It Sharp!

Issue 64 | September/October 2020

Don’t let your photography go off the rails when it comes to capturing sharp images

Black & White Rocks!

September 2020

Tuning the tones in your B&W images in Photoshop & Camera Raw takes practice and patience

Hue Rocks!

Issue 63 | August 2020

The new ability to locally adjust hue gives us amazing power to edit color in our images

The Perfect Match

August 2020

Changing an object to a specific hue takes more than just brushing on the new color

Summer Refresh

Issue 62 | June/July 2020

Check out all the new and updated features in the June 2020 release for the Lightroom ecosystem

Reflecting on Blend Modes

June/July 2020

Learn what lies beneath the surface of blending modes in Photoshop

Maximum Workflow

Issue 61 | May 2020

Explore a set of three new plug-ins that help get your work done faster

Building Better Photos

May 2020

Learn how to turn your travel architectural photographs into fine art

Every Picture Tells a Story

Issue 60 | April 2020

With a little planning, capturing the right images for composites can be magical

Features You’ve Never Used In Photoshop Before

April 2020

As you've raced to meet deadlines in the past, you may have missed some very useful Photoshop features along the way

Color Versus Black-and-White

Issue 59 | March 2020

What to consider when making the creative choice to convert images to black-and-white

Automating Photoshop

March 2020

Get your work done faster in Photoshop so you can enjoy the finer things in life

Creative Color

Issue 58 | February 2020

Explore the Calibration panel as a gateway to colorful effects

Mastering Contrast

February 2020

A great image relies on a solid foundation of tonal values

Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Issue 57 | January 2020

Exploring the process of idea-to-image photography projects

Using Photoshop on the iPad

January 2020

Terry White takes us on a tour of Photoshop on the iPad

Transformative Lighting

Issue 56 | November/December 2019

Learn how simple lighting changes can make a huge difference in your portraits

Scott Kelby’s 14th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

November/December 2019

All the help you need to find the perfect gift for the photographer on your holiday list

Flying High

Issue 55 | October 2019

Learn how to fly high in Lightroom by avoiding the five biggest processing mistakes

20th Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips Issue

October 2019

Welcome to the 20th anniversary of our “Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips” issue!

Classic Hollywood

Issue 54 | September 2019

Learn to create beautiful Hollywood-style portraits with bounce lighting

The Eyes Have It

September 2019

Learn the best practices when retouching eyes for the high-end market

Grab Your Camera and Saddle Up

Issue 53 | August 2019

Rick Sammon shares his favorite tips for capturing amazing horse photographs

The Science of Color

August 2019

Understanding color profiles and color proofing is critical for getting your colors to look right when printing your images

Easily Share Photo Galleries with Lightroom Web

Issue 52 | July 2019

Syncing Lightroom Classic collections will allow you to easily share photo galleries and get feedback on your images using Lightroom web

Living on the Edge

June/July 2019

From creative sharpening to output sharpening, there are a lot of tools in Photoshop that can make your images stand out in the wilderness

The Lightroom Ecosystem Gets a Cascade of New Features

Issue 51 | June 2019

Take a tour of the latest features in the Lightroom ecosystem

In the Wings

May 2019

When the going gets tough, Photoshop plug-ins can help you weather the storm and get the job done

Dodging and Burning in Lightroom

Issue 50 | April/May 2019

Learn how to dodge and burn your images to perfection

Easily Distracted

April 2019

Don’t let unwanted elements in your images capture the eyes of your viewers

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Secret to Successful Street Photography

Issue 49 | March 2019

Learn the perfect formula for capturing the types of street photographs that you envision

Spellbinding Composites

March 2019

How to bring your imagination to life through photography and Photoshop

Capturing Wildlife from Photo Blinds

Issue 48 | February 2019

Tips and techniques for capturing beautiful wildlife images from photography blinds

Color Control

February 2019

Quick-and-easy color-correcting techniques that will make your portraits pleasing to the eye

Hand-Coloring Photographs in Lightroom

Issue 47 | January 2019

Learn how to hand-color black-and-white images using the Adjustment Brush.

Landscapes: Reality vs. Photography

January 2019

Harmonizing color and composition to make landscape images come alive

Lightroom Classic & Lightroom CC Get Updates for the Holidays

Issue 46 | December 2018

Check out all the new features in the recent Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC updates.

Scott Kelby’s 13th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

November/December 2018

Great gift ideas for the photographer on your holiday list

Creating HDR Panoramas Is Easier than Ever!

Issue 45 | November 2018

The latest version of Lightroom has streamlined the merging of HDR panoramas

19th Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips

October 2018

These scary-good Photoshop tips will have your competition shaking in their boots!

Control the Mood of Your Images Using White Balance

Issue 44 | October 2018

White balance can be used to correct the color in your images, or it can be used creatively to control the mood.

The Power of Presets

September 2018

Creating custom presets can take your workflow and creativity to another dimension!

Make a Photo Workshop Work for You

Issue 43 | August 2018

Learn how to squeeze every last drop out of a photography workshop.

Photographic Conversions

August 2018

Turn photographic images into works of art with the Mixer Brush tool in Photoshop.

Powerful Portraits with Just One Light

Issue 42 | July 2018

With just one light and a modifier or two, it’s easy to capture amazing images.

Changing Channels

June/July 2018

Learn how channels can help you make better selections and edit the color in your images.

Getting Creative with the New Profile Browser

Issue 41 | June 2018

Martin Evening explores the new Profile Browser for creative effects.

Pushing Layer Styles to the Max

May 2018

Creative layer effects can keep your images and designs from breaking down and being left in the dark.

How to Create Amazing Images in a Home Studio

Issue 40 | April 2018

Learn how to capture powerful portraits in a small home studio.

Retro Strikes Back!

April 2018

Exploring the past can inspire your present and future designs.

Creative Multiple Exposure with a Single Flash

Issue 39 | March 2018

Learn how to light up a subject as if you have multiple flashes, when in reality you’re only using one flash.

Photoshop to the Rescue!

March 2018

What do you do when that almost-perfect photo has one little flaw? Fix it in Photoshop, of course!

Creating Environmental HDR Portraits

Issue 38 | February 2018

Learn how to capture and create natural-looking HDR environmental portraits.

It's Time to Stop the Destruction!

February 2018

A nondestructive workflow isn't only about flexibility, it's also about accuracy, efficiency, and creativity.

Shooting in Chilly Weather

Issue 37 | January 2018

Learn how to capture amazing images when the weather turns cold.

Transformations, Warps, and Liquify, Oh My!

January 2018

Use Transform Warp, Puppet Warp, and Liquify to turn and twist your subject into the perfect form.

Use the Power of Range Mask to Ignite Your Images

Issue 36 | December 2017

The new Range Mask feature can help you fine-tune all of your local adjustments.

Scott Kelby’s 12th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

December 2017

Scott Kelby helps you pick out the perfect gifts for all the photographers in your life

Lightroom Classic vs. Lightroom CC

Issue 35

Scott Kelby and Rob Sylvan help us better understand the differences between the two new versions of Lightroom.

18th Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips

October/November 2017

You don't have to be a Photoshop prognosticator to get all the best tips!

Shedding Light on the Latest Versions of Lightroom

Issue 34

Learn all about the new Lightroom ecosystem!

Mastering Photoshop Filters

September 2017

Cultivate better images and graphic designs with Photoshop Filters

The Art of the Self-Portrait

Issue 33

Learn to be a better photographer through the practice of self-portraiture

Making a Big Splash

August 2017

Photoshop plug-ins are engineered to increase your productivity and creativity.

LR and PS: A Powerful Editing Team

Issue 32

Learn to use Lightroom and Photoshop together for processing better images

Better Selections and Masking

July 2017

Once you master selections in Photoshop, your imagination will be set free

Exploring the Exposure Triangle

Issue 31

The first step to taking great photographs is to master the exposure triangle.

Photoshop Special Effects

June 2017

Adding finishing effects to your images will have your clients screaming for more

Transform a Day Photo into a Night Photo!

Issue 30

With the power of Lightroom, you can turn a brightly lit sky into a night sky, turn on street lamps, and light up windows.

What Lies Below

April/May 2017

Dive into the world of layers and learn why they're so important to everything you do in Photoshop.

Capturing Amazing Images of Birds in Flight

Issue 29

Rick Sammon shares all of his secrets for shooting birds in flight.

Portrait Retouching: Men vs. Women

March 2017

When it comes to retouching men vs. women, the features we want to accentuate or diminish are oceans apart.

Tethering for Better B&W

Issue 28

Learn how to use tethering in Lightroom to create beautiful B&W portraits and fashion images.

Sharpening Workflow

February 2017

Martin Evening tells us how and when to use the tools in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop to keep our images looking sharp.

Under the Loupe

Issue 27

Learn how to start over from scratch in Lightroom without losing all of your hard work.

The Photoshop Ecosystem

January 2017

Learn how to use the Creative Cloud and mobile apps to take your productivity on the road.

Lightroom Laboratory

Issue 26

In this brand-new column by Serge Ramelli, learn how to turn a photograph taken in bad weather into an amazing shot in Lightroom.

Holiday Gear Guide

December 2016

It's hard to believe that it's been 11 years since Scott Kelby started his "Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide" tradition in Photoshop User.

Developing the Shot

Issue 25

Using Dehaze as a local adjustment with the Graduated Filter.

Painting in the 21st Century

November 2016

Photoshop, graphics tablets, and pen computers have given modern-day artists the power to push their creativity beyond the limits of their imaginations.

Lightroom Workshop

Issue 24

Using image overlay to fit images to your layout.

100 Photoshop Hot Tips

October 2016

These tips will not only help boost your productivity but they’ll also kick your creativity into high gear.

Maximum Workflow

Issue 23

LandscapePro is a new plug-in from Anthropics.

Lightroom vs. Capture One Pro

September 2016

Some reviewers claim that Capture One Pro checkmates Lightroom when it comes to rendering RAW files.

Adding Contrast (& How to Use the Tone Curve)

Issue 22

If I had to point to the biggest problem I see in most people’s images, it’s that their images look flat.

Taking Stock

July/August 2016

Overcome creative challenges by skillfully using stock assets.

Under the Loupe

Issue 21

Customizing preference and catalog settings.

Working Together

May/June 2016

The applications and features in Adobe Creative Cloud work well together, and also help photographers and designers work better together.

Lightroom Mobile

Issue 20

It was inevitable that Adobe would have to create a new way to handle and process files on phones and tablets.

The Demo Reel

April 2016

Create amazing video demo reels in Photoshop to help jump-start new career opportunities.

Fixing Family Photos in Lightroom

Issue 19

Let’s look to Lightroom to see what can be done to improve or outright fix the most common problems plaguing our family photos.

Photoshop World 2016

March 2016

The conference that will carry you away to new worlds of creativity, inspiration, and fun.

Processing Realistic Starscapes

Issue 18

For every outdoor photographer comes a challenge to capture this often awe-inspiring event that occurs with every turn of our globe.

Creativity Anywhere

February 2016

Adobe Creative Cloud mobile apps will help keep your creativity in sync.

Setting the White Balance

Issue 17

I always start editing my photos by setting the white balance first, because if you get the white balance right, the color is right, and your color correction problems pretty much go away.

WYSIWYG Printing

January 2016

Getting your prints to match what’s onscreen.

Using One-Click Presets

Issue 16

Lightroom comes with a number of built-in Develop module presets that you can apply to any photo with just one click.

10th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

December 2015

To be listed here, they have to be products that I use myself, and that I absolutely love, and now can’t live without.

Creating Black-and-White Images

Issue 15

There are two auto conversion methods for converting your images from color to black and white.

Chromatic Grayscale

November 2015

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography, so we were beyond excited when he agreed to teach us how to make better black-and-white images.

Lightroom Workshop

Issue 14

Client proofing using Lightroom on your mobile device.

The Amazing 100 Photoshop Hot Tips

October 2015

You don't need to fall into a vat of acid or be bitten by a radioactive insect to have Photoshop superpowers that will help you crush your productivity enemies.

The One-Page Website

Issue 13

There are times when you’ll need to share a whole series of images with your client so he can pick the images that he’ll ultimately want to use.

Architectural Photography

September 2015

Learn how to take amazing exterior and interior shots and then edit them from the ground up in Photoshop.

After the Shoot

Issue 12

Importing and culling images from outdoor shoots.

Outdoor Photography

July/August 2015

From wildlife to outdoor portraits, learn how to create captivating images that will have a world of impact.

New Features in Lightroom CC

Issue 11

I think Adobe has really done a great job with Lightroom CC, with many added features that will make your workflow easier and more powerful.

Don't Get Soft On Hardware

May/June 2015

It’s important to ensure that the products that support your work are able to handle the archvillains of today’s digital age.

RAW + JPEG in Lightroom

Issue 10

How Lightroom handles RAW + JPEG files, and does it make sense to use this mode in your camera

Creating a Realistic Composite

April 2015

Learn everything you need to know to create awesome composites in Photoshop.

The Great Watermark Debate

Issue 9

The pros and cons of watermarking and how the Lightroom Watermark Editor can simplify the process

A Lightroom Wedding Workflow

March 2015

Let’s explore some ways to be more productive in Lightroom.

Cloning, Cleaning, and Healing

Issue 8

Efficient options to minimize your postcapture editing

Photography, Branding, and Design

February 2015

What should you consider when creating your brand?

8 Bit, 16 Bit, 32 Bit

Issue 7

What does bit-depth mean for digital photographers?

Developing a Business Plan

January 2015

I often hear people say that they’re creative, but they’re not that good at business, or that they’re business-minded but not really the artsy type.

The Develop Module

Issue 6

Take a look at how the Lens Corrections panel can help you build an incredible portfolio

Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

December 2014

Featuring an unbridled collection of 100% absolutely necessary gear that there’s no way we can see clear to live another minute of our hopeless, desperate lives without.

Lightroom 5 Beta

Issue 5

Check out the major features and minor improvements to the Lightroom experience

Photographic Illusions

November 2014

In this type of portrait, the planning of the setup and shots is just as important—or perhaps more important—as the postproduction.

Soft Proofs

Issue 4

How to get picture-perfect prints every time

Mid-Day Madness

October 2014

What’s a photographer to do when the light isn’t as obviously beautiful as it is at dawn or dusk?

Color Workflow

Issue 3

Working between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6

Creating Motion Graphics in Photoshop

September 2014

Photoshop has long been the standard for static image processing, but in this day of social media and smartphones we need it to do more.

DNG Crash Course

Issue 2

Five reasons why DNG is the best format for RAW images

Natural Selections

July/August 2014

Creating better and faster selections in Photoshop.

32-Bit HDR

Issue 1

Blend multiple exposures into a 32-bit image for greater control and realism

Altered States

May/June 2014

Compositing with photographic elements can crack open a limitless realm of wonderful possibilities.

Photoshop for Professional Video

April 2014

While many Photoshop users immediately think Photoshop is only used for photography, it’s actually used to manipulate pixels of all kinds.

Superfast Portrait Retouching

March 2014

Self-employed photographers must follow many rules, but without clients walking through the door, none of those rules matter.

Photoshop and Lightroom: The Dynamic Duo

February 2014

Photoshop and Lightroom are at the core of many photographers’ imaging workflows.

The Digital Laboratory

January 2014

Our lab is Photoshop, and all its tools are our bubbling beakers and sizzling electrodes.

Scott Kelby’s 8th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

December 2013

Scott Kelby’s 8th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

3D Type Effects

November 2013

Manipulate and render 3D Type in Photoshop, with high-end 3D application results

14th Annual 100 Photoshop Hot Tips Issue

October 2013

Sports Photography by Design

September 2013

Capture the perfect moment.

Lights, Camera, Photoshop

July/August 2013

How to create, edit, and share videos online with the help of Photoshop

Life Is Suite

May/June 2013

When and How to Combine the Extraordinary Applications in the Adobe Creative Suite

Postprocessing Techniques for Landscape Photography

April 2013

From bright skies to dark foregrounds to just about everything in between—learn to overcome Mother Nature's toughest challenges

The Wedding Issue

March 2013

Everything you need to know to create better wedding and portrait images in Photoshop and Lightroom

Retouching to the Rescue

February 2013

Retouch, replace, rebuild, or resurrect. Learn how to recognize which skills are required and what tools to use for professional results.

Going Retro

January 2013

Create authentic retro style effects on modern images

Scott Kelby's Holiday Gear Guide

December 2012

Jam-packed with cool stuff that you absolutely don't need but desperately want

Nondestructive Photoshop

November 2012

Edit, tweak, change, and adjust images without permanently damaging the original

100 Photoshop Hot Tips

October 2012

The world's best Photoshop instructors put together their top 100 Photoshop tips

Layer Styles

September 2012

Take advantage of what is arguably the most powerful feature in Photoshop

Get Sharp

July/August 2012

Pushing sharpness, details, and contrast of your images to the extreme

CS6: From the Inside

May/June 2012

Senior Product Manager, Bryan O'Neil Hughes, gives us an inside look at the making of Photoshop CS6.

Crazy Deadline, No Budget

April 2012

Time-tested methods and resources for being on time and staying within your budget

Going Hollywood

March 2012

Creating classic black-and-white portraits

The Third Dimension

February 2012

Using 3D to bring your 2D Photoshop designs to life

Come Together

January 2012

The secrets of realistic image compositing