Latest Articles in the Category Advanced Edits:
Master the Blending Modes in Zoner Photo Studio
How can you give photos just the right look, one that lets the right colors shine through? The blending modes in Zoner Photo Studio are your friend here—especially the Multiply, Soft light, and Lightness modes. In this article we’ll explain what they are and how they work. Most edits in Zoner Photo Studio lie on a temporary layer until you apply them, and that layer can be blended into the picture in various ways, called modes. To pick the most useful mode for a job, you need to know how modes work and what kinds of image information go best with which modes.
Using Edits to Make Your Subject Shine
Today we’ll take a look at how to improve a photo where the subject lacks emphasis. We’ll do it using basic tools in Zoner Photo Studio 17. We hope you’ll download the starting picture and follow along!
Low-contrast Photogaphy in Zoner Photo Studio
Many photographers have climbed to the top by breaking the rules of the art. But before you can break the rules, you have to master the rules. In this article, we’ll help you masterfully break the rules on contrast. (And we’ll also take this opportunity to showcase the excellent RAW development toolkit in Zoner Photo Studio 17!)
Learn Digital Panning in Zoner Photo Studio
Panning is a technique that photographers use to emphasize motion. They follow a moving object with their camera, and press the trigger at just the right moment. This keeps the photo’s main subject sharp, while blurring its surroundings. That’s nice when you can manage it… but what if you need to fake it after the shot? Read on to find out!
HDR: Not Just for Other People
If you’ve ever done landscape photography, then you know the situation where your sensor’s dynamic range isn’t big enough for the dynamic range of the scene. In plain English: you can only get detail in the dark tones if you’re willing to sacrifice it in the light tones—in other words, to accept a washed-out sky—or vice versa: detailed bright tones at the cost of dark tones that all blend into pure black. There’s a solution: HDR.
Correct Optical Lens Defects in RAW
Camera lenses can suffer from a variety of lens defects. Fortunately, most of these can be suppressed somewhat via computer edits. And this kind of post-processing becomes a lot easier when you shoot RAW.
The Art of Noise
There are plenty of photography websites that will tell you how to improve a picture by removing noise. But this article will tell you how to improve a picture by adding it. Noise can improve a picture for various reasons, but today we’ll stick to one technical reason. As photographers we’ve all learned to fear…
Basic Portrait Retouching in Zoner
Nobody’s perfect—even in pictures. Until you retouch them! That’s why Zoner Photo Studio offers a number of tools and ways to make an “imperfect” model look almost perfect. In this article we’ll tell you what to retouch, how to do it, and what to use.
A Beginner’s Introduction to Color Management
Color is the language of photography, but sometimes it needs a translator.