Adjust Depth Of Field With Lens Blur In Adobe Camera Raw & Lightroom (Early Access)

“With the help of artificial intelligence, Adobe Camera Raw & Lightroom Classic can automatically generate a synthetic depth map based on the content of an image, enabling photographers to change the focus plane and quickly create a “narrow” or “shallow” depth of field in an image. The video below demonstrates how to use Lens Blur, apply a Bokeh effect, visualize and customize the Depth Map, and use the Refinement brush.”

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How To Use Photoshop’s New Gradients – Plus Make A Rainbow On Your Way

“Colin Smith shows you tips in the new Photoshop gradients to give you precise control and have fun making a rainbow.” Learn more about all of the gradient controls along the way.

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44 Resources To Help You Enjoy 2023’s World’s Best Photographs

M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble), NASA, and ESA

Enjoy viewing 2023’s top photography collections!

BBC – 2023 In Photos

New York Times – 2023 In Photos

Time – Best Photos Of 2023

CNN – Year In Pictures 2023

APP – Year In Photos 2023

Reuters Pictures Of The Year

The Atlantic – 2023 In Photos

Washington Post – 2023 In Photos

World Press Photo – Contest Winners

The Independent Photographer – Best Images Of 2023


Travel – Photographer Of The Year


World Sports Photography Awards 2023

Getty Images Sports Pictures Of The Week 2023


LA Times – The Best Entertainment Photos Of 2023

Billboard – Best Photography Of 2023

NY Times – 59 Photographs That Defined the Year in Arts

Guardian – The Best Photography Shows Of 2023


National Geographic – Pictures Of The Year

Nature – Best Science Images Of 2023

Nature Conservancy – Photography Prize 2023

Guardian – Nature Photographer Of The Year

Guardian – Ocean Photographer Of The Year

Ocean Photographer Of The Year

National Geographic – Best Wildlife Photos 2023

Guardian – Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Guardian – Wildlife Photographer Of The Year People’s Choice

Audubon Photography Awards 2023

Bird Photographer Of The Year 2023

Dog Photographer Of The Year 2023

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Nikon Small World Photography Award 2023

Milky Way Photographer Of The Year 2023

International Landscape Photographer Of The Year

Landscape Photographer Of The Year

Guardian – Landscape Photographer Of The Year


My Modern Met – Best Of 2023

Photo Magazine – 40 Of The Most Striking Photographs

International Photography Awards 2023

World Photo Organisation – Open Competition 2023

iPhone Photographer Of The Year 2023


Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2023

Lucie – Photo Book Prize

WIRED – Favorite Photography Books 2023

Recover Impossible Blown Out Highlights in Photoshop!

“Recover highlights easily, even if the details are completely lost, with the latest features in Photoshop! n this video, we will learn how to target and precisely select clipped highlights, use Generative Fill to create details, and explore classic Photoshop techniques like Blend Modes and Masking to blend the details perfectly!”

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“Overexposed? Entirely Blown Out Highlights in a White Dress? Easily “Recover” Details With a Simple Photoshop Trick! Using 2 Ingredients: A Reference & a Blend Mode, learn how to easily create the details for the blown-out areas. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a reference texture image along with Multiply to cover up the areas with no details, and save the day!”

You can use these techniques for shadows too.

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How To Color Grade For Emotion In Your Photographs – Plus Use Presets To Explore Options Quickly

“Give your photo a storytelling edge, instill mood and emotions, and transform a nice photo into a cinematic one.”

“Discover how to save time editing photos with one-click transformations in this tutorial with Adobe’s Principal Evangelist Julieanne Kost (@jkost) who shares her top tips for creating, using and downloading presets in Adobe Lightroom.”

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33 Great Quotes About The Color Pink

Enjoy this collection of quotes on the color pink.

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“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.”
— Raoul Dufy

“Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
– James Abbott McNeill Whistler

“Pink is not just a color; it’s a state of mind.”
– Jessica Lynn

“Pink isn’t just a color. It’s an attitude too.”
– Miley Cyrus

“Pink is not a color – it’s a culture to me.”
– DeAngelo Williams

“Purple is the hue worn by a baby witch or warlock. Pink and blue are for mortals.”
– Agnes Moorehead

“Pink is the color of strength, a color of conviction, a color of decision making.”
– Angad Bedi

“Pink represents compassion, love, and nurturing.”
– Sophia Richards

“Love just comes in one color. Pink!”
– Anthony T. Hincks

“In a world that often lacks compassion, pink stands as a reminder to be kind.”
– Matthew Green

“Through pink-colored glasses, the world becomes a more beautiful place.”
– Nathan Cooper

“My parents told me I’d point to a bed of flowers and say ‘Pink. Pretty,’ before I knew any other words.”
– Joni Mitchell

“Pink is a beautiful color because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”
– C. Joybell C

“I don’t think people expect Bruce Springsteen to come out in a pink satin jacket, but Rod Stewart, they do. And I like doing it; I don’t wear it just because I think I have to. I’m a very flamboyant person.”
– Rod Stewart

“Pink makes everything fabulous.” – Barbie

“Everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks.”
– Richelle E. Goodrich

“Pink Champagne is about having fun and letting go, and living your life to the fullest!”
— Ariana Grande

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.”
— Audrey Hepburn

“I am a self-proclaimed feminist in a lot of ways, but I am not going to say that I will take a pink flag and run to India Gate with that.”
– Taapsee Pannu

“Pink is the navy blue of India.”
– Diana Vreeland

“Nay, I am the very pink of courtesy.”
— William Shakespeare

“Almost all words do have color, and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her, too.”
– Gladys Taber

“Pink is a gentle reminder to embrace your femininity fearlessly.”
– Daniel Williams

“Look at that,’ she whispered, and then after a moment: ‘I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.”
– Elizabeth Taylor

“I’ve always been the girl who can’t sit on her hands. If there’s a pink elephant in the room, I’ll identify it and say it.”
– Angela Rayner

“I believe American corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return. Many of them are, but too many aren’t. It’s wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other. And I believe Wall Street can never, ever be allowed to wreck Main Street again.”
— Hillary Clinton

“I chose the Pink Fund because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and I was pretty young in high school. At the time when she got re-diagnosed, my family had to move and they lost a job. Times were tough a little bit financially. The Pink Fund allows money to be raised to help women in need. I’m really excited to be able to represent that.”
– Jordan Larson

“Pinkville was called Pinkville because in the military maps, it was shaded a bright kind of shimmering pink, which signified what was called on the maps a ‘built up’ area, which was extremely misleading – ‘built up’ only meant there were little villages and it wasn’t just desolate paddy land or unpopulated.”
– Tim O’Brien

“Pink seems to me the essentially false and negative colour; because it is the dilution of something that is rich and glowing…. pink suggests nothing but the horrible and blasphemous idea of wine with too much water in it…. the fading of the fire; pink is mere anæmia in the blood of the universe.”
– G. K. Chesterton

“USDA says pink slime, which is made of cow connective tissue and other scraps and then treated with ammonia to kill the salmonella, e Coli, potentially, the U.S. Government says it’s totally safe.”
– Jane Velez-Mitchell

“Here and there are worms, evidence of the fertility of the soil, caught by the sun, half dead; flexible and pink, like lips.”
— Margaret Atwood

“The day you’re born, you get the pink slip on YOU. Outright ownership. You must only share that life with those that you and only you choose.”
— Jerry Lewis

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33 Great Quotes About The Color Purple

Enjoy this collection of quotes on the color purple.

Which is your favorite? Have one to add? Leave a comment!

“When God made the color purple, God was just showing off.”
– Mae Jemison

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
– Alice Walker

“He domesticated and developed the native wild flowers. He had one hill-side solidly clad with that low-growing purple verbena which mats over the hills of New Mexico. It was like a great violet velvet mantle thrown down in the sun; all the shades that the dyers and weavers of Italy and France strove for through centuries, the violet that is full of rose colour and is yet not lavender; the blue that becomes almost pink and then retreats again into sea-dark purple—the true Episcopal colour and countless variations of it.”
– Willa Cather

“Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower, BUT they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.”
– Suzy Kassem

“The key to success is to find a way to stand out–to be the purple cow in a field of monochrome Holsteins.”
― Seth Godin

“Seek to be the purple thread in the long white gown.”
– Epictetus

“‘Almost’ is all about gradations and nuance and about suggestion and shades. Not quite a red wine, but not crimson, not purple either, or maroon; come to think of it, ‘almost’ Bordeaux.”
– Andre Aciman

“Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”
– James Whistler

“It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination, because wherever it appeared it was a sign that mere matter was a servant of the powers of the magical mind. It was enchantment itself. But Rincewind always thought it looked a sort of greenish-purple.”
– Terry Pratchett

“Made up of the glories of the most precious gems, to describe them is a matter of inexpressible difficulty. For there is amongst them the gentler fire of the ruby, there is the rich purple of the amethyst, there is the sea-green of the emerald, and all shining together in an indescribable union. Others, by an excessive heightening of their hues equal all the colours of the painter, others the flame of burning brimstone, or of a fire quickened by oil.”
– Pliny the Elder

“Foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green, or orange are leaders in antioxidants and contain many nutrients that boost immunity and enhance health.”
– Deepak Chopra

“Violet is the most soothing, tranquilizing and cooling color vibration. It encourages the healing of unbalanced mental conditions in people who are overly nervous or high-strung. Foods of the violet vibration are: purple broccoli, beetroot and purple grapes.”
– Tae Yun Kim

“Purple is the hue worn by a baby witch or warlock. Pink and blue are for mortals.”
– Agnes Moorehead

“Purple is the color of royalties. It stands for luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also the color of passion, romance, and sensitivity.” – Amira

“Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood; as the Emperors signed their names in green ink when under age, but when of age, in purple.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.”
– Regina Brett

“Purple puts us in touch with the part of ourselves that is regal.”
– Byllye Avery

“I’m not posh, not in the slightest. My parents spent some money on my education, but I wasn’t born to the purple.”
– Matthew Goode

“He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”
– Rudyard Kipling

“Men with purple hearts carry silver guns and they will kill a man for what his father has done. But what my father did, I don’t live it: no, I am not him.”
– Conor Oberst

“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.”
– Alice Walker

“No prosaic description can portray the grandeur of 40 miles of rugged mountains rising beyond a placid lake in which each shadowy precipice and each purple gorge is reflected with a vividness that rivals the original.”
– Herbert Hoover

“The purple light or glow, which appears roughly fifteen or twenty minutes after sunset… looks like an isolated bright spot fairly high in the sky over the place the sun has set, and then it quickly expands and sinks until it blends with the colors underneath.”
– James Elkins

“When I write after dark the shades of evening scatter their purple through my prose.”
– Cyril Connolly

“Despite the fact that he’s been dead for over seventy years and his prose considered purple and overwrought by many, H.P. Lovecraft’s work is still widely read and has remained influential for generations.”
– Ellen Datlow

“Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?”
– St. Jerome

“I want to be pure in heart — but I like to wear my purple dress.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I won’t eat any cereal that doesn’t turn the milk purple.”
– Bill Watterson

“purple does something strange to me”
– Charles Bukowski

“Purple Haze all in my brain, lately things don’t seem the same. Actin’ funny but I don’t know why. ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.”
– Jimi Hendrix

“Time is purple / Just before night.”
– Mary O’Neill

“Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.”
– Carl Sandburg

“Purple haze all in my eyes, don’t know if it’s day or night. You got me blowin’, blowin’ my mind. Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?”
– Jimi Hendrix

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Everything You Need to Know About Point Color in Adobe Camera Raw

“The new Point Color feature in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw enables more powerful and precision color editing than even before. In this video you’ll learn how to use Point Color to make adjustments based an all three dimensions (Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity). While Point Color is designed to be easy to use (you can simply sample a color and start making adjustments), this in-depth video also points out key differences between Point Color and Color Mixer and demonstrates how to use the range sliders to achieve the exact color adjustments that you’re after. Point Color is available both when making edits to the entire image and when adjusting only a portion of an image using masking.”

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20 Great Quotes About The Color Orange

Enjoy this collection of quotes on the color orange.

Which is your favorite? Have one to add? Leave a comment!

“Orange is the happiest color.”
– Frank Sinatra

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”
– Wassily Kandinsky

“Orange is the color of positive thinking and optimism.”
– Remez Sasson

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.”
– Tae Yun Kim

“Orange is an underrated color, it’s the second most underrate color after yellow.”
– Michel Gondry

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other?”
– Herman Melville

“Your mind makes out the orange by seeing it, hearing it, touching it, smelling it, tasting it and thinking about it but without this mind, you call it, the orange would not be seen or heard or smelled or tasted or even mentally noticed, it’s actually, that orange, depending on your mind to exist! Don’t you see that? By itself it’s a no-thing, it’s really mental, it’s seen only of your mind. In other words it’s empty and awake.” — Jack Kerouac

“Much like purple, orange tends to be a controversial color. People tend to either love it or hate it.”
– Kendra Cherry

“It was like trying to break up with the color orange, or Wednesday, or silent e. It was the most passionate and tumultuous relationship I’d ever known.”
– Rob Sheffield

“I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you’re still on my hit list, buddy.”
-Jonathan Carroll

“The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.”
– Ram Charan

“Meanwhile, the sunsets are mad orange fools raging in the gloom.”
― Jack Kerouac

“Orange is an attention-grabbing color that tends to stand out visually.”
– Kendra Cherry

“The color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition, as well as independence.”
– Anonymous

“Orange is a color of liberation from the pains of hurtful love and inner insecurities. To channel orange is to truly be free, to be you.”
― Frank Ocean

“When I think of flavors, I think color, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orang.”
– Dylan Lauren

“If the real world is orange juice, then art is like orange juice concentrate.”
– Martin Mull

“God doesn’t make orange juice, God makes oranges.”
– Jesse Jackson

“Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?”
–Steven Wright

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How To Fix Color Casts In Photographs With Photoshop’s New Point Color

Colin Smith shows you how to eliminate ugly color casts and weird shadows with effortless ease in Photoshop, using the new point color tool in Camera RAW.

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