How to Create Your Own Lightroom Presets Using the Master Workflow System

There are a lot of reasons to love Lightroom. The organizational features of the library module and the tools of the develop module can help you to save time, stay organized, and maximize the impact of your photos. One of the ways that you can improve your efficiency in Lightroom is through effectively utilizing develop...

Lenovo ThinkPad W540

Thin, Light, Mobile Workstation More and more, laptops are replacing desktops in the workplace and at home. Creative professionals are no exception, as we want to take our power on the go without having to work from a network or external drive. The ThinkPad W540 from Lenovo is bringing us to that point. In a...

Omega – Create this Abstract Composite Using Only Three Resources

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create abstract and fantastic photo manipulation with a immersive, 3-D and Radiation effects! You will learn how to working with Smart filters in Photoshop and use them, create your own brush from lightning’s, quick and simple work techniques and many other! Then complete it with a dark or...

Imagination Unleashed: Best of PSD Vault DeviantART Group – Vol. 74

Welcome to the 74th volume of “Imagination Unleashed: Best of PSD Vault DeviantART Group”, which is a showcase I run regularly here on psdvault.com featuring some fantastic, highly-creative digital artworks in the PSD Vault DeviantART group. When you look at those digital artwork, pay attention to their colour scheme, creative ideas, and manipulation techniques used. Try...

PortraitPro 12 Studio

Fantastic Tool for Quick, Quality Retouching Professional retouching in Photoshop requires years of experience and hours of meticulous work, but with life moving a thousand miles per hour, it’s rare we have the luxury to devote that time to every image. Coming to our aid is PortraitPro 12 Studio, which improves upon an already rich...

Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt...

Create fashion-inspired digital collage in Adobe Photosop CS6

Today, you’ll learn how to use a variety of tools in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to mix fashion photography with abstract shapes, and how to use adjustment layers and masks to unite the colour palette and composition of an illustration. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new...

Farm Life: Photo Challenge Finalists

Thank you to all the photographers who participated in our “Farm Life” Photo Challenge!  We had some extremely creative submissions.  Here are the finalists who stood out to our judges. Please scroll down to the bottom and vote for the your favorite photo. The three photos with the most votes may appear in the November/December...