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Preventive Photoshop: Take the Best Digital Photographs Now for Better Images Later by Douglas Ford Rea

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5. Creating Effects In-Camera

WHILE I ENJOY the creativity and flexibility Photoshop brings to my photography, I find that too often we rely on the software to achieve what we should have done in the camera. I wonder if we’ve forgotten what is possible with a variety of camera techniques that perhaps some of us, raised in a Photoshop world, never learned.

An important part of “Preventive Photoshop” is remembering what’s best done in the camera and what’s best done in Photoshop. Given all of Photoshop’s filters and toning tools, it’s tempting to apply special effects post-shoot in front of the computer. Instead, consider these creative effects that you can do in-camera.

When you’re wondering how you might spend less time in Photoshop, bear in ...

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