EZbackgrounds Photography Articles
Even a veteran Photoshop artist should learn some things from this unique exploration of the program's useful shortcuts and secret trickery.
We compare the major image editing programs available on the market today from the $600 big daddy Photoshop to the free GIMP.
Even if you don't know her name, you've seen her work. Learn the technique to one of the most influential fashion photographers in recent years.
Adjust color without affecting skin texture and vice versa. This is the exclusive method the pros use for magazines and print.
Whether it's in-camera with a gray card or in Photoshop, learn the secret to perfect white balance every time.
You don't have to sacrifice control for mobility. Find out all the options available.
A visual guide to more easily understand the difference between all the options available in studio light modifiers.
To truly master photography, you need to understand light. I mean really understand it. Here is the first step.
Understand these key concepts of lighting and you will be ever closer to achieving mastery of light.
Try this fun technique in any image editing program, not just Photoshop. Paint a sugar skull on your face for Halloween.
See how easy it is in world of Photoshop to become a vampire, a zombie, or even a demon.
We're starting at the hands and will continue until we get to the feet in our premiere edition of The EZbackgrounds Posing Guide. Check out all the great insights into the secrets of the pros.
The arm bone is connected to the hand bone, or something like that. However it goes, you can't pose hands without arms. Part two in our posing guide series.
Shoulders and torso establish the base of good composition in portraits. Check out our continuing series on the posing techniques of portrait professionals.
More people hate their feet than any other body part. In this leg of the posing guide series, we reveal the dos and don'ts of properly posing legs and feet for portraits.
Eyes are the focal point of every portrait, so pose them well. Also, find out what head tilt can ruin the best of portraits.
None of us are perfect. But, we all want to be seen in the best possible light. Here are some techniques to slimming plus-sized subjects.
Preparation is the critical issue. Find out what you need to know.
What you need to know before a newborn baby session.
Apply a contoured surface to any image or pattern with the Displace Filter in Photoshop.
This noise you can see, and it's not pretty. Find out how to easily rid yourself of this nuisance in Photoshop without losing detail.
Better named smart layers; they are as useful as they are easy to learn. Once you realize their usefulness, you can't unlearn it.
Adjustment layers in Photoshop are key elements to your non-destructive image editing workflow.
Out of thirty possible blending modes in Photoshop, you use these three more than all the others combined.
Never use the Eraser Tool again! Take a few minutes and learn the basics of this essential feature in Photoshop.
Understanding masks in one thing. Knowing your way around the Mask Properties Editing Window is another.
You can't use digital backgrounds and frame templates without knowing about layers.
With so many options to color adjustment in Photoshop, it can be difficult to choose the right one for the right job. We walk you through it here.
Wrap your mind around the most powerful tool in your Photoshop arsenal.
Find out the ins and outs of the first set of choices available in the adjustment layers list.
The second set of adjustment layers are some of the most powerful tools available in Photoshop.
Is your image balance? Check out our article on the subject and learn how to spot an out of balance photo at a glance.
Taking a few minutes to learn how to read a histogram will go a long way toward easing your workflow and improving your images overall.
See how easy it really is to create this essential portrait technique.
Add a little punch to your forest pictures by adding rays of light shining through the trees. Very quick, very EZ.
One of the many uses of the Displace Filter is creating realistic water reflections.
Five principles of life that can help you become the photographer you've always wanted to be.
If you are in the market for photo studio lighting, this is the article for you.
In the spirit of time and money savings that is EZbackgrounds' specialty, we offer up three recommendations for photo printers.
You can extract any subject from any background using Photoshop and other image editing programs. A chroma key backdrop definitely makes workflow much easier. Find out here if you really need one.
Windows users have known this frustration since the first Photoshop was released. Soon Apple owners will know the same frustration. Why can't Photoshop simply make their PSD thumbnails visible?
Of all the colors of the spectrum, why is the standard chroma key backdrop the same color as Kermit the Frog? Why not yellow or red? Find out the answer to this burning question.
It's easier to learn the keyboard shortcuts you make yourself. Find out how to save time on your workflow in under thirty seconds.
It takes only seconds to enable this function in Photoshop that can save you hours and hours on workflow.