How to create a realistic sun flare in Photoshop

How to create a realistic sunflare in Photoshop

Have you ever seen those shots to where the car is positioned almost perfectly to where the sun looks as if it’s pointing directly at the car, or maybe you have a great photo but it seems like there’s something missing? Well if so, I have something that may just shine a little more light to the photo. Why don’t … Read More

Transparent Hood For Your Car

Have you ever seen those shots where the hood looked transparent, and you could see the engine below it? I always thought those were pretty cool. Luckily for me, I have been messing with Photoshop for like a decade before I picked up photography, so I knew how to edit those shots. If you haven’t, don’t worry it’s simple. If … Read More

Gradient Tool: Remove Reflections and Draw Attention

You know what vignetting is, right? Well, this is similar to that but I personally think it looks WAY better than a vignette does. The Gradient Tool is a tool that allows you to create a gradual blend with different colors and it can be used to draw more attention to the car, or any subject for that matter. I’m … Read More

How To Shoot and Edit a Light Painting

Light Painting - car photography

So you want to learn how do to light paintings? But what exactly is light painting? Light painting is a technique, usually done at night, in which you set your camera on a low shutter speed and use some type of light to illuminate an object while everything else stays dark. Okay now that you know what it is, I … Read More

How To Easily Replace a Background

Replace a Background - car photography

Have you ever had the opportunity to shoot your dream car but didn’t have a nice background for it? All you had was a parking lot, or some trees behind the car. Those shots are okay sometimes but if you want to take your car photography to the next level, you need to have a really nice background to go … Read More

What are the Blur & Sharpen Tools for?

Blur and Sharpen - car photography

There are so many uses for the blur and sharpen tools, but then again there are many uses for ALL of the tools that Photoshop has to offer. For that reason, it’s impossible to cover all of the uses for the tools but I will tell you why I use them for car photography and how I think they will … Read More

How to Replace a Sky in 2 Simple Steps

Replace a Sky - car photography

You just finished shooting your dream car, you come back home, look at your shots and realize the sky is blown out in all of your shots. How disappointing is that?? Shots with a blown out sky just scream out boooooring!   So of course, the only thing you can do is replace the sky in photoshop with another sky … Read More

Understanding Lightroom – The Basics

Adobe Lightroom Basics - car photography

Let’s get started with the Lightroom basics, shall we? I already covered the basics in Photoshop so now it’s time for Lightroom to shine.   Lightroom is what I use first for all the color corrections and shit like that, then I take my masterpiece into Photoshop for more complicated edits.   If you just got Lightroom and don’t know … Read More

How Do I Remove Reflections In Photoshop?

So you want to learn how to remove reflections from the car and little dirt specs? Well, lucky for you I’m here to show you how it’s done. This can seriously take your shot from 0 to 100 real quick. Real f%cking quick. If you don’t know what the selections tools are then you should check out the Selection Tools … Read More

Layer Masks [Photoshop]

Layer masks are the easiest way to make a selection or to blend multiple pictures together (also called composites). Layer masks basically allow you to make changes to your shot with the ability to go back when needed.   Start here So, let’s say you’re working on a shot you did this past weekend. The weather was great, location was … Read More

Selection Tools [Photoshop]

Photoshop Selection Tools - car photography

There are many tools that you can use to select your car or the background or pretty much anything you want, Photoshop calls these the Selection Tools, there are quite a few of them. There are multiple selection tools that you can use but typically I stick to just one or two at most. You have to play around with … Read More

Understanding Photoshop: Layers

One of the more crucial things I had to learn about Photoshop was how layers work. Which is what this episode of Understanding Photoshop is about.   WHAT ARE LAYERS? If you don’t know what the layers are, they as basically different images, or text, or adjustment that are in their own field. Each layer will control specific things on … Read More

Understanding Photoshop: Open and Save

EVERYONE KNOWS THIS Now I know what you’re thinking, Open and Save, everyone can do that. Yes, pretty much everyone can open a file and save a file but with Photoshop there are so many different ways to do this I decided to make a guide on opening and saving images as part of another episode of Understanding Photoshop.   … Read More

Understanding Photoshop: Tools Panel

TOOLS PANEL On the last Understanding Photoshop, I shared my number one tip for faster and quicker workflow and briefly explained what windows I’m working with in Photoshop. In this post, I will tell you about all of the tools in the Tools Panel, which you should have read a little about in the last post.   HELP ME! It … Read More

Understanding Photoshop: Workspace

How do I use Photoshop? In order to edit any of your images, you must first know how to use Photoshop. When you first open it up it may look overwhelming and that’s exactly how I felt until I started messing around with it and figuring out what everything does. It definitely is not as hard as it looks. I … Read More