Author Archives: Denny Tang

Aurora HDR vs Lightroom & Photoshop

Looking for a way to process HDR photos that’s better than Lightroom or Photoshop? Check out this Aurora HDR review and quickstart tutorial by Denny’s Tips. HDR photography lets you create images with a far greater dynamic range than what you’d get with your camera. It involves taking the same photo multiple times with lighter…

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8 Urban Desaturated Lightroom Presets

Download these free Lightroom presets by SparkleStock. These looks are great for city and nighttime photos and they give your photos the dark moody look. In the free version, you’ll get 8 Lightroom presets and LUTs. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 24 presets and LUTs. The Pro version also features fadeable presets…

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5 Lightroom Presets and LUTs Inspired by Ben Thomas

Download these Lightroom presets inspired by the flat teal, yellow and pink colors seen in the photos of award-winning photographer, Ben Thomas. The presets were created by SparkleStock and they’re fully compatible with the LR Toolkit workflow system. The free download will give you 5 presets and LUTs. If you upgrade to the Pro version,…

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5 Popular Lightroom Effects in 5 Minutes (Reproducible in Photoshop)

There are a lot of effects that people ask about and they also happen to be very easy to do. In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to create 5 popular Lightroom effects in less than 5 minutes. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, many of the concepts can be reproduced in Photoshop using adjustment…

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How to Replace Skies in Photoshop

Learn how to replace skies in Photoshop with this tutorial from Denny’s Tips. Most of the time, replacing skies means that you have to spend a lot of work cutting out the sky. But in this tutorial, you’ll learn how to replace skies in a fraction of the time and effort. You’ll also learn about…

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Free Actions to Create Incredible “Dot Grids” from Photos

Creating dot grid artwork takes a lot of work. These actions by SparkleStock take all the work out and lets you turn any photo into an incredible dot grid artwork in just a few clicks! The free version lets you create graphics with medium and large dots. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock small…

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Hope Poster Generator for Photoshop

Turn any photo into a pop art with these Photoshop actions courtesy of SparkleStock. This effect was inspired by the Obama Hope poster by Shepard Fairey. The free version lets you create a 800-pixel wide artwork. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock sizes up to 6000 pixels and additional paper textures. Click to view…

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8 Nostalgic Lightroom Presets

Download these free nostalgic Lightroom presets and LUTs courtesy of SparkleStock. They give your photos the memorable film-like look in just one click. The free download gives you 8 Lightroom presets and LUTs to choose from. Upgrade to the pro version to unlock all 30 presets and LUTs. The pro version also gives you fadeable…

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8 Free Orange and Teal Lightroom Presets and LUTS

Download these orange and teal Lightroom presets and LUTs by SparkleStock. The free download includes 8 Lightroom presets and 8 LUTs. If you upgrade to the pro version, you’ll unlock all 26 presets & LUTs. Also, the pro Lightroom presets are fadeable which means that you can pick something lighter or stronger based on your…

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Free Frequency Separation Photoshop Actions with “1-Click AutoRetouch”

Retouch skin with these Frequency Separation Photoshop actions by SparkleStock. Frequency Separation is one of the most popular and effective techniques for retouching skin. With the AutoRetouch, you can retouch skin in one-click. It automatically detects skin tones using facial recognition and makes it look beautifully and naturally smooth. If you upgrade to the Pro…

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Bladerunner 2049 Lightroom Presets and LUTs

Download these Lightroom presets and LUTs inspired by the movie Bladerunner 2049. Created by SparkleStock, these dystopian-style color gradings can completely transform the narrative and feelings of your photos. The free version gives you 3 presets. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 9 presets and LUTs. In addition, the Pro version features fadeable…

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Replace Skies with These Photoshop Actions

Download these free Photoshop actions from SparkleStock to easily replace skies in Photoshop. It’s perfect for landscape and real estate photography where the sky can make all the difference. The free version will let you replace gray/overcast skies with ease. Simply play the action then paint over the sky. The automasking feature finds the sky…

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Free Animated Rose Gold Instagram Template for Photoshop

Boost your Instagram account with this free animated Instagram template courtesy of SparkleStock. It’s a 30 second animation that loops seamlessly and can be edited with Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. These templates utilizes the maximum Instagram post size which is 1080x1350px (1.25x larger than a square image). Click to view slideshow. Download Details Free…

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Today Only: Download Thousands of Photoshop Assets for Only $19

A flash sale is happening over at Envato Elements where you can get access to thousands of Photoshop add-ons, graphics, courses and eBooks. Get access now for only $19/month (reduced from $29/month). This rate lasts for the lifetime of your membership so it’s a huge saving in the long run. If you’re a Photoshop enthusiast,…

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Achieve the Cyberpunk Look with Lightroom or Photoshop’s Camera Raw Filter

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to achieve the retrofuturistic cyberpunk look in Lightroom. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, you can replicate and follow along with Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw Filter). This pink/cyan look has been a growing trend especially for nighttime cityscapes. You can also find the look used…

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Free Dystopian Photoshop Actions

Download these free Photoshop actions designed for nighttime cityscapes. Made by SparkleStock, these actions turn your photos into abstract dystopian cityscapes in just one click. They’re compatible with Photoshop CS3 and newer (including Photoshop CC). Click to view slideshow. Download Details Free Download 3 Photoshop actions Actions need to be played one-by-one Supports Photoshop only…

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Free Cyberpunk Lightroom Presets

Download this set of 3 cyberpunk Lightroom presets by SparkleStock. They’re designed for night-time cityscapes and a great way to add the retrofuturistic vibe to your photos. The presets are compatible with Lightroom CC. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 10 Lightroom presets. The Pro version also includes fadeable presets and LUTs for…

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Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

In this detailed and lengthy Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to combine photos and add special effects to turn a normal photograph into a stunning artwork. You will also learn several tricks to reduce your Photoshop document file size and number of layers and layer styles. Preview of Final Results Stock Photos Here are…

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