Author Archives: Denny Tang

How to Create a Blue Night Effect in Lightroom

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to replicate the blue color grading seen in Tom Blachford’s Nihon Noir project. It’s a strong color grading that turns black skies into twilight skies. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, you can replicate it in Photoshop using the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw Filter). As mentioned…

Read Now!

3 Midnight Lightroom Presets and Profiles

Download these free Lightroom presets and Lightroom profiles inspired by the editing style of Tom Blachford’s “Nihon Noir” project. They add a moody blue look to your photos and they’re perfect for architectural and night-time photos. The download includes both Lightroom presets and profiles. The difference between them is that the presets allow you to…

Read Now!

Free Colorboost Lightroom Profiles to Make Colors Pop

Make colors pop with these Lightroom profiles by VOXCOLOR. They let you boost colors beyond what Vibrance is capable of and in new interesting ways. For example, Lightroom’s Vibrance can make gray rocks in landscape photos unnaturally colorful. But with the Colorboost VC profile, you can boost the colors further while keeping the rocks gray…

Read Now!

How to Apply a Pastel Effect To Your Photos

In this tutorial by Denny’s Tips, you’ll learn how to achieve the pastel teal and yellow look inspired by Ben Thomas. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, you can still follow it in Photoshop using the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw). This is a quick tutorial that will show you how to create…

Read Now!

6 Ways to Work Faster in Photoshop

For busy people who just don’t seem to have enough time, try out these 6 tips on how to work faster in Photoshop. You’ll learn some new Photoshop CC features and best practices such as how to use the Libraries, keystroke combinations, tools you can buy and more. Video Transcript The post 6 Ways to…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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,…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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…

Read Now!

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,…

Read Now!