PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Add Detail in your Pictures #31

Hi Folks

How’s it going?

Today I’ve a new episode of my weekly Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom podcast / show and this week we’re talking DETAILS.

In this video I show you 3 ways to enhance the details in your images using Photoshop and Plug Ins PLUS explain why to choose one technique over another and the importance of adding knowledge to your Photoshop Tool Box.


As always if you have any questions / comments please feel free to give me a shout by emailing or post a comment below.

In the mean time though have a great day and I’ll catch you later.
Thanks for looking in,

•This content of this video is taken from a new fully downloadable tutorial I’ve recently added to my web store called RUNNING LATE; you can check it out here [Link]

AVAILABLE NOW: “Running Late” Full Length Tutorial

Hey Everyone,

Today I’m REALLY excited to let you know that I have a BRAND NEW Full Length Tutorial available in my Web Store.

This new tutorial is called ‘RUNNING LATE‘ and it’s the second in a series of full length tutorials I’m releasing all about Compositing.

I’m really proud of this one because I think you’re going to get a heck of a lot out of it. One thing in particular that I’ve taken time over is not just showing you the retouching steps but also covering why each technique was used and the process and thinking behind it…

When you purchase this Full Length tutorial you’ll get…

  • 17 Video Tutorials
  • 3 x RAW Files
  • Final Retouched Image
  • Full Layered psd File
  • Stock File


VIDEO 1: Introduction & Behind the Scenes

VIDEO 2: Image Settings and Enhancing Details in Camera RAW

VIDEO 3: Cleaning & Sharpening the Background Scene

VIDEO 4: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 1: Adaptive Wide Angle

VIDEO 5: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 2: Copying Elements 

VIDEO 6: Creating a Bespoke Background Part 3: The Magic of Vanishing Point

VIDEO 7: Replacing the Sky

VIDEO 8: The London Gent: Enhancing the Eyes

VIDEO 9: The London Gent: Skin Retouching, Sharpening and Working Smart with Smart Objects

VIDEO 10: Enhancing Details – 3 Techniques + Why & When to use them

VIDEO 11: Non Destructive Dodging & Burning Part 1

VIDEO 12: Non Destructive Dodging & Burning Part 2

VIDEO 13: Enlarging the Head for that Cartoon / Caricature Look 

VIDEO 14: Making the Selection / Cut Out

VIDEO 15: Minor Adjustments & Placing Subject into Scene

VIDEO 16: Matching the Colour between Foreground and Background PLUS Adding Birds

VIDEO 17: Finishing Touches

•     •     •

I’m really excited about this one because not only is it a lot of fun, but you’ll also pick up tips, tricks and techniques that will enable you to create a background from anywhere!

One thing I make a point of doing, as in all my tutorials is to not just show you the retouching steps but also cover why each technique was used and the process and thinking behind it.

I’m a firm believer that anyone can learn techniques BUT the real skill is knowing when to apply them, and this I cover throughout this tutorial as well as showing how to work Non Destructively!

DOWNLOAD your copy of my brand new Tutorial RUNNING LATE over in my Web Store here [Link]

Priced at just $27


  • January 13, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Catherine - Thx Glynn for sharing your great knowledge; I can’t wait to buy it (will do so later today) and hopefully learn some new techniques. I imagine many hours going into creating the tutorial, as well as creating the image, so thank you again for letting us peek into your creative world and learn from you, as you really are a master talent.
    Cheers and good luck with the sales.

VIDEO NEWS: New Tutorial, Screen Captures & Better Sound

Hi Folks

Today I’ve some video related content to let you know about:

  • My NEW full length downloadable retouching tutorial
  • Software for recording your computer screen
  • Tutorials for improving sound in your videos using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Ok so let’s get started…

RUNNING LATE: Photoshop Retouching Tutorial
One of the things I’m committed to for 2014 is to add a minimum of one new downloadable tutorial to the web store each month. However January will see two, namely Sleeping Beauty and this one called Running Late.

Over the coming weeks and months I’ve shoots being planned which will see new techniques being shown as what I want is for each picture to bring something different to the table.

As an example, kicking off with Running Late you’ll see a new approach to building the background using Vanishing Point; this way you can make a background from anywhere!

Check it out in my web store from Monday 13th January 2014 [Link]

•   •   •

SCREENFLOW: Everything you need to make the Perfect Screencast
As someone who produces video content such as a weekly iTunes Podcast and YouTube content one of the questions I get asked quite often is what software I use to record my screen.

So just to let you know, the one I choose to use is SCREENFLOW from Telestream which is only available for Mac; great price and real easy to use.

ScreenFlow does have a lot of functionality available to enabling you to edit the video, add transitions and more but to be honest I use it purely to record my screen. For editing I’ll export the video from ScreenFlow and then take it over into Premiere Pro CC.

Check out ScreenFlow by following this [Link]

•   •   •

HOW TO: Improve the sound in your videos
One thing I’ve very quickly learned is that when it comes to video…Great Sound is VITAL!

In fact as Adobe Evangelist Terry Ryan says in these two videos, “The secret to professional looking video, is professional sounding audio”

So, in these two videos which I caught in the Adobe Inspire eMagazine, Terry shows how you can very quickly and easily improve the sound quality in your videos when editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; seriously impressive!

Check the videos out by clicking on this [Link]

•   •   •

As always if you have any questions / comments feel free to give me a shout at or leave a comment in the section below.

For now though that’s all from me so thanks for stopping by and whatever you’re up to have a great weekend.

Catch you back here in a couple of days,

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PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: How to Create Realistic Snow #30

Hi Folks,

Hope you’re having a good week.

Ok so a change to the schedule today because here’s the latest episode of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Show / Podcast…

This week I show you a Quick and Easy technique for making realistic looking snow and show how to add it into your pictures PLUS how to apply it again and again by making it into a brush.

Much like the technique used in Episode 28 where I showed you how to add Dust & Debris, the realism here comes from adding the snow in layers to add depth.

Hope you like it:)

As always, any questions / comments feel free to drop me a line to or post a comment below.

In the mean time though feel free to share with others who you think might like to see the video content I’m posting for FREE each and every week

Catch you next time,

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Check out my Interview on the PhotoFocus Podcast

Hey Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend.

So being the start of a new week I’m kicking off with an interview.

Back in September last year when out teaching at Photoshop World in Las Vegas I was honoured to be interviewed for the PhotoFocus Podcast; a weekly show and website I’ve followed for as long as I can remember…

I spoke with Melissa Niu and we talked through so much including:

  • My Background
  • My Path to Teaching
  • Past Life and how it works into my Photography
  • Where should you start with Post Processing?
  • Advice for starting to find your way into Photography
  • How Zack Arias changed my path
  • Labelling
  • Marketing side of doing what you love and making money

Hope you like it…

HUGE thanks to everyone at PhotoFocus…Richard Harrington, Scott Bourne, Melissa Niu and Pamela Ann Berry.

Check out and Subscribe to the PhotoFocus Podcast on iTunes here [Link]

Catch you tomorrow,

ps> There’s also a GREAT interview with my Buddy Kevin Stohlmeyer all about Adobe Creative Cloud and also looking at how Photographers need to be designers!