SELECTIVE RETOUCHING with Lightroom and Photoshop #56

Hi Folks

Just to let you know that episode 56 of my weekly show is now online and that in this video I go through the complete retouch of my SWAN ON A LAKE picture.

All the retouching is completed in Lightroom / Camera RAW with just a very quick visit to Photoshop.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and of course feel free to share with others.


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LION: The KING is FREE (New Picture)

Hey Folks

How’s it going?

Hope you had a good weekend and either got done what you wanted or totally relaxed if that was on the cards:)

Today I thought I’d kick the week off by sharing a new picture with you which is actually a new addition to my ‘Animals‘ project and I’m calling it LION: THE KING IS FREE

This picture is a composite made up of 9 separate images and later this week I’ll post a brief Behind the Scenes showing what images were used and also what some of the techniques were that I used in Photoshop to help with the trickier bits like cutting the lion out from it’s original background and blending the hair.

In the mean time though you can check out a larger / better screen quality version over in my 500px portfolio by CLICKING HERE

Right that’s all for today’s quick post so I’ll see you back here tomorrow.


PHOTOSHOP TIP: Rotating the Clone Tool

HI Folks

Hope you’ve had a great week and are now looking forward to the weekend.

Those of you in the UK…how cool was that thunder storm last night?!?!

So what are you up to this weekend? I’ll of course be writing for the new book and am also seriously thinking about going to see new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie at the cinema. This may well lead to a day down at Monkey World – Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Dorset next week to take some pictures for a new picture in my animals project.

Ok so today I’m keeping it short and have a Photoshop Tip for you.

I’ve been working on a picture this week which has been a commission for Sky TV and as I was using the Clone Tool on some areas I thought I’d pass on a tip you may not know about for using it on angled areas.

So,  if you ever find yourself having to use the CLONE TOOL to cover areas at a changing angle here’s a Quick Tip to make life easier…


  • Open the Clone Source Properties (Window – Clone Source)
  • With the Clone Tool active, ALT/OPTION + Click to set source
  • Highlight the Angle in the Clone Source Properties
  • Use SHIFT + UP / DOWN ARROW to change angle

(UP ARROW rotates Clockwise / DOWN ARROW rotates Anti-Clockwise)

So there you go…just a Quick Post with a Quick Tip.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.


RETOUCHING A SUNSET with Lightroom and Photoshop #55

Hey Everyone

Just to let you know that a new episode of my weekly show / podcast is now online (#55)

This week I show you how I retouch a sunset picture using Lightroom that ordinarily would have been for the chop PLUS as the retouch takes under 1 minute (minus talking) I’ve added in some extra tips at the end.

Hope you ‘Like’ it and of course feel free to share with others.

Thanks for tuning in,

  • July 22, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Clive Daniels - Hi Glynn,

    Thanks for another useful tutorial. Just one question, when you do the spot removal you use the “visualise spots” option, is this a CC option as I don’t see it in LR4?


  • July 24, 2014 - 4:55 am

    Glyn - Clive I believe it was introduced in Lightroom 5

50% DISCOUNT: Topaz ReMask (For Selections / Cut Outs)

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Ok so kicking the week off I’ve a Limited Time Discount to let you know about.

One of my favourite Plug In creators for Photoshop is Topaz…I use a number of their plug ins for all different kinds of retouching tasks: Detail, Clarity, Clean and so on…

Now those of you who have followed this blog and my YouTube Channel will know that I have a bit of a fascination with finding different ways to make selections and cut outs. I really do think that it’s good to have as many techniques to do certain tasks as possible in your tool Photoshop Tool Bag as each new picture brings with it new challenges and yeah sure enough I’ve recorded tutorials for most of them.

The Pen Tool being my favourite tool and with all those techniques though ultimately I want the best selection/cut out as possible and as quickly as possible because I want my time in Photoshop to be spent being creative. So, with that in mind there are times on particularly challenging cut outs AND when time is limited that I’ll turn to a plug in from Topaz called ReMask.

Topaz have also just released a BIG update to the Plug In so if you use the Discount Code below giving 50% OFF you’ll be getting the very latest version. Also if you’ve previously purchased the Plug In you’ll receive the update for free.

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Right that’s all from me for today but look out for a video coming soon where I’ll be showing how I use ReMask on some tricky cut outs.

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here soon.


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