Sky overlays, cloud brushes, photoshop actions, and video tutorials

I’m pretty dang excited about these sky overlays, cloud brushes, actions, and video tutorials. They will change the way you approach adding skies to your images.

Check out this quick video to get a little bit of an overview on some of the things that you can do with this bundle. Ready to buy? Head on over to SHINE WORKSHOP and check them out!


SHINE workshop | my new site!

For a long time, people have been asking me if I would sell my sky overlays and cloud brushes. And for whatever reason, I never got my act together to do it. Until now.

Introducing My new store, SHINE WORKSHOP!!!!

I’m selling my sky overlays, brushes, actions to help you with placing your skies, AND video tutorials on how I do what I do to get a believable sky. I am obsessed with skies. Obsessed. I have a huge catalog of sky images that I have compiled over many years and am sharing my favorites with YOU.

Besides being able to get this sky package which is totally amazing, if I do say so myself, I also am being a little more open about the fact that I offer one on one mentoring and portfolio reviews. Until now, I only really shared my pricing on that if someone asked. So, I’m changing things up. I plan on continuing to add to the store, so be sure to check back!

Check out these before and afters! My tutorials walk you through the steps to get each of these edits!


Online Editing Workshop | Lightroom and Photoshop | Laura Morita Photography

I am gearing up for another “SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome” workshop, and I’m so excited! When I first started out with photography, I had no idea how to edit an image. I relied on actions and a lot of guesswork to get an okay image. Over the years, through lots and lots of practice and lots of trial and error, I found what worked for me. It took me a long time to even consider using Lightroom but I now am so comfortable editing in Lightroom. It is so easy to edit one image from a set of images and then just sync them all. I save SO much time now. I’ve always loved teaching (all my siblings are teachers) and so this workshop for me is a chance for me to teach something that I love doing: taking images and processing them.

If you are ready to take control over your editing and get the results YOU want, then this workshop is for you.

In this image, I loved the interaction but the colors were drab, and dang it, I wish I had noticed that the little girl’s dress was hiked up a little bit too much. No worries. I can fix all of that. I did most of the editing of this image in Lightroom, and then brought it into Photoshop for some final touches.

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online editing workshop

Who doesn’t love a good sky? I know I’m obsessed with them. A blown out sky can be so boring and adding a sky can make all the difference. Problem is, it’s hard to get a sky looking believable. Learn all my secrets of how I add a sky while keeping it looking natural. And yes, that is my foot in the original image. This was shot with a 15mm fisheye. SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online editing workshopWhen I first shot this image and all the ones shot that day, I was really disappointed in my SOOC’s. The color was so drab when I looked through my viewfinder. I remember driving home really upset. But once they were edited, they popped right off my screen! They went from drab to fab. :) Here, I achieved beautiful rich colors in Lightroom and then brought it into Photoshop to improve my framing by adding another tree. I also flipped the image and will talk about why I did that in the workshop. And please excuse my son’s expression. He wasn’t so thrilled with me making him hold his sister’s hand. Ha!

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online editing workshop

I loved the action in this, but regrettably, I had cropped off more of the bottom than I would have liked. No problem. Photoshop to the rescue! And that fence? Meh. That had to go.  And thank you Lightroom for making it so easy to get my colors just the way I wanted them, rich and warm. And then, boom, sync all of those images from the series, and I’m done and playing with my kids, instead of fretting in front of my computer.

SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online editing workshop

I loved his expression (he saw a bee!) but again, the color needed work, and that road behind him really was distracting. No problem. Want to see more from this session? Right here. SHINE ~ Unleash Your Awesome ~ Laura Morita Photography | Online editing workshop

This workshop is just around the corner. Don’t miss out, because honestly, I don’t know when the next one will be.

Interested in learning more? Get some details right here! 

And be sure to read the reviews. Makes me proud. :)