As the saying goes, “There are many ways to do something in Photoshop.” This is accurate for most things, except when it comes to turning a color image to black & white.
I’ve often said that digital photo editing is the other half of the equation to artmaking through photography. Yes, the pure art of photography is incredibly important to learn and master.
When it comes to creative editing my work, I am constantly pushing quality, but I also need to edit faster where it makes sense. Sneak peeks, or what I like to call down and dirty edits, are something I love to offer days after a session to take my client’s experience to the next level.
In the realm of digital photo editing, there are many powerful tools and techniques that can be utilized to create awesome works of art. As these editors have developed over time, their mechanisms and interactions have evolved to offer more complex options to the artist.
Even when you nailed the shot, you still needoptimal sharpness and editing has to kick in. In this article, I am going to walk you through a Lightroom to Photoshop workflow to keep things organized while applying the best tools for the job.
Photography is a wonderful way to capture special moments in time, the people we love, magnificent landscapes and so much more. Like many hobbies, there is so much to learn—from composition and lighting to cameras and f-stops, to how to edit and store your images. It may all seem daunting at first, but little by little you will learn all you need to know.
I’ve broken this down into five points: Enhancing Surfaces, Combining Multiple Shots, Utilizing Plates and Color Cards, Unplanned Face and Body Swaps, and Creative Edits. All images included are shot and retouched solely by yours truly.
What are Smart Objects in Photoshop? Well, glad you asked. In the simplest terms, they are an entire file format unto themselves, which may not sound very simple. You’ve heard of RAW files and JPEGs, right? Well, Smart Objects are identified in Photoshop in much the same way.
Masks are one of the most powerful functions in Photoshop, giving you the perfect combination of accuracy, flexibility and creativity. Take advantage of these tips to help you make masks a key part of your Photoshop workflow.
The point is, different people have varying aesthetics when it comes to retouching. But at the end of the day, my goal is to celebrate my subject’s individual skin tones and textures, which brings me to my retouching process.