Photoshop has a charming history behind its origins and we can learn just how far this iconic piece of photographic software has come from the late 80’s. So here’s some things you may not know about how it all began. Enjoy.
Of course, it’s best if you get everything right in camera first time: light, color, pose, everything – however, it’s not always going to swing your way! So, plan your shoots accordingly if you can in order to avoid heavy repairs in post production, since you never know how they will turn out.
High key photography and low key photography are stylistic approaches that are used to convey a moment, a mood and ambience. High key uses brights and lights to take out all the harsh shadows in a photograph and can be created using natural bright moments or with unnatural application of bright lighting and flash. It […]
In Photoshop CC, there are multiple blur filters using the Blur Gallery that give us powerful, artistic control. These include Field, Iris, Tilt-Shift, Path and Spin Blur. There are also blur effects that can be applied to each of these that amp up the creativity factor. In short, these filters simply rock! They allow pinpointing […]
As you might know by now, Lightroom provides a completely non-destructive editing of your photographs. Photoshop, on the other hand, if not used properly is a destructive editor, meaning that after a certain amount of steps you can’t go back. You can’t even re-edit some adjustment you’ve done if you haven’t done it in the […]
We reviewed ideas and tips on framing our subjects while in the field here. We’ll now explore framing our subject in post processing. There are times that with the best intentions and effort, our photo did not come out the way we intended. We also have photos that with a little framing help in post […]
HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range,” meaning that the method is supposed to increase the dynamic range that one image can have as if the sensor had the same amount of dynamic range. I’d been looking for HDR processors that did a realistic job, and for a while the search didn’t yield a processor that […]
Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here. Once the images are uploaded in Photoshop, the retouching should be done first. I will use the frequency separation technique to retouch the portrait before masking it to fit the other background. Before you start, convert everything […]
Since the rough edit in Lightroom is complete, I can now take a dive in Photoshop and finish with the final touches. Make no mistake, there is a lot more work to be done here, and it will take some trial and error until the final result is achieved. I know you see most photographers […]
So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard to see the whole picture, not that they aren’t good resources to learn from, quite the contrary. That is why in these two articles I’ll edit a portrait from my latest […]