5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a big lift to your otherwise dull photographs but if not done correctly, it can ruin a shot too. Knowing how a post-processing tool can be used effectively is critical.

While there are many photo-editing software out there, the basic idea behind any post-processing step remains the same across all of them. That said, Lightroom and Photoshop by Adobe are two of the most popular ones right now.

To help you improve your post-processing, we have put together a list of five free guides related to the subject, including a few from Photzy. Do check them out!


Color Versus Black and White

color-vs-bnw-20-12Some photos work better in black and white than others. Choosing whether a photograph should be in color or black and white can be a tricky situation for many. This guide will help you decide when color is important in a photograph and when a B&W conversion might be a good idea.


Using Post Production to Improve a Composition

improve-comp-20-12Composition should essentially be determined before you click the shutter but oftentimes upon reviewing our photographs later, we realize that the composition could have been better. Post processing offers you ways to improve a composition by way of cropping or removing/ cloning out unwanted elements. This ebook shows you how with an example.


How to Create and Use Presets in Lightroom (Video)

create-presets-20-12Presets are a really quick way to change how your photographs look. Using just one click to apply a preset, a photo takes on a completely different appearance. While there are a plenty of presets available online, you can easily create yours and use them. Do check out this video to learn more!


Lightroom (LR5 or LRCC / LR6) Quick Start Guide

lr-guide-20-12Victoria Brampton, of The Lightroom Queen, has put together a great guide for those looking to get started with Lightroom 5/6/CC. Right from installing and importing photos in LR to explaining the workspace and basic editing techniques, the guide covers everything in great detail.


How Do I Do That In Lightroom and Photoshop?

rockynook-11-1In this free guide by Rocky Nook, acclaimed photographer Scott Kelby reveals some cool¬†Lightroom and Photoshop tricks, ranging from handy keyboard shortcuts to quick fixes for certain tricky situations. As the caption says, it will “help you do the things you want to do, right now”. Check it out!

About the author

Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about seven years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

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