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Perfect Wedding Portraits

Lesson 8 of 9

Color Adaptation, Content Aware and Median Blur

 

Perfect Wedding Portraits

Lesson 8 of 9

Color Adaptation, Content Aware and Median Blur

 

Lesson Info

Color Adaptation, Content Aware and Median Blur

color adaptation and content aware. This is gonna be fun. So let me show you all something This is Ah, It's a beautiful feature built in recently in the photo shop that not a lot of us know about and use, and it's very, very powerful. So I'm gonna open up this image, and what I'll do is I'll go ahead and select a new layer and see these, like like these things. I want to do certain things, this image I want to remove, like the fingerprints on the walls. And obviously I don't have a towel with me. I can't go on like wipe down the Disney concert hall when I'm shooting right. So I shoot the image and we'll just have to fix it in post. But they're quick ways of doing this. Now, this guy Look, if you notice on this side actually blocked him out, you see it? So I used his body to block out the other one. So I'm trying to save myself working Photoshopped by doing a little bit of posing in composing and camera toe. Reduce that. But this guy, there's nothing I could do about him Now. You might ...

think OK, well, I can go and I can clone this out. Right? So let me select my clone brush by pressing J, and I'm gonna go and just, like, try and knock this out like this, and it has an okay job. It's not terrible. We have to kind of smooth that over fix it. Maybe you want to do, like, a patch tool. So the patch tools really cool too. Because we can use the patch was another healing tool. So if you use the patch tool, you can select this area and then we need to be on a We need to be on an actual layer that has information. You can't be on a blank layer when you use the patch tool. But you can drag this and try and get it to, you know, look right. And that's not bad either. But we still have edges, right? So watch this. If I just select my selection tool, I'm just gonna do is I'm gonna merge. Let's just delete this and let's just jump this to a new layer by pressing control Jayer Command J that just jumps your background. Whatever. Later on, it will jump it to a new layer. So we get a copy in case anything goes wrong. We have our copy, right? I'm just gonna press, um, the we're going to use it lasso tool real quick, and we're going to select us out close. Let me press control to your commanding to dislike that. Selected again. It doesn't have a super precise go up to the edit menu, go to fill, and then check this out. We're going to content aware, but there's a little trick here. If you press content aware just like this, it does kind of the same thing that the cloning thing did doesn't quite get it right. Right. So press shift f five to get there again. See this little button turn That guy on cohabitation tells light room. I want you to our sorry tells Photoshopped I want you to match the color tonality in this area. In addition to doing texture and everything else, we turn that on. It's not beautiful, like it does almost flawless job of fixing it. And now it's so much easier. So when you see when you see an area like this that has a color that's graduating and you want to remove something from that area. That color adaptation fill on your content. Aware is gonna really so first skies for anything like that. You know, we have that graduating tone. It's going fantastic. And if you want to do any other fix to it, you can, Um What oftentimes works well is doing that. And then you can simply use your spot healing. If you see anything in that area, just kind of run over it a couple times, and it'll kind of blend those areas together a little bit. Cool. Okay, so we knocked that guy out. Now look at this guy over here so we could sit here. Actually, I want to show you a different way of doing this. So we have junk over here on the right side. Let's see what we have next. First on the slides, we got that guy. Let's go. Next up. I'm so slow. Okay, so call adaptation content where this is simple, like in the photo shop. Remember? Control you to get their jump your background layer. Make your selection at it. Feel shift five. Content aware. Turn on color adaptation. Now the median blur cleanup. This is the next piece. So I want to actually fix the background. Let's go back to photo shop. You'll notice that in this image we have, like, this handprint stuff, and I could create a new layer so I can go like this. And let's go at a new layer. I can sit here and I can do this all day. Right? But that's gonna take a lot of time to do that. So what? I would recommend maybe do that for a couple of these large pieces. Okay, If there's a couple large pieces, knock those out real quick. I'm gonna show you guys this really cool trick. You guys mind of Sina's for thes techniques are nothing new. I want to show you how we incorporate them into our workflow as a wedding photographer because we have to be very selective with what we do to make sure everything is time sensitive. Right. So what are we going to do? Well, let's actually bring up our tips. So, you guys gonna follow along with this? Oh, actually, know what? Let's go to the slides real quick. And so here is the slide for this. So yeah, let's just We'll actually show them over this guy. So what, We're gonna do this? Let's go back to photo shop real quick. Press all control shift E or option command. Shifty. Once he did that big retouch. So we removed that little guy on that side, You know, we move the light we did. Those kind of things we're gonna do is go to the filter menu. Now, were to go down to noise and you're gonna go to medium. What they're gonna do is blur the entire image. And what we want to set this to a pixel radius. Will we knock out the detail? Okay, so let's go to, like, 50. We knock out all the details. 50 is a good number. 30 to 50 is a pretty decent number in this area. It okay, So what happened is we just kind of killed all the texture to those areas while retaining the color. Right? So once that's done, press option and then click again on your mask. Now, use a soft brush. Okay? Reduce the flow. This is where your tablet is really gonna be handy. Okay? I'm gonna go down to, like, maybe 5% flow, so it's a little bit quick. Usually will work between one and 5%. You want to get you want to do something and prep it for, ah, enlargement. Go down to 1% and then zoom and make sure it's refined if you want to. Just get something done quick. 5% a good number. Okay, so we're gonna go 5%. All we're gonna do is if you look at the brush setting. That's just a standard brush. Zero hardness. Okay. And then watch everything just disappear. I'm just pressing bracket to kind of shrink it down as we go. Okay. I'm gonna increase the flotus to get a little more speed out of this. Okay, Go. The sign. I kind of do a little bit over this area right there where he was standing over here. Smooth this piece out. So now look at the before and after. So this works fantastic. If you're shooting a studio, your backdrop gets dirty. If you're shooting like against a graduate area like this, we have fingerprints and dirt on the wall. Anything you want to knock out real quick while retaining detail. A median noise layer. Just knock it out. Cool. Steve's like, Boom. I know you're landscape guy, brother. That was for you. This is all for you, baby.

Class Description

The morning of a wedding day presents a fantastic opportunity to capture great portraits of the bride and groom. In this class, Pye Jirsa will walk you through creating a beautiful, cohesive set of portraits from start to finish. You'll learn techniques for developing and retouching the image in Lightroom. Pye will share some of his favorite Adobe® Lightroom® presets and retouching brushes, and work on a few images in Adobe® Photoshop® to show how he keeps his editing time to a minimum.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015

Reviews

Ahmad Mostafa
 

Very nice class and very nice instructor, a lot of information is presented in a cool and easy way, you will love to follow along with the instructor. Thank You.