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Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

Lesson 38 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

Lesson 38 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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Lesson Info

38. Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:25
2

Overview of Brooke’s Journey

20:13
3

Your Timeline is Nonlinear

05:37
4

Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career

03:26
5

What Factors Dictate Growth

08:24
6

Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth

05:18
7

Niche Branding

04:57
8

Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline

24:27
9

How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?

10:02
10

Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art

05:54
11

Idea Fluency

10:33
12

How to Represent an Idea

07:01
13

How to Innovate an Idea

07:07
14

Creating a Dialogue With Your Art

05:48
15

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

03:43
16

Transforming a Single Image Into a Series

03:12
17

How to Tell a Story in a Series

03:28
18

How to Create Costumes From Fabric

07:20
19

Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes

02:19
20

Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image

02:56
21

Create Physical Elements in an Image

10:22
22

Shooting for a Fine Art Series

05:45
23

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

04:08
24

Wardrobe and Texture

04:54
25

Posing for the Story

05:32
26

Choosing an Image

01:23
27

Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass

11:34
28

Posing for the Story

04:17
29

Creating Backlight

02:37
30

Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite

17:51
31

Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite

06:31
32

Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite

07:40
33

Shooting the Background Images

06:14
34

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds

24:35
35

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject

04:20
36

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading

02:45
37

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture

15:24
38

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

03:21
39

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds

05:25
40

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments

03:55
41

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning

03:21
42

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models

06:58
43

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms

02:17
44

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color

02:47
45

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure

04:04
46

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds

10:45
47

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop

06:11
48

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair

05:07
49

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments

04:49
50

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

05:00
51

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing

08:46
52

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

03:34
53

Materials for Alternative Processes

06:20
54

Oil Painting on Prints

05:41
55

Encaustic Wax on Prints

03:09
56

Failure vs. Sell Out

05:14
57

Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You

03:35
58

Branding Yourself Into a Story

05:40
59

The Artistic Narrative

05:26
60

Get People to Care About Your Story

03:36
61

Get People to Buy Your Story

11:36
62

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

03:41
63

Pricing For Commissions

06:43
64

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

02:11
65

Class Outro

01:00
66

Live Premiere

16:14
67

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 1

04:41
68

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 2

07:12
69

Live Premiere: Q&A

16:10
70

Live Premiere: Photo Critique

47:33

Lesson Info

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

I want to go in and focus on the flowers before we move on. And I want to really bring out the color of the flowers in the dark areas. So I'm going to select wherever there is a flower that I want to see a little bit more of. Just like that. And feather, let's say 50 pixels and above everything. So this curve adjustment is not gonna be pinned down. I'm just making that area brighter, so we're just seeing a little bit more detail there. I also noticed that there are these windows. I actually really like this, this glare that's happening on the helmet. But I wanna get rid of the windows. So that's gonna be the last step to clean up this image before we take sort of a pullback view and look at how we've done. Okay, So let's go in with our clone stamp tool and working with a small brush. I'm just going to try to get the most neutral area here. I'm even gonna take my hardness all the way down the most neutral area to just slowly get rid of anything identifiable as a window because I don't w...

ant anyone to look at this print and think, Oh, they were in a studio. That's not really the look that I'm going for. So I'm gonna try to fix it as much as I can, uh, in a short period of time, which might be quite challenging because this is a lot of intricate, um, work with clones stamping here. So maybe I'll do that later. Pretend it's gone. It will be. We'll get rid of those. Eventually. Let's take a zoomed out look. Okay, It's funny because as you edit, you may notice that you think that you've done something really extreme. But really you haven't You think that you've done something like, whoa, that was too much. And that's how I thought with the contrast, I thought, Whoa, she's too bright. Whoa, this is too much. Now I think it looks quite flat. So I'm gonna go in and add by clicking on my lasso tool I'm gonna add just selecting where I want to see there be more light right through that area. Feather will do 500 pixels and go back up. So we're affecting every layer. Okay, And Brighton and contrast, Great and might even try from the mid tones a little bit more. Okay, I really like how that's looking. I think it looks so evocative and really matches the Siris in tone right now. And I'm gonna have to check it against the other images because that's how we edit for a Siri's. So if I look at this, I'm gonna hit, save, I wanna pull up the images and do they match? So I just kind of going back and forth, back and forth. Does it match? Does it match? So the colors work, and I think that in general they dio I think that they're looking quite nice. It needs more finesse. I'm gonna probably play with the colors to make them slightly more neutral. But in general, I think this fits in great to the Samsara Siri's. So I'm going to move on to the second Samsara image

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!

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