Photoshop Fix and Sharing
So, let's go back and let's look at an image here that I want to work on. So, I'm gonna go to, I don't know, this one or that one. Which one? The left one? No, the right one? You like here hand up? Okay. So, all right. So, there's our beauty, and we want to do some retouching. So, first off, let's just go in and work on the image just a little bit. So, I'm gonna do an auto adjustment. Oh, see, auto adjustment's not always right. It tried to fix the background, didn't fix the foreground, so, we will undo that, and we'll just do it ourselves. But, it's always good to try. So, I'm gonna go in, and I'm gonna work on the light and bring up her brightness a bit, bring up the shadows just a little bit. I'm bringing the black down 'cause I want it to be nice and crisp, and her eyes are nice. So, I wanna make sure that those are good. And then, I'm gonna go into the color. Let's just warm everything up just slightly. So, we're in Raw. So, we wanna work on this in Raw as much as a possible, befo...
re we go to work on it in Photoshop. Okay, so, once we've got what we want, then I'm gonna go up to this little button right here. Now, it's a share button. And, I can share it to Instagram, I could share it to wherever. But, I can also share it to Photoshop Fix. Either, and I've got two options here. Now, let me back up. If I wanted to, I could share it and open it in, and then I could open it up in anything. So, for instance, if I wanted to do a layered photo, I could open it up in Photoshop Mix, which allows me to do layering and selecting and cutting out and that kind of thing. So if I wanted to put a sky in or something like that, I can do that there. But, we're working on a portrait, so that's not what we're working on. So, we're gonna just go like this and say Edit In. I'm not using the 2000 pixel version. I'm using the maximum available, okay? And what's gonna happen is we're not gonna be working on a raw photo anymore. So that's why we did as much work as we could in the raw, and then we're going to send it out to Photoshop. And Photoshop's going to use what we call a png. Does everybody know that file type? So a png is a jpg, but much higher quality. Much, much higher quality, and so we work in the png. And then it will return that png back to Lightroom. So we can do several things. One of the things that we can do is we can do healing. So I'm going to click on the healing, and that's going to take us to work on her face. So I'm going to come in here, and I can then just heal. See I've got spot heal, clone heal, fix a red eye, etc. And then I just need to choose the size of my brush and the hardness of that brush, so I'm going to make it softer. And then I just go like this. See that? Just getting rid of some of those big areas there. Doing good? Everybody happy with that? Yeah, so I'm just going through and getting... And keep in mind guys that I obviously could do this in Photoshop, and I can probably do a bang up job inside of Photoshop, but I would also have to bring my computer with me on location. But this I could do at a cafe, or in the hotel room, or on a train, and I don't have to carry a big laptop with me. It's worth it. So now I've got this done. Let's see if I've got... Oh, I've got a little bit here on her chin. Let's just finish. So, we're going to finish up here. Good. And by the way, this little button right here, I click on it, it shows me all of them. So I can go through and do this too, and it'll show me where they all are as well. Okay, so now I'm just going to hit this little blue here. Save and return to Lightroom. See how I've got two now? So this one is... Which one's this? That one's our fixed one I think, and this one's our unfixed. So this is the original, and then this one is our fixed one. Now, let's go in and do this again. So now I'm taking the edited one, and I'm editing it in maximum available. And now instead of healing, I'm going to go to the liquefy. Now remember, a png doesn't... Jpgs, if you open and close them, open and close them, they start to deteriorate. Pngs don't do that. So I can open and close this one back and forth, back and forth. So I'm using a tool. It's like a plugin too, basically. So, see that? It's identified her face, so now I'm going to go into her face. And I don't necessary need... Like I can click on her chin and I can bring her cheeks you know in, up, or down. I can take her chin and bring it up or down. I can take her jawline and bring it in. Like make it a little bit thinner. That kind of thing. That's not what I'm doing, but what I did notice about this image, is that one of her eyes is closed a little bit, and the other one's opened. Do you see that? Look, see, that one's a little closed, and that one's a little open. Right? So she must have just like flinched or something. All right? And so I want this one to be open, or that one to be closed. So I'm just going to click on the eyes, and I'm going to click there, and I want to take the size of that eye. I like this one. It's a little squinty kind of. I like it, so I'm going to take the height of the eye, and I'm going to bring it down. Now notice that both eyes are changing. Do you see that? Both eyes are changing. We don't want both eyes to change. But I'm thinking about the one eye, so I'm bringing the right eye down. And then I'm going to take the... So that was the height. And then I'm going to take the size of that eye down just a little bit too. Let me see if I can get that even further down. Okay, so now you notice that there's a problem. That the other one is now smaller, so I didn't solve anything. All I have to do is hit restore, change the size of my brush, and then come in and paint this one back out. So I've just removed the adjustment that was made to that eye and kept that one. See now how they're closer. This one's still a little bit bigger, but it's much closer right? So then I can go back to the face, and then I can click on that. And then we could do... Bring the... Oh, well, it's going to do it to both of them, but anyway like you can only go so far in here. If I were in Photoshop you can actually... I hope that sometime soon that you can separate the two eyes. In Photoshop you can actually separate the two eyes and just say only work on this one, only work on that one. But hopefully that will happen sooner than later here. But anyway that's a work around. And now our eyes are little bit closer to the same size, a little bit better. So and then of course you could do liquefying to hips or like you can readjust the person a little bit better inside of this liquefy. And as soon as you're done, just simply hit save and return to Lightroom. And now you have an extra one. So now you have three copies of the same photo. The original and then the two iterations. And you could delete all the other iterations and just keep the final. Now, once we're done with that and we like our image... Let's see. Which I think it's that one. I think. No, that one. Yeah, they're closer together there. Still a little bit bigger, but... So now all I'm going to do is take that and hit share. And now I'm going to actually share. So when I click on share, and let's say I'm just going to do a 2,048 pixel and then I'm going to send it to Instagram. And then sending to your Facebook, Instagram, or saving it to your actual camera roll, or printing it to your printer, all of that's available to you. Or you could then start adding some kind of backdrop to it by sending it to Photoshop Mix, but there's two options here: copy to Instagram and Instagram. If you do the Instagram version, it will literally just send it to Instagram and you won't have as many options. So like the ability to... If you have your account set up so that Instagram will allow you to share to Facebook and also to Twitter and all that kind of stuff, it's not going to do that because it's just sending it to Instagram. So I always copy to Instagram because then it opens it up in Instagram itself. So that then I can use all of the options that Instagram gives you to kind of broadcast it. The only problem is that on an iPad it opens up the iPhone Instagram and it's like this big. I don't get it. Like how dumb is Instagram to think that everybody has to be on their phone to share images? Like really? You can't make an iPad version of your app? Like how many people do you have to work? How many people are working at Facebook? Like the own like half the world or whatever, and they can't figure out that we want to use a bigger surface? Like come on! Just make a bigger iPad version of Instagram. Come on! Anyway.