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Natural, Realistic Retouching in Photoshop: Photoshop CC

Lesson 9 of 9

Finish Your Edit in Lightroom

 

Natural, Realistic Retouching in Photoshop: Photoshop CC

Lesson 9 of 9

Finish Your Edit in Lightroom

 

Lesson Info

Finish Your Edit in Lightroom

when we return from light room, too far from Photoshopped to light room. That's when we add our crops. That's when we add our, um, our grains. And then also, it's important to remember that when you're in light room, once you've gone back to light and let's go back to that original photograph here. So I've got a tiff here and I can do a lot of stuff to this. After I get back toe light room, I can start applying other developed presets to it. So now I can start adding style so I could go on and say, All right, let's do like a bright black and white. I'm adding stuff over the top of the edits that I made inside a photo shop here inside of light room, and I can add additional adjustments and additional clarity on top of that as well, once I've added this style. So really, I try hard never to add any kind of style inside a photo shop. I'm just there to take care of blemishes, that air too hard to remove inside of light room or there's too much work to be done, so I need to do it quickly. U...

m, and I'm there to take care of any kind of physical issues that need to be taken care of. Like I need to push in, you know, the address or I need to, you know, get sometimes I'll need take a the edge of, ah, of a rock or something and push it in so that it looks like the person is closer to a cliff than they are. Whatever. So those types of things I can only do in Photoshopped physical things that need to move moved around. Then when I get done with it, I'm always going to go back in the light room, and that's where I'm gonna finish it up. I'm gonna finish the style that way. If you were my client and you love this photograph, but you're like, man, I would love to see it back and color. Well, I can always come back and I can turn it on in color now, notice. When I came back to color, it's actually different. Then the original photograph is here. See that? So if I go here because it's got the curve effects that I was adding without the black and white so I can also do kind of a muted color look. And I think this when you look at that as a final file is quite cool with the new adjustments and, you know, the curve that I put on it, even if I don't have the black and white. But of course I can turn the black and white back on. They can turn it off. All of those things were available to me on Lee because I was willing to not apply them inside Photo shop. So used photo shop where photo shop is useful, which is to do those, um, very specific and pixel related issues. But use light room when you need to do style adjustments, black and white cropping things like that because that changes on a case by case basis.

Class Description

So you know how to use Adobe® Photoshop®, but are you overusing the program, creating unrealistic images and more importantly, wasting your time? Join Jared Platt, an industry post-production expert to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently to create beautiful and realistic retouched images.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Reviews

JIll C.
 

I really enjoy Jared's practical, matter-of-fact teaching style, and I learned a lot in this class about using Lightroom for the majority of edits, and reserving Photoshop for just those edits that can't be done in LR or aren't efficient in LR. He also reiterated the importance of "keeping it natural", particularly with regard to portraits. Very useful course !

user-1c544c
 

Jared is a great presenter. Gets you to think about both your photographic objective as well as the steps to get there. Good hints on both Photoshop retouching and use of Lightroom as part of the process.

Wen Chien Hu