Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look
Welcome to this tutorial. This is just a natural edit of this shot right here. I thought that this could be a great sort of just stylistic fashion designer style edit. So I like the straight flat profile of this photo, but the foreground is pretty dark. So what I'm going to do is just boost these shadows quite a bit. So we can really see these cabinets that are the highlight of this photo. I boosted that all the way up to 100 I'm actually gonna go even more further with the overall exposure but then tone that down the highlights and the whites. I am going to completely overexpose the window, but I'll do that with a mask later on. Bring back down the blacks just to bring that contrast back texture. I'm gonna boost a lot because I really like the texture of this tile and the cabinets as well. Clarity do that as well. Vibrance. I'll bring up just a little bit white. Balance is pretty spot on. I can go in here and see if I use the eyedropper to pick this front of the sink which should be w...
hite. But when I do that. It starts to look a little too cool, but I can always tone that back so I can just start there and then move back with my temperature slider, which can help quite a bit. So that looks pretty dang good. Next, what I'm going to do is let's go into detail. Let's make sure our sharpening is up. That looks good. Might do a tiny bit of noise reduction looking good, so that's looking good. Um I might go in here now and I'm going to overexpose this window. So to do this, let's try the object tool and I'm going to take my sort of marquee selection tool and just drag it over our window does a pretty good job at doing that. And then I might add with a brush, an auto mask on the rest of this window that didn't get selected. So that looks pretty good. And then I'm just going to bring my exposure up. Now, I don't like how it's getting those plants in the foreground, but we will fix that in just a second. So I don't mind having a little bit of detail. I don't want it to be white. That just looks weird, but I'm gonna bring that exposure up. I'm going to also scroll down and decrease the sharpness. Hm Actually, no, I take that back. I'm gonna leave it like so, but I am going to go up to our mast subtract with a brush and subtract on our plants because I wanna see our plants. You see our overlay. Let's take our density up quite a bit and flow up and using the object select might be good for this too. Just subtract object mask. All right. So let's turn off overlay. So we can see what we're working with. Now, if this looks good, I can always take my preset mask amount and I can increase or decrease which basically dup, duplicates what I've done or tones it back. So I'm just gonna boost that up just a little bit. So if I had made a bunch of changes here, then that's what would change. OK. That's looking pretty good. All right. So now let's go back. Let's go back to our basic settings. It's looking pretty dang good. Let's just use our transform tool to make sure everything is vertical and horizontal that flattens it out just a bit. Let's just do auto see. That's pretty dang good. I can go in here to my crop tool and if I start to rotate, I can kind of see exactly where my lines are and they are spot on vertical. The sink is centered looking pretty good. Yeah, it's like pretty D Phil. You did a good job taking this photo of me just squish into the, from the left. That is looking pretty dang good. So let's see the before and after before, after, before, after boom, that's looking great. My friends looking really, really good. Let's go into our lens correction and what I might do is just a little vignetting fix just to make those edges a little bit brighter and then also bring that midpoint in just a little bit. This is more like a little stylistic thing, but I I kind of like how that looks. Nice, pretty dang good. So that is a nice natural light edit of this photo. I hope this gives you some ideas for what you can do for this type of photo and we'll see you in another one. Cheers.