Editing the Primary Bedroom 1
Welcome to this next demo in this one. I'm going to be editing the bedroom photo here that you have access to so similar to the kitchen. One it or the dining nook, it has four photos. But I think it'll be just beneficial to see this process one more time. I might go a little bit faster since you already are starting to know things. So the first things first is to do my basic edits mostly just exposure, not with white balance necessarily except for our window pull. So here I'm just going to bring up my shadows. I'm gonna bring down my blacks, bring up my whites just a little bit clarity boost just a tiny bit saturation. I'm not gonna touch saturation. It's it's pretty uh warm already. I cannot bring out the blues of this blanket. I can try to do that with my vibrant but I might actually go down into HSL take my color picker for saturation and go into this blue and just do that. And sometimes I see you click and drag up to increase the saturation. I see that as bringing up blues and purp...
les. So here I might just go in and bring those two colors up, sort of eyeball it how I like it and it's, I know I said I'm not gonna play with white balance, but I'm just gonna bring the yellows down here just a little bit. It was just a little bit too warm. In my opinion. Detail looks pretty good. I'm just gonna increase just a little bit. There's not a lot of noise, but I'm just going to reduce a little bit of noise. Bounce that up to 20 or so looking pretty good. Ok. So this is a good starting point and you'll really see how this photo transforms because it's it, it honestly doesn't look amazing right now. So I'm going to copy and paste these settings, copy detail. I'm also going to take the HSL and that's it. And then I'm gonna go to the next photos, paste these settings, paste these settings and paste these settings. And then for this one just sort of pay attention to the what's outside of the window a little bit more. They make a little bit more green warm. It's hard to not pay attention to what's happening outside of the window frame. But remember this is just for what's being seen in the window frame cool. Ok. So that looks pretty good. I might even just do a little of de haze clarity, just a little bit vibrance and it's looking a little bit funky green. Yeah, maybe boost that tint just a little bit cool. So that's looking pretty good. Next step is to select all four right click edit in open as layers in Photoshop. OK? So now they're in Photoshop and we're just gonna reorder these. So our window pull goes up at the top, our flash photos are at the bottom and we have to blend these two together. So this top one, it's highlighting this front side of the bed quite a bit, this back one, it's sort of like the back side of the bed and the room over here. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to put this one in the bottom. I think overall, this one looks a little bit more natural. So the one where I'm flashing over here, I'm going to create a layer mask and with my brush at opacity 100 I'm going to just brush all this ceiling out and then brush this left side of the image out too. Because really what I'm just getting is this sort of bottom right corner of the image from this photo. So if you see if I turn this on and off, you can kind of see what that's doing. And there is quick ways to create automations or shortcuts to do a lot of these things. And these steps that I'm gonna show you and I'll cover that in a advanced Photoshop section coming up. Uh But right now I'm just doing every step manually. One at a time. So now I'm going to combine these two photos, right? Click both of them. Merge those layers now with the bedroom, I'm going to change this to luminosity and 50%. And you can see that that sort of gets rid of those cool flash color casts, but blends it in a way that is pretty nice. This one I might do like a lower opacity. I kind of like the way that the flash photos look and then I'm going to take my window pull. So remember there's different steps, but basically what we need to do is we need to make a selection around this window like this. And I'm going on the inside of the curtain. So just the window itself, I'm going to option drag this into my layer mask, then I'm going to delete on my keyboard as long as this is set to black and that will basically add back this selection. Now, I'm gonna get out of that. That looks pretty good. Might go in here with my brush, just brush the edges a little bit and sometimes just taking the opacity down just a little bit helps. That was a little bit too much nice. All right. So that's looking pretty good, cool. So overall, the photo is looking pretty good in this one. I'm going to take this photo back into lightroom so I can save this. Now, I don't necessarily have to merge the layers and it will save what you're seeing here as a photo in lightroom, the merging of layers is important if you want to go ahead and edit the ceiling. But since we're going to do that in lightroom, we can go back to lightroom and now we have this combined photo here gonna flag it. So I know this is the one that we're working with. Cool. So the first thing I wanna do is brighten up the ceiling and desaturate it to do this. We're going to create a mask for the ceiling. There's different ways to do this in the mask tools option. The two that I would recommend are the linear gradient clicking this you can see if I now go into my image and click up or down. I can basically select just one part of the image so I can go in here try to get this at the right angle of the ceiling. The more I bring out these bars on the top and bottom it sort of feathers it out. I can go into this middle one and line it up with the ceiling as much as possible. And then to, because this is selecting the whole top corner, I would take this mask and actually subtract another linear gradient like so but lining it up, it's really hard to get those edges perfect. And if you see now, if I take my saturation or I push up my exposure and I'm just gonna do it extreme. So you can see what's happening. Those lines aren't perfect. So a better option is the object I found this to be pretty good for ceilings. So with the object tool, what I can now do is just draw on, I'm clicking and drawing onto the ceiling and lightroom is going to see. So the edges of where the ceiling and the wall meets and do its best at just selecting the ceiling. So I'm gonna do that. I don't wanna go over the edge. Now I'm done. I let go and it did a pretty good job. The only thing I don't like is over here. If I go over here, it selected part of the wall, which is actually a different color. So what I'm going to do is take my mask, subtract and I'm going to use a brush, I'm going to turn my flow and density all the way up. That's kind of like the opacity. And then I'm also going to leave auto mask on which helps with like selecting the edge of things. If you're brushing too close to an edge, it will kind of protect you. And just there we go. Something like that should work better. I might need to fix that up afterwards. But let's get out of my brush, press Z on the keyboard to zoom out and now let's do our adjustment. So first I'm going to desaturate a little bit and then I'm going to increase the exposure just a little bit and that's looking pretty good. Now, if I want to desaturate even more, and then what I can do is I can similar to as in Photoshop, I can go in here and subtract using a brush at a lower density without auto mask on and a lower flow, I can brush out some of this selection over the lights to get a little bit of that warmth back in here. And if I turn on my overlay, you can kind of see as, as I brush on, it's doing it in layers. If I bring up the density quite a bit, you can see it start to come off faster. I'm gonna undo that because I want the density pretty low. So it's kind of like just blending in as much as possible. Cool. So that's a pretty quick edit. I would probably fine tune this a little bit more and take some time to make those edges perfect. I'm gonna just bring up the shadows just a little bit. There's like a funky line going on over in the right hand side which I don't really like, but that's pretty good. So now what I'm going to do is just do my final edits kind of like I did for the kitchen photo um with the tone curve, I'm just going to add a little bit of contrast and then one of the most important ones which I almost forgot about is the transform. So transform, I'm going to take my lines. Gotta make sure that this line for sure. This is a big prominent one is straight. Probably this line here in the back of the room, this line of the window. Yeah, that's all looking pretty good. And then I'm gonna come into my crop. I like seeing the hallway, but I don't need to see that door open and that was my bad. I actually left some blankets on the floor over there. Something like that centers the bed feels really nice. So again, we can compare this. Let's do the reference to our first photo left and right. It's looking pretty good. I might even boost the contrast just a little bit, make it a little bit brighter, maybe even just the overall saturation, just a little bit make things pop and that's looking pretty dang good. So this is the bedroom. It, I hope you enjoy this lesson and we will see you in another one. You don't want to miss them because you might learn something new in each one. See you there.