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Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

Lesson 45 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

Lesson 45 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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45. Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo


Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography


Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?


Real Estate Photography Basics


What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?


Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography


Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons


How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics


Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography


The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop


RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?


Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?


How to Take a Real Estate Photo


Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash


Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo


Introduction to this Demo


What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?


Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With


The Kitchen - Part 1


The Kitchen - Part 2


The Kitchen - Part 3


The Kitchen - Part 4


The Kitchen - Part 5


The Primary Bathroom


The Primary Bedroom


The Laundry Room


The Living Room


A Small Space Bathroom


Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo


Introduction to this Demo


The Living Room


The Kitchen


Bathroom 1


The Primary Bedroom


Bathroom 2


Front Exterior


Back Yard & Exteriors


Editing Real Estate Photos


Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography


Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics


Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers


Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom


Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers


Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo


Natural Light Kitchen Edit


Exporting Photos from Lightroom


Photo Editing Skills You Should Know


Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom


Create & Use Presets in Lightroom


Sky Replacements in Photoshop


Flambient Editing Process


Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process


Full Editing Demonstrations


Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook


Editing the Primary Bedroom 1


Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo


Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement


Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look


Quick Bathroom Edit


Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks


Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions


Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop


Darken TVs in Lightroom


Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom


Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos


Virtual Staging


What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?


Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features


The Business of Real Estate Photography


How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients


Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio


Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio


How to Find Your First Clients


How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services


Aerial Photography


The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography






Lesson Info

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

In this lesson, I'm going to edit this empty bedroom photo. So this one's a little bit different because we have two window pulls. So that's the main difference. So I'm going to do my basic edits. This is a different house. So I might just copy and paste the edits from a previous photo if I had already edited them. But since this is a different house, I'm just going to do a quick little edit boost the shadows, bring down the blacks highlights leave basically the same a little bit of clarity, vibrant pop just a little bit and that's pretty much it. I mean, it doesn't look great right now, but we'll make some changes to the final photo. Copy those detail HSL I don't need that. And I'm just going to a quick tip as you, I can select all three of these develop and paste settings and it's going to paste those adjustments to all of these photos. Now, the big thing is this one is a little bit bright. So I'm going to actually take the overall exposure down just a little bit. This one the outsid...

e looks pretty good. This one maybe a little bit of de haze and bring up that exposure maybe for this one, I might de haze as well and bring up the exposure. Cool. So now I'm gonna take all four of these right click and edit in open as layers in Photoshop in this photo. We're going to learn a couple cool things like removing this little Wi Fi set up in the background, removing these spots on the floor from the carpet. We got some weird fan shadows going on with those flash photos that shouldn't be there. So now what we're going to do is we're going to put both window pulls at the top. We're gonna edit those separately. We've got our ambient photo next and then our flash photo at the bottom. First, I actually have to align these in this setup. I wasn't using my remote trigger. So I think that these might not be perfectly aligned. So I'm gonna go to edit align auto so I can see here on the canvas from the edges after they aligned, I can see the transparency grid behind it. So it definitely did move them around. So you don't want to skip that step if especially if you're not using a remote trigger. All right. So the first step is for our ambient shot, what we're going to do is we're gonna change the blend mode to luminosity set the opacity to 50%. Now let's work with our window pulls. So starting with this one which is, let me make sure this is the window pull for the right side. I probably could have used this one for both, but I'll just show you how to do this for both. If you have two, I'm gonna take this set, my lasso tool around my image or my window. I'm going to option drag it into the layer mask. This is got black on it which is good. Press delete on my keyboard looking pretty good. I might go in here and do a little bit of brushing so be on the keyboard. Make sure I have the white now or actually I still black. I'm just going to brush out a little bit of the edge which seems like it's my opacity is down at 54% cool. All right. So now what we're going to do, I'm gonna move over to this side of the picture. Turn on our other bedroom window. Pull take my lasso tool now just go around our window like so same thing option drag it into the layer mask, delete on my de my keyboard. Get out of that mask and this one looks pretty good. Take my brush maybe brush out just a little bit of this curtain and let's zoom out and that's looking pretty dang good. So in this photo, I am gonna do a little bit more work in Photoshop. So I'm going to just blend these now or merge them. So select all layers, merge layers or flat. An image basically does the same thing for us for the ceiling. Let's go ahead and do the ceiling. This is a funky ceiling and this one is probably a bit easier to do in Photoshop rather than light room with the polygonal lasso tool. I'm just gonna take this all the way around like so close it off. Now we have that selected. So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to select and create a hue saturation adjustment. I'm going to decrease the saturation quite a bit. And then I'm going to take my B rush tool opacity at 50% is good and I'm just going to erase around my light and also around these fan blades because these are brown fan blades and it doesn't make sense if half of them, half of a blade is gray. So that looks pretty good. I can press X on the keyboard, touch it up. So now I'm kind of erasing around the ceiling where I brought back a little bit too much color. All right. That's looking pretty good. OK. So just with that adjustment, it helps a lot. I might just brighten it up just a little bit good. This lightness slider, it's not as fine tuned as the exposure sliders you have in in lightroom. I could do a separate adjustment layer and use a different tool like the levels or curves to more fine tune the ceiling. But honestly, it's pretty dang good. Next I wanna get rid of these little marks on the carpet, which is where the bed was and this is something you might run into. So what I'm going to do, I'm going to use the, let's just use the healing brush tool for this one spot, healing brush. So it looks like a band aid and I'm just going to make it a little bit smaller, there's different modes and you could test them out. But I just like leaving it on content aware and seeing what it does first and it does a pretty good job for this proximity match also might work for this one because it's taking from something from the proximity of this photo. And since it's all that carpet texture, it does a pretty good job as well. So now the floor looks pretty good, but there's one glaring issue and that's all this junk over here in the corner. There's different ways to get rid of things in Photoshop. And as the A I tools get better and better being able to remove or replace content in a photo is getting easier. Let me show you a few ways of removing objects in Photoshop. The first thing I'm going to do is duplicate this layer by just dragging it into the plus new layer button so that I have a layer that I'm working on that. If I don't like what I'm doing, I can always delete it and start from scratch. The tools that you can use are, there's many, there's a few here under the heat spot healing brush tool. The first one I would try is just the remove tool. So selecting that I can now make the size of my brush bigger or smaller up here or as always control option on a Mac to drag left or right to big, make bigger or smaller. And then I just literally can draw over this. This is a pretty complicated one because it has the wires, the background's not too complicated. So it might work and it, once I have it all highlighted, I'm going to let go and it's going to process it. And that did a pretty dang good job. The baseboards a little bit funky from afar. You can't really tell. So we might want to change things up. But I'm go, I'm just gonna call this the remove tool so we can see the differences next up. Let's create another layer. I'm going to call this the spot healing brush. So here with this layer, let's zoom in here again. And now we're going to take our spot healing brush. So this one, it kind of does a similar thing, but it's more of a healing tool where it takes sort of what's around it and it tries to replace it. This is more for like, I don't know, for Photoshop or touching like removing pimples and things like this and it works pretty good for this area next to the wall. But as I get closer to the baseboard, it starts to be a little bit funky. And I found that if I just do it all at one time it won't do as good of a job. So, see if I do that, it just doesn't do it. So I'm just gonna do one at a time. Yeah. See the weight of the little router right there is really messing it up so I can keep kind of painting over this. But this is a tool you can use in conjunction with the other ones potentially. So that's spot healing brush. I like the remove tool better. Let me show you another one. So this is I'm gonna do call this content aware, Phil. This is a really cool one that sometimes works really well. This one we literally just make a selection and it's best to get it around the object as much as possible. So I'm just going to go around with the polygonal lasso tool like so you could also use, let me just show you. So that's that selection. You could also make a selection with the object selection. I'm just going to draw a box over this whole setup here and it's pretty much all selected. And then from here, I'm going to go to edit content aware, fill. So let me zoom out here. So now what we need to do is tell Photoshop which part of this image do we want to use to fill in this area that we have selected? And we do that because we have the by using our brush, which is the plus and we could paint on. And we can say, OK, we want this wall, we want, if I brush over here, we want the floor, the floorboard, we want you to use all of this information to make that adjustment. And on the right hand side, it's OK. But obviously not, not good. You could change the color adaptation and things like the rotation adaptation and that might help. But it's clearly not doing an amazing job. I just wanted to show you this tool though because sometimes it does a pretty good job. So now we have that and it's not, not perfect. So there's one more tool that I wanna show you and that's sort of the manual way to do it. And that is let's get rid of this selection. Let's zoom in here. We're gonna use the old clone stamp tool. So here we can choose our clone stamp and similar to how we've used the clone stamp before we make a selection by pressing the option on a Mackie and then making that selection or all on a PC and then we can kinda go over and blend it in. So let me make this a little bit smaller actually. So option click, option this wall paint in option, the wall paint in option the wall. And sometimes you might need to use a couple of these in tandem. And maybe for this image, it's more the wires on the ground that I'm worried about. And I don't care so much about the modem sitting there. And then if some internet Sleuth sees this photo, they're gonna say, hey, that's Photoshop because there's some wires that are appearing out of nowhere. Maybe we do just get rid of this as well. But this one's definitely a little bit more time intensive. But with this tool, we can get a straighter baseboard so I could keep going. But you can see that this one is getting pretty good. So the colors are a little bit off, so not bad. So that one compared to the remove tool, the baseboard is cleaner. So maybe what I would do first is do the remove tool and then do a clone stamp tool to fix the baseboard. So here if I take the clone stamp, especially where the, the baseboard is a little bit wonky like up and down, we can fix that. And that's pretty dang good. One that I would also check out is which works similarly is the healing brush tool, not the spot healing brush, which automatically does it, but the healing brush which works similar to the clone stamp tool where you make a selection with the alt key and then you go to where you are want it to sort of blend in and it does so in a more intelligent way, so I can take this, move it over here, blend it in. So let me actually just go to the last one. I promise to this new layer and I can take see this selection right here and then go over here and it does a pretty quick job at fixing that and that might be the winner actually. So that is the spot healing brush tool or that's just the healing brush tool, not the spot healing. So you can kind of see the differences. I would say the healing brush, the clone stamp worked pretty good and then the remove tool. But of course, it's going to change depending on your situation. So now that we've done all of that, I'm going to use the healing brush, I think that actually looks the best. And then I'm going to actually just right click and choose flatten image and it disregards the hidden layers. I'm going to save this and bring it in to lightroom. So now we have this image and lightroom flag it. Now one problem is the edges are a little off from the alignment. So the first thing I'm going to do is go down to the transform tools and straighten things out strain. This line is a good one to use. Then maybe there's door frame and that does a pretty good job at straightening everything else out and I'm pretty happy with that. I might just boost the contrast just a little bit brighten things up, make it pop just a little bit more and with that little bit of pop and contrast, I think it looks pretty dang good. Awesome. Well, this has been a long one but I hope that you learned through this process how to remove objects in your photos, which is definitely something you'll need to do in your real estate photography. Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.

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The course is a comprehensive learning experience and Philip's passion and expertise in photography and teaching are evident throughout the course. Key highlights for me included mastering lighting techniques, photo blending for high-quality interiors, and advanced strategies like the 'Flambient' process. This was straight forward, and easy to understand. I live in Australia an grateful that you kept the information relevant to any country.


Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the


Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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