The Adventure Workshop

Lesson 18 of 36

sRGB vs Adobe RGB

 

The Adventure Workshop

Lesson 18 of 36

sRGB vs Adobe RGB

 

Lesson Info

sRGB vs Adobe RGB

(calm music) Let's say you have this edit here. We wanna finish it in Photoshop. So I usually go with my curves. So why finish it in Photoshop? I just like to. Maybe it's old school of me, but I like just to do finishings in Photoshop. It's kind of like a second guessing. You know, it got like a second approval. It's like two different persons approving the image. You know, it's a bit more gold. You can hit out here and see how far you can go before you hit dark. So this is the yellow and the red that's underexposed. So we don't want that. But at least tells you how far you can go, you know, in your darks. Same for the whites here. You see what's blown out already. So no matter what you do, you never get this part back. So there's been some more exposure on this photo. Let me, but as you see it, and in some cases, you know, we're maxed out here in brightness, but in most cases you can bring this a little more to get just a full range, more dynamic range. Alright, so we've finished ou...

r image. We like it and sometimes, just I like to bring the opacity of my curve. I like to play with the opacity of my curves, see what I've done. And you know, sometimes I'm like oh, maybe 3%, just enough. You don't do that in lightroom so I like the flexibility of the adjustments here. There's just one layer more of precision. Let's say we wanna finish the image, so we can get rid of these little power lines real quick if we want to. Okay, power lines out. So you want to save this for the web. Well, I usually save everything at four by five, either portrait or wide, this is a wide. Why do I do that? Well because most of it goes to Instagram and four five, it's just a format I enjoy better, it fills more of the screen. So here I'm aligning my sun with this third and almost centering my subject here. Good, I feel like our whites a little too soft. Alright, better. So now I've resized this and I always save everything at 4000 wide, whether it's a portrait, if it's a portrait it's 4000 height. And always my widest, my longest side is and the smallest side is 30 to 100. Resolution or DPI, I keep it at 240. That's the way the camera shoots it. And I save this because it just compresses better for social, Facebook and Instagram, and also it takes less space on Dropbox. It's easier to download from where you are if the network is bad. Now here comes the color profiles. So this was showing Adobe RGB, which is Adobe's format with many more colors than SRGB. Let's say I'm gonna throw this on my website and most browsers display SRGB. SRGB is a web color format and Abobe RGB is a more photography based format. So I'll go to convert profile. So this is my source and this is my destination. And if I hit preview, it's good. We wanna make sure it doesn't change anything of our edit. Okay, hit okay, our photo stays the same. It just has its flatten. If you go a step forward again, you see it just flattens the image so you wanna do this at the last minute before saving. Before we do that I wanna show you what happens if you do it the other way, which is assign profile. So now it's in Adobe, put it in SRGB. See what it does to my colors? This is what's happening, so what's happening here is that Photoshop is forcing SRGB and Adobe RGB is not color managing it. That's why if you want to do it properly for your website, go to covert to profile and then Adobe does its little magic work and the image and the colors stay the same. That's it for color profiles. Pretty straightforward. I archive everything in Adobe RGB, everything for the web goes in SRGB. So saving, I usually save everything on my Dropbox here as a JPEG. Your phone will mostly convert your image that's Adobe RGB to SRGB, so might as well do it before anyways. Alright, we get it ready, the name is fine. I save everything at maximum as baseline optimize here. If it's for my website, I might save it at ten, but for social always at twelve. And we saved, boom. (upbeat music)

Class Description

Alex Strohl brings his Adventure Photography Workshop to CreativeLive to explain his approach to photography, editing and the sometimes overwhelming but super important business side of things. In this workshop- Alex takes you on a journey through his shooting process, developing your own style, editing your images and then strategies to get yourself noticed and grow your career.

You’ll learn:

  • Basics of camera techniques and making memorable images
  • Developing your own workflow and style
  • Getting noticed and working with brands
  • Taking action to accelerate your career

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