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Bring Out the Best in Every Image with Photoshop

with Chris Orwig

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  •   01 Perfecting Color and Tone

    19:24

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About The Class

efficient and effective retouching techniques to use again and again.

There are countless ways to edit every image, but there are some specific techniques you can use that will guarantee you are always retouching efficiently and effectively.

In Bring Out the Best in Every Image with Photoshop, Chris Orwig will introduce a range of photographic case studies and discuss changes that will make each photograph stronger. Each project will begin with a raw file and an evaluation of what needs to be done to make the image better. You will explore which tools can be used to accomplish that vision and add polish to the project. You’ll consider new methods of retouching, improving light, enhancing color, selections, selective adjustments, and sharpening.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Perfecting Color and Tone

    Explore the histogram and how you can play with and shift color and tone in your images.

    19:24
  2. 02

    Adding Expressiveness Through Editing

    19:01
  3. 03

    The Power of Cropping

    03:10
  4. 04

    Working with Travel Photographs

    05:05
  5. 05

    Making Local Adjustments

    03:56
  6. 06

    Enhancing Colors Workflow

    06:38
  7. 07

    Leveraging Automation

    07:20
  8. 08

    Using Content Aware

    06:16
  9. 09

    Creating Vivid Color

    05:35
  10. 10

    Details Panel and Focus Area

    03:57
  11. 11

    Workflow Tips

    08:05

Meet Your Expert

Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a photographer, author and teacher based in Santa Barbara, California. He is a best-selling author and he has created over 70 online courses on the topics of Photoshop, Lightroom and photography. His most recent book, The CreativeFight ... read more

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  • Steve61861

    Steve61861

    March 2015

    Chris Orwig has long been near the top of my most admired photographers list. I own his books, have watched almost all his courses, and naturally purchased this course from CreativeLive. As always, in a short time Chris covers new and unique material in his wonderful professorial manner that is always easy to understand. Great material, great class, great Orwig, and highly recommended. But I must add a short addendum for other Orwig followers who may be considering this course. Chris is easily the most philosophical, metaphysical, feeling photographer I know. He is a poet with words and images, and he teaches that you should produce images that resonate with your own higher self. Great! But I almost fell off my chair when this class started and Chris now has a very long beard. Okay Chris, I am a follower! You are not only my favorite instructor, but my guru of all things photographic!

  • Noemi Rav

    Noemi Rav

    April 2017

    Great class as usual by Chris Orwig, a gentle mix of useful teachings (it goes fast, be prepared to take notes or rewatch video) and wise guidance. I particularly appreciated how practical the course is, you get to learn things you can apply right away versus a general Lightroom or Photoshop class. If - like me - you know your way around a little bit the editing tools but want real life exemples on improving the edit of your images, plus appreciate it coming from a great teacher, definitely watch this course.

  • creativelive student

    September 2017

    Chris is brilliant in the depth of his knowledge as well as his teaching skill. He can talk sliders and deep emotions in the same sentence. So many photo teachers are "self-taught" with giant holes in what they know, or they think that 7 years of experience is a lot. Chris is one of those pros that just gets better and better, with skill and with heart. This particular course goes fast and you have to pay attention to the arrows to see what he is doing. But listen up - it's Chris - what he says can go deep instantly, or be a big terrific new skill.

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