Today I’ve put together something special for today’s Chatty Tuesdays episode. I wanted to give you wonderful creators an insight into my editing process. Below is the very informal tutorial that I put together. I start off with some contouring of the image. There are many ways to do this, but this is the way that I find easiest. Then I go on to showing you how I customise my actions to get the colours that I’m looking for. This is so important as each photo you work with will be different, so you want to make sure that you customise it so that you can achieve the precise look you are going for. I finish off by covering how I deal with sun flare, how I add that extra brightness, glow and contrast to the sun. As I said, it’s a very informal approach, if you have any questions feel free to ask away – but to make it easier for you I’ve added a list of which photoshop tools we use so that you can spend some time googling them and learning them in case you’re a bit rusty. :) This is what we cover:
Layers. Opacity. Layer Masks. Brushes. Gradients. Actions.
Practice makes perfect, people!
I love you guys, hope you love this one!
Want to skip to something specific? Here’s the timeline:
Contour – Defining shadows and highlights: 00:24
Using the brush tool in black over the parts you want to make darker. Using the white colour over the parts you want to make lighter.
Using actions to create the desired colours: 05:42
Adding colour and extra “oomph” to sun flare using Maracas : 7:35
All Photoshop Actions used in the video above are available for purchase in my awesome online shop:
CONTOUR, Summer Princess, Juxtaposition and Maracas.