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Final project review

From: Enhancing a Sunset Photograph with Lightroom and Photoshop

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In this movie, I want to provide you with a brief project overview and review.

Final project review

In this movie, I want to provide you with a brief project overview and review. You know, great way to review your photographs is to take them to full screen mode so that the entire Photoshop interface has disappeared, so you can really focus in on the image. And then next what you can do is open up the layers panel by way of a shortcut. So that you can click through your layers and even evaluate whether or not you want to use certain layers. Alright, well here, let's take this image to the full screen mode. Tap the F key until it minimizes all of the Photoshop interface.

And it should be surrounded with black. Then, next press the F7 key. That's the F7 key, which allows you to open up your Layers panel. Now, if that's covering a portion of your image, you can press the spacebar key, and then click and drag to reposition the photograph. You can also zoom in and zoom out on the photograph as well. Well, let's take a look at the overall process. Let's review the steps that we took here in order to accomplish this photograph. In order to do that, I'll click and hold down the mouse button and drag over the eye icons in the layers panel, and this will bring us back to one of the original files, which we brought over from Lightroom, and this is the one with the cool tones.

We brought over this image, and also this one here. Yet, when we brought it over, it didn't have a mask. To temporarily disable the mask, hold down the Shift key and click on it. So now, here you can see, we have these two files which we brought from Lightroom. And we started off by making some magic happen by creating a mask which allowed us to blend these two images together, in a sense to have the best of both worlds, these warm and cool tones all in one image. After we did that, next, we started to work on some of the specific colors.

We created a color balance adjustment layer, this one right here, which helped us to bring out some of the blues, which we have, in the ocean below. We also created another color balance adjustment layer. This was one which helped us to make those sunset colors even more vivid and alive. And if you recall, we created a mask on this layer. If you Shift+Click this mask, you can see the before and then, the after. And in this case, I think it actually looks pretty good without the mask. Really, it's a matter of choice in regards to what type of colors you want to have there and how saturated you actually want those colors to be.

Well, last but not least, we looked at fine tuning the color. We began the, the conversation about fine tuning with creating a curves adjustment. This just deepened the overall color saturation. We also talked about the options of using a layer which is called vibrance, or one which was hue saturation to reduce colors. You know, with this image, I think having a single curves adjustment layer, this one right here, is enough. Now actually, I'm going to decrease the opacity of that layer because I think that was a little bit too strong for my liking. I think right about there looks pretty good.

You know, when you review your photographs in this last step here, you do want to make some decisions about the way the image looks. You almost want to step back and walk through the overall process and ask yourself, well, was that a good step or should I make any changes here. And if you need to make any modifications, go ahead and make them at this point. Last, but not least, what you want to do is hide the Layers panel. Press F7 one more time to do so. And then, press the space bar key and reposition the photograph. You can zoom in on it if you need to.

But you want to step away from the picture, literally and physically. Walk away from your computer or just look away. And then, look back. You want to have this fresh perspective of the photograph once it's finished, without all of the layers or all of the clutter of the Photoshop interface, so that you can evaluate and enjoy the photograph.

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