Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjust and correct images, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Now we're into the part of your workflow…that people generally consider photoshopping.…Adjusting and correcting images is nothing new,…it's been a standard practice for all photographers…going back to the beginning of photography.…Sometimes people will speak of an image…as being unedited or uncorrected,…implying that there's some kind of objective,…unadulterated truth to be had in a photograph,…but there's no such thing in photography.…All images are edited.…Even if the photographer hasn't done it themselves,…the camera has as it has decoded its data…according to engineering decisions made by its designers.…
All images are edited, some are edited more than others,…and at this stage in your workflow,…you have the choice to perform a vast array…of adjustments and edits.…Sometimes we adjust images to fix problems,…exposure or compensation problems, for example.…Sometimes we adjust images because the idea…that we had when we were shooting wasn't good enough…and we need some additional digital edits…to make the image work.…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile