Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography
In Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography, Ben Long outlines a full, shooting-to-output workflow geared specifically toward the needs of landscape photographers, with a special emphasis on composition, exposure enhancement, and retouching. This course also covers converting to black and white, using high-dynamic range (HDR) imaging techniques to capture an image that’s closer to what your eye sees, and preparing images for large-format printing. Learn to bring back the impact of the original scene with some simple post-processing in Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.
- Getting the shot: landscape-specific shooting tips and tricks
- Choosing the right equipment
- Cropping and straightening images
- Making localized color and tonal adjustments
- Reducing noise
- Guiding the viewer’s eye with localized adjustments
- Adding a vignette
- Using gradient masks to create seamless edits
- Approaching adjustments like a painter–thinking in light and shadow
- HDR imaging
- Creating panoramas: shooting and post-processing techniques
Hi! I am Ben Long, and welcome to Photoshop CS5 for Landscape Photographers. Getting out into the wilds can be a great adventure, and while you have to work hard in the field to get a good shot, very often the real work of a landscape photographer doesn't begin until you are back at home. Landscapes are difficult subjects to capture in camera, and you will frequently need to train Photoshop on your images to get the results that you want. In this course, we are going to use Photoshop CS5 to create finished landscape images.
We will begin with the discussion of gear, and a quick look at some important landscape-specific shooting tips. After a discussion of RAW and some workflow issues, we will go over Photoshop's histogram, an essential tool for the landscape photographer. Next, we will introduce you to the Image Editing Workflow of the photographer, as we work our way through cropping, retouching, lens correction and tone and color adjustment. Along the way, we will explore what landscape-specific troubles you may find and how to correct them.
Panoramas and HDR images are now standard tools in the photographer's arsenal, and we will look at both shooting and post-processing techniques for these essential procedures, as well as black- and-white conversion, another option for expanding your photographic vocabulary. For landscape work, I use a small, very refined set of techniques. When these are backed up by an understanding of certain principles, you get a very robust landscape editing toolkit. To that end, we will be spending a lot of time discussing light, shadow, and how to see a landscape.
So if you are ready let's get started with Photoshop CS5 for Landscape Photographers.
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