In this video, begin an in-depth series of image edits in Adobe Photoshop CC in order to create an image of a macro flower to make it look as if it has some magical powers or is dramatically expelling pollen—your call.
- [Instructor] All right, so let's take a look…at how to edit this image to convey flower power.…So what I want to do is make kind of a fantastical image…where it's nighttime and that this flower is effervescent…and it is spreading some magical dust at night.…So appropriately named, this is a Baja fairy duster…and I'm going to start the edits…by cropping this image a little differently,…'cause I want to show some of its fairy dust…or particles coming off at this angle…and we're going to run out of space.…So one of the neat things about Crop Tool…is you can actually crop beyond your image.…
I'm just going to make some more head room for this flower.…And I'm going to try to use the Content Aware Fill…and see if it will do the trick for this.…I'm going to add to the selection here…holding down the Shift key,…and I'll try Edit, Fill, Content Aware Fill.…See how it does.…Does a pretty good job, I'll take it.…And I'm going to deselect,…I'm going to use the Spot Healing Brush,…I'm going to increase the size of the brush,…
First, brush up your botanical vocabulary. Then learn how to take your raw photos and start editing them into something more. Find out how to build texture, enhance color and tone, and direct focus to draw viewers into the areas you want to highlight. Susan switches between different apps on desktop and mobile, to show the strengths of each tool. Follow along to find the workflow that works best for you and your photographic style.
- Why we photograph flowers
- Editing to draw focus
- Enhancing texture and color
- Refining your story
- App hopping: Using the best tool
- Assessing your progress