Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving the composition by cropping, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
In this project, we'll be working on this photograph of Virgil Velasquez who is a…professional baseball player. He's a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.…And what we want to do with this photograph is we want work on this and give…our client a few different options, a few different variations for a couple of different…ways they might use this image. And also we want to add a bit of edge or a bit…of snap to the image.…So for starters, let's zoom out.…Now, when we zoom out, one of the things you'll notice is that I captured a bit…of the soft box in the frame here, so I really want to remove that, and even more,…I want to create a bit of a tighter crop.…
All of this content in the back of the gym here is a little bit distracting.…And this particular photo shoot was in an active gym. These guys were working…out, and I was trying to capture a couple of moments as they were kind of doing…their thing. So we have these distracting elements.…And one of the ways that we can get rid of those is simply by cropping.…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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