Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Knowing when edits have gone too far , part of Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography.
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Photoshop has a lot of useful image editing tools and features, to say the least,…and learning how to use the ones that are useful to a landscape photographer is…only half the battle;…just as difficult, sometimes, is knowing when to stop using them.…Photoshop offers so much power and so many options, wrapped up in so many choices,…that it's easy to become paralyzed with end decision when editing.…Should I do this to an image, should I do that to an image?…I know I need more contrast, but how much?…While many of these decisions are subjective,…there are some objective measures you can use, as well.…
So there is a finite amount of editing that you can do to an image before you…start seeing deleterious artifacts in your scene and other problems.…Let's return to this approaching storm image and look at an example.…I am going to zoom in here.…This part of the cloud that I was increasing the contrast on earlier, as you'll…recall, with this adjustment layer right here,…I am going to turn it off,…I have gone from there to there by way of making the cloud a little more dramatic.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Performing Basic Edits in Camera Raw
3. Localized Editing and Color Correction in Camera Raw
4. Final Steps in Camera Raw
5. Performing Additional Edits in Photoshop
7. HDR Imaging
8. Converting to Black and White
Black-and-white conversion7m 13s
9. Putting It All Together and Thinking Like a Painter
10. Outputting Images
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