Knowing when edits have gone too far


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Knowing when edits have gone too far

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 tur...

Knowing when edits have gone too far
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Knowing when edits have gone too far provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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Photography
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Photoshop
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