Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the final project, part of Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop.
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Because this project was pretty involved and complex, what I want to do here is review …the steps that we've taken in order to add some clarity to this overall process. …So here I'll press F to go to Full Screen mode and then I'll press the F7 key to bring …up our Layers panel. …If you hold down the Option key on a Mac, Alt on Windows and click on an eye icon, like …on the Background Layer, it will turn off the visibility of all the other layers. …And this is a good way to look at our overall before and then the after.…
It's also a great way to be able to step through what we've done. …Well this was the original image and as you remember I said that there is something about …this one that caught my eye but I wasn't quite sure, so I began to experiment. …And here we started off with working on some of the details. …It's almost like we created a blank slate. We're trying to get to know the image. We're …trying to figure out which way to take this file. …Eventually, we decided that we are going to convert it to black and white, and to add these …
In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop postproduction techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait. Working with a photograph of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, Chris steps through each technique, from black-and-white conversion and toning to retouching and more, explaining his creative process along the way.
- Cleaning up small details with the healing tools
- Using Liquify to make minor adjustments
- Burning and dodging to add emphasis
- Experimenting with creative color
- Creating a black-and-white, sepia-toned effect
- Adding realistic film grain
- Blending in texture from another photograph
- Retouching the background