Susan Varnum discusses several ways to create a focus of attention in an image by using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC.
- [Instructor] So I'm going to start editing this…image in Photoshop.…And I'm in full screen mode to maximize the amount of…screen real estate that I have.…If your view looks a little bit different…and you want to be in full screen mode…just hit Shift + F to go in there.…So Photoshop has been around for quite awhile…and there are lots of different ways…to approach editing images.…I'm going to share with you my work flow,…but keep in mind that there are lots of different ways…to go about achieving similar results.…I'm going to drag the background layer…onto the new layer icon to make a copy.…And then I'll just turn off the background layer.…
It's just there for safekeeping.…I also have the option…of making this layer a smart object…and then all these edits will be nondestructive.…And of course if I want to reset my image,…I can access the history panel…where I can double-click on the top image icon…and that's going to undo any edits that I've made.…So case in point, there are lots of different ways…to go about this.…
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