Susan Varnum demonstrates several techniques to fix images and enhance textures in macro images by using Adobe Photoshop CC.
- [Instructor] So, I'm here in Photoshop with this…New Guinea Impatiens image open.…I'm in full screen mode, which I accessed through here.…And one of the first edits that I want to do is to fix this…tear, or maybe it's a bite mark, I'm not sure.…I could make this a Smart Object, in this case…I'm just going to duplicate this layer.…And have it for safekeeping, the original copy.…So, I'll switch to the polygonal…lasso tool, and make a selection.…I'm just going to go a little bit further than the edges.…
All right.…So there's my selection.…And the tool I want to try to use is…the Patch tool, and see how it does.…So the way this works is once you…have your selection of what you want to Patch,…you click and drag, and then you can…choose what you're going to apply in that area.…I think I'm going to try and use this area here so that I have…the similar edge, and yet I still have some detail in there.…But it's not large enough, so I'll…have to do this as a two step Patch.…And we go ahead and release.…We'll hit command H to hide my selection,…
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