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Editing Exposure, Skin, Eyes, Sharpening, And More… All In 5 Minutes

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May 20

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Extreme Speed-Editing Exposure

For extreme speed-editing exposure we’re editing this image by Aleksandar Jaredic, and we only have five minutes to do so! Sometimes you need to be able to edit quickly for clients. We start by correcting blown out highlights using a combination of curves adjustment layers and Apply Image. Next we move onto the skin, eyes and sharpening parts of the image we want to stand out. After that, all that needs to be done is some quick cleanup and darkening around the edges!

A great way to become faster at editing is to learn keyboard shortcuts religiously. Check out our guide to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts HERE, you can even download a desktop wallpaper so they’re there at your fingertips whenever you need them!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003063172652 Isaiah Vaba

    I love it, do more 5 minute tutorials.. Good for my A.D.D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keegane Keegan Evans

    Super entertaining and really useful! My quick edits are similar to this because of what I have learned from Phlearn!

  • Guest

    This one took me about five minutes too. Just some quick D&B, extra contrast, color toning and sharpening! http://flic.kr/p/ekW17h

  • http://twitter.com/E_PhotoGraphX Event-PhotoGraphX

    This one took me about five minutes too. Just some quick D&B, extra contrast, color toning and sharpening!

  • Doede

    Aaron: this is one of the most valuable tutorials to me lately! Thans for sharing and you seem to be pulling me out of Lightroom more & more!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Leksus Aleksandar Jaredic

    This was a nice surprise, thank you Aaron :)

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  • http://twitter.com/thai_mama Stephanie Tandhasett

    Off subject – what’s the black bracelet represent that you always wear?

  • http://phlearn.com Aaron Nace

    It is a lensbracelet from Adam Elmakias http://www.lensbracelet.com/

  • http://www.bertmclendon.com Bert McLendon

    YES!! More fast tutorials. The talking is good but when we can scrub through and see what you’re doing that’s what video tutorials are all about, we can SEE what you’re doing. =) Great stuff, keep it up!

  • Jesse Berg

    Aaron, are the apply image settings the same for a 16bit image?

  • Phlearn. com

    Good question, Jesse! Yes they are!

  • http://twitter.com/i2spot i2spot

    another great tutorial… thanks!

  • Shun Lee

    You should do a series of “5 minutes edits”. These are perfect for intermediate level people who understands most of the techniques you are doing but can then see it being used in different kinds of shots and context.

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