Extreme Wide Angle Photography, Pt. 2
Using the Pen Tool
For extreme wide angle photography, the pen tool is a tricky tool to use at first, but once mastered it is a great option for making clean selections. By using it to select only the wall behind our model, we can create a group with a mask only visible on the wall. This lets us alter the color and contrast of the wall without changing anything else we might not want to.
Click here for a full episode on how to use the pen tool
Clearing Up Distractions & Adding Color
Now that the wall is less distracting, we can take care of some of the dirt on the table that our model is standing on. These are relatively small distractions, but taking care of small details is a big part of making an image appear more refined.
Using blend-if (right click layer and select blending option) is a quick way to add amazing color to your image. We’ve added a hue & saturation layer to make our image more blue, but by using blend-if we can make it only affect the shadows of the image and vice versa for the light areas.
To view more of the editing techniques that went into this image, check out our tutorial Dark & Dramatic
Before & After
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