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PRO Tutorial: Vintage Fashion
PRO Texture: Bokeh 100 Pack
PRO Photoshop Tutorial
If you are interested in shooting Vintage Fashion images like the ones you see gracing the pages of Vogue, Elle, V, and W Magazines, this tutorial will show you how to get from a snapshot to the final image. Learn every step along the way, going from Lightroom where we create a custom preset that is yours to keep, to Photoshop where you will learn how to identify and fix distracting elements.
Take a look at the Step-by-Step animation below and you will see that we start off with an image that is far from incredible and turn it into a work of art. You will now be able to do the same with your images.
Bonus: 2 Free Textures, 1 Brush, and 1 Lightroom Preset.
Learn From Start to Finish
Color and Light
Fashion images often involve a lot of color subtlety, it is what sets them apart from editorial images. Most of the time, the highlight and shadow colors have been completely changed. There are usually many colors mixing together to make the final image have that “Vintage Fashion” look.
You will learn how to work with color in a very easy way, including instructions in both Photoshop and Lightroom.
In this image we identify areas that are too light, some that are too dark, and others that don’t have enough detail. Then we go in and fix each of the problem areas Step-by-Step. In this example we copy the flowers from one part of the image to another, and transform them to make it look like they are originals.
Independently Color Objects
In this image we go through a great method for coloring complex objects such as hair. If you have ever tried to do this sort of thing you may notice that the end result can come out looking flat. That is because color does not change uniformly from highlight to shadow. You will learn how to properly color and avoid this problem all together!
Drawing Attention to Your Subject
We include 2 Free Textures for you to add to the foreground of your images. In this photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to to take a normal photo of a plant, cut it out of it’s background, color it correctly, blur it, and add it to the foreground of another image. This will give the effect that the camera is shooting through leaves, and will add depth to the image.
You can also use this effect to draw attention away from a particular area of an image, so the viewer will focus where you want them to. In this image, we cover up part of her dress because it is so light that it is a little bit of a distraction from her face.
Add Soft Light
The light that is coming in from the right side of this photo is completely fake, it was done in Photoshop. The trick with adding light to an image is color matching it to the rest of the scene to make it believable. You will learn how to accurately judge color and how to pull this effect off every time.
Free Lightroom Preset + Brush
If you are a lightroom user, all you have to do is load the free preset on your images and it will transform their colors to give them a Vintage Fashion feel. We do cover all of the settings so you can apply them in Adobe Camera RAW in Photoshop if you prefer. We also include a great soft edged brush that is perfect for editing skin if you use a Wacom Tablet.
When editing an image that is not a headshot, a lot of people look over skin retouching. Most of the time it is not the individual pores that need work, but the overall shapes. You will learn how to smooth skin in Photoshop for this type of image. It is quick and easy and makes a huge difference!
Free Plant Textures
These plants were photographed in the Phlearn Studio and are very high quality images. You may use them for what ever you see fit. Because they are photographed on a white background, they are very easy to cut out of their backgrounds and apply over other images. In this tutorial we use these plants in the foreground to add depth to the image. A slight blur and color change and it is as though they were there all along!