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See all the post processing techniques used in the Phlearn Pro Tutorial: Fashion Trip

 

Today we’re editing an amazing self portrait by Amelia Fletcher.

 

We’ve wanted to do a pinup shoot for a long time, but we also wanted to make it stand out from all of the other pinup photos out there by adding a concept to it. Join us behind the scene.

 

Yesterday we took you through our process in coming up with the perfect lighting for a portrait of Chris, Phlearn’s CFO, and today we’ll be taking you through the steps we took in Photoshop to bring our final image together!

 

For an editorial-Style headshot, we decided we wanted lighting inspired by the likes of editorial photographers such as Martin Schoeller. We had to go through about five different lighting setups before we finally found one we really liked!

 

A big part of being a professional photographer is making sure your Workflow is as efficient as possible. Even if you’re not a professional, using Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop will drastically shorten the amount of time it takes to Edit Photos.

 

When shooting a Composite, it’s always important to start out with your Background. This gives you the framework of what your image will look like and how your subject will interact with their surroundings.

 

We get a lot of people asking us what the difference is between the Healing Brush Tool and the Clone Stamp. While they both have similar uses, there is a Difference in how these Tools get the job done.

 

In this episode we discuss something that sounds extremely boring but is actually quite interesting: Light Falloff.

 

It’s always great to have shadows in your photographs to add definition, but sometimes they become too dark and Subtract from the detail in your image.

 

Step behind the scenes of our Film Noir Shoot. From Planning to Editing!

 

It can be hard to pump up the Colors in a photograph without making it look unnatural. In RGB mode, changing your Colors in Curves will also produce changes in Brightness and Exposure. To fix this, we can easily switch to LAB Mode.

 

In this behind the scenes video you will learn how to set up lighting for a full length portrait as well as a headshot.

 

We’ll be editing Jason’s image and showing you how to make your subject stand out better from the Background by using some simple Coloring techniques.

 

Find out what it took to pull off this very complex composite!

 

In order to make the existing Highlights in this image stand out even more, first we make the Lights and Midtones of the image darker using a Levels Adjustment Layer.

 

This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.

 

For adding Light rays to your image, make sure you first have an image that will properly support light coming through. You want to have an image that is either lit from the back or from the side.

 

When you increase your ISO on a digital camera, your processor amplifies the signal it receives from the sensor to make it stronger, much like an amplifier on a stereo, it makes a quiet signal much louder.

 

One of the largest challenges we had to overcome to bring this concept to life was to design and build the main character. Being a photographer, this did not come entirely naturally to me, so I had to pay extra attention to my goals as a creator.

 

To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.

 

The advantage to using modeling lights as opposed to strobes is that you see exactly what you are going to get, there is not guesswork.

 

Today we go behind the scenes of our Photoshoot for the Banished Mermaid Pro tutorial. We ended up doing, what seems like, 3 individual photoshoots while we were all set up.

 

Dan Winters is a great photographer who produces gripping work. He has a way of pulling emotion out of his subjects that will leave you breathless. Today we look at one of his famous portraits of Tom Hanks, and try to reproduce it.

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