In most cases, using the Color Ranges that exist naturally in a photo will help to bring out the best in the image. In this image we focus on adding orange to the top of the image and green to the bottom. The orange supports the Light that is coming from the sun as well as bringing out more Color in our corgi.
Selecting a Mood
Before editing your photos, it is important to figure out what type of mood you would like to help them portray. Color is tied with emotion and choosing the right Color Range for your images will help you get across your message. For “happy” images, choose bright warm Colors like reds, oranges and yellows.
If your goal is to make a “sad” or “somber” image, try using desaturated blues and greens.
Because we want this image to send a “happy” message, bringing up Brightness and Color from the Shadows is a good editing choice. The easiest way to Lighten Shadow detail is using the Shadow/Highlight function in Photoshop. This dialogue will give you the option of Amount, Tonal Width and Radius. We cover each one of these functions in this tutorial as well as give you a good baseline that you can apply to your images.
Drawing Attention to your Subject
In today’s episode we cover a few different methods that are effective in drawing the viewer’s eye towards the subject of your photo. These include Sharpening, blurring and using Curves to brighten the subject.
Twitter is a great way to engage in real-time conversation with people in your industry, as well as potential clients for your photography business. Here’s how you can use Twitter to connect with the people and experiment with different types of content to see what works.
What you need to know about aspect ratios and how you can use them in your photography. This is a must-read for any modern photographer, as we discuss the ratios online technology requires and how you can experiment with different aspect ratios to stand out.
A social media powerhouse today, Instagram can help you reach new potential clients and grow your photography business. Here’s everything you need to know to build a community of followers who know, like and trust you and who want what your business offers.
Freelancing can be one of the more rewarding ways to make a living in professional photography. Whether you’re looking for more freedom to pick and choose your projects, or want to nail down a couple long-term contracts, here are the best places to find freelance photography jobs online.
Learn Photoshop & Lightroom.
Join the World’s #1 Photoshop Instructor, Aaron Nace, for lessons in retouching, compositing and more. Get unlimited access to every tutorial when you join PHLEARN PRO.