Tag: photoshop

Lightroom and Photoshop – Workflow

It’s coming up to a year since I decided to switch to using the Adobe Creative Cloud and really get my teeth into learning Lightroom and Photoshop. Some of my learnings are gathered into an ongoing series of blog posts you can find here. For the start of 2016 I’ve decided

Some Recent Portraits

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any black and white portraits so here are a few from some recent location and studio shoots. They have had various amounts of post-processing as discussed in this post. Laura and Ana also had makeup by the makeup artist ‘Helena Shakespeare MUA‘.

Lightroom and Photoshop – Creating a Double Exposure

Back in the days of film creating double exposure required a fair bit of jiggery pokery both in camera, ensuring you were careful not to advance the film, and then in the darkroom to make sure the film was exposed correctly. Today, thanks to the all conquering Photoshop*, creating double,

Lightroom and Photoshop – Basic Portrait Retouching

One of the reasons I have decided to invest some time in learning Lightroom and Photoshop is because of the additional control it can give the photographer in processing images. In the past I have relied on “quick fix” programs like Portrait Professional and Perfect Photo Suite to edit images.

Lightroom and Photoshop – Adding Some Background Blur

In Part 2 of my Learning Lightroom and Photoshop series I showed how to add a different sky to a landscape photograph. Here is the result of that exercise. Whilst I’m pretty happy with this I think the image could be improved further by making the background a bit blurred

Lightroom and Photoshop – Changing the Sky

Having decided on a basic approach to workflow I have now dived into Lightroom and Photoshop properly to start learning how to use these two tools. I’ve decided to give myself a year to either get to grips with them fully (or at least to my own level of satisfaction)

Lightroom and Photoshop – Organising Catalogs

So like I said I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers for one year. If by the end of it I’m not creating images like this I may well rescind my membership! Here’s the first in my Learning Lightroom and Photoshop posts –

So I Finally Switched to Adobe Creative Cloud

After much deliberation and soul searching I have finally switched to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers image management and processing solution (otherwise known as Lightroom and Photoshop). I know I’m very late coming to the Photoshop party. For years now I have messed around with other applications (including Elements, the

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