Tag: learning photoshop

Creating the Image

This year I am really pleased to be working with the fashion designer Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe and her team (pictured above) on her 2017 Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase event due to run this summer in London. At the beginning of March I worked with Dawn to create one of the publicity shots

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It – Shoot 2

This is my second shoot based on the lighting examples provided by Scott Kelby in his book Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. The first shoot is documented here. This time I’m going for Scott’s 1 light soft glamour set up. In this arrangement I just have my Elinchrom RX 4 and

Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It – Shoot 1

The photographer and Photoshop wizard Scott Kelby has written a very informative book called Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It (or how to go from empty studio to finished image) which takes you through 12 studio lighting set ups and how to shoot them as well as giving hints on

Jamming with Photoshop

I normally do my black and white conversions in Lightroom but for this post thought I would just experiment with Photoshop. A kind of jamming session but using Photoshop rather than a musical instrument. Here’s the image I’m starting with. All I’ve done with it at this stage (in Lightroom)

Lightroom and Photoshop – Workflow (Revised)

Following on from last weeks post on my updated approach to Lightroom catalogues here is my updated guide to Lightroom and Photoshop workflow. I do all of this on a 13″ Macbook Pro so if you’re using a Windows machine there will be a few minor differences when talking about files and directories.

Lightroom and Photoshop – Organising Catalogs (Revised)

It’s been around 18 months since I switched to using Lightroom and Photoshop for my workflow and editing. In January 2015 I wrote a post about how I intended to organise my catalogue in Lightroom and in December documented my workflow. Having worked with both of these tools for over a year

Lightroom and Photoshop – Whitening and Brightening Eyes

One of the major things to get right when making a portrait of a person is the eyes. Tradition has it that it is the eyes you should focus on primarily and getting these sharp and in focus is most important of all. The classic case in point is the

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