Photoshop Enhancements

Vered works hard to create the very best in-camera images. You've seen them throughout this book. In this chapter, she gave me the okay (aAer almost killing me with stink eye) to apply some of my favorite Photoshop techniques to her exquisite photographs. Tha nks Vered!

Count on Changes

As a studio photographer, change is the name of the game. A ere are three reasons for this:

One, your clients will have their own opinions on best shot. A ese opinions will basically depend on the composition and lighting of the photograph and how the model looks. Clients will often suggest changes during the photo session, so don't get rattled if this happens.

Two, clients usually have ideas about what they want in terms of post-processing digital enhancements.

A ree, you'll probably have a whole slew of creative ideas on how to tweak your images in Photoshop. We'll address the digital enhancement side of change here.

A e Secret: Know the capabilities of Photoshop and how to best use them.

Test yourself: Compare the left and middle images above and count the number of changes. A en come back here to check yourself. No peeking!

Okay, here are the eight enhancements that were made to this photograph. Did you see all of them?

1) I used the Dodge tool to whiten the model's teeth and the whites of her eyes.

2) I used the Color Replacement tool to change the color of the model's eyes from brown to green and also to change the color of her lips to better match the material in the lower leA corner of the frame.

3) The Healing Brush minimized the reflection on the model's lower lip.

4) I used the Clone Stamp tool to reduce the number of white spots in the background.

5) I then created an Adjustment layer to increase the overall saturation of the image.

6) Another Adjustment layer increased the contrast of the image.

7) I applied a Flashlight filter (Filter > Render Lighting Effects) to mold the lighting around the model's face.

8) I used the Clone Stamp tool to minimize the reflection on the tip of the model's nose.

When shooting and editing photographs, try to envision how a photograph will look in black and white, as illustrated in the example on the right. This variation is just one of countless possibilities.

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