Being Non-Destructive: Flexible Edits

WEEK 3: IMAGE EDITING

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1. Low Cloud Sunrise [edited]: I used Adjustment Layers in Photoshop for Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and Curves (following the directions from #3) and used the masks on the adjustment layers to bring back details from original portions of the image (primarily on the roofs of the building silhouettes in the foreground). I also used Smart Filters in Photoshop for Smart Sharpening and a Warming Filter (following the directions from #23) and used the masks on the smart filters to apply them to certain parts of the sky and areas of high detail.

2. Low Cloud Sunrise [unedited]: 17 Jan 2011 – 9 am; Rexburg, ID – Peterson Pointe Apartments; f 14; 1/500; Olympus Stylus-9000 — zoomed in while braced against the balcony railing.

3. Marimba Bolts ‘n’ Pipes [edited]: I used Smart Filters in Photoshop for Smart Sharpening and a Gaussian Blur—to remove noise—(following the directions from #23) and used the masks on the smart filters to apply them to certain parts of the marimba—mainly with the bolts that are in focus. I also used Adjustment Layers in Photoshop for Exposure, Vibrance, and Curves (following the directions from #3) and used the masks on the adjustment layers to bring back details from original portions of the image (primarily with the darkest portions of the marimba).

4. Marimba Bolts ‘n’ Pipes [unedited]: 15 Jan 2011 – 10 am; Rexburg, ID – Snow Bld (BYU–Idaho); f 3.9; 1/4; Olympus Stylus-9000 — braced against the metal frame of the marimba stand.

TOP 3 PHOTOSHOP SHORTCUTS OF THE WEEK:

⌘ + Click (on a layer icon) ← will select what is on the layer (example: in channels, it will only select what is in that channel)

d ← restores the foreground/background colors to b&w

While using a brush, hitting numbers 1 through 0 will automatically change the opacity of the brush (example: 2 = 20% opacity)

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