Details and Masking is the focus of our 4th day in our 7-Day photography challenge. You will learn to bring out detail in your photos, in particular, a macro photography image. I’ll walk you through how to do it using Luminar 4, but you’re welcome to use the software of your choice. You’ll also see how to apply “Local Adjustments” which only affect parts of the image by using masking. It sounds hard but in this challenge, I’ll show you how to do it step by step. That allows you to control precisely where the detail is enhanced and brought out, and where it is not. Doing so means you can keep the background softer, which will draw the viewers eye more to the subject and your image will POP more.
In Day 3 of our 7-Day photography challenge, designed to help you sharpen your photo editing skills, we’re going to be working on converting a color image to black and white. I’ll walk you through how to do it the right way and the wrong way! The right way to do b/w conversion gives you more control over how the different colors are represented in the monochromatic version. You can adjust each color tone for many different variations and looks in the black and white image. This photography challenge should help you with black and white conversions and a few extra skills.
Day 2 of our week long photography challenge is on editing a portrait photos. I’ll walk you through how to do it using Luminar 4 and give you a link to a video to do the same thing with Lightroom, if that’s your software of choice. But once you see how easy it is with Luminar 4 you may be a convert! The ease at which the AI Portrait Enhancer works could save you hundreds of hours.
Join in on our 7-day beginner photography challenge and improve your photo editing skills. This simple photography challenge will help you get started if you’re new to processing, or get unstuck if you’re in a rut. Video tutorials for each day to help learn techniques that you can apply to different types of photos. RAW image files provided for each exercise for learning about color corrections, black and white conversions, masking, and not just the names of the techniques, but how you can apply them to your images.
Often when I’m reviewing student’s images and demonstrating photo editing techniques I get questions like this, “How can I become a master at photo editing like you?”. Well, it takes time and practice but there are a few things you can do to get on the right track. So in this article, I’ll give…