A Simple How-To
Here is a simple how-to on today’s 365 entry:
In Lightroom/Camera Raw
- Opening the DNG in Photoshop’s Camera Raw.
- I do my necessary edits in ‘Basic’ (temperature, tint, exposure, recovery, blacks, rightness, etc)
- Next is the ‘Tone Curves’, where I bump up the lights and darks, and pull the shadows down.
- I skip a few tabs to go to ‘Camera Calibration‘. My Green Primary always seems to be a little bit off, so I bump the hue slider either to the left or right (probably the right. I don’t remember), mess with the saturation, etc.
- Duplicating the background, making no changes as of yet. Then I duplicate this layer as well and reselect the background layer.
- Next I increase the canvas size and move the image around. Seeing as the new crop tool has a rule of thirds tool, I can plan where I want the flowers to be.
- I select the ‘white’ area and go to the new option for CS5: “Edit: Fill”.
- A new window appears. All I need to do is press “ok”.
For this image, my process is done. I don’t need to do any more editing because everything was done in Camera Raw.
Hopefully, the next image how-to I add here will be more in-depth, more informative. Maybe a video or a better sense of progression. But for now, this is what I have time to give you.
This is what I’m using until my copy comes in the mail sometime this month.