Photoshop For Photographers

Explore other chapters in Photoshop For Photographers

View Post

01. Retouching recommended equipment

In by Jon Bairds8 Comments

This Photoshop for Photographers course is aimed specifically at photographers and covers everything from the basic tools to more advanced techniques. In this Photoshop course Karl runs through some of the key features of this extensive programme to help you to get started. You’ll be able to follow along step-by-step using the project files provided (which you can download here) …

View Post

02. Understanding digital Images

In by Jon Bairds27 Comments

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a TIFF and PSD file, what 16-bit means or which color mode is best for printing images, then this is the photography class for you. Before looking at the Photoshop interface and main features and controls, it’s important to understand each of these concepts and how they affect your images. Understanding …

View Post

03. Managing digital image files

In by Jon Bairds5 Comments

Handling and storing your images might not sound like the most exciting part of the photographic process, but it undoubtedly is one of the most important steps. What you do with your images after shooting will determine how efficient your workflow will be going forwards. Proper file management is crucial for optimizing your workflow and this is what Karl explores …

View Post

04. Photoshop interface and tools

In by Jon Bairds29 Comments

Knowing your way around the Photoshop interface is essential. In this photography class Karl gives you a complete tour of the popular software for photographers, highlighting the most common and popular tools. Starting at the very beginning, he shows you how to customize your workspace for maximum efficiency, helping you to quickly and easily access your most common tools. He …

View Post

05. Using Masks, Burn & Dodge

In by Jon Bairds36 Comments

This photography class covers the fundamentals of masks and will help you understand and become confident using them. Karl talks you through how, when and why you should be using masks, burning and dodging when retouching images – arguably the two most fundamental and important parts of a photographers workflow in Photoshop. Working on a wedding image, Karl demonstrates exactly …

View Post

06. Thinking and working efficiently

In by Jon Bairds3 Comments

An efficient workflow is key to using Photoshop, especially when you’re working on multiple images, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed by Photoshop’s extensive interface. Here’s you’ll learn more about a few key tools that can really help save time and maximize your efficiency. In this Photoshop class Karl demonstrates how to customize your interface so that it works for you, …

View Post

07. The basics of RAW file conversions

In by Jon BairdsLeave a Comment

In this photography class Karl shows you around Camera RAW, the software designed for making the initial adjustments to your RAW images. He covers the interface, useful tools and shows you a number of effective techniques for enhancing your images, showing you how you can make adjustments to color temperature, exposure, sharpness, crop and so much more. At the end …

View Post

08. Practical demonstration on product retouch

In by Jon Bairds15 Comments

In this photography class Karl demonstrates how to retouch a pack shot in Photoshop, making use of the selection tools and layer masks. Pack shots can be a lucrative area of photography, so it’s always worth knowing not only how to photograph them, but also how to quickly and efficiently retouch them to a high standard. Karl introduces you to …

View Post

09. Practical demonstration on landscape retouch

In by Jon Bairds3 Comments

In this photography class Karl demonstrates how to retouch a landscape image using Camera RAW and Photoshop. He shows you how to use Camera RAW to get the best out of each image, using color adjustment tools and adjustment brushes, and how to combine these in Photoshop. You’ll also learn how to recover shadow and highlight detail before working with …

View Post

10. Practical demonstration on fashion retouch

In by Jon Bairds10 Comments

When it comes to retouching, it’s important that you’re able to identify which areas of an image need adjustments, which is exactly what Karl focusses on in this photography class. Here he explains his retouching workflow for a fashion image and the different tools you could use to make the necessary changes. Using tools such as the Clone Stamp, Liquify …

View Post

11. Practical demonstration on interior retouch

In by Jon Bairds6 Comments

Being able to retouch interiors is a great skill and requires a good eye for detail. In this Photoshop class Karl shows you what to look out for when approaching an interior retouch and how creating symmetry can really transform your image. This class also provides a visual comparison of some of the commonly used tools for interior retouching: Distort …

View Post

12. Practical demonstration on business retouch

In by Jon BairdsLeave a Comment

Retouching business portraits, once perfected, should be a quick and simple process that results in subtle yet effective enhancements. In this photography class Karl explains and shows you how to approach changing the background colour of a business portrait without effecting the look of the subject before demonstrating useful Photoshop techniques to ensure that the background is smooth and even. …

View Post

13. Practical demonstration on wedding retouch

In by Jon Bairds10 Comments

Wedding photography is a huge market in the photography industry, but it’s a genre of photography that requires, at the very least, certain levels of retouching. In this photography class Karl works on a wedding photograph (which you can download here), highlighting and explaining how to remove all the small distractions to reach a more pleasing final image with a …

View Post

14. Practical demonstration on beauty retouch

In by Jon Bairds21 Comments

Beauty retouching can take a great deal of time, especially if you are unfamiliar with the frequently used tools and techniques in Photoshop. In this Photoshop class Karl does a practical demonstration of a beauty retouch, explaining the most common Photoshop tools and effective techniques. He also reveals a number of useful tricks that can help optimize your workflow and …

View Post

15. Key workflow essentials

In by Jon Bairds7 Comments

When retouching an image, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by Photoshop’s extensive interface, but there are a few useful tools that can really speed up your workflow and make your whole use of Photoshop a lot better. These include making actions, understanding curves and automating your workflow, all of which Karl explains and demonstrates in detail in this …

View Post

16. Photoshop and Lightroom working together

In by Jon Bairds6 Comments

In this chapter Karl is joined by Richard Curtis from Adobe and together the two explore how to work with images in both Lightroom and Photoshop. Richard explains some useful tools in Lightroom before guiding you through the process of exporting your RAW image into Photoshop, where you can then make further adjustments in Camera RAW. He also then covers …