The Importance of an Organized Workflow in Photoshop

When you're working in Photoshop, it can be easy to run astray of staying organized. This helpful video talks about why a consistent workflow is key to top-notch images.

Coming to you from Square Mountain, this video examines the importance of keeping an organized, structured workflow and the impact that has on both your creative process and final image output. When you're first starting with Photoshop, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer myriad of features and techniques. Once you start learning these, however, it's important to develop a structured, repeatable process for editing your images. First of all, this helps to ensure that you don't miss anything when editing. Second, it helps to develop your style by lending your photos a consistent quality that acts as a throughline for your portfolio. Third, it frees up your creative mind a bit: instead of staring at the screen and wondering what tool or technique to apply next, you have a system in place to take care of those issues while you think about bigger things. There's no universally correct workflow, so spend time assessing what it is you shoot and how you like to edit, then develop a system around those. 

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Parrish Ruiz de Velasco's picture

My desk is crazy messy but psd's are clean AF lol

Alex Cooke's picture

I'm gonna make that my new dating profile tagline hahaha.

Stas Aleksandersson's picture

This calls for some Dew! 🥃