Let Photoshop Jumpstart Your Photography Tutorial

We here at Fstoppers post many inks to useful video tutorials that have helped us create better images, and we hope they've helped you, fair reader, as well. After watching so many tutorials, maybe you feel like you're ready to begin sharing your knowledge, too.

Perhaps you even hope to be featured on Fstoppers, but you don't quite know how to get started. Unmesh Dinda at PiXimperfect has the perfect way to help you to begin sharing your knowledge with the photography community. 

Photoshop, with its limitless ways to help you make better images, also provides a quick and easy way to transcribe the steps you used to create those mind-blowing images, as Dinda shows us in this video. By recording each step in text and/or metadata form, you quickly have the basis of a script for a step-by-step tutorial. You don't have to pause to jot down every button you click, layer you add, or slider you slide. Instead, simply perform the actions you need to create the image you want to make, then open up the text file, edit out any unnecessary steps or mistakes you may have made and away you go. 

After you've set up Photoshop to record your actions, use QuickTime or a similar app to record your screen. Use your DSLR, a tripod, a microphone, and a nice little three-light setup to record yourself speaking, add in some personality and some snazzy B-roll and you're ready to become a YouTube photography vlogging star. 

As Dinda points out, this technique is also useful for teachers, sharing among co-workers and others. 

Do you make tutorials to share how you create your images? Will this recording feature help you speed up your workflow? Drop a comment below and let us know what your vlogging process is like. 

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Christian Möhrle's picture

Whoa Piximperfect Always has such helpful Videos, certainly saving this one for later!

I make complete Post Processing Videos for every (Landscape) picture I upload (usually Lightroom + Photoshop). Before I record the editing I test different styles until I have found one that fits the Image, that means I'm editing one picture several times which takes a few Hours most of the times. Once I found the right style I write down the steps and start recording :-)

For anyone interessted: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeos-Ju_sSs7Wb7FR-2VcQA