The beauty of being a photographer and using a tool like Photoshop is that you can learn new ways of editing that can speed up your workflow or make it easier to do. I can even take it as far as saying I don't think the creators of Photoshop know every single way of editing a photo, as it depends on the style of you, the photographer, and what you want to portray in your image. Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid recently released a video showcasing 10 tricks that I didn't know, and I think will be very useful to add to my workflow and skill set when it comes to producing work for a client.
What Is Covered:
- How to add contrast in a non-destructive, easy way.
- How to sharpen an image using some keyboard shortcuts to see what exactly is being sharpened.
- How to edit the color of certain parts of a sunset or landscape image.
- A way to clean up skin, although I'm not convinced I'll use this method.
- How to change the color of anything, especially if you have a piece of clothing you want to suit the other colors in the image.
- How to apply a trendy faded effect.
- How to digitally relight an image.
- How to convert an image to black and white while still being able to change the contrast of the image.
- How to apply lens flares to an image, even if you don't have any in the image.
- How to apply cinematic colors and tones to your images, just like in the movies.
I have done photography and retouching for over 10 years now and what I’ve realized is that there is always something new to learn and different ways to achieve a specific look or effect. My advice would be to never stop learning.