Advanced Editing Techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop

Transforming an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one using post-processing tools is a skill that defines a capable photographer. This helpful video tutorial will show you some useful techniques to create a compelling edit.

Coming to you from Matt Kloskowski, this informative video showcases the power of various editing techniques. Kloskowski begins with a photo from a Zion photoshoot that appeared lackluster on the computer. This scenario is relatable to many photographers, who often find their images falling short of expectations. He emphasizes shifting away from global adjustments to more focused, localized enhancements using masking tools. Kloskowski's approach is a valuable lesson, illustrating how subtle changes can significantly impact the overall quality of an image.

Further into the video, Kloskowski delves into advanced techniques, such as adding clarity to specific areas and adjusting the sky's mood. His detailed walkthrough of using the object selection tool for precise editing is particularly instructive. He also touches on the differences between clarity, texture, and dehaze adjustments, providing insights into when and how to use these tools effectively. This part of the video is crucial for photographers aiming to bring depth and dimension to their images without overdoing the edits. Kloskowski concludes by demonstrating a sky replacement in Photoshop, which is the most extreme technique of the video. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kloskowski.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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