Unleashed Education Blog

Edit My Photo December 2021 - Kim

edit my photo free editing tutorials Feb 04, 2022

With Charlotte Reeves

Kim was the winner of this month’s Edit My Photo challenge in the Unleashed Education community, with her gorgeous pastel edit of June’s action shot at the beach.

As the winner of the challenge, Kim submitted this image. It has a lot of potential, but just needed some tidying and attention paid to the colour balance, composition and crop to really shine.




0:00  Editing Challenge winner

0:38 The Editing Challenge (How It Works)

1:16 Winner's image to edit

1:43  Overview and Planning

3:31 Global Adjustments in Lightroom

4:48 Background Extension in Photoshop

8:31 Making the Two Sides Different

13:12  Sharpening the Subject

16:56  Painting with Light in Lightroom

20:29 You Can Never Go Back (or can you?)

21:59 Before & Afters

It's totally free to join in on our Edit My Photo challenges! If you win, you get to submit one of your images to be edited by Charlotte or Craig, plus you score a 20-minute Lifeline Call on Zoom to discuss the edit or anything else relating to the art of pet photography. Opt in to the free Edit My Photo online hub now!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you'll love our Unleashed Edits! These comprehensive editing tutorial videos are available in our Unleashed Education Premium Membership and also our Editing Unleashed Membership.

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