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Edit My Photo January 2022 - Elijah

edit my photo free editing tutorials Feb 17, 2022

With Charlotte Reeves

Elijah was the winner of this month’s Edit My Photo challenge with his classic interpretation of a backlit image of Zephyr.

As the winner of the challenge, Elijah submitted this image of two dogs on a hillside. The image is a little underexposed and needs some work to clean up the dogs, improve the image quality, and come up with a crop that works.


0:00 Editing Challenge winner

0:34 The Editing Challenge (How It Works)

1:07 Challenge winner's edit

1:18 Winner's image to edit

1:43 Global Adjustments in Lightroom

4:58 Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Lightroom

6:09 Before and after check

6:15 Enhancing the Sky in Lightroom

9:46 Darkening the Foreground in Lightroom

10:38 Before and after check

10:54 Cleaning up in Photoshop

14:24 Noise Reduction and Sharpening using Topaz

16:13 Before and after check

16:39 Final Crop in Lightroom

17:58 Crop-guided Local Adjustments in Lightroom

20:16 Before and After

20:35 Join the Edit My Photo Challenge

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