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Edit My Photo January 2022 - Elijah

edit my photo free editing tutorials Feb 18, 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

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!

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