Live Editing Session: Strive the Border CollieNov 17, 2020
By Charlotte Reeves
This live editing session took place in May 2020 via a group Zoom call, and features the full edit of one of my award-winning images. Since I'd actually already edited this, it was actually a re-edit, which was really interesting to do because sometimes they turn out a little differently a second time around.
Watch the complete 43 minute edit from start to finish, or fast-track through the editing steps using the timecodes below. Enjoy!
0:00 - Image to edit
2:16 - SOOC copy of the image
2:47 - Aim for the edit
3:03 - Fixing the white balance
4:10 - Global Lightroom adjustments
7:48 - Perfecting the White balance
9:06 - More adjustments
9:53 - Tidying up in Photoshop
11:33 - Making the white fur/chest look properly white
13:03 - Removing the distractions in the background
20:21 - Fixing the green areas in the background
23:00 - Dodging and burning
25:35 - More tidying up
26:24 - Polish up Action
28:06 - Back in Lightroom
28:22 - Local adjustments (background)
32:45 - Local adjustments (Strive's face)
33:47 - Noise reduction in the background
34:42 - Raw vs Latest Edit
35:23 - Final adjustments
35:40 - Cropping
36:17 - Adding flare
40:54 -Raw Vs Final Edit Vs First Edit
42:06 - Outro
42:40 - Before and Afters
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