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Edit My Photo November 2021 - Ina

edit my photo free editing tutorials Jan 13, 2022

With Craig Turner-Bullock

Ina was the winner of the Edit My Photo challenge for November 2021, Cesar's Hilltop Howl. Each month, the challenge winner gets to submit one of their RAW files for me to edit and Ina submitted this raw image right here:

I love the dog's expression, but the light and shadow split right through the dog, and that expression is lost in the shadows. So my focus on this edit will be evening out the lighting on the dog.

 Feel free to follow along from start to finish - or Fast Track through the tutorial using the chapter links below.


0:00 Editing Challenge winner

0:59 The Editing Challenge (How It Works)

2:44 Winner's image to edit

3:13 Global Adjustments to the Highlights and Shadows

4;03 Local Highlight Adjustments

5:01 Local Shadows Adjustments

6:17 Balancing the Light in Photoshop 

7:27 Tidying Up

8:28 Cropping and Adding a Vignette in Lightroom

9:34 Before & After 

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