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Edit My Photo October 2022 - Toni

edit my photo free editing tutorials Oct 26, 2023

With Craig Turner-Bullock

Toni was the winner of the September 2022 Edit My Photo challenge in the Unleashed Education community.

As the winner of the challenge, Toni submitted this super cute image with the dog beautifully posed in a tree in the woods. In the edit, I’ll be balancing the exposure to even out the difference between the dark and light areas of the image. I'll be fixing up a strong colour cast on the dog and tidying up various distractions.

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




0:00 Introduction

1:30 Global Lightroom Adjustments

3:27 Masking in Lightroom

5:56 Photoshop Edits

11:44 Noise Reduction using Topaz

13:49 Finishing Touches

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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