Unleashed Edit: Opal's Colouriffic Photo

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Urban style shoots can be a great way of incorporating colours and textures not found in nature. But what do you do when the colour isn't quite the right shade and hue you pictured?

Instead of applying global adjustments that mess with the colours in other areas of the image, we look into some techniques for selecting and adjusting selected areas of colour only.

What better way to demonstrate these techniques, than while editing an urban Unleashed Education colour-themed shot of Charlotte's special little lady, Opal the Aussie!

Instructor: Charlotte Reeves

Video length: 28 minutes

Software: Photoshop-focused

Skill level: Intermediate

What you'll learn

Lightroom

  • How to know if you can recover bright highlights by reading the histogram
  • How to correct uneven lighting

Photoshop

  • Identifying, selecting and masking specific colours
  • Advanced use of the Hue/Saturation properties to tweak individual colours
  • Using layer blending modes  to manipulate colours and tones
  • A handy trick for helping content-aware do a better job
  • Accurate fur masking using the Select and Mask workspace
  • Using double-masking for more control over local adjustments

Unleashed Edit: Opal's Colouriffic Photo

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Your Instructor

Charlotte Reeves

Charlotte is an award-winning Australian pet photographer based in Brisbane. Addicted to creating lightbulb moments for students, Charlotte has been teaching pet photographers since 2013. She relishes simplifying tricky concepts, and helping people achieve their goals by making the learning fun, practical, and positive.

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