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Today's Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 video tutorial shows how to create the attractive high key, high contrast, bright colour portrait style that's so fashionable at the moment with companies like Venture. In this one chapter tutorial I used Photoshop CS5 to produce the effect and then show how to do the same thing using Lightroom 3. These steps work equally well in earlier versions of Photoshop as far back as CS and Lightroom 2. Download the source image and try this yourself.
In this final chapter of Tutorial 1 we finish off our image of Weston-super-mare with a vignette, some extra steps to even up the light in the sky and add some final brightness and contrast adjustments.
In today's episode we get down to the fun part of dodging and burning our image to add shape and direct the eye of the viewer. So far we've been giving ourselves the solid foundation we need to bring the image together. Now we add expression by painting with light.
This time on Tutorial 1 we take the same approach we did to the ground portion and apply it to the sky. Once again we're bringing the levels closer together by using lightening and darkening layers with layer masks.
In chapter 4 of Tutorial 1 we take a look at how the ground portion of the image was edited to bring the tones together with the sky and add focus and detail using darkening and lightening layers with layer masks.