Tutorial 21 - Northwest Wales Sunset


This tutorial shows how I turned a very challenging exposure into a very pleasing seascape with rich blue, purple and yellow tones using Adobe Lightroom and then Photoshop.

Northwest Wales Sunset

Tutorial 21 - Northwest Wales Sunset

Today we start a brand new tutorial showing how I turned a very challenging exposure into a very pleasing seascape with rich blue, purple and yellow tones using Adobe Lightroom and then Photoshop.

Topics covered: Color balance, Graduated filters, Color toning, Sky darkening, Fill light, Highlight recovery, Spot removal, Sensor dust, Spot healing brush tool, Curves adjustment, Layer mask, Dodge and burn, Bitmap layer, Curves layer, Overlay blending mode, Darken corners, Lens flare

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Today we complete our free photoshop video tutorial showing how we turned that badly exposed RAW file into a bright, colourful and interesting seascape. In this show we do some dodging and burning using a bitmap layer and then we use a curves layer with overlay blending mode to darken the corners as a vignette. Finally we use a neat technique for adding a lens flare to the image without the filter making a destructive edit.
In today's show we show you how to use the lightroom adjustment brush and graduated filters to boost contrast and colour and add a sunset glow on the horizon. We then move over into Photoshop for the rest of our tutorial where we begin with some dust spot removal with the spot healing brush tool to deal with lens and sensor dust. Then we use a curves adjustment layer and paint on its layer mask to boost the oranges in our horizon glow.
Today we start a brand new tutorial showing how I turned a very challenging exposure into a very pleasing seascape with rich blue, purple and yellow tones using Adobe Lightroom and then Photoshop. In this episode I use colour balance and graduated filters to add the colour toning and some sky darkening. I also bring back detail in the very light and dark regions by using the fill light and recovery sliders.