in today’s video I’m going to teach you how to straighten building in your photo Hello everone it’s nice to see your lovely faces again if you’re new here my name is Will and I am a travel photographer I do video tutorial on photography and travel vlogs okay so let’s get into today’s topic so when you’re photographing buildings or architectures using what angle lens You’ll often find the building is actually tilted it’s not straight this is because the optical characteristic of your lens but sometimes if this is what you want if it’s helping your composition then you don’t have to correct it but if it’s not then we will have to use transform tool here to correct this distortion okay so let’s go to transform panel so usually I’ll try the auto function first sometimes it does a great job but in this case it doesn’t we can still see it it sort of makes the photo it sort of makes the distortion even worse so let’s turn that off and we’ll have to adjust it manaually okay so we can see most of the distortion happened on the vertical so let’s go to the vertical slider and just try to bring that back in so as you can see it has a lot of grids on the screen so it’s a good reference for you while correcting your photo okay right about there I think that’s looking pretty good okay so now the pillars they’re straight now but by doing that we we have also shortened the height of the facade here so we can correct that by using the aspect slider to restore the height now it’s looking more natural okay so let’s have a look so this is before and after and now this is much more natural if you find this video helpful please leave a like down below and if you wanna see more tutorial in the future please subscribe to my channel and if you like how to edit my photos presets available on my website I’ll link it in the description and I’ll see you in the next one bye [Music]
Hello everyone My name is Will And I am a travel photographer Today I’m going to show you how I turned this photo Into this photo Using just Lighhtroom So the reason why this image is boring Is that everything is flat It’s kind of dark And everything is about the same brightness Nothing pops up especially And it doesn’t have mood So for a photo to be interesting Or to grab viewer’s attention We need to create mood for your photo And one of the ways to do that is to create contrast for your photo And by contrast I didn’t mean the contrast slider in the development module What I mean by that is you need to have different brightness in different areas When the viewers see this picture it’s not a flat Image You have some part that is bright some part that is dark that creates a more visually interesting photo Today we’re going to achieve that using local adjustment tools Now let’s go to the develop module First of all I find this image a little bit too green So I’m going to adjust the tint I wanted to be a more bluish So it’s more of a bluehour kind of look Let’s pull down the highlight a little bit And brighten up the shadows Let’s pump up the whites Lower the dark just slightly Right now I find this guy is a little bit too bright So I’m going to use the gradient filter Just hold shift while you dragged the gradient filter down It’s going to keep it aligned with the horizon Let’s lower the exposure And also adjust the temperature Now the overall image becomes a little bit blue So I’m going to adjust the temperature again The colors start coming back on the buildings My goal is to keep the viewers attention in the middle of the picture Because that’s where the buildings are So I’m going to try to force the viewers attention here by using two gradient filters by using two gradient filters To darkened the top and bottom off the image So we’ve done the sky part No I’m going to do the bottom part Let’s lower the exposure So does the temperature I think we need to darken the sky a bit But I’m actually just going to crop out this part Because it’s way too bright So distracting So let’s unlock the aspect ratio Then cross the sky out So I’m going to use the gradient filter again And I’m going to make it a bit more narrower So the transition is more intense In case you didn’t know The graduated filter in light room You got three lines This par on the very top That’s where the effect effect your photo hundred percent In below this line it has completely no effect on your photo now that we know that I’m going to make this graduated filter a little bit harder And I’m going to drag it down here So we can keep the viewers attention in this area Now we have successfully force the viewers attention to stay in this area Because we tend to look at the brightest or the brighter part of a photo Now I want the building to pop out a little bit more Because right now they’re a little bit dark And I’m going to do so by using this radial filter Let’s invert the first so we have better understanding of what I’m doing here So I’m going to brighten this part of the photo And try to keep that on the building Apparently bright now it’s too bright And too yellow Some just going to And bring down little bit towards the colder side And I’m gonna duplicate this filter and apply it on the side of the river as well So only this part of the image is affected by this filter I’m going to add one here as well So let’s invert the mask again And bring down the exposure And change the temperature a little bit towards the colder side Now that we have created the contrast in the image It started to pop little bit more ok now I’m going to made the overall image a little bit darker Because I think it’s still a little bit too bright So I’m going to bring down the exposure again And now I’m going to light up the lights including the boat Now let’s drag a circle as well and invert the mask Let’s make this area really pop I’m going to bring down the brightness ever so slightly And I’m going to make the light a little bit warmer
because the the nature of lights I’m going to duplicate this Drag it on to the other light But I am going to lower the exposure a little bit Because they’re overlapping And the little bit of magenta Same goes for the other one So I’m going to duplicate this And drag it on to the boat A little bit more magenta A little bit brighter I’m going to make it a little bit further inside the boat So it’s more realistic I’m going to duplicate this and put it on the reflection And I’m going to light up this bit this bit and that bit as well Let’s duplicate that And drag it onto this building here I’m going to narrow it down so it looks more natural And also this bit here I’m going to make it really small And darker Now let’s look at the result Now it’s making the image more interesting I want to light up this bit furthermore And the dome of the cathedral as well Let’s put more filter on them Invert the mask Let’s lower the exposure and make it a little bit cooler And adding more magenta in it And I’m going to duplicate that And lighten the dome of that cathedral And maybe a little bit cooler And not as bright I’m going to duplicate this to the other dome here Okay I think I’m going to add one more here Let’s just increase the brightness of that And make a little bit wider A little bit more magenta Let’s move down to the HSL panel So I want to increase the saturation of blue here Am I going to change the hue Because I can still see a little bit of green in that blue And I’m going to increase the saturation of the yellow The orange and the red Which are essentially the color of the lights And a little bit of magenta Because we have a lot of magenta this photo So we can really separate the objects from each other And I’m going to raise the black point a bit So it’s not so chunky And I’m going to push back the shadow slider let go back to the HSL panel again Enough going to lighten up the orange and the yellow Because that’s a color of the light Bright them will make the photo look more natural Then I’m going to put a very long and narrow radio filter in the center Let’s invert that first So we can really emphasize the buildings And of course we’re going to lower the exposure And make it a little bit cooler Actually I’m going to make it a little bit wider And put some magenta back in there Because it was a little bit too green And I’m going ajust the feather So it’s a bit smoother And more natural And lower the exposure a little bit more Okay right about there Since we just put another filter on It has darkened as part of bit So I’m going to lighten that up Ever so slightly In the boat as well Make it pop even more In there as well And there I see a little bit green light So I’m going to put a little bit red back in there and adjust the saturation of these colors a little bit more So it’s more natural now Okay so the image is almost ready by now I’m just going to boost the contrast a bit Okay that is our final edit Let’s have a look at the before and after You can do so by hitting the ‘ ‘key So that’s how we transform this boring flat photo Into this more interesting photo By just brighten up some part of the photo and dark in the rest of them using localized adjustments like gradient filter To force the viewers attention to stay on the area that we want them to stay Okay so that’s today’s video Let me know what you think in the comment If you like this video please leave a like And share it to your friends And if you want to see more tutorial in the future Please hit the subscribe button If you like how I edit my photos I have lightroom presets available on my website Link in the description I’ll see you in the next one
in this episode I’m going to show you how to use luminosity mask and color mask in lightroom hello everyone if we just met my name is Will and I’m a travel photographer I do video tutorial on photographt and travel vlogs let’s get into Lightroom get into today’s topic I would like to I would like to talk a little bit more about luminosity masks and color range masking just in case some of you don’t know about these tools so these two tools they are ways to localize your adjustments more precisely so for example luminosity masking allows you to apply your adjustments only to a specific Luminosity and color range masking allows you to localize your adjustment to to a specific color range usually you’ll find these more advanced tools in Photoshop I actually have a tutorial on how to use luminosity masks in Photoshop how to use luminosity masks in Photoshop it’s coming up in a few weeks if you’re interested in how to use luminosity masks in Photoshop stay tuned and make sure you have subscribed okay so I’m gonna start by okay so I’m gonna start by showing you guys how to use these tools individually and then I’ll show you how to use them both in a actual retouching process so let’s start with luminosity mask so let’s say I want to keep the viewers attention in this area so what I will do is to use a gradient filter to darken the sky I went a bit overboard just for the purpose of demonstration okay so yes we have darken the sky but we have also darkened the clouds and the tower which we don’t really want but but by using the luminosity mask we can only we can target our adjustment to the brighter part of the sky ok let’s scroll down and find the range masking option and select luminance since we’re going to mask out the darker so let’s drag the left cursor on the range slider cursor on the range slider so let’s hold alt or option key and drag the left cursor to the right and the purpose of holding alt or option keys is to show the actual mask and a refresher on the masking concept which is what reveals the adjustments and black conceals the adjustments so what we trying to do here is to make the cloud and the top of the tower as dark as possible okay let’s take a look at the before and after so this is before and you can see the adjustment is also affecting the top of the tower the cloud and after applying a luminosity mask these two places they’re not affected by the adjustments so let’s have a look again okay now let’s move on to color range it’s a similar technique so let’s say I want to darken the sky a little bit more so what we usually do is apply the gradient filter just like before and again as we’re applying the gradient filter it’s also darkening the tree in this case we can avoid that by selecting color mask so how it works as you click this color selector here and hold down the shift key and start selecting the colors that you want the adjustment to be applied on so let’s click on the sky there we go and if you want to fine tune the masking you can go to the amount slider here so like before let’s hold down the alt or option key to see the actual mask and drag the slider here okay so I think right about there is pretty good so let’s have a look at the result so this is before the color range masking and this is after the color range masking color range masking okay now that we understand how these two tools work I’m going to show you how to use them in actual retouching process so this is a photo of Sienna in Italy it’s a very nice place but I remember the building was glowing in the sunset that day so I so I want to recreate a mood that I witnessed that day and we can do so by using the local adjustment tool so let’s go to the radial filter and let’s drag a circle again let me invert the mask first so the adjustment is only limited within the circle okay since the light is coming from this direction so I’m gonna place that circle here and drag it and adjust the size of the radial filter and just like before since I’m creating light I’m gonna make a little bit brighter increase the temperature to make it warmer somewhere like that I’m gonna move the dehaze slider to the negative side to make it a bit softer somewhere like that now since the only one the adjustment to be applied on the brighter part of the image so I’m gonna use the luminosity mask to mask out the dark part of the image so let’s hold down the alt or option key and drag the left cursor to the right somewhere like that and we’re going to increase the white points to make it pop a little bit more and I’m gonna lower the highlight a little bit because I want to see some details in this part let’s drag that down slightly then increase the white point yeah somewhere like that okay so let’s have a look at the before and after so this is so this is before the radial filter and this is after the radial filter so now I want to keep the viewers attention in this area so I’m going to use gradient filter to darken the sky let’s drag it from this direction because the light is coming up from this direction so it makes more sense that the gradient starts from here right so let’s darken the sky and to make it a little bit cooler and again I’m making the adjustment more aggressive than usual for the purpose of demonstration so let’s drag it down here like that and now as you can see the top of the tower is affected by the adjustment and we don’t want that so let’s go down to the masking option here and select color and select color let’s click on the color selector and start selecting so let’s hold down shift and start clicking there we go right and okay let’s see if we need to fine-tune the masking so let’s hold down the alt or option key so let’s hold down the alt or option key and click on the cursor here and actually I think the masking is pretty successful so so I’m just not going to adjust the amount okay so let’s have a look so this is before the color masking and this is the after the color masking ok that is it for today if you find this video helpful please leave a like and if you wanna see more tutorial in the future the future please subscribe to my channel and if you like the way of how I edit my photos I have Lightroom presets available on my website I’ll put the link in the description and I’ll see you in the next one [Music]
in today’s episode I’m going to show you how to turn the lights on hello everyone it’s nice to see you guys here again my name is will and I am a travel photographer my name is will and I am a travel photographer I do photography tutorial videos and travel vlogs okay so let’s get into the topic okay so today I’m going to show you a quick Lightroom tip on how to use radial filter to make your photo pop a little bit more so take this photo for example I took this shot in Venice I really like this photo because it’s got the perfect leading line I got the gondolas and the pier pointing at the beautiful background here and I even got a dramatic clouds but I still feel that this photo is missing something I really wish this light was lit when I was on site but it’s okay we can add the light back in by just using radial filter in Lightroom so let’s go to the radial filter and let’s drag a circle which is roughly the size of the light right about there and now we have to invert the mask so the filter only effect the area of the light but since we’re adding in something that wasn’t on the scene so it’s important that our adjustment have to make sense so then let’s crank up the exposure make it lighter and of course the light has to be warmer and I want to make the light to be softer so I’m gonna drag the dehaze slider to the negative side gonna make that a bit wider I can now it’s looking pretty good I’m just gonna make sure the feather is smooth so the light is more natural okay now that we have done the light it’s important to not forget about the reflection reflection otherwise you won’t look natural so let’s just duplicate what we done with the light and drag it down onto the pier and of course the reflection has to be darker than the light itself so let’s let’s drag down the exposure and it a little bit cooler and let’s restore the dehaze effect and bring down the white okay so let’s see now I think it looks pretty nice so it gives a visual interest point which makes the photo more interesting to look at and another thing and we can also use the radial filter to soften harsh light in the photo so let’s take this shot that I took in Rome for example I’ve got this very beautiful bridge and a very nice castle here but this light here in the foreground is really harsh so I’m gonna use radial filter to soften it still let’s invert the mask first so we’re only affecting the light and let’s place it directly onto the light source and also make the filter size roughly about the light and now we’re gonna make it warmer maybe a little bit warmer but somewhere like that and just darken it slightly we don’t want it to get too dark otherwise it won’t look realistic and now the most important part let’s use dehaze effect to really smooth out the light here right so let’s have a look okay I think it’s a bit too dark so I’m gonna bring that the exposure a bit let’s see yeah I think it looks pretty good now maybe I maybe I was a bit agressive on that dehaze slider so I’m gonna drag it back a little bit more okay thinking that’s better so let’s have a look okay so this is before and after and I find this more visually pleasing to the eye okay so that’s it for today if you find this video helpful please leave a like and if you want to see more in the future please subscribe to my channel and if you like the way of how edit my photos I have Lightroom presets available on my website I’ll link it in the description and I’ll see you in the next one [Music]
Let’s see how to do it! Good guys~ Study the hair to go back to practice There are several concepts to be established first. Pay attention to a photo and go back Pay attention to where the hair is blank It’s hard to be very delicate. It is also important that we work in front of makeup. Here, when the post-production system, the hair must be removed first. These small places may be broken. Need to be added later Need to rely on the drawing board to draw the back hair Some hairs will go away when you go back. Come again, pay attention to the dark side of the background. Sometimes it will be dark when the light is not hit. The post-production will be extremely difficult to select in the color selection of the swatches. So when you check the pen path line, you will circle it together. Use toolbox/pen tool first To draw the path The blue line is the path range we draw We have to circle the path first. Later, when drawing, use the hand-painted version to fill the hair of these places. For example, these extra hairs are not circled and we ignore them. If you need to, we can draw on it. These miscellaneous hairs are drawn to be ignored. Need to be rearranged Then please pay attention here Why didn’t you circle to complete hair? But circle the inner edge of the hair The reason is that the outer edge we will use the swatch to do black and white contrast So our circled position in the path is the inner edge of the circle. Unless you can clearly circle the face or clothes Cheek to chin is a dress again Can see a clear boundary position This is the need to draw clearly Face to clothes Need to draw a clear position Circle the path segment first In the path panel you can see the path that is drawn. Draw with the pen tool Pull it down and add it as a path to be saved. In the swatch See red green blue In the selection of swatches, it should be noted which swatch hair will be the darkest. Now look at the path path segment can go to the path panel, do not click the path, you can’t see it. This way you can concentrate on the swatches Blue is the most obvious swatch, we choose blue swatch to operate Pull down and touch to add a copy of the blue swatch At this time, the tools are set. Just circle your hair. Simply circle your hair Select/reverse at once Fill in white after reversing I am foreground white alt+ backspace Fill in the color and deselect ctrl+D Click on Image / Adjustment / Levels Ctrl+ L Black dropper sucks the gray inside the hair Until the hair is pure black White dropper sucking background white inside gray Be turned white on the back The hair target is black background or white Press OK to reject the failed color, please turn it back to ctrl+L Note that the body can’t be completely black, right? At this time, the path comes in handy. Note that the middle place has just been mentioned because the background color is too dark So can’t make the background white hair black But here the background should be white At this time, the path must first come out and select the range. First press and hold ctrl and left-click to select the path segment of the path panel to generate the selection range. Under the selection of the area below, he needs to fill in the white. We choose the inside of the body and currently cannot fill in the white. Point to blue copy swatch Point brush tool foreground color changed to white Pick a soft edge brush Now it is painted inside, so press the selection/reverse conversion to select the periphery. Select the background to paint Let the hair tail appear clearly Press to select reverse Choosing the body of the person To fill in black black is the background color Ctrl+backspace fill in the background color Pay attention to the color configuration in the middle Need to fill in white Make a reverse and fill in the white Paint it white This completes the human type circle Press to deselect ctrl+D Concepts should pay attention to swatches and opacity, black is not selected, white is selected, gray is translucent So now you want to exchange black and white and press ctrl+I image/adjust/negative effect This is to select the visible swatch color matching in the swatch. Point back to RGB will turn color Then click on the layer panel The original image must be pressed layer / new / copy layer Ctrl+J After copying, click on the copied layer. Go to draw The purpose is to retain the original map and the failure to repair the map. Select / load selection Find the blue copy of the swatch There is a reverse option on it If you haven’t sorted out the ctrl+I negative effect black and white exchange, this is the only chance. Just have a negative effect, so press OK now. After the selection range is generated, it is necessary to adjust Tap / select / select and block The previous CS6 version was called the adjustment edge. CC version is called select and cover Used to use the overlay display Basically adjust feathering 2 pixels Comparison 15 Transfer edge The positive sign is to expand the negative number to the outside After this is good, I saw the side of the furry side. Can use the left hand side Adjust the edge brush tool Brush the periphery Street path resize left quotation mark and right quotation mark to try to remember to switch to English mode input method Brush the edge Ok, then choose the output settings. Purify color tick New layer press OK In order to identify the back condition Add a new layer and add a new layer to fill in the red You can see the situation Can open the red to see the background effect This is the general effect of the hair edge broken condition I often think about how the edge of others is so complete. Tell you that the high-level approach to completion is to draw with the drawing board to be completely natural. Can be made like a hair brush just said Slowly replenish the details Make up the details is to repaint the hair Completely complete like this Some people like some hair around the hair. Can make up on yourself It is more obvious when viewed in white. It’s more natural to do this. This is a more advanced approach. Behind the hand-painted hair Finished look This process takes a long time to pull out the hair slowly. Referring to the hair flow of other people’s photography At this time, I can change the background啰 Pay attention to the atmosphere and the scene light for different scenes For example, this is a color close to yellow. You can add a photo filter to replenish the color of the scene. Thank you for your interest, please subscribe and share!