It’s #photoshopfriday…already

It’s been a busy week with photoshoots and editing; so busy in fact I completely forgot it was Friday:)

So, carrying on with the #photoshopfriday theme here is Part 2 of ‘The Debonaires’ edit where in this video I cover:

  • Adding Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Enhancing Details

For the original ‘Final edit’ I actually used a different technique to add contrast; in fact I used the very same technique as that in the recent Beauty Retouch when I added Tone & Contrast to the model’s skin. In this video I used a curves adjustment layer but making sure to change the blend mode of the Curve layer to ‘Luminosity’. Doing this stops the colours in the photograph becoming over saturated as happens when you add contrast. Anyway, you’ll see what I mean in the video so I’ll leave you to click ‘Play’…


Finally, it would be wrong of me not to mention & again thank Calvin Hollywood for the ‘Enhancing Detail’ technique that I use in this video; Calvin ‘You da man!’:)

Any questions or comments I’d love to hear them so as always please feel free to make use of the ‘Comments’ section below.

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July 4, 2010 - 7:23 am

Glyn - @David…Glad you like the tutorial mate and re the music, TBH the old track took this video to over the 10 minutes YouTube limit so I adopted this one…think I’ll stick with it for a while now too :)

July 2, 2010 - 2:51 pm

David Kelly - Glyn,

Thanks for this tutorial – very interesting & different (well it’s new to me!) way to bring out details in the car and tarmac.



BTW No one else has commented but I’ve noticed you’ve changed your opening / closing ‘titles’ music in this video – was this a instrumental ditty by the band perchance?

June 28, 2010 - 10:29 pm

Glyn - @Scot…Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting mate, and it’s great to hear you like the tutorial. If you do get to use it at some point, I’d really like to see how you used and it and what you used it on.

Glyn :)

June 28, 2010 - 10:27 pm

Glyn - @Andy…Ditto mate; I need to go and make an action of it too…doh! :)

June 28, 2010 - 10:26 pm

Glyn - @Dave T…Thanks for the feedback and the suggestions mate; it’s always great to hear how things could be improved. I’ll see what I can do from now on…time permitting of of course :)

Hope all is well with you,
All the best,

June 28, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Glyn - @Neil…Great to hear from you mate and I’m real pleased you like the tutorial. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go and ermmm…make an action of it myself :)


June 28, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Glyn - @Tim…Hi Mate, glad you like the tutorial. If you do get to use it at some point can you give me a ‘heads up’? I’d love to see how you’ve included it.


June 28, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Scot Baston - Hi Glyn,

I’m totally loving the method for bringing out the detail, thank you so much for sharing


June 28, 2010 - 11:52 am

Andy Cuadra - digging these tutorials Glyn- thanks for sharing. Like @Neil said, an action was created in PS. Cheers


June 28, 2010 - 9:52 am

Mark C - Hi, I am the owner of the blog of photography

I have added in the favorite, I would like an exchange links with you.

June 26, 2010 - 2:45 pm

DaveT - Hi Glyn,

Another excellent tutorial.

Remember when you asked for feedback on your tutorial style? Well I like the way you outline what your going to cover in the video clip. It gives a clear outline to the viewer of what to expect. You may (video time permitting) like to consider also including a brief recap at the end of the clip, of what you have covered.

If you also include a couple of screen grabs of the key stages, you could say something to the effect of ‘ We started here, and by doing x we got to here, and doing x we got to here , and finally we finshed at this point. This technique is often used in the training world and acts to reinforce the main points you have made.

Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us


June 26, 2010 - 10:34 am

neil Holmes - Hi Glyn, just catching up with your blog after a busy period! The ‘detail’ technique is very good, I like it so much I added it as an action in PS, many thanks.

June 26, 2010 - 6:24 am

tim wallace - Great tutorial mate, I love the technique for getting detail in, never knew that, very handy for me at times and will be looking at this with some of my work.
Thanks Glyn have a good weekend

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