It’s #photoshopfriday…already

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: June 25, 2010

Category: General

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’…

Enjoy 🙂

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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13 Comments

  1. 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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  2. 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.

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Cheers,
      Glyn

      Reply
  3. 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

    Dave.

    Reply
    • 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,
      Glyn

      Reply
  4. Andy Cuadra

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

    Andy

    Reply
    • Glyn

      @Andy…Ditto mate; I need to go and make an action of it too…doh! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Scot Baston

    Hi Glyn,

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

    Scot

    Reply
    • 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.

      Cheers,
      Glyn 🙂

      Reply
  6. 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.

    Regards,

    David

    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?

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Reply

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