In this final chapter of the Clinique post-production course, Karl applies the finishing touches to enhance the overall freshness of the image.
In this class Karl uses burn and dodge to increase three dimensionality and contrast in the bottles and caps and also uses a solar curve (download this visual aid layer here) to even the tones throughout the bottles. These subtle yet effective changes, coupled with his additional colour adjustments go a long way in enhancing the image.
After applying some final colour adjustments to the bottles, Karl then finishes off by enhancing the contrast in the water splash, another subtle yet important change that helps achieve that fresh Clinique style.
To see how this image was shot, watch the Clinique Style Advertising Shoot classes or read my blog post on ‘Identifying & overcoming the challenges of a high-end product shoot‘.
In this class:
- How to use burn and dodge to enhance contrast
- How to smooth products using visual aid layers and burn and dodge
- Using solar curves
- Colour adjustments on bottles and caps
- How to use curves adjustments to increase contrast in water
Remember, if you’re unfamiliar with the techniques covered in this class, you’ll find additional classes on essential Photoshop tools in our Post-Production section.
- Watch Photoshop for Photographers
- Watch Advanced Photoshop for Photographers (presented by professional retoucher Viktor Fejes)
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