Dual Lighting Fashion Shoot | Post-Production

Watch how Karl polishes this shot to perfection.

By the end of Dual Lighting Fashion Shoot, Karl had captured model Brittany in a variety of poses, with a variety of facial expressions. His first priority in Photoshop is to combine the best elements of those shots into a single, convincing image.

In this class, you’ll see Karl use layer masks to combine multiple layers, making Curves adjustments to level out variations in exposure and to tweak the contrast where necessary.

As as he retouches the shadows under the square frames, Karl demonstrates the clone stamp tool, plus the importance of adding noise. He also uses the healing brush to smooth out the frames themselves.

You’ll also watch Karl use the liquify tool to adjust the model’s hair, burning and dodging to add vibrancy to the image, and create a hue saturation layer to make subtle refinements to the exposure.

This thorough, easy-to-follow demonstration gives you an insight into a professional photographer’s post-production workflow, and highlights the significant improvements you can make using relatively simple tools and techniques.

In this class:

  • Post-production techniques for fashion photography
  • Common Photoshop tools and how to use them
  • How to use layer masks in Photoshop
  • Making Curves adjustments in Photoshop
  • How to use healing brush in Photoshop
  • How to use pen tool in Photoshop
  • Burning and dodging in Photoshop

If you enjoyed this post-production tutorial, you may also like to check out A Monochromatic Moment in Time | Post-Production or Wall Art Shells: Imitating Golden Hour in the Studio | Post-Production.

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