Perfume Bottle Photography | Post-Production

Following on from Perfume Bottle Photography, Karl sits down to review his work and make the necessary post-production adjustments needed to finish off the RAW image.

In this class, he applies a number of commonly used Photoshop techniques well suited to product photography. In addition to explaining why we use these tools and demonstrating how to correctly apply them, Karl also shares a number of useful tricks that can be used to enhance an image.

From using the clone and brush tools to rectifying image distortion, this chapter covers a number of Photoshop techniques that can be applied not only to product images, but to all genres of photography.

In this class:

  • Post-production techniques for product photography
  • Common Photoshop tools and how to use them
  • How to create composite images in Photoshop
  • Establishing an effective post-production workflow
  • Layers and layer masks
  • Keystone Effect: Correcting image distortion
  • How to effectively use burn and dodge

For more on the concepts covered in this course, go to Post-Production section.

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.


  1. Hello Karl, great tutorial,.. but still I felt the bottle’s reflection didn’t match the bottle exactly… anyway it was beneficial a lot

  2. John F

    Karl, I realize this vid was recorded some time ago, but boy, did I get learn a lot. I do have one question. When looking at the final image, the reflection part, there is a faint angled shadow that runs “from the bottom left corner of the reflection to about the middle of the right side”. I realize you dodged the upper left corn to enhance, but looking at the image overall, there is little I can find from a “light physics” point of view to explain the shadow. Would it have been best to blend the angled edge of the shadow? I’m sure this all comes down to taste, which I kept telling myself throughout the vid; you’ve got a ton of experience and as you say “you have to try different things and look at other good product work” to develop a sense of what looks best, keeping in mind what would the client like. Overall, I learned a ton from the video. Thanks, John.

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