Course: Edit Like a Pro! 1 & 3 - Process Night Shots & Light Trails

Edit Like a Pro! 1 & 3 - Process Night Shots & Light Trails

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

In this 24 part course, Joe takes you through 2 images shot in Dublin, Ireland at night.  

In "Navvy by the Liffey", he shows how to bring out the best in a night image taken of an historic statue on the Quays with the iconic Custom House in the background overlooking the dark waters of the river Liffey. Global and local adjustments, cloning out unwanted details, bringing out clarity and detail in shadow areas - you'll be editing like a pro in no time!

Then, in "O'Connell Street Bridge Light Trails", Joe shows you how to combine several traffic trail shots from the world famous O'Connell Street Bridge into a spectacular final composite image which will get admiration from everyone who sees such an image.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn to improve their photos using professional (but easy!) editing and post-processing
Basic knowledge
  • How to take a sunset or night photo, and then ideally have it open in Lightroom or your own editing application to follow along as Joe shows you how to edit and apply the different techniques
  • How to load up your photos into Lightroom or any other editing application
What you will learn
  • Edit photos out of their camera and turn them into professional quality images!
  • Use PhotoShop to blend multiple light trails images into a stunning composite!
  • Maintain top quality whilst bringing the very best out of the shots out of your camera
  • Use the Clone tool to erase unwanted details
  • Adjust specific areas of your shots to bring out the details in shadow areas
  • Crop your shots to bring out the best compositions
Number of Lectures: 24
Total Duration: 00:54:05
Edit Like a Pro! - 1 - Navvy on the river Liffey, Dublin, Ireland
  • Opening Titles  
  • Introduction to Our Image  
Let's start with some global adjustments
  • Fix Verticals Using Transform  
  • Crop out Distracting Elements  
  • Tonal Range, Black and White Points  
  • Decisions About Clarity  
Now we focus in and Make Localised Adjustments to Different Parts of The Image
  • Localised Adjustments Using The Radial Filter  
  • Localised Adjustments Using the Clone Tool  
  • Localised Brightening Using The Adjustment Brush  
  • Localised Adjustments - White Balance  
Finishing off...
  • Final Edits - Subject, Background, Corners  
  • Thanks for Watching!  
Edit Like a Pro! - 3 - Light Trails on O'Connell Street Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
  • Opening titles - 3  
  • Introduction to Our Image - 3  
Using Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Selecting the Images to Export Into Photoshop  
  • Combining Our Images in Photoshop  
  • Finding the New Composite File Back in Lightroom  
Editing our composite image back in Lightroom
  • Editing Our Merged Image  
  • Edit - Fixing Verticals With The Transform Tab  
  • Edit - Changing the Crop  
  • Edit - Basic Panel Adjustments  
  • Edit - Tone Curve and Sharpening  
Finishing off
  • Final Touches  
  • Thanks for Watching - 3  
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