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Lightroom-Photoshop-Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m29s
Language: english
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Summary:

You can use Lightroom for photo organisation and most editing purposes in the daily workflow of a portrait or wedding photographer but will find it's limits when you need to add text or edit major things.

In these cases you'll need to use Photoshop or another external editing software but want to keep Lightrooms advantages like keywords and file organisation.

Learn Kate Breuer's workflow when it comes to combining Lightroom and external editing in this video.

Add Light Beams to Your Photo

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m31s
Language: english
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Sometimes a photo looks like something is missing and a bit of added light can change that problem. In this video photographer Kate will explain how to add light beams to your photos.

She will use a gradient with different settings to create a gradient that looks like light beams and show you how to set it up in a way that looks as natural as possible.

In a second step she will colorize the light beams to make them match the color of the light source and add a second lighter gradient.

She then masks out the parts of her two gradients she does not want to be visible in the photo.

Sharpening Images

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m15s
Language: english
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In this video photographer Kate explains how to approach an image for sharpening. She does not focus on the perfect tool or the perfect setting but rather the theory in general.

She explains some different approaches on two images and uses two different tools for this.

In addition she explains what to do to reduce the file dimensions for web but keep a sharp result.

The Quick Mask Mode

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Runtime - length of the film: 4m50s
Language: english
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Many users don't even know that there is such a thing like the Quick Mask Mode or never used it. It's a useful selection tool and you shouldn't underestimate it.

Learn how to use it in this video by Kate. She will explain where to find the tool, how to set up the selection mode, the color of the selection and the transparancy.

In addition she will explain how the brush will affect the selection you create with the Quick Mask Mode and some addition information.

Exposure Blending in Photoshop

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m34s
Language: english
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In this video photographer Kate explains the Exposure Blending or Fusion Technique that can be created in Photoshop without the help of special software or plugins.

She uses a photo in four different exposures and merges them to one image using selective masks. This way she creates an image without blown highlights and otherwise perfect exposure.

She only uses masks and selections for this and multiple layers - no filters, no plugins, no software.

The Smudge Tool

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m14s
Language: english
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Kate explains in this video what to do to create a painted and unrealistic look for your images by editing the hair, fur and clothes in your picture.

She uses three different photos to explain and show the effect on clothes and fur. She shows how the smudging tool can be used to smoothen out the details and make it look like the image was created with oil paint and not photography.

Composing Color

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m57s
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Composing can be tricky at times and merging the subject with the chosen background is one of the most difficult things. Learn how to master it.

Photographer Kate explains how to use color tones to compose a relation between background and subject that merges them to one harmonic picture.

She uses different colors to show which ones are fitting and which are not.

PS Actions I

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m28s
Language: english
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Summary:

Photoshop actions are a useful tool to save you some time when it comes to workflow parts you need to do often. Learn how to use them in this video by photographer Kate Breuer.

Kate explains what actions are in general, how they can be found and how to use them. In addition she uses the simple example of placing a watermark to show how an action is recorded. She shows you how to make steps changeabele each time the action is played.

In the second part of this video you will learn to record a more complex action.

Ageing the Face III: The Image

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Runtime - length of the film: 9m10s
Language: english
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Summary:

You'll find thousands of videos about making people younger on the internet but to age someone is something different. Kate shows how to do it.

Photographer Kate will show you in this final part how to age the image itself. She adds textures and changes the colors of the image to make it look like an old image.

The first part was about graying the hair, while Kate explained in the second part, Kate how to add wrinkles and how to make the characteristic parts of the face look sagging. After all three parts you'll be abgle to age a person and a face!

Ageing the Face II: Wrinkles

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m36s
Language: english
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Summary:

You'll find thousands of videos about making people younger on the internet but to age someone is something different. Kate shows how to do it.

This second o three parts is about aging the face. Kate shows how to add wrinkles to the face and to make some parts of the face look sagging like the cheeks and the chin.

In the first part, Kate explained how to gray the hair. The final part will be about aging the image itself and make it look like it lay in a photo box for years and years.

After all three parts you'll be abgle to age a person and a face!