- March 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm #185426
- March 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm #185427AlbirderParticipant
i like it! Who needs a Photoshop E-book?
- March 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm #185431
- March 16, 2015 at 1:03 am #185441
- March 16, 2015 at 5:58 am #185451
- March 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm #185545StefBParticipant
I used to only use duplicated layers, blending modes and luminosity masks to edit photos (i’m not so strict now anymore) and agree you learn a lot and go about anywhere with that. Good you pointed this out.
- March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm #185562
- March 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm #185569
Hi @tersha I have only been using PS for about a year. I signed up for the $24 per month deal they started with (I think it was 24). Now it is only $10 even I can afford that. I see that there are plenty of tutorials, presets etc now for LR. I took PS because if you had something you wanted to do and did not know how you could search for it and have all you need right there. LR is becoming that way. I use layers extensively and I do not think LR has that ability.
- March 17, 2015 at 12:29 am #185624
- March 17, 2015 at 1:54 am #185626MoonSongParticipant
Fantastic tip! Thanks much.
- March 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm #186722treader286Participant
Hi @nikon-nut and @tersha – first thanks for that little tip. There are all kinds of great free tut’s about photoshop out there, and if you haven’t discovered them yet, check out actions. They are like lisp routines in autocad, or scripts that preform a series of tasks as a batch for you. There are all kinds of really interesting ones out there and free too. You can run them automatically and let the action do its thing or do the steps one click at a time and adjust to your liking as you go. You can also customize one to your own liking and save it as another action. Google photoshop actions.
- March 28, 2015 at 8:33 am #186777ArthurParticipant
Just to add a little more control. You can lower the opacity of the multiply layer if the result is too strong.
- April 2, 2015 at 1:26 am #187275SylvainParticipant
Here we go learning again!
Great shot by the way!
- April 9, 2015 at 8:09 am #188458kgruntParticipant
This is always a great way to reduce exposure exactly one stop with, as you say, 2 clicks. Use screen blending on an underexposed image to get one stop that way. As Arthur said, always an easy fine-tune as well. Love all the tips here.
- May 5, 2015 at 11:02 am #191702Kent DuFaultParticipant
Very nice tip!
- May 6, 2015 at 12:12 am #191741BugzParticipant
Wish I had that functionality in the ‘free version’ of Picasa I’m running. Closest I can come to this function is to add “shadow”. I think I’ll have to buy Adobe. Would anybody recommend any version less than CS2? I may not be up to (or need) the Pro version.
- May 6, 2015 at 7:08 am #191789
@bugz if you can afford it, use Adobe’s $9.99pm option for CC6. It implies that you stay up to date with the latest versions of both LR and PS – no need to buy anything else thereafter, unless you want to get fancy. They integrate perfectly (you could edit a shot in LR, then select an option to edit it in PS, after which PS automatically saves the edited version back into LR – without overwriting the LR version – from where you then create your .jpg. That’s what I do…).
- May 6, 2015 at 8:22 am #191797AlbirderParticipant
The learning curve for both pieces of software is significant. Always start with LightRoom. @lburgess has recommended a free basic tutorial course on Lightroom. That post is in general chitchat. I struggled with Lightroom in the beginning because I could not get my head wrapped around the fact that it was a database with all that that meant. Once you learn it though, it is easy and fast. As far as Photoshop goes, I learn it on a need to know basis. I want to use the content aware tool? I get an Adobe tutorial find out how to do it, do it and then forget it! LP. (Lazy Photographer)
- October 26, 2017 at 3:03 am #312630JasonwiliParticipant
Thanks for nice tip
- February 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm #329996Horatio HadleyParticipant
John, would you please re-insert the example photographs? Thank you.
- February 20, 2018 at 11:03 am #330126
Horatio I no longer have those photos as a result of a system crash. You can try it with any over-exposed image though. A further comment: Once you apply the “Multiply” layer you can add a layer mask and “Paint” the effect with various numbers of opacity in different areas.
- February 20, 2018 at 11:42 am #330137
I no longer have those photos as a result of a system crash
A good reason to use flickr… 😉
- February 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm #330730Horatio HadleyParticipant
Thank you so very much. I will try your suggestion. Basically, I am a pre-beginner at Lightroom and Photoshop. Usually, I only crop. But I am trying to practice and expand into these post-processing venues.
System crashes are one reason I use the Time Capsule. It makes an exact copy of your computer and if your system crashes, you just create a new computer from the latest Time Capsule back-up. It is an Apple product, but works well with any manufacturer’s computer.
- February 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm #390702Roger WehageParticipant
Back when Christ was in diapers I used to use Photoshop, but it has turned into an albatross. Now I’m learning Luminar and Affinity Photo. They don’t do everything Photoshop does, but they do many of them much slicker. Even Snapseed is fun.
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