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One of the classes I teach is on digital workflow. There are many… - A Creative Interpretation of Reality
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Date: 2007-10-19 10:00
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Tags:air, colour, commercial, digital, earth, photography, void, workflow
One of the classes I teach is on digital workflow. There are many options for workflow, ranging from simple (shoot and print) to complex. The image I posted yesterday had a fair bit of work done to it to get to the final product. If you're curious to see what those steps included, check behind the cut. Most of the modifications are pretty subtle but they really add up.



Step 1
Raw image, unprocessed.
Step 1
Step 2
Cropped and global exposure corrections through the Raw converter, minor retouching.
Step 2
Step 3
Global contrast adjustment through Levels.
Step 3
Step 4
Global contrast adjustment through Curves.
Step 4
Step 5
Global colour adjustment through Hue/Saturation.
Step 5
Step 6
Local exposure control, dodging and burning using an Overlay layer. Edge burning to darken corners and edges on same layer.
Step 6
Step 7
Background blur using a duplicate layer with Gaussian Blur and a layer mask to reveal the main subjects sharply.
Step 7



The final step is sharpening, which I generally apply using a duplicate layer which has had a high-pass filter applied (usually around 1 pixel) and blended using Overlay. I didn't repost it here but it is visible in an earlier entry.
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