Okay, so, I haven’t done one of these in a while (so bear with me here for a second) but I really wanted to show you guys a few tricks I’ve learned whilst experimenting with Adobe Photoshop. Quick disclaimer, I am no Photoshop wizard (just a lowly Photoshop apprentice, in fact), so if this doesn’t work out the way you want it to, feel free to ask me questions in the comments section of this post or e-mail me here
. Anyway, one of the reasons why I’m sharing all my secrets (just kidding, they’re not really secrets) is because one of my lovely instagram followers told me how lucky I was to have a large and well-lit room to take my outfit photos in. First things first, my basement is nice and open only if you happen to un-see or forget about all the clutter, outdated exercise equipment, and toy figurines from the 90s. And the lighting is sufficient at best. So, for all of you who want to trick people into thinking you have a nice and open space dedicated solely to taking well-lit outfit photos, then you happen to be reading the correct photoshop tutorial. All you need is Adobe Photoshop (I use CS6), a camera and tripod (or cameraman) to take your photo, some sort of light (try to pick a spot near a window), and a background of some sort (a white wall works best). Oh, you’ll also need to download the free Fixer Collection
from The Color Shop
(which you should really check out if you’re willing to pay for some awesome curves and actions). Here goes!PS:
Here’s the original photo
in higher res if you’re curious to see what I’m working with.
: You’ll need to know how to use masks. Check out my previous “lighting” tutorial here
to learn more or just google another Photoshop masks tutorial!
IMAGE / ADJUSTMENTS / SELECTIVE COLOR / BLACKS / BLACK: 2~8%
↳ L I G H T E N Y O U R S U R R O U N D I N G S
ACTIONS / LIGHTEN AT 50% OPACITY (FROM FIXER COLLECTION) / MASK / ERASE EVERYTHING EXCEPT YOURSELF