You can see Photoshop as an editing tool to manipulate the images. If you happen to observe the photographs that you might see, you can figure out that those images are not the images took straight from camera. There are several editing techniques which have been applied.
– Flattening Out the Raw Image
This technique is considered to be the basic editing that you need to do. You can consider it as the solid foundation for your photo editing. Start using Camera Raw before starting to make any necessary adjustment in Photoshop. Open the images through Camera Raw and modify their color exposure of temperature if you need to.
Before being edited in the Photoshop, make sure that you have flatten out the images so that they seen to be quite ugly and boring. If you have made it flatten out, you can get your expected contrast when you edit them in Photoshop. If you don’t flatten out the images, then you will have lots of natural contrasts. Consequently, when editing the images in Photoshop, you won’t be able to make them perfect and only create much more contrasts.
– Starting to Learn How to Do Perfect Dodge and Burn
Everyone enjoys dodging and burning when it comes to image editing. You can shape the light to your own preference. Basically, there are many techniques that you can do to dodge and burn. To make less destructive result on the photo, you can use one curve adjustment set for a darker exposure and one set for a brighter exposure. Then, use the layer mask and brushes to implement the dodging and burning to the spots that you want. You can also use this dodging and burning technique in Photoshop. It can also be used to manipulate the highlights, midtones, and the shadows. The members can also use this technique to even out the skin tones, to lighten or darken one side of the photo, or to make such transition from light to dark or from dark to light on the photo.
– Making Use of the Healing Brush
Instead of using the spot healing brush, you can just use the healing brush. By using this brush, you can choose your own source points. You can use the healing brush to get rid of the pimples, skin inconsistencies, or even any distractions on the image background. You can also use this brush on sports or landscapes shots.
These are some useful editing techniques that you can do if you want to make some photo adjustment using Photoshop. Best of luck!