I’m already hearing the confusion from a number of people reading this. “What’s Pixel Bender?” or “What’s a Fixel?” Well, that is what this post is about.
First off, I want to say that before I came across the Fixel plug-ins for the “Pixel Bender” plug-in for CS5, I only had a vague knowledge of the Pixel Bender myself. So now that we are all starting on the same page, lets get going…
I put together a quick video of a typical image processing in Lightroom from start to finish showing the steps on how I take a raw image straight out of camera and make it ready to sell.
In the video I cover quick color corrections, crop and angle, general corrections to density and exposure as well as spot fixes using the adjustment brush. I also hope to post a little more advanced video soon.
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So, you watched my video or read the tutorials on how to do some of my retouching tricks in Photoshop. Eye Retouching and Enhancing – Photoshop Tutorial But you’re still not impressed… Or perhaps you like to work within Lightroom for as much editing as you can. Now you can do complex retouching in Lightroom!
I show the steps to do my eye retouching and enhancing as done in Photoshop, except this time in Adobe Lightroom on a camera raw file in a completely non-destructive way. This may be the future of editing so now is a good time to start practicing! These tips and tricks can be applied to just about any retouching in Lightroom so don’t limit your experimentation to just eyes or simple things. Dig in and see how complex you can go with the tools provided!
Although we have a number of different methods, plug-ins and applications to do “quick” skin softening for portraits, some are better than others. I am making a quick comparison of several of the quickest, most popular methods and plug-ins.
First off, here is our test image. If you watched my recent video on “10 second Teeth Whitening”, you may already recognize this image. With the level of clarity captured by modern digital cameras and lenses, this opens up a new problem, TOO MUCH detail. But how to deal with it…
As promised (though slightly late), here is the first three video tutorials. Two videos are for several of my more popular tricks and a third bonus video for an entry I have not made yet.
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