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28 August 2017

πŸ“· [PHOTO BLOG] Bragging My Basic Adobe Photoshop Editing Know-How.

In this photo blog post, Tansyong shows his craft when it comes to editing photos using Adobe Photoshop software. This includes the before and after photos. Check it out below.


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A basic knowledge doesn’t hurt you at all. Hence, it is your foundation to move forward in advance. For you to become a blogger, you must know the basic photography, basic in writing, basic web design and basic html/css coding.  Moreover, for you to become a YouTuber, you must know the basic video editing, filming and lightings. Whomever you knew who is successful in his/her field starts on basic.

Just like in this post, I am showing you guys my basic knowledge in photo editing using Adobe Photoshop software. Truly, in blogging, I should know the basic concept of this Photoshop thingy because it helps me a lot in enhancing my photos before uploading it online. I tried to slowly step up my basic knowledge by practicing it in my workmates' photos.

Before:
If you notice in this raw photo, it is much overexposed due to the strong light coming from the sun. I increased the ISO level on this assuming that it was a perfect shot but when I review it in my laptop- it is too much exposed and it looks unnatural.


So what I did was, I decreased the brightness in post-editing. I also increased the contrast so that the shadow and black side will arise. Since majority of the outfit of the subjects are more into black, I decided to lower the lightness to complement the motif.



Also I tried the Black and White concept since not all of the subjects are wearing the same colours. So to create a visual of uniformity, I considered the Black and White Feature.
 

BEFORE


BEFORE:

 I asked NICK and ALVEY to pose as the characters of the Movie – MEN In BLACK. My challenge in editing this raw photo was the lighting. The original MIB has a back-light or also known as hair light. This light is to create a 3D effect of the subject or two emboss the subject which in this case – it was NICK and ALVEY.

 

 After:
What I did was, I cut scrupulously the edges of the body of the subjects and put the black background. To create a back-light effect, I blended the subject’s body and put an emboss effect. I also blurred the edges of the body so that it will no longer noticeable that I just cut-off their body. In addition, I created another layer for Alvey’s body so that I can easily overlay it on Nick’s body -making them a little bit closer to each other.

 

 BEFORE:
 Notice the raw photo below, it is pale. Obviously, it blended the white backdrop and the ambiance light of the location
 

After:

Since I was trying to emulate the Charlie’s Angel movie poster, I have to consider the powerful concept. Since the raw file is quite pale, I just enhanced the saturation and vibrant colour so that the skin tone will look more natural. I also augmented the orange-ish side of the photo to look more visually hot. The white backdrop remains as it is - looking more clean and femme.

 BEFORE:


The challenge of this photo is how to remove the floor that has a carpet without sacrificing the details. In this photo (Nonie, John and JB) were trying to imitate the poster of an Indian movie – 3 idiots.

 

 AFTER:
What I did was, I overlaid their second picture right below their chair. I also put figures – square, circle and triangle – to emphasize their faces. Moreover, I need to highlight the subjects’ cuteness and stubbornness w/o changing the backdrop’s colour as it remains plain white. 
 

BEFORE:
Good thing, these two guys were easy to absorb instruction. I told them to pose in a dramatic face which is full of loneliness and incompleteness.



I was trying to create a poster of the movie “Brokeback Mountain” wherein the backdrop looks like a ranch. I didn’t download any backdrop online that is similar to the movie yet I used my own captured photo. The said photo was taken during my Calaguas Island Travel. 


AFTER:
 


BEFORE:
It was truly a problem if you have missing props during photo shot. In this case Cesar, A and I were trying to pose like a Harry Potter Movie. However, we don’t have any magic stick; thanks to adobe Photoshop and I instantly created those missing props.

Just like on what I did on the preceding photo – I didn’t download any backdrop hence I used my own photo. This was taken during my Cebu Travel wherein I visited Simala Church. The architectural design of the church is very majestic which is perfect as a backdrop for a majestic movie poster. 



The original Harry Potter Movie poster favors the dark part of the colour wheel. And so, I attuned both our photos and the church photo into more dark hue to perfectly copy the Harry Potter’s grandiose feeling. And then overlay it.


Undeniably, the outputs that I made were not perfect in comparison to those images that I’ve been seeing in magazines, blogs and prints. I knew deep within -I still have to study hard to level up my basic knowledge into an advance state of this Adobe Photoshop thingy. Yet, I’m still happy of what I came up for the reason that I gave my best, just to finish this challenge.

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