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Twilight Seascapes Processing "Twilight Trolls" & "Fate"

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Twilight Seascapes Processing "Twilight Trolls" & "Fate"

Twilight Trolls - After.png
Twilight Trolls - Before.jpg
Fate - After.jpg
Fate - Before.jpg
Twilight Trolls - After.png
Twilight Trolls - Before.jpg
Fate - After.jpg
Fate - Before.jpg

Twilight Seascapes Processing "Twilight Trolls" & "Fate"

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Watch me edit both “Twilight trolls & Fate”. Easy to follow, silent editing tutorial with added annotations to help clarify some of the thoughts behind what you see. There is no sound. Both PSD and DNG files are included!

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Premium Processing: Twilight Seascapes

Fate - After.jpg
Twilight Trolls - After.png

That's right. Two image editing sessions with annotations and DNG raw files!
This package includes:
- Two thorough post-processing video's in one.
- Encoded annotations that help explain the ideas behind the edits.
- Before and After comparisons.
- DNG files that can be used to follow every edit, right up to export for the web.
- PSD files that show every layer (with descriptive layer names) in Photoshop.

Subjects covered:

This video contains nearly 2,5 hours’ worth of processing, so my recommendation would be to watch it in two parts. This is my entire workflow for any twilight seascape shot. Subjects covered include:

  1. Preparing raw files
        - Heavy dust and water spotting
        - Perspective Alterations
        - Raw pre-sharpening
        - Lightroom Range Mask: Luminosity Masking for Beginners

  2. Merging multiple images
        - Aligning Layers
        - Blending Layers

  3. Black and White Processing
        - Range Masking in Camera Raw Filter
        - Using Gradients to your advantage

  4. Luminosity Selections
        - Dodging
        - Selective Gradient Masking

  5. Making the Image Sing in Camera Raw Filter
        - Shifting attention
        - Light Effects
        - Sharpening Rocks

  6. Minimizing and Final adjustments
        - Cloning out Distractions
        - Getting rid of the HDR Glow

  7. Raw adjustments with Smart Objects

  8. Creative Decisions
        - Transformation
        - Creative Controlled Warping
        - Cropping

  9. Selective Gradient Masking

  10. Orton effect and detail recovery

  11. Adding a Soft Glow

  12. Letting your Image sit for a awhile
        - Re-adjusting
        - Sharpening and Exporting for the Web

Note that you will be downloading a "read me" document which contains a secure download link. The video is very large (over 3GB), so I can't host it at my website. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but this will ensure a good enough playback quality for you to follow along.