PART 2 - Exposure Correction:
1. –Crop the image to a size and resolution where someone could make a 5x7 or 7x5 inch print (you choose the orientation: portrait or landscape).
–Check the image’s Histogram.
–Use Levels to “fix” the exposure issues.
–Save your fixed file.
2. Then do the same step to the Image 2.jpg photograph, but crop it to 4x6 or 6x4, use curves, not levels.
PART 3 - Retouching:
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1. Crop the image to a size and resolution where someone could make a 7x5 inch high-quality (300 pixels/inch) print.
2. Use Levels and Curves to “fix” the exposure issues.
3. Right-click on background in layers panel and Duplicate the background.
4. Use the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, and/or Patch tool to REALISTICALLY fix wrinkles and blemishes (on the top/duplicate layer).
5. Use the Clone Stamp Tool to REALISTICALLY give the man an earring to match the woman’s (on the top layer). Don't over do it and make these people look worse!
6. See if there are any blemishes the Patch Tool would fix.
7. As you work hide your duplicate/retouched layer to see a before and after by clicking on the 'eye'.
8. Use “Save” to save your 'fixed' file.
9. NEXT, realistically retouch one of your images and save it, Put it in your 'Photoshop Techniques' Collection! Ideas- retouch blemishes in a portrait or a landscape with trash cans you want to remove.
PART 4 - Layer Masks:
Use- Image 5, Image 6
1. Select both images in Lightroom (cmd + click). Right click and select 'Edit In' > 'Open as layers in Photoshop' to open both images in the same Photoshop file.
2. Using the selections tools, select the billiards balls. How to use Quick Selection to create layer mask.
Alternatively- you can select the red area and then goto Select > Inverse Selection to selects the billiard balls. (Layer Masks & Quick Selections)
3. If edges are not perfect you can paint on the Layer Mask using the Paint Brush tool using black & white. Black masks or hides your image, white brings your information back. (Painting to Reveal/Hide)
4. Re-size (FREE TRANSFORM: Ctrl + T, then hold shift as you drag a corner to maintain aspect ratio) the billiard balls and rotate the to make them look as though they are attacking the city. Apply transformation by hitting enter, or double clicking the image.
5. Experiment with blending modes and see if you can make the billiard balls blend into the image better. (Blending Modes)
6. Save image.
Baseball images: Image 7 & Image 8
Using techniques above, combine images to make a realistic composite using layers mask, clone tools and free transform. Save image.
How do you......
Re-size & Rotate Layers in Photoshop (free transform)
Use the Quick Selection tool
Use the Magic Wand tool
Refine the edge of a selection
Add Layer Masks to 'cut out' an image
Replace a sky
Add Adjustment Layers
Use Blending Modes
Remove something from a picture (Content-Aware)
Use Puppet Warp