Adding Mist to an Image Using the Dehaze Tool in Lightroom

In The Lab, Post-processing | February 7, 2016 | By

Adobe Lightroom CC has a great tool, conveniently named “dehaze”, for removing haze from an image.  The dehaze tool can also be used to add haze to an image, creating a mist or fog effect.  While Photoshop is generally my go to platform for adding fog, the Lightroom dehaze tool provide a quick and easy method for adding a simple effect.  Check out the video below for details.

 

Create a Triptych From One Image in Lightroom

In The Lab | December 6, 2015 | By

NOLA Doors Triptych Low

 

With one simple trick, you can use Ligthroom’s print module to create a triptych from a single image.  Here’s how:

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In the Lab: Simple Sky Replacement

In The Lab, Post-processing | September 5, 2015 | By

Ever notice that opportunities for a great photograph occasionally catch Mother Nature in her bathrobe and slippers?  As an example, take the following image of an Osprey flying off with its latest catch.  The sky makes up the majority of this image and it is, well…meh.  What to do? Replace the original sky with one that adds a bit more visual interest.  This quick tutorial will get you started.

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In the Lab – “Starting Catcher” Post-processing Tutorial Part 3

In The Lab, Post-processing | August 22, 2015 | By

Catcher Before After

In part 1 of this three part post-processing tutorial, I made some basic lighting adjustments and isolated the player from the original background.  In part 2, I cleaned up a few details and added a grunge look to the player.  In this final session, I drop the player into a stadium background and make a few final edits to the overall image using:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • On1 Perfect Effects 

So, without further ado, here is Part 3.

If you like the stadium background, you can find it and other great sports backdrops at EASYdigitals.com

 

Questions?  Feel free to leave them in the comments section.

Cheers!

Jarrod

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In the Lab – “Starting Catcher” Post-processing Tutorial Part 2

In The Lab, Post-processing | August 12, 2015 | By

Catcher Before After

 

In part 1 of this tutorial, I made some basic lighting adjustments and isolated the player from the original background.  In part 2 of this tutorial, I work mainly in Photoshop CC to clean up a few details and add a grunge look to the player using the following tools/techniques:

  • Liquify tool
  • Topaz Adjust plug-in
  • Dodging and burning using curves adjustment layers
  • Saturation adjustments using hue/saturation layers

 

We’ll wrap up the tutorial in part 3 where I will drop the player into the stadium background and make the final image adjustments.  You can check out part 2 below.

 

 

If you have questions or would like to see additional tutorials on any of the tools used here, please leave a note in the comments.

Cheers!

Jarrod