My Happy Place, take your editing to new heights🕴

Hello Fellow Creators!

This week's live streaming tutorial in the Premium Membership is also September's Sneak Peek  beginner-intermediate level tutorial offered to the public titled "My Happy Place."

In this fun fantasy levitation tutorial, we focused on learning how to place a subject into a completed background while adjusting lighting and tones to fit any mood.

Included this month are 2 Free high-quality jpg. Download yours to keep forever! Tara also shows us where to gain additional png's found on her favorite stock websites, such as the book and glasses from Pixelsquid and a model from Deposit Photos.

You will start by making your additional digital selections, then download the image or add them to the lightbox. 

Use select subjects to grab your model quickly. Next, go to Select>Select and Mask and use the refined edge brush to work your way around the edges of your subject, especially around the hair. 

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Shoot! I shot in JPEG.

Hello fellow creators!

Nothing says summer like bathing suits, and beaches, right?

In this week's live streaming tutorial, "Summer Buddies" found in the Artistic Hand edits category Tara shows us how to achieve the perfect Americana vintage postcard feel using an original JPEG image. 

Even Tara admits at least once a year accidentally shoots in jpeg while she meant to shoot in-camera raw.  I was glad to know my noisy jpeg images still had hope!

Oops, I did it again

Starting in-camera raw we bring up the shadows and bring down the highlights due to the cool tones of the original image. To counteract that, Under the luminance of the HSL greyscale, bring the oranges up just a bit to give it the warmness it needs to feel vintage.

NOTE: Remember all of the adjustments are going to be more extreme if you are working with a jpeg image.  Just make adjustments according to your own edit.

Toes in the sand

By opening up curves to bring up the...

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