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Photo Editing Walkthrough by Doubtful-Della Photo Editing Walkthrough by Doubtful-Della
I hope that you enjoy this Photoshop walkthrough that I've created. It's not a step by step tutorial, it's more like a look into my editing process of the photo A Day Back Home. I hope that you enjoy it, and maybe learn something.

In the walkthrough I reference my tutorial on How To Make Eyes Pop

If you know a quicker, better, more efficient way to edit photos, and would like to share it with me, I'd love to hear it! I'm always looking to learn new skills. There are so many things in Photoshop that I've never even touched.
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clippingpath1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
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SwampFoxTheThird Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I'm using PSE 8.....hopefully some of this still applies. Thanks for the info! :)
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
It should!
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SwampFoxTheThird Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Awesome, thanks! :)
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LookaGoldenMouse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Other then that lens distortion being completely horrendous, it was a pretty decent tutorial.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
old lens. old tutorial
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Sonrie-mucho Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'm brand new to photoshop. This is really handy! Thank you for making. :aww:
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad that it could help
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Tsukiko-33 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Thanks, this is really helpful! :dance:
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
YAY! I'm glad it helped
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psychogizmo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You are amazing!!!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you found it useful!
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allaire713 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Photographer
what version of photoshop do you have?
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
CS2
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CentauriTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
I can answer a question for you.

The RGB Levels shows the levels of the colors in your photo (yeah, that's clear, hang with me) Say you have a photo that is underexposed. The RGB levels will have a high peak towards the left side because you have darker colors. Overexposed photos have the high peaks towards the right. So to say "black" is to the left and "white" is to the right (hence the black, grey and white carrots underneath). What you're doing with sliding the carrots is saying "this is the level where I want RGB to be mixed with pure white/black or mid-grey." So if your photo is over-exposed, pulling up the black carrot will bring up the pure black so you have shadows, and vice-versa if it's under exposed.

hope that makes sense so you can use it with more confidence.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks. Yeah, I've been using levels for a while, but It's just hard to explain exactly what it is. I'm one of those people that knows the how just not the why :)
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CentauriTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
sorta gave me the inspiration to make a visual explanation of what I was trying to say, so if you want to know the why, here it is: [link]

I didn't include actual photos of what happens, but it is a visual of what the chart represents. hopefully it takes some of the guestimation out of leveling?
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome! This is going in my favorites and I will keep it on hand as a resourse to help others as well. Thanks for making it! It's fellow artists like you who don't mind sharing their knowledge with other artists that makes this place so amazing
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CentauriTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
no doubt! I came across your tutorial to expand my knowledge on making average photos look outstanding, and I am definately going to use the lens correction and liquidate filters you explained! I took a photoshop class in college and remember why the tools work the way they do but forgot a lot of when and how to use them :blushes:. I need to go back and fav yours before I forget again!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
I would love to have taken some classes for it. Everything I've picked up from people that I know
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CentauriTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
*nods* I think I took it for granted though. DIT class with photoshop 6.5... pre-heal tool. our final exam the teacher ripped up a photo and re-scanned the pieces at different PSIs and different contrasts and we had to piece it together and make it look like nothing happened to it. Aparently I did the best the teacher had ever seen... and I think I only spent 3 hours on it. Hey, but if there's any other feature in photoshop you don't quite understand, let me know, I'll see what I can do to help ya.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Okay thanks for the offer! I'll make sure to take you up on it sometime!
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saint-looby Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Photographer
So THAT'S how it's done :o

Thank you soo much, it's a really amazing tutorial.
I used to just edit the contrast a little and use a smart blur on certain bits to get rid of blemishes.

:+fav:ing so I can use as a ref, and because it's much better than some of the others I've seen :D
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
:highfive: I'm so glad that it's useful to you! I know that when I was first starting out I was always asking "HOW?!" so now I'm glad to be giving back to other artists that are still asking how!
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saint-looby Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Photographer
:D
I've been having a play round with the different techniques that I've found, and these are by far the easiest and most effective :aww:
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'm glad that they were easy to understand and do
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007   Photographer
theres alot of things there i didnt know! thanks for the tips!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
Really? You're welcome!
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007   Photographer
yeah its funny, alot of people seem to presume im a photoshop whizz, but theres very little more than alterations to contrast and sometimes cloning i do!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Photographer
That shows your tallent as a photographer! My photography would suffer if I didn't have Photoshop. Everything always has such a grey tint to it. Even when it looks good on my LCD
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Xx-Ge9aYeD-xX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
what an amazing tutorial,,

there are so many new tips that i didn't know I could use for photo editing,

I'll be using them soon to see the difference,
The pretty thing about this tutorial that you don't need to follow all the steps together,, You know the effects of each step and you could create your own combination from it,,

loved it :D
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
:clap: I'm so glad that you learned something and understand the way I wrote it. I was hoping that it wouldn't be too haphazard, and that I explained it enough without having to write a tutorial for each step!
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Yes this is pretty useful. It has some steps I don't always use and I like how you explain what your goals are so someone won't just use it in a cookie cutter fashion. One tutorial I realized that would be useful is one that explains how to straighten and crop crooked photos I tried o explain it to someone this week.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Photographer
Yeah, that's why this walkthrough is so general. I don't always use every step, and it's really never the same. But it's a general idea
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Nicely Nicely! All I ever do is take out a wrinkle or two with the healing brush tool, hand adjust (ie, I don't use "manual" or "auto" adjustments) the colors and balance with Layers and Curves then I always hit the with unsharp mask at a low level once or twice, crop the sucker and wala. Done. Great job here!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
Hahaha I guess I should go back and fix the fact that I called it the Band Aid tool instead of the Healing Brush Tool hahaha.
Depending on the photo sometimes I just use the auto stuff too ;)
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
Wow, thank you very much. What a nice reference page
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

Oh, and if you know of any other good tutorials, please don't hesitate to add them to the wiki. I've set permissions so that anyone can edit it.
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
Really? I do know of a few good ones
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just go to the page where you want to add a new link and click on the "edit" function at the bottom of the page. It should be pretty clear how such links need to be formatted by looking at the existing links. Then all you need to do is save them...
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