Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography is a basic startup guide to show you step by step how we will edit an image taken by a mobile camera. The camera was Nokia N73 ME’s camera. Its aperture is basically not optimized for taking landscape photography. This guide on Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography is on request.
Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography : Background
This guide article Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography has many background behind. There are many backstage stories behind it. I have 8 years of experience of traditional painting and I am basically at least watching Adobe Photoshop since it was version 1 – my mother used it at that time on a Mac. You can see my works on deviantArt. And the related guide on which one visitor requested on Google Plus is here – it is a basic mentor-ship article on Post Processing.
It is an image from our medical school’s hostel, where from I did my bachelor’s degree. The day I took it, it was raining. It was a gloomy day. Today Sun is on the sky, Sun is the biggest God – for Sun we are living, looking at Sun you can tell the approximate time. So the apparent absence of Sun on a Gloomy day is important technical limiting factor to make the Photo of better quality. Our target is not doing a Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop to make it looking surreal.
Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography : Steps
We have used Windows version of Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for this guide, I assumed that most can not carry the cost of buying a MacBook Pro or iMac. Adobe Photoshop itself a quite costly software.
Open the image first :
You can see the initial state of the photograph. There are lot of noises, lot of things those are creating a visual disturbances.
Duplicate the image as several layers and delete the locked layer. Save it in this condition somewhere in a different place with different name to avoid erroneous overwriting over the original. There is a function to duplicate image in PS, but I personally do not like it.
First do the minor adjustments for the brightness, contrast, tone and others either from the panels on the right side or from the menu :
Now, we will add some real bokeh effects, blur etc. Before going to that step, look at the picture now :
There will be difference in tone due to the fact, I edited on sRGB space on Windows, where Adobe added own color space. So basically I saw 50% color plus more Gamma compared to what I am viewing on this 15″ MacBook Pro (search for ICC profile in our website to learn more). Tolerate it.
So open the Lens Blur Tool :
I have used these settings for adding blur effects plus some bokeh :
To buy a prime L Lens of such spec, it would cost you few thousand dollars for only one focal length. It is basically difficult to tell whether it was taken by a top notch digital camera or just an ordinary mobile camera.
So it will basically sit on the other old layers like a ‘film’ making the whole image blurred. There are many ways to remove the blurred area specifically, like using eraser tool artistically with applied knowledge of optics :
Merge all the layers after editing. Again duplicate layers. At this stage the image is looking like this :
Add filter and adjust it :
Now we will add lighting effect :
I am quite sorry for the fact that, I forgot to take an screenshot showing you the basic idea – the light should fall using the spotlight tool at the same direction Sun was. And blend the layer properly :
And the end result :
Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography : Conclusion
Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography basically has no grammar – there is no particular sequence of work flow. This guide on Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography has served dual purpose – first, it has made you to understand the basics. Second – You can now follow the advanced guides on Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photography on dedicated websites. It is unlikely that we will publish any article on Adobe Photoshop.
And, it was a big challenge for me to edit this image and remain in my typical mood of writing.