CS6 - The Beginning

January 26, 2013  •  1 Comment

So I purchased Photoshop CS6 as a Christmas gift to myself and I have yet to really set aside time for figuring it out. I wanted to focus on learning how to shoot and edit in RAW before I took the time to learn Photoshop. I have edited all my photos in Lightroom 4 since April of 2012 and I have never used a Photoshop program in my life! So it's really foreign to me and it will be a slow processes, but I am super excited to progress my editing skills even further!

I edited my very first photo in CS6 just this week! Of course the most recent photo of my son had the honors ;]

 

This is the RAW image that I took of my son. Settings were f/1.8 (50mm), ISO: 100, Shutter: 1/160s

 

I then brought the RAW file into Lightroom 4 for basic editing...

The editing done to this photo is a custom levels adjustment, softening of skin around the areas where he had dried snot (toddler problems. haha), and some iris enhancing and contrast. It's almost impossible to capture the true hazel of his eyes when he is facing away from the sun.

 

So I brought the file into CS6, watched a YouTube tutorial, and did my very first edit in Photoshop...

The editing done to this photo is eye recoloring/enhancement and another custom levels adjustment done in Photoshop CS6.
And viola! This is the final product!

I've had my first taste of Photoshop and now I'm hungry to learn more! You can expect some more blog posts in the future!


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Lexi(non-registered)
I'm so glad your learning about all the tools that will make your SOOCs pop and tailoring them to your own style :) Yay Chelsea! It's wonderful to watch you grow!
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