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First Time Photoshopper

Written on September 28, 2009 by CincauHangus

I’m new to Photoshop. I don’t use Photoshop to edit photos, instead I use Photoshop Lightroom. This is my first photo edited with Photoshop. =)

Before Photo


Chin Hui & Foon Yee & Bridemaids & Bestmen


I know it’s a group picture and there’s not much editing as you might think, but a first timer, I guess I did pretty good. LOL. I’m on Photoshop CS4. I like how accessible are adjustments layers now compared to before – which I was totally lost.

This is what I did:

In Lightroom: adjusted white balance, exposure for faces, further editing in Photoshop

In Photoshop: desaturated, added curves, added warming filter, crop, border.

What do you think? Any constructive comments? C & C away! :)


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  • Comment by ShaolinTiger:

    Looks oversaturated in red channel, faces look a bit orange.

    Set the WB from the wall at the back, then warm it up a touch and see how it comes out.

    September 28, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
  • Comment by Mark Leo:

    Hard to comment unless you put up a before and an after image :)

    September 28, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    My bad. I remembered about it after I left home. So here I am updating the post =p

    September 29, 2009 @ 12:06 am
  • Comment by CWKen:

    I\’ve never used lightroom before, any difference compared to Adobe Camera Raw?

    Looks good to me though, but I still don\’t know how to see colours like how shaolintiger do. Need to train me eye more *squints eyes*

    September 29, 2009 @ 10:27 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    ST: hmmm. okay. still trying to train my eyes to the right colours..

    CWKen: Lightroom has ACR in it. It’s basically ACR with added features for editing, organising your photos. but doesn’t have full fledged capabilities of Photoshop.

    September 29, 2009 @ 10:39 pm
  • Comment by tzywen:

    the editing looks good, desaturating the background really brings out the subjects. Skin color is not too bad :)

    October 9, 2009 @ 8:39 pm
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