February 25: #BasicEdit
I went through Lightroom first as I did in the last challenge. I recommend playing with Lightroom first before moving into Photoshop because of the presets they have, that help you get the color to where you want it to be, making your time in Photoshop that much faster.
When I open up my image in Photoshop, I immediately open up the Raw Filter like I did in the previous challenge.
Check out the changes I made below, to make the piggy bank stand out more from the background:
Now, I'm going to get rid of the glares, caused the lighting used. A good way to avoid glares is to not have the lighting hit the object directly, but rather have the light bounce off of a surface (such as a white wall or a bounce disc). However, I was lazy and had the light shining right at the object, so now I get to do more work to fix it.
Now, I'm going to use the clone tool and select a black area on the batman piggy bank so that it clones the dark area.
Ta da! No glares! Now, the border of the pig's belly in contrast to the background is bothering me, so I'm going to fix that using the same tools to get rid of the glare, and then my basic edit is done!
Photographer, visual artist, mother to four fur-babies, and travel enthusiast.