I did some simple edits to three images to create post-production photography magic!

This first image was edited using three simple techniques.

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The first thing I did was added a texture to the background that I found on pexels.com. Then I made some quick edits to my model’s eyes using a quick mask and a selective color adjustment layer. Then I added some color using two color lookup tables, or LUTs.

Here is the background image I used.

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Here is the original image.

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This is the second image I edited. I took this picture while doing some light painting photography. All I did for this image was change the temperature of the image which changed the color, used the spot healing tool to remove the feet and the background lights, and then cropped the image to a more appealing size.

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Here is the original image.

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This last image was a little more challenging. I took this early in the morning when there was not a lot of light and the original image was pretty dark.

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In post-production, I lighten the shadows and the blacks to bring out the darker areas in the center of the flower. I then added a little bit more magenta to correct the color of the flower. I also found some of the spots on the pedals to be distracting so I used both the spot healing tool and the clone stamp tool to take those out.

Here is the original image. Just like magic!

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