Just srarted serious editing this year. Love Lightroom. Saved a lot of poorly exposed photos (good for amateurs) and when I do nail the shot from the camera, look out! Lightroom can make it look magazine quality! Very few lighting situations Lightroom can't handle, even bad stage-lighting. And if you must shoot in broadbdaylight? You can lighten the darks a skosh and soften the light areas for a little less contrast. CS5...will wait until I get a better grip on the software. Still a bit beyond me.
lightroom, and/or photoshop. depends what i have in mind for an image before hand as to what i actually do to an image tho. ill use anything i think will add to it. whether it be pre adjusted curves etc. or all from scratch.
wow only one other person has said they edit from scratch! i don't think i'd be able to live without my beloved presets. i do think sometimes they restrict you and you never know what else you can come up with had you not used/own any presets, but at the same time, it's scary to think i wouldn't have a backup plan just in case i didn't like anything else i did with the image!
I will use just about anything I need to create the photo I have in my mind. I use Photoshop (curves, sharpening, actions), Aperture, and sometimes an online photo editor. I'll do as much as I can in camera, but I'm not ashamed to use the tools available to me to express my ideas.
It is wonderful! It's also free, lol. You should definitely try it out! A tip for using Aperture: Go to the top bar on your screen. Go to "Images," then "Edit With," and then "Dodge & Burn." There is so much you can do in that mode and it's so much easier than a lot of similar (but more complicated) things in Photoshop. You should go and download it NOW!
I use curves, no actions and I only use photoshop Btw, thank you so much for your free curves! They are great and very useful! I often think yo share with you my pictures using your curves, but there are too much pics ^^
Photoshop. Just curves, a bit of contrast and sharpening. Most of the times, I like my photos to look natural, so just minimal editing. Sometimes I use actions if I want my photos to look like a lomograph. I don't use Lightroom or gimp because I don't know how to use it
that's just what i used to do as well! i'd just use photoshop to edit all my colours because i didn't know how to use anything else. then one day i just decided that i was going to use lightroom and fell in love with it! ooh and did you create your lomo effect actions yourself? i love vintage looking photos!
ah cool! i use lightroom to do most of my colour editing, then all i do in photoshop is light retouching! for my fashion stuff anyway. if im creating a full-blown photo manipulation, i'll do colour and editing all in photoshop!
I prefer to get everything right in camera. Recently I switched from jpeg to raw and editing has to be done. Now I use Lightroom 3.3 and make minor adjustments. Only in some cases I 'heavy edit' a photo.
sounds good i do light edits in lightroom for my wedding/client photos, where i just make the photos warmer, add more blacks/contrast and play around with simple and subtle things like that. for my fashion stuff though i like to go a bit heavier on the editing!
Hm, i just know what could fit to the image and most of the time i edit the actions after using them so that its perfect for that one photo. I actually love curves, lot of my actions contain curves And i have some curves already but hm i think they are not the greatest ones. So if you know where i could find really great ones, just tell me
BonnieWoodsonFeatured By OwnerOct 8, 2012Hobbyist Photographer
First I have to say I really dig your edit style and it's probably way over my head I like to use actions and textures in PSE. When I'm going for just a straight photo I just use levels and what not in PSE
ahaha aw thank you i don't do much though, just lightroom raw presets and then some light retouching! i used to use textures a lot a few years ago but i think i sort of got tired of doing it all the time!