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Master Post-Processing: 10 Mistakes Every New Photographer Makes and How to Fix Them
with Kristina Sherk
Become a more well rounded photographer! We all make mistakes, so be prepared by learning how to avoid them and how to fix them. Join Kristina Sherk, retoucher extraordinaire, as she teaches you how to deal with the 10 most common mistakes all photographers make. From correcting uneven exposures to dealing with the results of a mixed-lighting environment to correcting blur caused by camera shake, and more, Kristina discusses how to avoid problems in-camera and then shows you how to fix them in Photoshop. You’ll even learn how to be a power user of tools you probably already use. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to take your photography and Photoshop skills to the next level.
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Kristina as she introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Correcting Exposure on Subject and Background
A common mistake is to expose the subject differently than the background, which can result in an overexposed subject and underexposed background.
lesson 3: Color Balancing Flash and Ambient
When using strobes or speedlights you’ll want to balance the color temp of your light with the color temp of the ambient light, but if you don’t, here’s how to fix it in Photoshop.
lesson 4: Overexposed Images: Part 1
Overexposure happens all the time. Turning on your in-camera highlight clipping warning is a good first step. However, you’ll want to know how to fix it when it happens.
lesson 5: Overexposed Images: Part 2
In the first part we learned how to add color to a blown out area. In this lesson we’ll learn how to add texture.
lesson 6: Camera Shake Blur
Motion blur caused by the camera motion is one of the hardest problems to fix in post production, but thanks to a new Photoshop filter it has gotten a little easier.
lesson 7: Noise Reduction
Noise is a fact of life in digital photography, so learning a few techniques for dealing with noise is a must.
lesson 8: Clone Stamp Tool
The Clone Stamp is a powerful tool for every photographer. Learn how to be a Clone Stamp Tool power user.
lesson 9: Extending Backgrounds: Part 1
Sometimes the background behind your subject is not large enough to fill the frame, instead of just cropping the image smaller, learn how to extend the background.
lesson 10: Extending Backgrounds: Part 2
Building on Part 1, Kristina demonstrates a more involved technique for extending your background.
lesson 11: Dealing with Dappled Light
Dappled light on a subject, such as what you find under a tree, can be really tough to fix in Photoshop. Kristina shares a technique she developed to even things out.
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meet  Kristina Sherk
Kristina Sherk is a headshot photographer and a high-end photo retoucher specializing in realistic retouching. She's a contributing educational author for publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, and Lightroom Magazine. She is also the author behind Photoshop Cafe's Fashion Retouching DVD. Her more reputable corporate clients include National Public Radio, Time Inc., XM Satellite Radio, Cotton Inc., and most recently, Hasselblad.
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