Add Drama to Your Photos with Coloured Lighting in Photoshop

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Welcome to "Add Drama to Your Photos with Coloured Lighting in Photoshop”! In this course I will show you how to style your photos and get artistic look by adding dramatic coloured effects, derived from theatre and cinematography. By introducing strong, flashy colors we will create images with a twist - provoking, vibrant portraits pulsating with energy. We will be working with 3 different images and combination of the most powerful Photoshop techniques. I believe that the most effective way of learning any artistic skills leads through practice and that’s why this course takes an intense, “hands-on” approach. You will be working along with me on each and every edit - I will walk you right from the starting point, through complete sequence of adjustments. We are aiming for funky Gel Lighting Effects in this course - they are presented as last step of the editing non-destructive workflow. Before we reach the colorisation stage, you will learn: how to prepare your photo for the edit, how to enhance definition and add more depth and contrast with Dodge and Burn technique. I will cover as well targeted luminosity adjustments and selective sharpening. When you join me in the course you will get instant access to 3 high quality photos which we will use as a base during the editing process. You will get the original files and final versions with all editable Photoshop layers included. Working with the supporting materials is an extremely effective way to master Photoshop techniques. They allow you to start the course immediately with no time wasted on research and preparations. Even if you don’t have experience with Photoshop you will be able to follow me along and starting with simple techniques you will gradually build up your skills. At the end of the course you will be confident in evaluating your images, you will gain practical skills allowing you to work with the most effective Photoshop tools to take your images from boring to striking. Join me and let’s together unlock hidden potential in your photographs. See you inside the course! Kasia Who is the target audience? Take this course if you are curious about color grading techniques behind striking portraits Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing Take this course if you love photography!
  • Welcome to the course!
    • Welcome!

      Welcome promo video.

    • Short introduction

      Short intro to the course

  • Olga in Yellow / Violet
    • Clean Up

      First step of the edit: clean up with the Spot Healing Brush Tool.

    • Dodge & Burn - Preparation

      In this video we will prepare a stack of adjustment layers for the Dodge & Burn technique.

    • Dodge & Burn - Evaluation

      In this video we will prepare a stack of adjustment layers for the Dodge & Burn technique.

    • Dodge & Burn Local - Corrective

      In this video we will perform a quick evaluation of the initial image before we start the edit with Dodge & Burn.

    • Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring

      This video focuses on corrective Dodge & Burn.

    • Luminosity Adjustments

      In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

    • Sharpening

      In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Yellow

      In this video we will sharpen the image with High Pass Filter.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd light: Violet

      In this video we will start working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments.

  • Carine in Pink / Blue
    • Quick Intro to the Edit

      Quick introduction to the second edit.

    • Dodge & Burn Local - Corrective

      This video focuses on corrective Dodge & Burn.

    • Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring

      In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

    • Luminosity Adjustments

      In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

    • Sharpening

      In this video we will sharpen the image in a selective way.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Pink

      In this video we will start working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd Light: Blue

      In this video we will continue working on the Gel Lighting Effect with Targeted Color Adjustments. We will finish the edit by introducing the second color.

  • Chris in Red / Blue / Cyan
    • Quick Intro to the Edit

      Quick introduction to the Edit.

    • Selective Sharpening

      In this video we will perform a Selective Sharpening with a High Pass Filter.

    • Dodge & Burn Global - Contouring

      In this clip we will add more depth to the image with Global Dodge & Burn (Contouring).

    • Targeted Color Adjustments - Desaturate

      In this video we will start working on color and we will perform targeted color adjustments.

    • Luminosity Adjustments

      In this clip we will perform targeted Luminosity Adjustments with Curves Adjustment Layers.

    • Sharpening

      In this video we will sharpen the image again with a High Pass Filter.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 1st Light: Blue

      In this video we will introduce the first, blue light to the image.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - 2nd Light: Red

      In this clip we will add the second, red light to the image.

    • Gel Lighting Effect - Light Leak: Cyan
    • Final Touches

      This is a closing video for the course - includes final touches to the 3rd Edit.

  • Download Resources Here
    • Download Resources Here

      Download resources here. All the files are strictly for educational purpose to be used with this course. All copyrights Kasia Zmokla.

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