If you need to re-open a PSD file to make further changes, correct an error or add a flare for example, there's a few hoops you need to jump through in Lightroom to make this work properly.
This video shows you a simple way to remove people from your images by using part of another backplate. Using multiple backplates shot on a tripod will make life easier but as this video demonstrates other 'similar' backplates can be used as well.
We've put these videos together for those of you who are interested in tracking your own featured images. Currently this requires specialist software and all our tracking is done using VirtualRig™ Studio.
Whilst the results can be stunning we appreciate this is an expensive piece of software to invest in and would therefore like to make it clear that we're not expecting you to go out and spend money on it. We just wanted to share these tutorials so you can keep developing your skill set overtime.
If you would like to practice these techniques you can download a full working demo version.
To get going you're going to need a licence to some basic software, this list currently includes…
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
- LR/TreeExporter [Lightroom Plugin]
- Adobe Photoshop
- PTGui Pro
All our video tutorials and workflow are based on using the above software and we can offer support, should you have any issues. If you wish to use other software such as third party photoshop plugins or an alternative HDR stitching program you may do so however, we cannot offer any support. Please also note, you cannot use Capture One as it does not fully support the DNG file format.
Non essential software although recommended includes…
- Name Mangler [Mac only - various PC alternatives are available]
This download contains the all the basic things you need to get going when it comes to working on your images in preparation for submission to us. Please download the pack and install the files before you begin working on any imagery.
In this video we will show you how to grade your locations with a consistent look and get your featured images looking good. If implemented properly, the method shown here will allow you to grade imagery quickly, consistently and to a high standard.