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HaiQal | The Untitled

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Enough rant about my experience while attending “Compulsory Adobe Photoshop Course” organize by my department, that’s what you get when you attend a course for free, you are not given a choice, just live with it, but I’m sad because it is tax payers money, the course suppose to make our job easier, faster and more efficient with the knowledge that we gain but if we can’t use the knowledge on our day to day duty, what’s the point of the course?

Back to the picture of my son HaiQal above, in case you were to ask, how do I get the colors. As usual I develop my picture in ACR Adobe Camera RAW simply because I shoot in RAW, I boost the temperature somewhere between 7000 to 8000K, I know it is high temperature but later on I decrease the Vibrance and just push a little bit saturation, all done in ACR.

After finishing some basic editing in ACR, later on I do my final adjustment in photoshop, this time I play around with Channel, I just give you some hints only, how to play with Channel, go and figure it out, that’s the only way to learn, you may make some mistake or get some unwanted result but  you will learn along the way. Don’t be afraid to make some mistake and don’t be afraid to try something new.

I like to keep on experimenting, I don’t use any plug-ins, preset or any photoshop action, I did everything from scratch but I do suggest to any of you out there who make bulk editing like wedding for example to use plug-ins, it will increase your productivity and will save you a great times. If you have more times to play around and nobody waiting for your art work then you can get creative with Photoshop, trust me the excitement of doing all the things on your own rather than using plug-ins is different because you know what you are doing rather than let the “Software” do the thinking.

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shaffarullah - wazari– thanks for teaching us the channel thing during the workshop. After a while, I have now adjusted my red and green channels below than the one you have taught us. This is because I think Canon’s in-camera contrast is a bit too much to my liking when you boost the contrast in the blue and green channels. And yes, you’re right. We learn by our mistakes. By the way, my ‘signature’ treatment is actually not hard to get.

wazariwazir - Thank you Shaff, that good, keep on experimenting, I just give you the ideas and and it is good things to keep on exploring, we are only limited by our own creativity, let the juice of creativity flow freely without boundary…

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