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4 Basic Steps to Editing Professional Car Photos

The Car Creative, Car Photographer and Videographer

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5 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. 4 Basic Steps to Editing Professional Car Photos - Introduction

      1:37
    • 2. Step 1 - The Basics

      7:41
    • 3. Step 2 - Cleaning Up Your Image In Photoshop

      5:17
    • 4. Step 3 - Highlighting Your Subject

      10:39
    • 5. Step 4 - Adding Style To Your Photos

      10:43
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About This Class

In this class, we will be talking about the 4 basic steps that I use to edit professional looking car photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In the first lesson, we will talk about the basics of tone, exposure, contrast, and saturation. Following that, we will learn some simple tools in Adobe Photoshop to clean up our image and remove anything we don’t want. Thirdly, we will look at highlighting and drawing attention to our subject, in this case, our car. And lastly, we add style! Style is, of course, dependant on you and what you like but I will show you how I create my style and how I use a reference photo to create a linear look across my social platforms.

This class is geared towards beginners and intermediate photographers, or anyone who wants to know more about creating great edits with their car photos.

Transcripts

1. 4 Basic Steps to Editing Professional Car Photos - Introduction: Hey, guys, how's it going? My name's Alex today. I want to talk to you about the four basic steps that I used to edit any of my photos. Um, I'm just going to share a bit of my process. Of course, everyone edits their photos differently. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna break it down into four different videos, the 1st 1 being the basics of exposure, contrast, saturation things of that nature. The 2nd 1 we're gonna do is we're going to go and clean up our image in photo shop. But I'm gonna try and break it down as basic as I can, because I know it could be a bit daunting in there, so I'll teach you a couple tools that I use really, really simple. The 3rd 1 I'm gonna do is we're gonna bring highlight to our subject. So this is gonna be through dodging and burning for using graduated filters or radio filters in light room. And then lastly, we're gonna add style to our photo. And of course, everyone's got their own style. But, hey, I'm gonna show you how I do mind. And hopefully again if you guys are pros or something. You already know how to edit photos like a pro. That's great. You might learn something, so stick around. And if you do know everything and I miss something comment below so that the people that are watching here, maybe they can learn something from you, too. And lastly, I want to make note that this isn't just for car photography, the tools that you'll learn today. Hopefully, you can use for any photo, whether that's a selfie, a photo of your cat or cars, ideally, which is what I like to take photos of. So let's dive right in, and I'll show you guys what we've got going on here and give you, hopefully some tools that you guys can use for your. 2. Step 1 - The Basics: So for our first tutorial, we're gonna talk about the basics of editing in light room. So we're going to use to tools, light room and photo shop. Now, both of these tools, If you don't have them on your computer, you can get basic versions of them on your mobile device. Light room, mobile and photo shop, I believe is also on their snap called Photoshopped Fixed. So go ahead and down with those APS, and they'll help you out and have a lot of the same basic things that we're gonna cover in this tutorial. OK, first thing's first Guys, Please, please, please always shoot in raw. What this allows your camera to do is taken so much more information than just baking in all of the details that you shoot with shooting a JPEG. Yes, you can shoot a high res JPEG, but what that does is it still bakes in the image. So let's say if you're shooting your skies and they're blown out, there's no way you're going to get those skies back. Whereas if you shoot in raw, you can to some degree get a lot of those details back and what I use raw for mostly is actually get my shadows back. So I could get a lot of detail back from the dark areas specifically with cars that be the tires or the front grill, Which I'm sure you guys shortly when you've picked the photo that you want to edit, you're just obviously gonna open it up in light room here. We're going to scroll down here until you see this lens correction panel on. What you're gonna do is this just enables light room toe, Understand the camera you use the Lendu used and it'll take away distortion. And it also, I believe, alter some of the color science toe. Understand it better the photo that it's using, we're gonna click that remove chromatic aberration. It obviously knows which lens I used here, which was the Sony 24 to 105 You can see up here that I shot in raw at 1 2/100 of a second and aperture of 5.0, so I could get the whole car in focus and eso as low as I possibly could shot wide at a 24 mil. So I was using the Sony a seven mark three which is a full frame camera and makes just beautiful, crispy images. So before we start after we've done lens correction, I think it's really important to have a vision for your photos. So a lot of people you'll probably already have presets or something, and that's great. But if you don't have presets, you just want to start with vision. And what I mean by that is for this photo. It was a cloudy day, so I'm going to make this actually like a dark and moody and blue, whereas you might be like, Well, I want to pretend it was a nice warm day, And then you can change your color temperature to be warm and bright and airy and all this different stuff, so starting with the vision can help alter your photo quite significantly. So for this one, I've already got a vision of what I want it to look like. And I'm actually going to be referencing another photo that have already edited so that I can try and make it match on my instagram page and I'll show you how I do that a little bit later. So I wanted come up here to my crop tool. And I'm just gonna make sure that this looks straight and normal and that when I put this an instagram, you know it's gonna gonna be balanced. I find that if something looks off about a photo, one really quick fixes just just the crop, because sometimes just it looks off. And then what we're gonna do here is I really like to pull out as much of the details as I can in my photos. And to do that, we're going to use our basics panel. Yes. I mean, that I do. Right off the bat is if you are happy with where your exposures at which I think I am, maybe we could bring it up just a little bit. What I'm gonna do is grab my shadows because I want to get as much detail out of the grill out of the tires and you could see here we're even pulling detail out of the interior of the car, which is really cool was starting to look really bright and kind of flat, but that's okay. We're going to get a lot of that information back, and I'm gonna try and bring back my sky here is Well, it's important to remember that this is just the first step in kind of a longer process. So you just almost have to trust, trust the system and watch other videos. You can see where it goes gonna bring the whites up just so it adds a good level of contrast. Now for this next part here when I'm adjusting my blacks, I'm gonna hold the option key. And what that does is it actually helps me understand when things are beyond black. So if I drag the slider down here while holding the option key, I can see what's actually getting fully blacked out in my image. And I don't want really any fully blacked out. I wanna be able to see most of detail except for places like maybe right behind the rims than right in those dark areas of the grill. So I think that's a good place there. I'm gonna let go, and that looks pretty good to me and then it from here because I want to make this a bit more dark and moody. I'm actually drag my color temperature slider down boat here, And one thing I do a lot, and this is just a little trick. I kind of look up in this quarter panel up here because this gives you a really good overview of what's going on in the next panel. We've got clarity D. A's vibrance and saturation. So what I do for this one is I actually reduce the saturation quite significantly, and what that allows me to do is a selectively bring back in the saturation that I want. So in this example is not a ton of color going on. But we're gonna do that later. What would you split? Toning. So for now, I'm just gonna bring my saturation down. Leave the vibrance where it is. Clarity is a funny one. Clarity Utkan Boost this up and it's going to make your photos look really, really edgy. But when you boost your clarity, it d saturates your image, and I find it can get a bit gritty. Um, for me, I actually prefer to keep my clarity down and add sharpening to my images. But there are some circumstances in which clarity would be great for you, but I don't really use it. So D. Hayes is a good one, too. that's a bit of contrast. And as you can see, it's gonna give us a lot of details and our shadows there. So I'm gonna bring that up. Now, What that does is again, it adds contrast. And so I want to make sure I'm not losing any details in my black. So I'm gonna go back up to my blacks, hold down option and see what that D. Hayes did. And I'm gonna bring that back up just to make sure I'm not losing too much detail where I don't want and just going down into our hs l and color panels, We're going to adjust some more of our saturation. So in this photo particularly, I want to get rid of the yellows on the lines here. So I'm gonna come down to this saturation panel here, and I'm gonna take my yellows and drop those down because it's not really like yellow in this photo. Secondly, I'm going to try as best I can, to get these brake calipers back because they read. So we're gonna take that red slider and adjust that back up. So as we scroll down here, we're gonna take a look a split toning detail We've already done our lens correction transform are not going to use an effect. We're not going to use this point either, So what you can do is attend to just reduce the sharpening at this stage in the photo editing because going into photo shop and bring in the photo back and forth between photo shop in late room. I don't really want any of that Scharping to translate, and I'll do that in our last step. Tone Curve is a great tool, but again, we're going to save that for when we do style at the very end. That's the last video. So that wraps up the first part of the basic adjustments in Light room. The main purpose of this is a shooting rock like you got a shooting raw guys. If you're not start, I know the follow size is a bigger, but it's worth it. And then be have a vision for your photo and c bring out as much detail as you can specifically in car photos. We want to be able to see all the really cool details, so that's a good start, and now we're going to move over to step to, and that will be the next video. So thanks for watching this guy's. I hope that you're learning something if you have any questions comment below. 3. Step 2 - Cleaning Up Your Image In Photoshop: today. We're talking about part two of the editing process. In part one, we went through the basics of light room. Our basic adjustments like highlights. Shadows are basic exposure, contrasts and saturation. So you can go back to that first video and see that stuff. But in step two, we're actually gonna import our photo into Photoshopped and start doing some cleaning up of the image. Let's dive in here again. We've already done our basic adjustments here. So what we're gonna do is we're just gonna go down to the bottom of the screen here. We're going to right Click the image, and we're just gonna go to edit in and over here. We're just gonna click on at it. Adobe Photoshopped. Okay, so now that we're in Photoshopped, the first thing that I'm gonna do is I'm gonna right click on the background layer here, and I'm gonna duplicate that layer. You could name this whatever you want, But the reason that we're doing this is so that we are not being destructive to our original image. And I'll show you what I mean by that A little bit later, I've labeled this one fixed layer. There's three basic tools that I use in here, and I want to keep it really, really simple for you guys. So you don't have to get too overwhelmed with Photoshopped. I'm gonna start by showing you that what I call the Band Aid tool. It's actually called the spot healing brush. So if you come up and click up here, this is your spot healing brush tool. Make sure that you gotta clicked on content aware and that you are on your fixed layer. So then what we're gonna do is we're just gonna go through our image and we're going to start removing anything that we don't want to see. So, for example, if there's some dirt here in our puddle, we just want to get rid of that dirt. Um, I can't tell if it's on my computer screen or not, but we'll see what we want to do. Stupid in here, there's just a few parts on the car that, like we want to try and get rid of here. Just some glares. We don't really like or dirty spots. So is gonna come in here, clean those up. Still, we can do here. Oh, man, this thing is just genius. It works so well. I tend to just get rid of the obvious glares using these tools. So that spot healing brush tool, as you can see very, very fast for getting rid of anything you like. OK, so another tool we can use guys is called the Clone Stamp Tool. Now, really, basically, what this does when you click on the clone Stamp tool is its samples a part of the image and then paints that sample overtop of wherever you wanted to go. So, for example, up here on the bumper here, we want a select holding option where we want a sample from, and then we're gonna paint that sample onto the car. Now, if you look up here the opacity and flow, you can see that our flow is pretty low. The reason I do that is so that I can kind of painted and slowly and make sure not affecting my image too much. So let's try and get rid of this little thing over here. I don't really like what's happening on the car here, so but a select this part of the hood and see if we can paint it painted in here and make it go away. All right? We're zoomed in quite far here, so I'm gonna make my brush a little smaller. Gonna select this part here and see if we can paint it over the light and just get rid of this stuff. Just brushing that in nice and slow again, selecting the part I want to paint in. And it's showing me the reference point that I'm using, which is kind of nice. Okay, so this is the clone stamp tool. You can use this in crazy ways. Another one we can do. This one is really great for any like spotters on the side of the car that you want to get rid of. This tool is called the Patch Tool. Now, what you can do here is select, You know, let's just try and wrap around this guy with our little patch tool and then we're gonna drag it to where we want it to reference. And then it's gonna sample using content, aware you can come up here and you could see that this part here's his content aware. And that's the patra mode that we're using. Now. You could do this all day long. Just grab whatever you want and drag it to where you want it to reference. And it will use content aware to kind of blend those two together until you have the smoothest image possible. So here we've got a lamppost. Let's see if we can take that off the hips of our car. Where do we want it to reference? I don't know. Appear somewhere. Okay, so there's some really basic ways that you can use the patch tool. It's a pretty intense program here. As you can see now, I am not a pro at this stuff. I've learned a lot of this from other you tubers and just started putting it into practice . So the guys There you go. There's a couple of tools you can use that a really simple to just get rid of any of those little nit picky things you want to get rid of. Sometimes they work really well. Other times he kind of got a nit pick and get right into the pixels and get rid of stuff. They take a lot of practice, so don't get upset if the first few times you are doing weird stuff. You'll get it. You'll get it. Just keep working at it. Thes things could take a while, but I hope that you've learned something from this. We're in the next one. We're gonna talk about highlighting our subject using dodging and burning in photo shop and some of the tools also in the light room that you can use to highlight your subject. So I hope you guys learn something from this. If I missed something, please comment below. Let me know some of the tools that you guys using photo shop and any other resources you have as well to learn because we're all just learning here. Right? So thanks for watching guys. 4. Step 3 - Highlighting Your Subject: All right, guys, welcome back to the third video of this series. In the 1st 1 we just covered the basics of light room and how to get some details out of your photos. In the second video, we covered fixing your photos taken of any of the blemishes and things that you might not want to see in your photos using the spot healing brush tool, the clone stamp and the patch tool. They're all really, really cool tools you can use to get rid of stuff really easy. And again, if you don't have photo shop or light room on your computer, these air Absecon download on your mobile device and you can do this all on mobile. Really, really great. So in this third video, we're gonna be talking about highlighting your subject or bringing attention to your subject. In our case, we are working with the car and we're gonna do this through a few ways. We're gonna use dodging and burning in photo shop, which means kind of drawing in some highlights and taking away some light for a mother areas. And then when we're gonna go back until light room, I'll show you some tools you can use in there as well using radio filters and graduated filters. And there's also a brush in there. You can use that Similar to dodging and burning in photo shop. I just find Photoshopped dodging and burning is just clean, beautiful. So I'll show you how to use all these tools. So let's dive right in. Okay, so on this photo, unfortunately, this one's a mirrored image, which means we're gonna have double the dodging and burning to do. And I won't make you sit through all of it. But I will show you how to do it. So what we're gonna do to Dodge and Burns, we're gonna create a new layer in photo shop. So to do that, it's gonna come down here, click this little box here, and that adds a new layer we do not need to. And I'm just gonna call this D and B for Dodge and Burn. Now, an important thing to do on this is you got a click up here on what type of layer we want, and we're gonna come down here to overlay gonna come over here and I'm gonna make sure that my paintbrushes both white and black, and I want to paint in some highlights. So the way you do this is you come up here and click this brush tool and we're on our dodge and burn layer with overlay, and we're gonna make sure that our flow of our paintbrush is quite low. The reason for this is it just comes in a bit too strong. We just want to brush in a little bit of details without kind of over doing it. Now, the reason that you want to highlight your photos is your eyes are actually naturally drawn toe light. So what we're trying to do is eventually we're gonna take away areas that we don't people to look at. And we're gonna draw attention to what we do want people look at so in some portrait photography, this would be the eyes. People draw highlights on the eyes, take away blemishes from other places darkness in certain places so that your eyes are just drawn to What do you want you to see? In our case, we're gonna dodge and burn, so dodging as highlighting and burning is taking away light. We're gonna highlight this century what we see on the screen. And the easiest way to do this is if you see something that's bright, paint some brightness into it, and you're just gonna add a little bit of detail. So to do that again, click your brush makes your flow isn't too high. Make sure you're on your dodge and burn layer and we're just going to come up here. And the quickest way we can do is let's just paint in over the rims and just bring it a little bit of detail here they again. You don't wanna overdo this process because otherwise it comes across to cheesy and just like Poppy and people like Lou, they really overdid that. So you're just gonna do this at whatever percent you want? Um, and just kind of paint in the areas that you want to see. This can be a really tedious process. You can paint in whatever you want and not whatever you want. So I'm not gonna make you step through this whole thing, but I will show you guys a bit of what I focus on. Mainly, the front grill is a great thing to focus on any of the emblems. If you just like follow light, for example, on the doors here, There's some really cool light here, so I just want to follow that and make sure that stands out. I really do think that dodging and burning is one of the most critical steps in taking your photos from just like a standard photo to something that really stands out. People think, Wow, that really pops. This is that step. I think that takes it to the next level. So even if you skip the other steps tried this one, and I'll show you some ways you can do it faster. But this is a really important step. - You've done some basic dodging. Now I'm gonna show you some of the areas that I would do some burning, and again, you're just kind of looking for those dark areas just to add some contrast to the image. You really, really don't want to do too much when it comes to burning. It's really easy to notice when you do too much burning. So the way you're gonna do this is you're gonna come over here to your paint swatches and just swap that to black again. Make sure you're on your dodge and burn layer with overlay and bring your flow typically down to one because it doesn't take too too much to see that it's reducing the lightness in the image. So So, as you can see up here, I'm gonna try and follow some of these dark areas. Just add contrast where there already is contrast. There's already a natural lines on this car. So you just trying to follow and make those natural lines stick out and pop and bring out those details. And I think I'm pretty happy with that. It's not too crazy. But if you look here, we're just adding a bit of pop in those areas that we want to see a bit of pop in, you know, not not too great. Okay, so that concludes our time in photo shop. So what we're just gonna do is hit Command s and this saves it back into light room. Gonna head over a light room, find our photo bush. There it is. Okay, so now we're gonna talk about graduated filters. So what a graduated filter is gonna do is it's actually draw your eye away from something so we want are subject to be the thing that's an exposed there. So we're gonna go up to the top here and click on this, which is our graduated filter. And what you do is you just kind of drag these across your image. Now, at this point, it has saturation selected surges. Again, I'm gonna hit option, and we're gonna come up here when you hit option resets that effects, we want to reset that. Now, we're going to use this in a really, really simple way. All we're gonna do is just reduce exposure in these areas. So I'm just drag this here all the way down to my car, and all I'm gonna do is just reduce the exposure a little bit, drawing my eye away from the top, and we're gonna do this again at the bottom, just lowering the exposure a little bit. And all that's doing is just keeping our eyes focused in the center. So just by reducing that a little bit and another thing I like to do is up the clarity of this what this does, make sure you can still see some of the details that you're reducing up there. You'll see this a lot. If you're taking photos of a road or something, it kind of bring out the road a bit and you won't lose too much detail down there. Well done on that. And we're gonna click up here to our radio filter option. Reset. Whatever settings are on there and this one is more of a circular filter here, so you can see that you could drag it over your car and down here you can feather it and invert it to whatever you want for us. We're gonna try and just Oh, here, you can see what we're impacting, and I just want impact as much Just of the Karzai can that impacting too much. So again, your eye is drawn to the light. So what I want to do here is very, very subtly show you what I want you to look at. So what I'm gonna do here is I'm just going up the exposure just a little bit. Just enough that it kind of helps the image stand out. And I'm gonna draw one more down here just to do a little bit of the same with reflection Two. Crazy again. But that way we're just drawing are a little bit more to that light. One thing you can do with this is if you're not getting enough detail out of your cars, you can up with shadows in this part, but if you up the shadows, it starts to look a little bit washed out. So if you up the shadows, be really conscious of that and you can add contrast back in. But for now, we are going to just keep basic with exposure. Okay, so that is the radio filter and the graduated filter. And then over here, you can also use the brush tool, and you can paint light in again, just like you're dodging and burning. They give you a whole bunch of options up here. Um, Dodge burn cooler temperatures, skin smoothing. You've got a lot of options. Teeth whitening, iris and hands help those eyes pop, you know, whatever. So there's there's all kinds of things you can just painted. So these are the tools I use over and over again on all of my photos to draw your attention to your subject. It shouldn't be too much. You really want to keep it subtle if it's too obvious people. People know and they don't like it. So you know, ultimately, it's up to you, though, if you like the photo and you like the way it's popping. You like colors. Get it stoked for you. But this is the way I do it. I try and keep it subtle. Draw the ID of the subject. Now you'll notice. I don't know if you guys follow a lot of car people are not on instagram or YouTube, but you will notice in a lot of their photos if they're done well, that they do kind of dragsholm exposure away from those highlights in the road. You watch for it. You'll see. I see it on my photos for sure. Okay, guys. So there some tools that I used to draw attention to my subject. If you guys like this video, if you learn something, let me know in the comments below if you like something if I miss something, if you have any other ideas on how we can draw attention to your subject, whether that be cars, cats, people, whatever you like to take photos of, please let me know help us out in the comments below and stick around guys because there's one more video, the fourth video in this process and that is adding style to our photos. So that's coloring with split toning and just making it look like all the other photos on my instagram channel to try and keep that bit linear and finalizing that vision that we started with in video one. I really appreciate you guys watching. It means a lot we'll see in the next one. 5. Step 4 - Adding Style To Your Photos: today we are doing part four of the series and editing car photos or any of the photos because all these tools translate over to each other. But for now, we're gonna add style to our photos. So what we're gonna do here is we're going to take a look at our s curves, hue, saturation Luminant do some split toning, Add sharpness and clarity if you'd like and then we're gonna export. So what I've done here is I actually have a photo that I was using earlier that I've posted to my instagram shameless plug. Go check it out at the car Creative on instagram And what you can do here on light room is you can actually use a reference photo. So I'm gonna click on that and I'm gonna drag and drop this photo that I want to make this photo look like everyone just has their own style. And so it's OK, however you want to do this, but I'm gonna teach you is just to some of the ways that I do it and hopefully you can learn from that in creating your own individual style again. A lot of it comes down to vision at the beginning of the photo. If you want a bright, sunny photo, you're gonna edit it a lot different than if you want a dark, moody photo, which is what I'm going for. So what we're gonna do here is I'm gonna start with my s curve. I find the S curve. Yes, you can use it for exposure, but I'm using it for style. And to add some fade to my photos. You could do so many crazy things with this. If you're having a hard time creating your own points, maybe have to come down to here and click on this button. And sometimes if you're getting this, you don't want this. You want to be able to create all of your own custom points. Just click on this one here and you'll be able to create your own. I'm gonna start with my S curve. So on this tone curve dial here, you can pull this down in what this top point does is it deals with your highlights, the bottom points deal with your shadows and any of the points that you put in between argument effect. You know, the mid tones. If you put one right in the middle, someone and so forth. Something that a lot of people he's the tone curve for is to create an S curve. And what this does is it adds contrast. What brings your highs a little bit higher in your shadows? A little bit lower. And just as a little bit more pops, we'll show you what I mean by that put points here, here and here. And they're gonna drag this top one up a touch and you can see that it's adjusting everything above the mid tones were quick to point here to protect the mid tones, and what you could do is drag that up or down based on what you want. A lot of people will just drag that up a little bit just to maintain those mid tones, not going anywhere since you've already got the photo exposed, more or less how you want. And again they'll drag this third curve down, adding a bit of contrast. They're so that's a great we'd add an S curve, but what I'm going to use it for is creating my own style, which I like to protect. The highlights by dragging those down. I like to add a touch of faith, and as you can see here, there's a little bit of a percentage. I tend to not go too high because it kind of gets a bit too money in that faded zone. And that's not really my style. And then from there I just kind of play with the image until I get the right amount of contrast that I'm looking for and again for this image. Specifically, I'm just going to try and near a little bit of what we're doing over here by adding the right amount of contrast keeping that fade and then just playing around with these to get the right mood that I'm looking for. I think I like what I'm seeing their so very subtle s curve. But it does the trick. Okay, so the next thing that we're gonna look into is split toning. Essentially. What you can see on my reference image here is that it's got those blue tones and I want to get those same blue tones into this photo here. So if we scroll down, we're gonna get toe are split toning panel. Now what? I tend to use is, everyone has their own, their own numbers here, but you never really want to go to to high. But the ones that I use is specifically in my shadows. I hit 2 20 in my hue, and what that does is it's taking this blue color and it's adding, you know, on the hue wheel any of these different tones. And if you've ever seen an instagram that, you know, everyone's got the same color palette going through their whole instagram. This is likely one of the tools that they used to get that. Now, for me, I usually read land around the to 20 mark. You want to be really subtle with how you use this. Now I'm trying to match the colors over here, so I'm just going to use those his reference. And I know I used the same color temperatures over here, so I'm just going to continue to use that until they look similar. And again, I'm going to go up into my highlights and just make sure that those air matching as well now what I'm noticing here is that it's coming across just a little bit too blue, and I'm not gonna reduce these. I'm actually just gonna reduce saturation on the entire image just to make sure that it's coming across steely, moody, blue, but not too blue. And that the colors were still matching between these two images so that if I posted them side by side, it would look really good. I think landing there looks pretty good, but I'm happy with that. It's not too crazy. It's not too in your face. No nothing. One thing I'm gonna try and do is I'm gonna try and being a brightness of those brake calipers. So in this hue and saturation thing, I'm gonna try and bring that back up. So we're not losing that detail. And in the luminous panel, bringing some brightness back into those you can see that that really is only affecting that one part. So that looks pretty good to me. Let's see where we came from. Looking nice and moody. We'll bring saturation down a little more. Okay, continue down on your panel here. What we're gonna do is add sharpening toe our image. Now, I like doing this a lot because it just you can add sharpening just to the specific parts that you want. I tend to go anywhere from that second to third notch up here. And what you do here is you hold option, click on masking and you can drag this along. Now, what this is doing here is it's actually showing you the parts of your image that you're sharpening. And the farther you dragged us so long, it's just gonna follow the lines of your image and sharpened just what you want so you can mask out sharpening a lot of things. Now I'm going to try and just sharpen the vehicle and the surrounding area without getting too much of the road on. I think landing somewhere in here is a good spot because sharpening our wheels, sharpening the front grille, doors, some of the buildings. But we're not getting really too much of the road or the side panels just adding grit for no no necessary reason. So there you go. You can play around the sharpening in that way and mask out certain things that you don't really want to sharpen. And lastly, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click in here and just you can see that through this whole process of up in your shadows and exposure and adding all these different tools, you can get a little bit of noise in your image. And if you're not using a very high quality camera like a 73 is a full frame. Handles no is like a champion. But in the past, I was using a Sony A 65 100 and this camera once you added any I S O, they just get so much noise in the image. So in this part, you can come down to this noise reduction and you can just click that up as long as you as much as you want, until you get rid of as much noise as you want. Now, be careful using noise reduction specifically on humans. It starts to look really gross. So I tend to not actually go anywhere above that second notch. If you can help it specifically with humans with cars, you can get away with it a little bit more so through that noise reduction on there if you like. And lastly, if you'd like, you can add some vignette ing or grain if you're into that style of image. But for me, I'm pretty happy with where this is coming along. I might add a few more tweaks to just bring more attention to the car. Like with this graduated filter. I might bring this down just to touch more, make it a bit more moody. Same here. Just draw your eye to the car and it's got a bit darker with that s curve. So I'm just gonna bring this up touch just to make sure I'm not losing any details in the car. Just want to see everything and that's it. That's it. Guys like we've added so much style to the photo. If you look at where we come from over here, this is where we started from this basic image. Not really any style, no detail in it all twisted to this. And then in the end, you bring it over here, you had style, you add some attention to the car and it's a pretty cool image. So I'm happy enough with this for now. There's, of course, so much that you guys can do in light room and Photoshopped to create style with yours. But this is way I do it and I hope that you guys have learned something through this process and that you can take some of these tools and do it with your own car. And the last thing that we're gonna do you guys is just export this photo. If you are intentionally posting this on Instagram, you can come up into a final crop and you could just change it to four by three. That'll adjust it for Instagram and you won't have to do any cropping later on a just that to wherever you want. But for me, I tend to just leave it how it is so that you can use this for wallpapers on your phone, which is longer than instagram set trip. Andi, I just push it out like this so I just come up here file export. You can save it toe wherever you want to save it to. That is how I add style in dimension to my photos through these four videos of Show Me the basics of shiny higher move objects and soften up the sides of the cars using some of the cool tools and photo shop of Shoni How we do dodging, burning, highlighting and bringing attention to our subject for drawing attention away, using those filters on the top of the bottom and then lastly, adding style, using your curves, you can use hue and saturation. And just following our vision of this other photo that I had on Instagram, you can do some pretty cool stuff. So I hope that you guys enjoy this hope that you learn something from it. If I missed something guys like I keep saying, put it in the comments below, I'd love to know some of the tools that you guys use in how you edit your photos, start a conversation down there. If you guys enjoy this, I would love to make more videos for you guys, and I hope you enjoyed it. So thanks for sticking around, guys, and we will see you in the next one.