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Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography

Amanda Creek, Photographer, Designer & Biz Coach ☕

Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography

Amanda Creek, Photographer, Designer & Biz Coach ☕

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10 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

      1:57
    • 2. Class Materials

      3:10
    • 3. Class Project

      1:16
    • 4. Ideas and Inspiration

      3:46
    • 5. Flatlay Scene Ideas

      7:30
    • 6. Props & Placement

      5:21
    • 7. Setup & Lighting

      6:08
    • 8. Finding Your Focus

      3:22
    • 9. Quick Editing Tips

      10:59
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      1:14
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Welcome to Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography!

Sharing your artwork is an important part of being an artist. It helps you to become visible to those who will buy your work, as well as those who might share your work. By learning how to take photos of your artwork through Flatlay Photography, you'll be able to show your artwork in a fun, creative way no matter where you're at in the creation process. 

In this class, I will teach you different flatlay scenes that you can use to showcase your artwork, how to focus your camera so that you get fun and interesting photos, how to setup your flatlays so that it's easy to take the photographs, how to place items within the picture to create an interesting scene, and some simple editing tips to make your photos stand out and look super professional.

When you're done with this class, you'll have a creative flatlay photo sharing one of your beautiful artworks!

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Here are some of the examples of flat lays that I created during the creation of this class:

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Meet Your Teacher

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Amanda Creek

Photographer, Designer & Biz Coach ☕

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Hi there, creative friend! 

I'm so happy you're here on Skillshare (and that you've stopped by my profile). Learning is one of my absolute favorite things, as I imagine it is for you too. 

As a teacher here on Skillshare, it is my ambition to create practical classes that grow your skills and knowledge. Currently, my classes are all geared towards teaching you how to use photography for your Brand and business, but be on the lookout for some other fun classes coming soon.

I'm always eager to hear from my students so head on over to Instagram and send me a DM if you have a question or want to connect.

Happy learning!

 

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1. Class Introduction: Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm a business coach, a photographer, and I've owned a creative business for the past eight years. I in here now on skill share to teach you some of the things that I've learned along the way. Today I am sharing with you how to take photos using the flat lay photography technique. Through this class, you'll be able to take flat lay photos of your artwork that you can share with the world. Whether that be on social media like Instagram or Facebook, or whether you want Teoh, just take photos for your website or for your product shop. Flatly. Photography is a fun and unique way to take photos. It's not necessarily the only way that you can take photos, but it's a fun way that you can share your artwork with the world. I love that you can share also your creative process by using this guitar technique. If you've wondered how to take these types of photos in the past, or if you're simply looking for a new way to take photos that's fun and creative than this classes for you. This class is geared towards daring beginners who are willing to stretch themselves a little bit. And also for those who have intermediate photo scales, you do not have to have a DSLR or fancy camera. But if you do have one, that's a bonus. If you only have an iPhone or another type of smartphone, then you can still take this class in this class. You're going to learn the set up and lighting. You're gonna learn more about props and placement for flat lay photography, and I'm going to share with you Ah, bunch of examples of flat lay photos that I have taken. So you're gonna learn the process that I go through to take flatly photos for myself as well as for others. I'm excited for you to join me in this class, and I can't wait to see the flat lay photos that you take. Let's begin 2. Class Materials: Let's talk about what you'll need for this class. So first up, you're going to need a camera or a smartphone. It doesn't matter which one you choose as long as it takes pictures. I recommend using the camera that you own and getting really good at taking photos with what you have. There's no need to upgrade its just a matter of perhaps learning a couple of skills to make your photos better. I also recommend you having a couple of options of backgrounds. I have a couple that I rotate through, especially on instagram, so that I can vary my posts so that I can have a little bit of variety. You can choose things like foam boards, wooden boards or tiles that you might get from a hardware store. You could also use fabrics or like scrapbook paper. But just keep in mind that you want to make sure that you have a background large enough to fit your artwork. So if your artwork isn't small and scale, think about what kind of background you might need to be able to photograph the entire thing. You also want some fun props that are branded that can make your photos a little bit more interesting. I do have a class here on skill share so you can check that out. It's about creating a branded photo prop box where you can draw things from and use those to take beautiful photos for whatever it is you're taking the photos for. So for your social media or for your website, you'll also want your beautiful artwork, of course. So whatever options that you have, maybe gather a few of them. So that way you can kind of get some practice in and see what the different pieces of artwork that you have look like in different scenarios. You'll also want some editing software. I personally use light room, but you could also use photo shop. Or you could use different maps on your iPhone or smart phone optionally. You can have a tripod and a great card. A tripod is great if you're wanting to take photos of your hands painting or drawing, or whatever creative thing that you dio. You can also have a tripod to help you if you have less light in your home. So if you're trying to take photos and it seems like you're getting a lot of camera shake because there's not enough light in your home than a tripod will help tremendously with that. A great card is great to have four editing, and I will dive into why it's great to have a great card later on in a lesson here in this class. So this is something that you can invest in. It's not a lot of money, but it's something that can make your photos look better. Said something you might consider. So that's it for the things that you'll need for this class. Up next, we're going to talk about your class project. 3. Class Project: for the class project. What they want you to do is take the ideas and inspiration that you're going to gain from this class and then create one photograph from that, and this flatly photo will be of your favorite art that you just created. Or maybe your most recent piece. Be sure to take notes as you're watching along with each of the videos, so that you can start to plan out your photo shoot before you go and take action. This will help you to think of some creative ways to stretch yourself during the photo taking process. Also, I would love for you to share your artwork with the rest of the students in the class by posting it in the class project section. This way that other students can see what you're up, Teoh. And we can all give one another feedback and more ideas of what to do next with our flat lay photos. So after this, we're going to talk about ideas and inspiration. But please don't forget Teoh. Upload that class project as soon as you finish the class 4. Ideas and Inspiration: there are many different places where you can get ideas in the inspiration for your flat lay photos. First up is Instagram, of course, and it goes without saying that you don't really want Teoh copy what others are doing exactly, but you just want to use their photos for inspiration for your own work. So when you go on instagram, you can start looking through your feet. And whenever you catch a photo that it's just stunning to you, or it's something that you think would be fun to try with your own twist on it. Then you can say that. So I love to save photos when I see them by clicking on the little bookmark icon that's in the lower right hand corner, just above the caption. So if you see something that you like, you can, of course, hit that little bookmark. And then when you go to your feed by clicking on your profile, you're going to see a little menu at the top right hand corner in Instagram, and you'll see the saved option there so you can go into that same section and then you'll see all of the photos that you've saved that you really liked. And it's a great way to start getting an idea of the aesthetic that you're drawn Teoh, and to see kind of some different things that maybe you liked when you were scrolling through that you can use its inspiration or for your own photographs next up, you might want to check out some stock photo sites. I particularly like Creative market. I will go into creative market, and then I will just search different photos and see what comes up. And it will give me ideas of what I could potentially put in a photo. Or maybe how I want the photo look. Of course, again, you don't want to copy what other people are doing, but you might use it for inspiration and ideas to spark your own creativity. Pinterest and magazines are both also really great options. I love to look at Pinterest and save my ideas onto a private board where I can later go back and look and see why I have been drawn to there and then magazines. I love to go to the bookstore and just sit down with a whole pile of magazines and look through and see what people are doing, and you know that the photos that are chosen to go and magazines are really high quality and really beautiful. So you'll get some great ideas from that, and you'll see kind of what is on trend at the moment in time. So those are the places that I really love. Teoh. Gather inspiration and ideas from You might have some other ideas of where you can get some inspiration. Justus, long as you are taking some time out before you dive in with actually taking the photos to kind of set your mind on what it is that you want to do that will make the process go by a lot faster. I have added a worksheet to the project section, where you can download where you can brainstorm your ideas for Flatley's. And I hope you'll take some time to make some use of that so you can find that in the project section, and hopefully that will help you when you're planning. Next, I'm gonna share with you some of the different flat lay seen ideas that I came up with while I was creating this class for you. So I'm going to go through with some different ideas and explain why I think that these would be great to share your artwork. 5. Flatlay Scene Ideas: we're going to go over some flat lay seen examples in this video, there are several different ways that you can style your photographs. This is not an exhaustive look at how to style your photographs. There are many different ways that you can do this. But these are just some of the ways that I decided to photograph some of the artwork that I had in this class to use his examples. So the first example is by one of my clients, Carla. And she was so kind to send me this beautiful little whale in the mail. And I decided, Teoh style it several different ways here. So you can see in the first photograph here, I'm utilizing a lot of white space. So instead of filling up the whole photograph with a bunch of items or zooming in really close so that you don't see any of the white space around the artwork, I decided Teoh leave some white space, and it just creates a different composition than if you were Teoh. Fill all of the space. I also decided Teoh make it a little bit more tidy, and I tried to create a little frame around the artwork by placing the paintbrushes above and below and then the little tubes of paint on the sides. So that's one example. The one in the middle is with a textured background. Now, the texture of background here is actually snow. So we had snow today and I went out and brought this little art piece with me and I just put it right there on the snow. And then I put this little exo exo propped on top to kind of keep it from blowing away, but also to give it a little bit of visual interest. The third photograph here is a little more carefree, so the items are placed in a fun and kind of spontaneous type of way rather than what you see. And the first photograph where I spent a little bit more time, I try to get things tow line up a little bit cleaner. Then in this third photograph so you can kind of see the difference between the two. This is something that you can dio when you are in a hurry and you want to photograph something that you just really quickly made. You can just plop it down on your studio table and take a really quick picture with the art supplies that you used in the middle of everything. This artwork, of course, is by my client, Carla, and you can follow her on Instagram at Fox Bear and me. The next example is by another client, Laura, and you hear will see that I did another textured background. But this textured background is some weathered wood. So I have several different weathered wood examples that I like to use for different photographs, and this one just seemed to fit her aesthetic a little bit more. So I just put several of her different pieces that she's sent to me or that I purchased from her into this photograph. And you can see that I did kind of use a little bit of the grid instead of putting things kind of messy in this photograph as well. The 2nd 1 is laying everything in a grid, So I had several of these little tiles of her prince that I thought might be really interesting. Just tow line up, you know, side by side. And then I put some flowers on top. The 3rd 1 is a mix of different products. So you can see here there's a card on the left. On the right is a painting that is on wood panel. So it's actual painting. And then on the top there, those are just little prince that I have that are printed out and I used these several different things here together. So this is something that you can dio for yourself too. If you have several different products, you can just lay them all out. I added some flowers in order to give it a little bit more interest rather than leaving it just plain. The next example that I'm showing you here is by one of my other clients. Bonnie, you can find her on Instagram. Her handle is here. Bonnie look hot and you can see that here. I just used different backgrounds and different props. So just showing you that you can really change things up just by changing some of the things in the photograph. So the 1st 1 is a textured blanket in the background. And then I have these ornaments for Christmas that I placed around kind of in a circle. The 2nd 1 is is the same painting that I put into the snow again. I went out onto my front porch and he placed this in the snow and I brought out a cup of hot cocoa and in order mint and I just laid those out there. Take me about five minutes to take this photograph, and then the last one is the same type of elements. Except I added in some food there to make it a little bit more interesting and feel a little more Christmassy. The next one is by Amanda Stew. She created this hand lettering that you see here in this heart, and I printed it out. It was a digital download, and I have put it onto a cook board, and all I did was add in an old camera here, and I really wanted to emphasize the minimal type of look, if that's something that you would love to do, you don't have to put many props inside of the photograph. You can actually just have one little prop, and this is what happened here. So this is representing a minimal background because the background is white and also minimal props. You can find more work by Amanda Sue at main. Assume Howell on Instagram. The next example is my artwork. And here you can see that I have at first a carefree composition with various artworks. So my sketchbook something that I've painted in watercolor, others that I've painted with acrylics. And then I have a couple of tubes acrylics in the scene. Here I have my paintbrushes inside of a little ah, pencil holder and I just put everything there so you can kind of see ah, variety of my artwork all at once. Then the one on the right is actually more of a minimal composition with Onley one artwork , so you can kind of see the difference. Here. You can see that there is many things in one photo, but then sometimes you might want to have only one thing in another photo. So you can vary what you're doing on instagram or on your website by just having one piece and then having many pieces, and then you can sometimes show the materials that you views, and then sometimes you don't have to show any of the materials. So up next, I'm gonna talk even a little bit further about the props that you can use the placement that you conduce. Oh, so stay tuned for that and I'll explain more 6. Props & Placement: props for items that you can at times add to your photos. You don't necessarily need to add them in every photo, but if you're wanting to give more of the context of who you are as an artist, you can easily do so by adding props to your photos so you can add in things that are important to you, important to the process off how you come up with your artwork. You can also add in the tools that you use. You could add in things like your everyday things that you need to have on hand. So if that is a cup of tea or if you have a pet that seems to walk across your studio table from time to time, you could also get something like that inside of your photograph. You just let your imagination take over, and you can come up with a bunch of ideas of what you could add to make your photos a little more interesting now. Like I said, you do not have to use props in every single photo, but you can use props when you feel that it's necessary toe. Add a little bit more to the context into the atmosphere of your photo and Teoh, give your viewers a little bit of information about who you are as an artist and who you are as a brand. If you're drawing an absolute blank on what props to use, I do have a class here on skill share. That's all about creating a branded photo prop box so you can check that out, and that will hopefully help you through the process of coming up with ideas for props. But also you can always go back to the ideas and the inspiration that you came up with back in the video, all about ideas and inspiration. So whenever I'm drawing a blank, I tend to just go back to my inspiration. And then that helps me to take more photos. And I can keep going for the day when I maybe would have wanted to stop before. When it comes to placement, there are a lot of different things that you conduce. Oh, it's really depending on the story that you're trying to tell. So if you are really wanting Teoh just share your creative process, maybe you're just sharing your sketchbook. Then you can make your photo a little more haphazard, a little more in the moment than if you were going to just share your artwork with the world. So if you've finished a piece and you really want people to see that piece that you finished, then maybe you will make your photo a little more minimal. So really think about the story that you're trying to tell two people and also think about where you're displaying this photo. Is it in social media on instagram, or are you putting this on your website or in your shop? If you're putting it in your shop, you definitely want it to be a little bit more minimal and highlight your artwork. And you also really want Teoh. Make it a bit more professional. When it's on social media, however, you can actually make it a little more carefree, a little bit more playful. You can add in those fund props or adding a picture of your animals if you want. You don't have Teoh make it quite as professional. You can let your personality really shine here, so when it comes Teoh, the placement of things and the photograph think about what you really want to achieve with this photo, and then you can start to lay things out in a fun and unique way. There are traditional ways that you can lay things out in a photograph. You can use the rule of thirds where you add things into the photo and you put the main subject matter. So the star of your photograph, You put it on a point of where the lines converge or where they come together when you're looking at the grid. So I have an example here you can see where the lines converge or where they come together . That is where you want to put the star of your photograph. If you are wanting it to be a really minimal photograph and you don't really want a lot of stuff going on, you can just put your artwork straight in the center, and you don't even have to put any props inside. If you want it to be haphazard, you can just play around and add things in the photograph. Take a picture and then slowly start taking things away and see what you come up with. When you look back through the photographs Later, you'll be able to tell which ones are your favorites. When you're taking the photos, you can just play around and make sure that you're taking a bunch of different scenarios with the same scene. So that way you can choose the one that you like the best later. Next up, we're going to talk about set up and lighting. Both are very important to your flat lay photo, so stay tuned for what I have to say about those in the next video. 7. Setup & Lighting: Let's talk about the set up that you're going to need to create a flat lay photograph. First of all, you're going tohave toe. Have enough distance from your camera to the scene below because of flatly photograph Is everything spread out on your background? You need to make sure that you are able to get everything in your scene inside of the frame . So what this means is that you have to lay things out and have enough distance from the camera to the scene that you're shooting. This condemn penned on the lens that you're using for your DSLR camera or if you're using your mobile phone. So if you're using your mobile phone, you may not need as much space Between your flat lay photograph that you're taking and the mobile phone itself, you actually might have to zoom in a little bit with your mobile phone, whereas with a DSLR you may need to have more space, so you'll have to make sure that you put your stuff maybe down on the floor so that you can stand above and shoot down on this scene and that you're wanting to take with your camera. You'll have to test this out and see what works best for you. I recommend putting your flatly photo set up station on the ground so you can hopefully avoid standing on a chair just because I don't want anybody falling down and getting hurt in this class. But if you put your items on the ground on the background, you'll be able to set up a tripod above or stand above the scene and take photos without needing to go higher. So just standing on a chair on a step stool. So that way you can get the full scene in view. A tripod will help you to do things like have your hands in the photos. You can also set a timer on your camera or on your iPhone and use a remote control shutter release, which is just a remote that you can click with your hand to take the photograph so that you can get one hand in the photo and then the other one you can use. Or you can use the timer. Like I said, tips to make this set up an execution easier. First of all, you want to think about where is the photo going to be as the end result. Are you going to put it on instagram or you're going to put it on your website? If you're going to put it on instagram, you can change the aspect ratio of the camera of the photo that you're taking. So that way you can see exactly what you're going to see in your instagram photo that will help you to make sure you have everything placed just right within the photograph. Knowing where you're going to use a photo will help you to make sure that you're doing everything correctly or the way that you want it to be within the frame. And it will save you time for from having Teoh recreate the scene later So you won't take the photos and then go to your computer and get ready. Teoh edit them and then later See that this is not exactly what I wanted and have to redo the whole thing all over again. So it's something I really recommend. I also recommend making a list. So if you can sit down and think of some different scenarios that you might want Teoh Teik , that will help you to know what you're going to do before you actually take photos on the day of your photo shoot. So this checklist will help you to remember what you're going to dio what items that you might need, how you want to lay things out in the photograph. It'll just have you a little bit more prepared. Make sure that the background again is large enough, so you have enough space around the items in the photograph so you don't have to crop in really tight. Also, this is another great tip, something that I tend to like Teoh. Make sure that I'm doing so. If you have artwork that is larger, you want to make sure that you have a larger space. As far as lighting goes, you want to make sure if you're inside that you're using natural light from a north or south facing window. I actually have shears over my window and the shears. It's like a sheer curren that allows the light that's coming inside to be softly diffused. So it's like a soft, creamy light rather than a harsh light. And that kind of helps to make that like how that creamy feeling. So I also recommend you use a reflector if you need Teoh, have more light on one side of the photo, so using reflector will reflect back some light onto the scene and take away some of the harsh shadows that might happen. If you're not using a reflector, I feel like this is sometimes necessary. It's not always necessary. I would just I would look at the photo after you've taken it, to see if you like it or if there are too many harsh shadows. If they're too many harsh shadows, try to use a reflector and see if that will help the photo out a little bit. Also with lighting tips. I like to leave off all of the overhead lighting in my room to make sure that I'm not having any mixed lighting, because the light from outside may be different from the light inside in the quality of the light, so light from overhead might have like a blue or yellow color caste, and I don't want there to be that color cast, so I tend to you leave the light off inside and just use the natural light that's pouring in through the window. So that's it for the set up and lighting video. Next, we're going to talk about finding our focus 8. Finding Your Focus: Finding your focus with Flat Lake photography is a little bit different than how you would find your focus in other types of photography. So flatly, Photography is where you lay things out on a flat service, and you are usually choosing items that are of similar height, so you're not going toe. Have anything terribly blurry in the photo because everything will be of the same height in the same depth of field. You can play around, though, with having something taller in the scene, such as a bouquet of flowers that are in a vase. Or you can have a cup that has paintbrushes or color pencils in it. And that taller item might be in focus, whereas the rest of the things on the flat lay are out of focus now. This is not the case of what people usually dio for the most part, when it comes to flatly photography. For the most part, people like to lay things flat out on the background, and then they will take a photo and everything will be crystal clear. Nothing really blurry. Nothing that is out of focus. So you'll want to think about this when you're taking photos you want to think about if you want everything to be in focus, and if you do, you want all of the items to be of similar height in the photograph, and you want to make sure that your camera settings are where you are getting the items most clear. So you'll want to set your aperture on your DSLR where all of the items are going to be in view. So you'll want to have a number that is a larger number, and that will help to keep all of the items clear. So I might set the aperture to 5.6 or f stop 5.6, and that will ensure that the items in the photograph will be more clear then, if I had an aperture of 1.4, so the larger the number, the more clear all of the items will be in the picture. And I do recommend if you're using aperture as a guide of what you're going to set your camera settings, that I would probably put the camera into aperture mode. So you're only focused on setting the one setting and you're not focused on setting anything else you are letting the camera do the rest of the work. So in aperture mode, you had just said it to you 5.6 or you'd said it toe eight, and then you let the camera do the rest of the work. And with that setting, you will for sure get everything where it's crystal clear and you will want Teoh. Just make sure all of the items are of similar height. So take some time and figure out where you want the focus to be in the photograph. Figure out if you want it to all, be clear with no blurriness. Or if you would like to play around and get a couple of items that are in focus and a couple of items that are out of focus, figure this out and then take your photo. And in the next video, we're going to talk about some quick editing texts 9. Quick Editing Tips: when it comes to editing. One of my favorite tips is to use a great card. Ah, great card will allow you to get true color when you're editing your photos later in light room or in photo shop or some other program. Great cards are fairly inexpensive and pretty easy to use. You can get them on Amazon for under $10 to use them. What you'll do is you'll add a great card when you first set a new flat lace scene, so you'll just add the great card right into the scene. Then, well, you'll do is you'll take one photo with the great card there. Then you'll remove it from the next photos that you're going to take and you're just going Teoh, do this any time you change up the scene. So let's say you add new items into a scene and you change the background. You want to add the great card in again. If something changes with the light where you're taking your photos, you'll want to make sure your ad in the great card again because the variables have changed . Then what you'll do is you'll take the photos into light room and you can edit the first photo using the great card to set the color balance of the photo. Once you've edited the first photo and light room, then you can basically copy the edits that you made by using the sync button and apply that setting to the rest of the photos within the same scene and lighting scenario. So I'm gonna show you how to do that really quick. Right now, here I am, in light room, I have imported my photos. So, as you can see, this is the one with the great card here. And then I have some other photos without the great card after. So have some that are a different kind of scenario where I've added in some other things. And then I've got the same exact photo here. So what I want to do is go to this first photo and I want to grab this little eye dropper here and just click on the gray, and then you can see that I has corrected the color. But I personally don't like it this yellow, So I would probably just like, bring down that yellow just a little bit and then that would be perfectly fine. I really like that. So then when I would do is I would hit shift. Um, I will just click on all of them, though, because I really want to show you what happens. So I'm going to click on all of them. So I just hit, shift and click on the very last photo. Now that I've selected the photos, I just want to hit this sync button here, and I'm just going to correct the white balance. So I'm gonna click check none. And then I'm just gonna come up here and click on White Balance and let that be the only thing that I'm changing in the settings and then hit Synchronize. And when I do that, it will change the white balance of the photos. So I'm gonna click over here and this little section that doesn't have any photos. So that way I can click off of the selected photos and then I'll go to the next photo and you'll see that it has carried over the white balance settings. And then I can proceed. Teoh make some other changes. So now I can adjust the crop. I can kind of zoom in just a little bit. If I don't want us much space on the sides, I can move this box around so I can put this kind of where I want it to be. I could even straighten things out if I need Teoh. So if it's not quite straight, I can make those adjustments and then hit this done but in which that is kind of crooked. But just so you know, you can do that. I can also come in and change the exposure. If I feel like it needs to be brighter, I can change the highlights and shadows. So the highlights air to Bray. I can just move that towards the left. If the shadows are too dark, I can also move that. So I would move that towards the right Teoh see the shadows kind of lesson a little bit. So you can kind of see when I do this extreme, like to the left, you can see all the shadows or darker when I go to the right, that makes all the shadows a little bit brighter. So you don't see the shadow as much so I can go through and can make these basic edits, and it will help the overall appearance of the photo, although the crop on this is wrong. But basically, you know those air some of the things that you can adjust on your photos. And if we look at these last photos over here because I also selected the great card, you can see that it is a little bit brighter than it was before. The color is not too bad here, but if you have something that is really, really different, it will extremely change the color balance so you can do where you can see a before and after with this little thing down here and you can see what it looked like before and you can see what it looked like after I don't mind this again. It's maybe a little too yellow, but it's not too bad. So just so you know you can, you know, see the before and after there's different ones that you can dio where he can kind of see it. In one picture. You can see a top and bottom, so there's some different things that you can look through and you can see which things that you prefer, and then you could come over here and you can make some more adjustments when you are finished with a photo. What you want to do is come up here to file and then hit export, and then you'll save it to your hard drive. You can actually do the same thing by using light room on your phone. There's an app for light room that you can use, and I'm gonna show you how to do that as well, Really quickly. All right, So you open up light room on your phone, select the photo, and then where you're going to do is just go to color and you're going to use the eyedropper, hovered over the great card and then hit the check mark. And then you can make a couple of adjustments to the temperature and the tent and make it exactly what you want. And then all you have to do is remember those numbers and you can then go and open up the other photo that you want to edit that doesn't have the great card. So, first I you know I'm exporting this cause I'm using this for this class, but you don't have to export the photo that has the great card in it, but then go to the other photo and change the numbers so that they are the same as what you did before. So here is another photo, and all I'm doing is the same thing going in selecting the little eye dropper covering over the great card. And then you just hit the little check mark, and then you can make the changes. Open up your other photo, go in and adjust it to be the same temperature intent. And once you're done, all you have to do is save the photo to your phone, and then you can load it straight into instagram or whatever it is that you are using the photo for. The last thing that I recommend that you do is I recommend you using the healing tool within light room or within photo shop. Using the healing tool will help to erase any unwanted blemishes in this photo that you are wanting to upload. So any little specks of dust, any little hairs that maybe you fell out when you're taking a photo, anything that might be in the photo that you don't want to be there, you can edit it out using the healing tool. And this will help the photo look a little bit more professional and a little bit more appealing. So with this photo, all I really need to do now is just go in with the healing tool, which is right here. You just click on that and then you just have Teoh set your brush size. You can adjust the size over here, so I actually use a short key, which I am just going to use the right bracket. So you just use the right bracket on your keyboard and it will make this little brush bigger. And then all you do is you just hover over the spot, whatever that spot. Maybe this is like a stain on my white backdrop. So I just click on that and it will select another spot here on this, a white background and it will take the spot away. I can move this around if I want, but I will want to put it in a place on this picture that is similar to what I am trying to correct. So if I put this over here, then you can see that it's going, Teoh, actually, correct it. Teoh This, uh where it looks like the lines of my sketchbook here. So that's definitely not what I want. You can adjust things like the opacity of it and the feathering of it to kind of soften it out If you need Teoh the a pass iti if you're like Well, I don't mind it, but I just don't want it to be as dark. So if I wanted the stain to be there a little bit, but just not as dark, you know, for some reason, if I would want to do that, then I can just adjust this here. So I wanted to be completely gone, though. So this opacity is set to 100% for me. Then you hit, done and do when everything else is corrected on the photo. You can just go up and export the photo when editing on your phone. The big thing to know is that light room actually doesn't let you use the healing unless you upgrade. So I don't use the healing in light room. I actually go into Photoshopped expressed once you're in Voter Shop Express, all you need to do a select your phone. Oh, and then you can zoom in and then you just select the healing brush and then you just tap on the screen and you might want to make the brush a little bit smaller. There's a little thing down at the bottom where you can, you know, adjust it right or left to make a bigger or smaller than you. Just save it and you're done. So that's it. That's how I recommend you going about doing a little bit of editing on these photos and making sure that the overall look and appearance of these photos is where you feel confident and that you feel like you've done a great job with this flat lay photography up next for my final thoughts, I'll see you in the next video. 10. Final Thoughts: I want to thank you so much for taking this class on how to share your artwork with flatly photography. Some of the things that I hope that you took away from this class are that you should be sharing your creative process with the people who follow you on Instagram on your blawg and on your website. Another thing I really want you to take away as that photography doesn't have to be difficult. Have fun. Allow this to be creative and enjoy the process. So I really want you to keep practicing and make sure that you uploaded whatever it is that you're taking photos of to these to the student projects section where we all can see what it is that you're creating. You can find me here on skill share by going to my profile and following me. And that will also lead you to where else you can find me online. Thank you Once again. So much for taking this class. I would love to see what you're creating through the class, so don't forget to upload that to the project section below