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iPhone Photography: How to Shoot & Edit Conceptual Photos on Your Phone

teacher avatar Amelie Satzger, Photo Artist / Art Director

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Let's Go!


    • 2.

      Welcome to the Class


    • 3.

      — INTRO: Inspiration —


    • 4.

      Image Archive


    • 5.

      Inspiration: Taking Walks


    • 6.

      Inspiration: Music & Books


    • 7.

      Inspiration: Challenge


    • 8.

      — INTRO: Techniques and Rules —


    • 9.

      Techniques and Rules: Composition


    • 10.

      Techniques and Rules: Colors


    • 11.

      — INTRO: Communicating —


    • 12.

      Communicating: Sketches


    • 13.

      Communicating: Mood board


    • 14.

      My Idea


    • 15.

      — INTRO: Equipment —


    • 16.

      Equipment: Hardware


    • 17.

      Equipment: Software to shoot


    • 18.

      Equipment: Software to edit


    • 19.

      — INTRO: On Set —


    • 20.

      On Set: Preparation


    • 21.

      On Set: Shooting


    • 22.

      — INTRO: Editing —


    • 23.

      Editing: Getting Started


    • 24.

      Editing: Selecting


    • 25.

      Editing: Basic Adjustments


    • 26.

      Editing: Cutting out


    • 27.

      Editing: Stiching


    • 28.

      Editing: Liquifying


    • 29.

      Editing: Blending in


    • 30.

      Editing: Final Touches


    • 31.

      — INTRO: Tips & Tricks —


    • 32.

      Tips & Tricks: Tutorials


    • 33.

      Tips & Tricks: Workshops


    • 34.

      What We've Learned


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About This Class

Want to create compelling, creative, and conceptual photos? Learn how using a camera you already have in your pocket: your phone!

Have you ever wondered how to shoot creative photos with your iPhone? How to get the inspiration and how to edit them without an expensive software? Then this course is for you!

In this two hour class you will join me to learn how to create conceptual images with your iPhone, that will definitely catch your viewers eyes! Not only will we discuss practices that will help you to create more regularly but also the setup and apps that help you to create with more ease.

You will follow me behind the scenes and I’ll show you step by step how I shoot a brand new conceptual image. You’ll learn how to edit your image solely on your iPhone with all free software and how to communicate your ideas better with your clients. 

In thought-through lessons with many examples you will learn:

  • How to make your creative juices flow and get an amazing idea
  • How to compose your image
  • How to find the right colors for your concept
  • How to communicate your ideas with your team or clients
  • What equipment is useful to invest in
  • Tricks how to shoot on an iPhone
  • Which apps to use for editing
  • Step by step guide how to edit

Whether you’re a beginner, enthusiast or professional, who wants to learn more about iPhone photography, this class is a great place to start! You don’t need any extra equipment beside your phone and the lessons are designed for any skill level. Also you’ll find a lot of useful resources that’ll help to create awesome images yourself, as well as the image I am shooting to follow right along with my editing steps.

So let’s get started! Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Amelie Satzger

Photo Artist / Art Director


Hi, my name is Amelie.
I am a photo artist and art director from Munich.

My pictures are known for their colorful, surrealistic touch. Inspired by books, lyrics and words in total, I am able to abstract and visualize them into new artworks.

My work was already shown at numerous exhibitions and art fairs such as the "Fotofever" in Paris, the „United Photo Industries Gallery“ in New York and the „Galerie Courcelles Art Contemporain“ in Paris. Besides that I give workshops and talks at conferences and events and love to share my passion and knowledge with you guys.


You can also find my work on Instagram, TikTok, as well as free ... See full profile

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1. Let's Go!: Have a quick look at these photos, how do you think there were created? With a fancy camera and expensive editing software you say? Wrong. I create every office images with my iPhone and it's only my iPhone. Hello, my name is Amelie Satzger. I'm a photo artist and art-texture from Munich. I create colorful surrealistic artworks that have been exhibited in multiple galleries all around the world, such as in Paris and New York. Just recently, I was commissioned by Afrodisiac shot and edited on iPhone campaign where my image was exhibited on huge billboards all around the world. I would pass here I realized one important thing, that the quality of your photos doesn't have much to do with your device. The most important part of a good image is the concept behind it, the story it is telling and how you are telling it, and for that you don't need anything else in your phone and your own imagination. Since I started taking my conceptual images with my iPhone, I realized that I can put to focus much better on a concept rather than getting this setting right. It's super simple to shoot with your iPhone and I believe that everybody is capable of creating awesome images. In this course, I want to share with you how I get inspired and keep on creating on a daily basis. You're going to learn how to get the idea and how to communicate it successfully with your team. I will share with you some tricks of how to composite your image and how to find the right colors to tell your story. We look also to equipment I use on a daily basis and that I find useful to invest in but also what not to. I will give you a well intimate inside in one of my shooting days where you can see how I'm shooting one brand new image, and of course, I will show you all of the apps I use for editing my images on the iPhone and teach you step-by-step how to realize your idea by only using your phone. Also, you will have access to the images I use for the final result of my image I created in here so you can follow right along while I'm editing. If you are a beginner or already a professional and you want one to jump into iPhone photography, this course has something new for everyone. I hope to see you inside. 2. Welcome to the Class: Welcome to my mobile photography course. Today, we're going to learn how to shoot and edit on your iPhone. In the end of this course, you will be able to come up with your own creative ideas and create that only using your iPhone. Often when you see amazing photos, you think you are never able to do something similar with batty any equipment, but that's not true. I want to show you that everybody is able to create out sending images, even if your equipment only contains an iPhone. In this class, we would cover different techniques of how to get inspiration and the idea for an awesome image. I will show you some common rules and techniques that will help you to create more easily in thoughts through images. I will show you ways how to communicate your creative ideas with your clients and therefore, a wide unpleasant surprises. I would share with you what hardware I use for shooting my images beside of my iPhone and what makes sense to invest in, but also what not to. I will go through all the apps I use for shooting and editing on my iPhone and what I'm using them for. To give you even a more practical inside, I will share with you every step of creating this conceptual image of mine. I will share with you my mood board and how I got inspiration for this image. I will take you behind the scenes of shooting this image and teach you step-by-step how I edited it by solely using my phone. In the end, I will share with you some tips of how to improve your editing skills. For this class, you need some mobile phone, preferably an iPhone as this class is created for iPhone users. It would be good to have some iPhone tripod, but a shelf or chair would also work for the start. All apps are for free, for some of them, you need to create an Adobe account, which I'm going to show you how to do it later in this course and of course fun to create. In the end of this class, you will be able to come up with new original image concepts and have the whole knowledge of how to shoot and edit them on your iPhone. So let's get your creative juices flow and jump right into this course. 3. — INTRO: Inspiration —: The first lecture of this course is all about how to get a good image idea. But why do we even need a concept behind our images? You can actually just walk outside with your iPhone and shoot. But to get a really extraordinary image, you need to have at least a rough idea of what you want to capture. The best images in a world at telling some story. Because telling us stories through images awakes emotions. It makes the image more relatable and interesting for a few of us to look at. A concept for an image is a little bit more open, doesn't necessarily need to tell a whole story. You can, for example, have an emotion. Nice patterns as saying or something more abstract like lighting or color combination as your concept. But the main thing is you stick to this concept and you try to visualize it as good as possible. How do you get good ideas? There are different ways of how to get creative and of course, everybody has a different way to find a good creative idea. Everybody has a different surrounding where he's creative. But I'm going to share some techniques that really help me to get and to stay creative. 4. Image Archive: I think the most important thing to get inspiration is to collect images you like and remember them, and the most important tool for me to do so is Pinterest. Who doesn't know Pinterest? Pinterest is an image platform where you can search by keywords and collect images, and the great thing is that you can create your own boards and save the images your like by pinning them to your boards. You can also create different boards for different topics, which I really do pretty regularly, and I'm really, really often searching for images on Pinterest now and I'm collecting all of them, expanding my boards and expanding my archive of images in my head in the same time. Also, I really like to go to museums, especially looking at surrealistic artists like [inaudible] , and get inspired by them. If I find an amazing picture in the museum, I really, really like I often search for it on Pinterest as well to have it just digitally in one of my boards as well. The main goal of all of this is to collect an archive of images in your head and therefore you'll be able to come up with new innovative ideas by being able to connect different ideas from different images you've seen and match them together into something brand new. Also, I think it's really important to not copy images just to be inspired by them. I don't want to copy any photographer. I don't want to copy any images exactly like they are, but I think it's really important to be inspired, and that's actually what I mean by looking at a lot of images, taking them all in, and maybe at another time you remember this image, but you can apply it to a pretty much different topic and different surrounding, et cetera. All of the good artists of all time had an amazing collection of images and there had not able to abstract an idea and make it to their own. Let's try to be creative, don't be lazy, don't copy something. But if you really like my idea, I'm happy if you use it for trying it out. But just to remember, don't be lazy, and that's the way I'm creative. I look at a lot of images and I remember these images and try to abstract them in my own creative ideas. 5. Inspiration: Taking Walks: At a creative job like I have, or probably many of you have, it's difficult to stay creative. But most of the time you have to stay creative as being creative is part of the job. But still sometimes I feel exhausted or I'm not really in my creative mood and there are a couple things that really help me to overcome that. One thing is to go on long walks but not on the normal walks you usually do like to your supermarket and back as you've probably seen that a hundred times and you don't pay attention to your surrounding anymore. But if I go on long walks I try to take different paths like exploring my neighborhood even more and taking it all in. Often there are new things that I see where I get my new ideas for images. For example, the location of the first image here is a cemetery which is really close to my parents' house and actually this image happened when I was taking a walk around my neighborhood. I actually never went to the cemetery but one time I did and then I saw this military cemetery and I thought it's really sad but the structure of the tombstones are beautiful as well. At the same time, I was listening to a song of a musician called Laura Marling and the song was called What He Wrote and it's about losing someone to war which is the story for each one lying there. The setting and story, it just gave me inspiration for this image. For the same reason I really like to do day trips. This photo for example, happened when I was taking a hike with a friend of mine to the mountains close to my city. I took my camera and tris with me just in case something beautiful would come up and when we walked over this bridge, I looked down and it just looked amazing so I put up my tripod and climbed down this really steep stone hill and shot this image. I experienced that day trips are an amazing opportunity to create new images and get inspired again especially when you make these day trips with the thought in the back of your mind of how you can use this scenery for a good photo. It often gave me a lot of cool ideas, I don't usually shoot these ideas right away and very often I come back and shoot them in the following days or even weeks. Pretty similar but not quite the same is when you travel. Traveling is also an amazing tool for getting inspired again. I love traveling to different cultures for the same reason I just pointed out earlier. When you travel, especially when you're traveling to a different culture, you are much more aware of your surrounding. Often there are things which you don't have in your own country like houses are built in a different way, they have different plants or animals there, or even simple things like the shape of the doors or mailboxes, and that's where the magic is happening, where ideas come to you which probably don't come to the people living at that place as everything looks very familiar to them and they don't see it anymore. Also, I like to search for special sceneries of the country I'm traveling to beforehand. I often look for amazing landscapes or buildings where I would like to shoot an image and I add them to my travel plan to make sure I'm not missing anything. For example, this image was taken in Iceland at a very famous stone formation, I looked it up beforehand and came there very early in the morning so the light would be good and there would be no tourists and it reminded me of some kind of cliff so I made it look as if I was climbing over a very steep mountain site. 6. Inspiration: Music & Books: Another thing that really keeps me inspired is listening to music. I did a project I called, Seeing Music, during my Adobe Creative Residency where I visualized lyrics from musicians into my own colorful creative artworks. But also, at the very beginning of my photography career, I already use music as my main inspiration. Often in the lyrics of songs, you can find a lot of metaphors which really help you to find ideas that haven't been visualized yet. But you don't have to come up with these new ideas because they are already in the music. They are like singing images, they are metaphors you can use in your own images, and that's why I really like to get inspired by music still. For example, this image was created for the musician, Oh Land, as I sat for my project scene music and the lyrics were, "Watching it all over my shoulder until the masquerade is over." This one was for the musician, Violetta Zironi, and the lyrics were, "This life through my lonely window, we gaze out up on the stars. It's a window into my heart and the wind blows me open and shut." This works exactly the same way with books, films, and stories in total. You can read a book and find a metaphor or a sentence in there which really inspires you to visualize. This is how I created one of my favorite [inaudible] until now, which I called, What is Reality. I visualize the thesis of the books, A Brief History of Time and The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and created, for example, this image for his theory of time relation and this image about dimensions. Also, you can, of course, get inspired by personal stories or the latest news. I think it's really important to follow the news worldwide and just to know what's going on because we are all people of our time and art should always reflect the happening of that time. That's also another thing where I get really inspired, the happenings of the world. 7. Inspiration: Challenge: Also, if you're a young photographer or you are new in photography and you have the feeling that you haven't found your style yet. Or you just feel like you're not getting nowhere and need to develop your style. I think it's a really good idea to challenge yourself. I did it unaware the first month of starting in photography without knowing this is something they also do on social media. It really helped me so much to find my direction just within a couple of weeks. In the first two weeks of starting photography, I was on vacation and I challenged myself to take at least two good photos a day and post them on Instagram. After these two weeks I turn it down to taking one photo each day and a couple of weeks later I was taking one photo every second day, etc. But I think it's a really good way to find your style as you keep on creating and not every image has to be a masterpiece, but that's not the point. After probably around 1-2 weeks, you will realize what you're really enjoy to photograph. After months, you will already have developed your style a little bit like if you are a long exposure person or if you like black and white images or colorful images better. I think to keep on creating really regularly is really important to develop your style and to get better in photography. 8. — INTRO: Techniques and Rules —: To not totally leave you out in the blue, there are some composition and color rules that may help you to create a better image. Just to be clear, they're just rules. You don't have to follow them. Rules are there to be broken, but at least you have to be aware of them. 9. Techniques and Rules: Composition: So first of all, we have a look at the different composition rules. The first rule I want to show you is the rule of third. The rule of third basically means that if you divide your your image in three identical parts, the most important elements of the image should be placed along these two lines. This creates a more attractive image for a fewer. You can see one of my images as an example here. The person in front is on the first of the two lines. Another rule that rule you can use is center and symmetry. If you split your image vertically exactly in the middle and mirror it on the other half of the image, it pretty much looks the same. That's what it means. This way of composing an image puts the subject of the image right in the middle and gives viewer a really clear structure. Here are some images where I adopted this rule. Symmetric images often look about so real and that's what a probably use them a lot. Another composition rule you can use is frame and the frame. In this composition technique, you put the main element in a framing. The framing can be anything from tree branches, to a window, to a hole. Here are two images where I use this rule. You can see in the one image, I have the window framing the girl and the other one I cut a hole in a paper and just shot through it as a frame. Another tool you can use are leading lines. Leading lines are lines that you can find in your images. They can be organic or straight. For example, a street they are the leading lines at the edges of the street. Also mountains can create really nice leading lines. Here are two examples of my images where I use leading line. The first one, you can see the tombstones at the cemetery created leading lines and it bring more best in the image. But they can also help you really effectively to guide the viewer to find the main subject better. In this image, for example, the leading lines all come together at the head of the person lying on the ground and therefore, leads one towards the main subject of the image. Another interesting way to compose your image is to use patterns and structure. Patterns and structure can be found everywhere. For example, flowers, leaves, waves can create a really nice structure. But also tiles, windows, or even hats like in this image can give a rhythm to the image. These are some of my favorite composition techniques. Maybe you can use one or two of them to create a nice image concept and make it even more outstanding. 10. Techniques and Rules: Colors: Another thing you should think about when you create an image, are the colors you use an image. There are a couple of color contrasts I want to show you that can create more interesting thoughts through images. The first color contrasts I want to show you is the contrast of Hue. It basically means that you use it's three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow in the most saturated form in your image. This creates a really poppy image like this one, then probably everybody has already heard of the complimentary colors. A complimentary color of a color is always on the opposite side of the color wheel. For red, It's cyan , for blue, it's yellow for green, it's magenta. That's why we have the two color spaces, RGB, red, green, blue, and CMYK, cyan, yellow and magenta. If you use two complimentary colors in one image, it creates a really nice color contrast. That's actually exactly what I did in this image. I had this house wall which is in cyan, and I was thinking about which color I want the chamber to be in, and I was deciding to go for a red as it's a really nice color contrast. Then there's an outer color contrast, which is a warm, cold contrast. This contrast means that you use really cold colors like blue cyan, together with warm colors like red and orange in one image. Here in this image you can see that I use a lot of blue fans with only two red fans, so to red fans are really sticking out and create a really nice combination of the red lips. I think this contrast crates are really nice feeling for the viewer. Another contrast that can help you to create a more interesting image is quality contrasts. The quality contrast basically means that you have one color in different intensities. Mostly you have the main subject in the most saturated form of this color and everything else look small washed out. Back in this image, the girl and her coat are the main subjects. The coat is really saturated pink and the wall is more washed out but in the same pinkish tone. Another thing I just quickly wanted to mention are color emotions. Every color sense for a different set of emotions, which you should be aware of. If you use some intentionally, you can bring across the feeling the image should express more successfully. For example, red stands for excitement, passion, but also danger. Cream stands for fresh growth and nature, blue stands for trust, sorrow, but also coolness, et cetera. You can see every color awakes a different emotion. If you have a client, for example, who stands for sustainability, you can have a look at what colors may fit to them and use them before your photos. These are my tips on how to use colors on your image more intentionally. You can think of these as direction tips the next time you want to create an interesting image. Now you have an idea for you image and already know how to compose it and what colors to use. But how can you communicate these ideas best with your clients? I would show you my techniques for good communication in the next lecture. 11. — INTRO: Communicating —: You can have a mind-blowing creative idea, but if you are not able to communicate it appropriately and convince the clients on models, it will never be visualized. What are the best ways to communicate your concepts? In this lecture, I will introduce you to two different ways of how to communicate your ideas. I use both of them quite frequently, but it depends a little bit on what kind of project you want to shoot. Let's have a look. 12. Communicating: Sketches: The first technique I use is making sketches. Often, if I have a really original pro check where confined any images that are similar, I usually draw my ideas. First of all, for myself to know what kind of props and backgrounds I need for the shooting, but also for the client to show them my ideas more clearly and to involve them in choosing an idea. I usually try to concepts with my iPad now, I have an Apple pencil and try them with Adobe draw, but before that I just painted my ideas really old school on a board. Here you can see the sketches I did for my bro check what is reality back in 2018, you can see they are painted on boards. Here are some of my digital sketches from our recent series, seeing music all Truong with an Apple pencil on an iPad. Sketching really helps me to visualize the idea for myself so I can already see what perspective angles, items, and colors work best and create a good composition. Before I paint with color, I usually do doodles just to try out different versions of the same idea. It's really important for me to have to sketch this in color as my images are really colorful, I want the whole series to fit perfectly together. Choosing the colors for each image makes the whole production organized. Also, having sketches as references really gives me a good overview of what equipment backgrounds I need and in which color I need them. 13. Communicating: Mood board: If I have a small approach, like a fashion shooting, poetry shoot, or even some of my normal self portray shootings, I usually don't do extra sketches. Instead, I create a mood board that shows some mood that the images should have. A mood board really helps to communicate the idea of the shooting with the whole team. Here you can see one of my mood boards I created for a shooting. Basically, it's a PDF where you put together a couple of images that are in the same style you would like to achieve at the shooting. Just for clarification, it doesn't mean that you shoot the images exactly as they are, just to show the team the idea behind the shooting. Also, I usually like to create a mood board for the hair makeup artists, so they know what the hair makeup should look like, and often even for the stylist, so the stylist knows better what kind of outfits I'm looking for. It's really universal. You can make a lot of mood boards for each person at your team. But these two techniques are really helpful to visualize the ideas before the images are shot. But of course, you also have to talk to the client and hair makeup artists, and explain these ideas with your own words. The good thing about images is that images are universal. You don't need to speak a certain language to understand them. Therefore, I like to underline my words with a mood board sketches to avoid miscommunication. 14. My Idea: Now, I want to show you what I came up with to create during this class. I look through Pinterest and found these sketches and images l really like. I already wanted to shoot an image where flowers grow out of my jumper for a while now, so let's do it now. I also found this image really nice from the color setting. I really like the orange tones combined with the white tones, so l created this mood board of all the images inspiring me. I also created a sketch, so you have a better idea of my color setting. This person should be pretty central in the image. The jumper should be white, as well as the flowers growing out of the jumper. I want to have at least one hand reaching out to the flowers to make it look more realistic. If you have an idea what you want to shoot, please don't hesitate to share your mood board and sketches in the project section. I would love to see what idea you guys came up with. If you want to try my idea, you're also really welcome to do so. I also included the images I shot and use in this class, so you can download down and edit right along with me in the editing lecture. But, before we start shooting, I just quickly want to introduce you to the equipment I use. 15. — INTRO: Equipment —: So now we're getting to the mid of this course. In the next lecture, I will show you which equipment I use for shooting, but also which apps I use for shooting and for editing my images on the iPhone. So let's jump right in. 16. Equipment: Hardware: When I'm shooting here at my studio, I usually shoot with my iPhone 11 Pro. I know not everybody has an iPhone 11, but I honestly think that doesn't matter, as all of the iPhone cameras are pretty good. The really good thing about the iPhone 11, is that you have three different lenses; one standard, one telephoto, and one wide angle lens, but as mostly on this shoot with the standard lens, it will work the same way with all other iPhones as well. Then I have a tripod and a remote control. I bought them over at Amazon for around 20 bucks, it's pretty cheap. In my opinion, this tripod has everything you need and the remote, it's really easy to setup. It comes off the tripod and it's via Bluetooth. For DSLR cameras, it makes more sense to invest in a more expensive tripod as its most stable but honestly as an iPhone is really light, I think this tripod makes a really good job. Then I would also high suggests you to invest in basic studio lights. I have some here right now so you can't see them, but they are from Amazon, they cost around 50 bucks and I will show you an image, blend in an image right now, so you can see what exactly they look like. I also needed a while to convince myself to invest in them, but I have created so much more images and stan, as I'm not dependent on natural light anymore, which is helpful. In daylight temperature, which comes very handy as I have a window over here and I can combine the natural light with the studio lights. I have different colors of seamless background paper. I really love them as they make it possible for me to create all these colorful puppy images. I got them from a local online marketplace called Ebay [inaudible]. I was lucky as a photo studio and my studio was closing down and gave away all of their background paper for free. But I think, as you can maybe have a look at Facebook marketplace or just buy them regularly in camera store. If you don't want to spend too much money, you can just buy wrapping paper. It's of course a little bit smaller, but for portraits, it does a pretty decent shop, and I use them quite often as well. 17. Equipment: Software to shoot: Now, let's have a look at the software I use on my phone to shoot my images. First of all, for shooting, it really depends on where I'm shooting. If I'm shooting outside, I often use the iPhone camera, which is a basic camera on your iPhone. If I'm shooting inside, I used to Light-room camera more often. First of all, let's have a look at the iPhone camera. The interface of the iPhone camera is really simple and intuitive. First of all, on the bottom you can switch between photo, video, time-lapse, slow mode, portrait and panorama mode. In my case, you can also see that I can switch between all of my lenses. At the top, you can see that you can turn on and off the flash, create HDR images, or take live photos. For everyone who doesn't know what HDR means. HDR means high dynamic range, and basically means that your camera is taking three different images. One in normal exposure, one overexposed, and one underexposed. It then merges all of these three images together in one and takes the parts that are too dark in a normal image, from the over-exposed image and parts that are too bright from the underexposed image. This way you avoid losing detail because of wrong exposure. But at sometimes even looks a bit unnatural, so I'd like to turn it off. If you tap on this little arrow up here, you'll see that even more options pop up. Adding to the other functions, you can now change the format of your image, set a timer or add filters. But there are a couple of functions that are important when I'm shooting my images, that aren't available on the iPhone camera and that's where Lightroom app comes into play. As I mentioned before, I usually shoot my photo with the Lightroom app. The Lightroom app is for free and you can really easily downloaded over the App Store here. If you go into the app, you can see a little blue camera symbol at the lower right corner. If you tap on it, Lightroom camera pops up. Let's have a look at the function slide from the camera gives us. First of all, you can switch the image format from JPEG to DNG, which is super-helpful. DNG is a raw format, which means that all of the settings are saved in an image file and can be changed without too much Image loss. This gives me the best conditions to edit my images in a best quality. Later on. Let's now switch from the automatic mode to the professional mode. If you now have a look at the functions at the bottom, you can already see that you have far more control here. You can change the exposure of your image. You can change the exposure time to ISO, white balance, and focus point, especially the ISO, exposure time, and white balance are essential for shooting my images. One time I tried to shoot it with my iPhone camera in my studio and the light outside change from sunny too cloudy and my white balance got really really weird. In the end, I had a bunch of images that looked a little bit pink and that a bunch that looked a little bit greenish. And it was super annoying as I wanted to stitch these images together in the end for the final result, and it was quite difficult to be honest. This can't happen if you set the white balance right. I set the white balance manually by picking up the preferred icon and facing my camera towards a really bright area in my room. Usually my white wall which is lit up by my studio lights, and this way the white balance is set up right and you're ready to go. As I have much more control over my settings and my image format is the raw format, which is really helpful. I usually like to shoot in Lightroom camera. 18. Equipment: Software to edit: There are three main apps I use for editing. All of them are for free, you just need to create an Adobe account to enter them, which doesn't mean that you need any subscription. The first one is again, Lightroom, and it comes very handy, as if I shoot with my Lightroom camera, it directly saves my images into the Lightroom library. From there on, I have a lot of different functions to edit my image. I can change to light, color, put on effect, shop my image, crop it, remove items of the Healing Brush, and much much more. One function I particularly liked from Lightroom is that you have a selective brush. With the selective brush, you can change separate parts of your image without affecting the whole image. This way I can for example, change the cutoff close without changing the skin color or background color. The second tool I really love is Photoshop Mix. As I said, you can use it for free as long as you have an Adobe account. Photoshop Mix is a perfect tool to bring your conceptual images to life. You can have up to ten different layers in the app. You can cut things out, but also bring things back as if you're working with most in Photoshop. You also have a lot of different planning modes which are used quite often for my images. Also, you can have layers of only one color and cut them out. The third app I often use to edit my images on an iPhone is Photoshop Fix. Photoshop Fix is a great app if you want to liquefy anything, but also the Healing Brush and stamp tool are amazing, perfect for cleaning your image or adding or removing certain areas. I will take it much deeper when I show you step-by-step how I added this conceptual image by only using my iPhone. But first of all, I will take you behind the scenes and show you how I shoot this image now. 19. — INTRO: On Set —: Hello, and welcome to my studio session. Now, we're going to shoot this conceptual image. I already told you how I got my inspiration, what kind of mood board I did for it, the sketch I did for this image. Now, we're finally going to see how it comes to life. So first of all, I'm going to show you how I prepare to shoot. 20. On Set: Preparation: Let's see what I prepared for shooting. First of all, of course, I have my tripod with my phone on it, pretty simple. I also have this little remote control where I can shoot with this. Then I already have like my my jumper and my white trousers just in case it should not be on the photo, but just in case I have something on a photo, I want it to be white as well. I also have my iPad here right next to me. We're already have [inaudible] and the sketches so I can look it up pretty easily. Then I already bought a couple of flowers yesterday, which we're going to need for this photo today, and you can see they're like pretty different flowers. I want to try a bunch of them. I'm not quite sure if every of these flowers are going to make it into the photo but we're going to see. Then of course we have really huge red background paper which I'm going to hang on this wall in a second now and then we have my lights, you can see, which I'm using right now anyways, as well but you see them a little bit now. Yeah. First things first, we're going to put up the background and then I'm going to show you how I set up my camera. I'm going to change into my white clothes and we're going to see how I'm going to shoot. As you can see now, I've already changed into the clothes I want to shoot in. The most important part is, because I don't want to have a hat in this image, I want flowers to crawl out of my jumper. I need to tie up my hair, so already tied it up pretty well. I also going to remove my mic when I'm shooting because I don't want to edit it out. But right now I'm going to show you how I set up my iPhone, what settings I use and then we're going to start shooting and you can watch me in the live time how I shoot this image. I'm not going to crop it, I'm not going to speed it up. You are here in this room and can watch me do what I'm doing while I'm shooting. Have fun. First of all, I'm going to show you now how I set up my camera. I'm quickly going to show you what my Lightroom camera settings are. I'm going to go on this Lightroom app. I'm in all of my photos. These are the latest photos I shot. Then I'll just go on this camera icon and my Lightroom camera pops up. You can see I'm in a PRO Mode down here, I should be in DNG and RAW format. If you are not into Raw format just tap on it and you can switch between JPEG and RAW. You can also switch between different modes here, automatic, but I'm always in the PRO Mode. I have a regular-normal exposure. It means that it's not over or not underexposed. I have an exposure time from 100. I did it manually. I don't like to do it auto, just to have a little bit more control. I'm shooting here in my studio and I want to result to be perfect. Also I'm in auto mode for ISO. You can see it's pretty, pretty low, so it's 150. ISO is fine. If it gets too high I just change a couple of settings and the ISO will be fine as well. With the white balance, I got on this little pipette I can [inaudible] and I just face it against a really bright wall. Then you will have to take a photo with it and then it just sets the white balance right. The white balance is perfect for me. Now, I have automatic focus and you can see I'm shooting in a telephoto lens. This is the wide angle lens, this is the regular lens and this is the telephoto lens. I'm shooting it in the telephoto lens because I only want to have it from the hip upwards and it just works pretty well with the telephoto lens. If you don't have any iPhone which has more than one lens then you can basically just do it in the standard lens. Let's shoot and see how it turns out. 21. On Set: Shooting: Now I have finished shooting myself and now I'm going to shoot a flowers I want to edit in. I'm going to pick them one by one and just take a bunch of photos, bunch of different photos and in front of red. The camera should be turned on. Here we go. Now we're at the end of the shooting. I shot every image I need. I have a bunch of images from the flowers. I have a bunch of different poses from me. I'm now going to select my favorite images and I'm going to edit them with only using my iPhone. Let's jump right in. 22. — INTRO: Editing —: Welcome to the editing lecture. In this lecture, I will show you step-by-step how I go from the images I shot in a last lecture, to this final result by only using my iPhone. I pretty much use CS for every conceptual image I'm editing, and I hope you can adapt them for a lot of awesome images you want to create. Let's break it down and start with selecting and basic adjustments. 23. Editing: Getting Started: As I mentioned before, I usually use Lightroom Photoshop Mix and Photoshop fix for editing my images on my iPhone. If you don't have these apps on your iPhone, you just can really easily download them over the App Store. For that, just go on the App Store, search for Photoshop Mix and Photoshop fix, and download them. To enter them, you have to sign in with your Adobe account. If you don't have an Adobe account that's no problem. Just click on sign up and create one really easily. Also, I would highly suggest you to get a stylus pen. By stylus pencil I mean, a regular pencil with which you can write as well, but it has this rubber thing on the backside with which you can control your iPhone. It reacts to your iPhone and you can actually control it. I got a bunch of them. Sometimes we even get them at conferences for free. But I bought ten of these ones over at Amazon. They costed like ten buck, so they're really cheap, but they are really helpful for editing. You have much more control over your editing on your iPhone. 24. Editing: Selecting: Let's look at all of the images we shot. I'm starting at the beginning. These were the test ones, and what I'm doing, is I'm switching from the edit selection to the rate and review selection. Now at rate and review, I can actually give the image stars. I can say yes or no to the images, so it's really simple and really good to select the images. I'm now going through all of the images, and you can see the first ones which is trials, I tried out a different thing, and then I have my framing which already liked and then I started posing. I had a bunch of different poses and you have to match them. I will edit to head out in the end,. There's no head in the end, so just try to remember that. I am only looking at the hand and at the body figure. I'm looking through my images and for example, here, I don't like how the sweater looks like, its not in form. So this one for example, is actually good, but I'm still looking further. This one maybe, so I'm giving it a star. I'm going through, this one is pretty similar to this one. So looking further at this one, I really like, I actually like this one better. I'II just make a star here. There were a bunch of good ones. I just really like to keep it as much towards my sketch as I can. I think maybe there was another one which was also really good, but I just wanted to show you how I'm going from a sketch to my final image. So I have one which is really similar to the sketch or a bunch of them, and I'm going for this original image. Now let's see how we can edit it to have this final result. 25. Editing: Basic Adjustments: I chose this image now for my final result. What I'm doing actually is I'm now doing the basic adjustments on this image before I start stitching the images together. What I'm doing, I'm going from rate and review to edit and now we can see I have a lot of different functions. I have, for example, light, color, effects, details, optics, et cetera. It's really cool, you can do all stuff. But for a basic adjustment, I really just do the basic. I just really look, that the light is good for editing, that the colors are like in the way I want to go. I'm doing the light first of all at this image, I am a little bit turning on the contrast. I'm turning down the highlights because the sweater is really bright and I want to edit it afterwards. I want to paint [inaudible] , which I'm going to show you in the very last editing section. But for that, I just need a really basic image. I don't need too bright tones and I don't need too dark tones. I am just darkening the highlights, and I'm highlighting a lighten the shadows. Let's lighten the shadows just a little bit and maybe even full blacks. Because I think the red looks a little bit better than that, but that's just really basic. Then you can see in my sketch I had an orange background and here I have a red background. I didn't have any orange background here at my home. What I'm doing is I'm changing the color with the column mix panel. I'm going on color right next to light and just clicking on this little circle up here where mix stands next to it. Now I'm on color mix panel and you can see I have all the different colors here. I can change the red tones, I can change to orange tones. I can change the yellow tones, the green tones, et cetera. But I want to change to red tones right now, I want to make them a little bit more orange. I'm going here on the orange tone, like turning it towards the orange, also saturating it a little bit. Here you can desaturate and saturate the red tones and here you can darken or brighten up to the red tones. Darken them a little bit. That's almost how I want him to be. The orange tones affect the skin color because all of our skins look orangish that's why it's affected by the orange tone. You have to be careful with them. I'm sure you can see like my skin tone now looks really greenish, now, really pinkish. Be careful of the orange tones. I just turn them up a tiny little bit but yes, that's all I do. My hat now looks weird from a colors. But the hat is going to be removed anyway, so it doesn't really matter. I think the hand is still fine, it's not as much affected as my hat. Another thing I want to do is desaturate yellow tones a tiny little bit just like this. Now click on done and if you stay a little bit longer on the image, you can see how it looked before and how look now after your basic adjustments. That were my basic adjustments. What I'm going to do now is I'm going to stitch my images together and after that I'm going to load it into Photoshop mix in the next section. 26. Editing: Cutting out: Now let's do the real magic. Let's load the image into Photoshop mix. For that, I click on this little send icon and say export as. Then I'm going to export it as a TIF, as TIF is a format which still has all the information in there. JPG is fine, but if you send on jay pack on and on and on, it's always going to lose a little bit of its quality at each step. I want to have the best quality available, so I'm going to do it in TIF in the largest available dimensions and 8 bits, which is fine for me and no compression. Let's say export, it's going to render, and after that, you can actually send it to Photoshop mix. You have to go on these three dots and then you can go down and say copy to Photoshop mix. Then Photoshop mix is going to open, and you can see your image is in there. You don't have to save it on the camera roll because on a camera roll you'll always save it in JPG and then you're going to lose the quality again so just load it directly from large room into Photoshop mix. Now we're going to edit the image. You can see the layout in Photoshop mix is pretty simple. You have two layers on the right-hand side. If you click on plus, you can either import an image, do some text for your images or do one whole layer just full of color, which we're going to do in a second. Pretty simple. Just this one layer, I can put looks on it, I can cut it, I can blend it, upright, shake reduction, fill and more tools. In more tools, you can actually go from Photoshop mix to Photoshop fixed, which is really super cool. I never use upright, shake reduction and fill, to be honest. What I really like is the blending options, because I sometimes use darken blend mode, lighten blend mode or screen blend mode and as you can see, you have all of these three here. You can also change the opacity of your image, but we're not going to need that now. I always use a cut tool. The cut tool is this tool you have a smart cut, a basic cut, lasso, shape and refine, which is really helpful for me. I most often use the smart cutting tool, which is really smartly finds all the edges in your image. You can see all the transparent areas are not going to be inside of your final image. I just really roughly do it like this now, and everything that comes back is in your final image then. You can also change it from plus to minus. I'm getting rid of all this orange here now, getting rid of this. You can see it's really accurate actually. It finds the actual super while and if it doesn't, you have to zoom in even more because then it just really finds the edges. If it doesn't, I just switched to the basic tool which is just like a pan and you can paint or cut out the areas you don't want in your image or you want a new image. Let's try it first with the smart selection. The good thing about cutting tool in Photoshop mix is that you can always bring the areas back. It's never lost, you can always bring it back. Super helpful, for example, here between the fingers now, I think the smart selection tool doesn't really do a good job, and I just go in with the basic tool, go down with the size of my brush, have a really hard edge and I just paint in and cut out areas I don't want in the image. Really easy, really simple, and now you can see where I really use these little tools I have for myself like the stylus pencils. I think with your fingers, that's what I had a problem a little bit with. Instead you always block your view when you're doing it with your fingers, so I think a pencil is really practical to be honest, to do all this fine work, to select right. Now, I cut out a jumper pretty perfectly, and now I'm going to fill the background with the orange tone I want to have. I'm going on color and I'm going on the color tone I like, maybe something like this. Just staying on the layer and pulling it down, and down it's underneath the one layer I just had. I'm now just quickly going to check if the color is the same color I wanted to have on my sketches. Let's have a look at the sketch. Yes, that's almost the color I want to have. Pretty easy. Now I'm going to do a trick. Because I need the back of the jumper like this part of the jumper, which I don't have because of course my face was in front of it, and to do that we duplicate a jumper layer. Type on the jumper layer one time and say duplicate, so we have this layer two times and the same selection, which is really nice. Then, we go on the layer on the second layer, not on first layer because the first layer is the one showing. The back of the jumper is of course, behind a jumper or like not in front of it. I'm going to put it a little bit up and look at a part of the jumper which could maybe look like the back of the jumper. I am going for this part and then, I'm cutting everything else out. I am going on cut out, and I'm going out for the basic cut out, and you can see if it's showing like this one, you just have to type on these three layer so you can see all of the layers showing. If you type on this, you only see the one layer you're cutting actually. I now want to see all the layers to know where I'm actually have to cut. I make my brush a little bigger and just cut everything out beside of the back of the jumper. Just remove everything else, and then I'm zooming in and make the size of the brush a little smaller, and just try to get it as round as possible, to make it look as realistic as possible. Maybe make the brush a little bit smaller again. Always with a hot brush as well because edges are quite hard. I can see there is this little thing here, so I try to get rid of it. Quite good. I say, okay. Then I'm going to make it a little darker because it should be darker than the front of the jumper, so I'm going to go on adjust, say exposure and just lower the exposure a little bit, maybe also the highlights. Lower the highlights a little bit. You're not going to see the back of the jumper too much, because of the flowers, but you're going to see it a tiny little bit not too dark, but like this. Can see like, I don't like these edges here, like this one and this one and it's from this layer so I have to go and cut out again. Here's a little mistake as well. Just be careful to cut out really correctly. I'm doing it like that. Now on the outer layer which is overlaying a little bit, you can see here this little part is not correct, so I'm going in minus just remove it. Good. Now we have the base our image, and now we're going to see how we are going to put all the flowers in. 27. Editing: Stiching: You can see now I already have a really good base. I have the foreground where the jumper is at I have the background and now I have to bring the flowers, in of course. For that, I'm going to go back to Lightroom, you can see this is the last image we edited, the one I brought into Photoshop Mix. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to go on this little three dots on the right-hand side. I say, "Copy Settings". With this tool I can copy all the adjustments I did before. All of the things I did with Light, all the colors mixings I did, which is really helpful. I can copy it on an another image. That's what I'm going to do now. Let's look at all the flower images up here. I already gave the ones I really liked stars. I really like this one, for example. I really like this one. Let's start with this one. I go into three dots again and I say, "Paste Settings". You can see it pasted all adjustments I did before [inaudible] our image really helpful. I think it's a little bit too dark, for this image so I'm going to brighten it up a tiny little bit. Then I'm going to go on this little arrow up here and say, "Export as". I will save it as a TIF always launches dimensions, but this time I'm going to save it on a camera roll, it's no other away, I found out, which is sad, but I can't bring two Photoshop Mix projects together. That's why I have to save it first on my camera roll and then bring it into the one Photoshop Mix project I'm editing at right now. Let's go back to Photoshop Mix, to our project we just had, and I'm going to go on this little plus icon now say, "Image" and I'm going to import this image. You can see it's now here as a separate layer. I'm going to cut it out of course, because I only want to have the flowers, I don't want to have my hand or anything on it. I'm going to go on the smart selection on plus and just really roughly select the flowers and the seals, you can see it, just really roughly. Of course also down here. Now I'm putting it into place where I want to have it. I want to have it around here, maybe a little bit like this. I want one leaf to overlap my jumper. Let's try it. Now, I'm of course, cutting it out again, so I'm zooming in. Now I'm going to use the basic cutout. Going on basic or I just try if this smart cut out doesn't work because it's too fragile, I have to use the basic cut out. Just select only the leaves and the flowers. It's working, you can see here it's not working anymore. Maybe if I zoom in a little bit more. Yes, you can zoom in really far which is really good, and helps you also to select more detailed. Here you can see it's not quite working. Let's switch to the basic cut out and just cut it up by myself. You can see as the background was already orange, you can't see little details which are not perfectly cut out. That's why I did it. It's just to make it easier for me. Now, let's get flower into place. I want it to overlap a little as I just said. So maybe cut off like this. Then you cut it out perfectly. We now have our first flower in the image, and I'm now going to get more and more flowers in and also some other stuff which I want to have around the flowers. One thing I really like is when the flowers don't straight go up but doing waves and as the flowers I bought are not doing that, I'm going to try to imitate it with Photoshop fix. I'm going to show you in the next step how I'm going to do it with one of the flower images. 28. Editing: Liquifying: Now let's get even more flowers into the picture. For that, we go on Lightroom again, and I'm looking through all of the flower images. I already put some stars on some flowers which I really like. Let's see which ones I would really like to have on the image. For example, this one. I really like it leaf down here, so I think this really would go well in the photo. What I'm doing is saying paste settings again so all the adjustments from the other images are already in this image as as well. I'm also lightening this image a little bit, and then I'm going to export it as tiff again, largest available dimension. Say okay. I'm going to load it directly into Photoshop Fix. I'm going down here, and here is Photoshop Mix, here is Photoshop Fix. Let's copy it into Photoshop Fix. In Photoshop Fix we have a couple of cool tools. One tool I really like is a Liquify tool in Photoshop Fix because as you can see, if I go on liquifying, I can move the flowers, I can get them into a different shape, which is really nice. That's actually what I want. But there are other tools. Let's remove that for a second. There is for example, the Healing Brush. It's a really good healing brush. I can also change the size of the brush here. It's just works really well. Can also patch, you can clone, you can remove red eyes, you can restore an image. There are a lot of different functions. You can see there are a couple of more down here. You can even paint inside the image. We can smoothen the image. You can crop it, but what I'm going to do right now is liquify the image and the size is good. Let's try. I want to have some movement in the flower. You can make the size a little smaller. I really like something like this. It has a curve in there without looking too unnatural. Okay. We're going to just say "Save in Camera Roll". Then we go back to Photoshop Mix, say "Import Image" and here is our image. You can see we have to cut it out of course first to see how it looks like. I like it on this side. Maybe this flower can also flip it horizontally and vertically. If it just tip one time at the layer you want to flip, you can flip it here. I'm just flipping it and I'm doing it on the other side. Actually looks nice with the hands here. I may grab one flower with my fingers, like this. It's always try and error. Don't be afraid if you don't get it in a really amazing composition the first time you do it, it's just you have to try things out and just play a little bit with the apps. I cut it out again, I let everything like I planed in all the different layers. The same thing happens again. I just speed it up a little bit so you don't get bored. But basically I just cut out the flowers again like it did before, either with the smart cutout tool or the basic cut tool. It depends which one is working best. Yeah. Let's see how it's working. I also think it's too much flowers, I am removing the one side of the flowers. It's just a feeling that it's going to be too much on one bid. So I'm just removing these bunch of flowers here. Let's do it, just cutting off. Now I need a little bit of basement, something bushy coming out of this sleeve. I shot a couple of other images despite of flowers, so I'm going to look what I'm going to use now. Let's go to Lightroom again. In Lightroom I can have a look. I really like this little thing here. I actually think I like this one best, so I'm going to say paste settings again, brighten the image up a little bit again, export it as tiff, and save it on my camera roll. I can import it again, so that's imported and cut it out really quickly. It doesn't have to be 100 percent perfect, but I just needed it to be as perfect as possible. Let's see how it goes in here. Actually looks cool I guess. Move it down here. Yes. I cut off the bottom. It really looks like it's coming out of this leaf. You can see here we really need to be more careful because looks like there is no back of to temper which we don't want, so just erase all the orange thing in which overlaps with the jumper. Now we're already getting close. But one thing I really like is one grass coming out of the whole flower hat. I'm going to show you how I'm doing that now because it's just too detailed to do it the way I did all the out of flowers, so I am going to show you my trick how to do that. 29. Editing: Blending in: Now we're bringing in one grass from the one side. I'm going to go back to Light-room again and look which photo I want to choose. I selected this one because I like that it's going to the decide. I'm pasting all my settings again. You can see all the settings are already adjusted. I brighten it up a little bit, export save as tiff, and save it to my camera roll as always, and then I loaded it in into Photoshop mix, save it. Go back to Photoshop Mix, import my leaf image, and I cut it out again, just really basic. I have to structure the shape of it. I'm even going to do it a little bit more detailed with the basic cutout tool. Just around the shapes. You can see it's just far too detailed, like all the little details. It's just not going to work even now with the smart cutout tool. What I'm going to do is I'm going to use the Blend Modes. I'm going to show you how I'm going to use them in a second. I just cut out shapes of the grass. Then I'm going to put it down here how I want it to be. I wanted to be like this and I think this looks nice. Actually it already works good. But I'm using the blend mode and I say, lighten. Lighten realizes which background color you have and everything in the layer which is brighter than the background colors state, and everything which is stock, and then the background color goes away. Basically because all the light in-between the leaves is dark and the background color. That's why everything else is staying. Actually all across, which I wanted to have in my image are staying. Pretty cool. The only thing which happens is that like you can see, wait I can show you, in normal, it's a little bit darker. You can see there's this straw here. I can actually bring it back. If I copy this layer, duplicate it and then I cut it out again and only leave the straw. I still had in light blend mode, of course I have to turn it in normal blend mode again. Now you can see it almost looks normal. We have middle part of the grass here. It is already cool. But I think there's some flowers missing, so am just mixing it up with a couple of more flowers, maybe even down here. It's not only green down here. Let's see what I can do. Let's go back to Lightroom again. Check out all the flowers. I really like it when they come towards you. This one we already used, but maybe there is other one where they actually even more. This one, for example, that's why I marked it. I really like this flower coming towards me. I'm going to say paste settings again, brighten it up again a little bit, saving it on my camera roll, and bringing it into Photoshop Mix. I'm cutting it out again. First of all, roughly with the Quick Selection Tool or the smart selection, however you want to call it. Actually, I already know I only wanted one flower here first of all. Let's only select this one, I like this leaf as well. Let's arrange it a little bit differently. I like this flowers to come a little bit more over here. I think I even get one more flowers maybe a little bit higher going up to here. Let's look for one more bunch of flowers. I would go for these ones because they're just really nicely how to just go up like this. Just do the same again, say paste settings, lighten it up a little bit and save it on your camera roll, and ten export it again. We finally got this one and we're going to flip it. We're going to flip it horizontally and move it down using one tablet in the back. We want to have it like this. Actually, I like it like this because it gives a little bit more dimension and space in the whole flower head. Let's have a bit more detailed look at all of it, I would like to put this one more time. One thing I still would like to do is to remove something up to flower. So it looks like my fingers are grabbing this flower. I'm going to go on cut-out and blend in all the layers so I can see what I'm cutting out. I'm just removing the part where my finger is. Now we have to base image and now we're going to bring this back to Lightroom because now we're going to do like all the little final touches and create this awesome glowing image. 30. Editing: Final Touches: As the last step of my editing process, I'm going to load this image now into Lightroom and do my final touches there. But first of all, one thing I realized is that I want to cut it a little bit differently so I'm going to choose three by four size and I'm going to make it just a a tiny bit bigger. So there's a little bit more space around her head. It's really simple. I can just click on the layer where the background colors add and just expanded as well. Now we have the final image. Now I'm going to go on this little arrow up here. I say share image. Then it's preparing the image. Then I can load it into Lightroom again. It's going to load into Lightroom next time it's open. It's loaded now into Lightroom. Here you can see my image in Lightroom. First of all, I think the background color is a little bit too bright it looked a little bit darker in Photoshop Mix. I'm first of all going to go on color, on mix color and then onto orange tones and just darken them a little bit, just a tiny little bit. Also, if the red tones, I think the red tones would be better than the orange tones because at the orange tones the skin tones are affected again. I'm actually only doing it with red tones, saturating in a little bit so it looks good. If you like to lit color so yeah. Also, I want to change to cream tones a tiny little bit so I'm saturating them. I'm also going to make them a little bit more greenish and maybe a little bit lighten up. I actually don't like the yellow in the flower so I'm going to desaturate it. Okay, so far, so good. I changed a little bit with the color mix panel. Now the real magic is happening when I'm going on the selective tool. A selective tool is a first one here in Lightroom. I'm typing on it. Then you can go on to slide plus icon say with the brush and then I usually type anywhere beside of my image because I don't like to have it inside of my image. Now I can put effects on this brush. The blue thing is the brush I am now using. I want to have it a little bit overexposed and the highlights a little bit higher. Shadows a little bit higher. I'm now going to paint inside of my image, with the brush I just created. I want to have really soft edges, really soft opacity and that's fine. I'm just painting in and I'm highlighting things that I want to be highlighted. I want the whole body to be like really lit up. I'm just painting in with a brighter brush with more exposure. Let's make even a little bit brighter. First of all, you can't really see anything changing. But I'm going to show you what I'm doing in a second. Here you can already see it and we can actually remove it with this little rubber icon. It's really easy. Just painting in with a really soft brush, painting inside my image. So that you have an idea of what I'm doing, I'm going to show you what I'm just painted in. The red thing is where I'm painted him and here you can see it changed the light a little bit already. If you look at arm, for example, this was how it looked before and this now how it looks like I'm going to paint in even more. I'm going to change the opacity higher. I'm also painting inside the flowers. I want them to look a little bit lit up as well. So only on the bright areas. I'm going to do it exactly the same way with dark areas in the second. I'm going to create another brush which tackles areas and then I'm going to paint in and image in a dark areas to get them even darker to get this glowing look which this image has. Let's do it now after dark brush and I'm going to create a new one. I'm going to put it down here. Go on lights and lowered exposure, lowered highlights and lowered shadows. Then I'm going to paint in with this brush. You can see it now goes in the background this well but that doesn't matter because I'm going to remove it in a second anyways. Also I want to make flowers a little bit most three-dimensional, so I'm just going to paint all side of the flowers with my low exposure brush and just darken the shadows even more to make them look more surreal like this. Let's also darken the hand a little bit because it's a little bit bright. See I was maybe a little bit too dark, I'm just removing it in a second but have a good base. I'm putting the highlights by removing the dark parts I just painted. This is the final image now. We went from Lightroom where we shot the image and selected the images where we did the basic adjustments to Photoshop Mix where we switched the image together. Then we did something in Photoshop Fix we liquefied the flowers to give them some movement. Now for the final touches, we went back to Lightroom and did this painting with light and all this stuff. Hope you liked the final result. I hope you learned a lot. If you don't feel that comfortable with editing yet, I have another lecture for you where I'm going to show you a couple of tools which can help you improve your editing skills. I hope they help you a little bit. I wished I had a couple of these tools when I was learning editing. Thank you for joining and I'll see you in the last lecture. 31. — INTRO: Tips & Tricks —: I hope you enjoyed my editing session and learned a couple of tricks. If you don't feel very comfortable with editing yet, I want to introduce you to a couple of tools where you can easily learn to get better. Of course, YouTube is always a good platform to start, but there are also a couple of other free tools available where you can learn your editing skills. 32. Tips & Tricks: Tutorials: One tool I think is really cool are the light-room tutorials. You can find them included in the app. You just have to click on ''Learn'' and you will find all the latest tutorials. There are a lot of different tutorials from different photographers, but the cool thing is that they show you step-by-step how to edit the image by using Light-room. You have to move the slide yourself and therefore you get a better understanding of to settings. Also, for every adjustment they do, they explain why they are doing it, which gives you a super interesting insight in how to edit your images professionally. Another tool also included in Light-room app are the discovery files. To see them you have to go on the discover section in the Light-room app. Sadly, almost everyone can upload new discovery files now, which makes it harder to find the really good ones, but you can sort it by featured and the good ones will pop up. In a discovery file, you can see all the steps the photographer did to get to image to the final result. You can see you don't edit them yourself, but you do you have an inside it all the adjustments you did and you can just click ''Forward'' and back to see to single steps that effect the image. Also you can save to adjustments as a preset and use simple your own images like a filter. 33. Tips & Tricks: Workshops: Another thing I would highly recommend to anybody is to attend online workshops. There are a lot of free great workshops especially at the moment. Just to mention a few, there is B&H which is a photo store in New York but they have a huge Facebook page where to hosts free photography and editing workshops. The workshops are live, but also get recorded and uploaded on a YouTube or Facebook page. If you're new, you should definitely check them out. Also there is Adobe Live, which is a live session introducing different artists almost everywhere. It is super informative. Either they talk about a career or they teach you different techniques. For example, how to paint with different brushes or how to clean skin, but you will definitely learn a lot. I have been there a couple of times as well. If you want, you can check up my live streams on YouTube. Also regarding to Covid-19, a lot of conferences went online this year and therefore are for free. I usually love to attend them personally, but I wanted to mention it as this is a great opportunity for everyone who doesn't want to spend hundreds of for a ticket, but still wants to learn all the insights and see all the talks. For example, Adobe Max, which is one of the biggest design conferences, will be online this year from the 20th to 22nd of October and free for everyone. Just look up to conferences you're interested in, I'm sure your conference will be online as well. 34. What We've Learned: Congratulations, you made it. We learned how to find inspiration techniques, and how to stay creative. We learned rules, how to composite photos and how to choose colors more carefully in your pictures. I showed you my equipment and the way I'm shooting my art works and of course, most importantly, how to edit your photos with only using your iPhone. I hope this class inspired you to create more and come out of your comfort zone of saying I can't do it because I don't have to programs on devices. Everyone can create and I'm really excited to see what you come up with. Please make sure to share your result of discourse in a broad checks. I hope you enjoyed this class. If you did, make sure you leave a review. If you're interested in more off my editing techniques, make sure to check out my adequacy about editing with Photoshop on the iPad. I had so much fun creating this class. I hope to see you in some of my other classes soon. Bye.