Simplifying Photoshop: Three basic tools to help fix many different issues with an image


posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:59 AM EST


DIY Photography's Stefan Kohler is a German conceptual photographer. Being a conceptual photographer, he spends a lot of time in Photoshop. He has a nice series of tutorial videos that are designed to help you "fix everything" in Photoshop using three tools.

Kohler retouches images by focusing on structure, luminosity and color. His three videos offer tips and tricks on how to use Photoshop's tools to correct and enhance your images. He has found that as he has become more proficient with Photoshop, his toolset and approach to editing has become simpler rather than more complicated. You don't necessarily have to concern yourself with frequency separation, high pass filters or any other more complicated processes in Photoshop, Kohler says you need to reconsider how you see your images. He sees images in the following way: images have structure, structure is pixels and Photoshop provides you basic tools for adjusting pixels.

In the videos below, Kohler discusses structure, luminosity and color and uses simple built-in tools in Photoshop to improve his images. For more information, read his write-up at DIY Photography. 


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