Landscape photographer’s post processing workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop from start to finish


posted Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT


Landscape photographer Adam Gibbs has succumbed to pressure from his viewers and published a video detailing his post-processing workflow. While he admits he's not a Photoshop or Lightroom expert, he does have a lot of valuable experience and insight to share. Personally, I love seeing videos like this because I always learn something new or a better way to do something when editing my own photos.

Gibbs is quick to point out how important processing your RAW images is. If you want to get the most out of your camera, you should be shooting RAW and if you want to get the most out of the files, you need to be processing them. From the camera, RAW images are often dull and lackluster. There are many different ways to process RAW files and even within individual pieces of software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop, there are multiple paths to the same end result. Gibbs recommends that you should go with Lightroom if you are new to processing or just want to keep things simple. Photoshop is very powerful, but it can be overwhelming.

In the video below, Gibbs utilizes both Lightroom and Photoshop. Within Lightroom, you can make many adjustments, even complex ones, which Gibbs does before bringing his image into Photoshop. Within Photoshop, he uses Tony Kuyper's TKActions V5 panel. If you're unfamiliar with TKActions V5, it's an awesome Photoshop panel which I reviewed last year and use for much of my photo editing workflow. To see Gibbs' workflow from start to finish within Lightroom and Photoshop, check out the video below.

(Via Adam Gibbs)