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Tutorial on Post-processing Bird Photos?

 
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Feb 10, 2014 18:34 |  #1

Can anyone recommend a good online tutorial on post processing for bird and nature photos? I have some solid in-camera shots and I want to make sure I don't short myself on the processing. Right now I do very minimal processing with the RAW file.


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Feb 10, 2014 21:21 |  #2

We need to know what photo editing program you are using.
Lightroom?
Photoshop.
Photoshop elements
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Feb 10, 2014 23:12 |  #3

Photoshop Elements for now.


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Feb 11, 2014 01:44 |  #4

The software does not matter since the vast majority of processes can be duplicated in all of the modern photo editing software.

My personal workflow very rarely changes for the subject that I am shooting. With birds and wildlife photography, the only thing that I add is a bit of selective noise reduction on the BG, and then I will invert my selection and sharpen the bird.

My general workflow:

1. Levels/Curves
2. Contrast
3. BG noise reduction/Gaussian Blur
4. Inverse selection; Sharpen Bird
5. Healing brush; remove distracting elements.
6. Crop if needed


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Feb 11, 2014 12:32 |  #5

Evan wrote in post #16680347 (external link)
The software does not matter since the vast majority of processes can be duplicated in all of the modern photo editing software.

My personal workflow very rarely changes for the subject that I am shooting. With birds and wildlife photography, the only thing that I add is a bit of selective noise reduction on the BG, and then I will invert my selection and sharpen the bird.

My general workflow:

1. Levels/Curves
2. Contrast
3. BG noise reduction/Gaussian Blur
4. Inverse selection; Sharpen Bird
5. Healing brush; remove distracting elements.
6. Crop if needed

Thank you!


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Feb 15, 2014 05:10 |  #6

Have you looked at the free text book linked in this very forum https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=908351.


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Feb 17, 2014 18:30 |  #7

Lester Wareham wrote in post #16690795 (external link)
Have you looked at the free text book linked in this very forum https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=908351.

Was not aware of this. Thank you.


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Feb 19, 2014 17:51 |  #8

I use Photoshop elements differently than I use Light room.
But now that I see you're using PSE it makes things a bit easier to help
with your actual program and tips.
PSE is nice because you can more directly selective sharpen with the lasso tool.
Evan's workflow above is pretty standard for most of us but if you want to see specific
Things YouTube has some cool tutorials on PSE.



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