the power of lightroom (and photoshop)

most of the editing on this image was done in LR2, with the exception of some touch-up cloning and adjustment layer masks in PSCS3 to bring the catchlights in the eyes up. Otherwise, major cloning, color, cropping, contrast and everything else was all Lightroom, which is pretty impressive, because anyone who has tried to clone blue sky knows it’s nearly impossible. It’s pretty amazing what software can do.


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August 15, 2009 - 3:15 pm

beth mchenry - oooh, I love the final edit! I didn’t know you could clone in LR2…off to check it out. I really get stuck in my ways sometimes hahaha! Great b&a.

August 16, 2009 - 12:52 am

Simon - Wow you cloned the lead in LR? I would have done the eyes in LR and the lead in PS…good jiggling skills Ms P.

I’m loving this technique currently:

August 16, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Rachel - Good job!!! Skies can be so hard, but this looks completely seamless. 😮

August 17, 2009 - 2:52 pm

Alexa - It is really amazing what software can do! I thought those were two different shots before I read the post. I like the first one much more for whatever reason though. I’m not sure why! Maybe because there are TWO cute pups instead of one? 😉 😆

August 18, 2009 - 3:57 am

andrea - oooo la la! such great work, and so cute!!

August 28, 2009 - 3:47 pm

Cindy - Hi Jamie,
Just perusing your blog. Wow!!! you are an inspiration. I’m trying to break into pet photography. I absolutely love dogs and have decided to add pets to my portfolio. I have a beautiful Golden Retriever whom I rescued in January from Rescue A Golden of Arizona. I’m helping them with their 2010 calendar and am photographing the Cover Dog…yay!! I’m so inspired by your work. May I ask what lenses you use?

August 28, 2009 - 6:03 pm

Ericha - Wow, that’s amazing!! I’ve never used lightroom but now I’m intrigued. Great edit!

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