I know I used it for a while back when I first started out and I still use it today. It’s great because it allows you to go back in time to certain periods, or even eras, in history and create a better image. I’ve been doing it for a LONG time now and, over time, have learned the best way to do it with Photoshop, is to create the image by tracing out a piece of paper, which essentially lets you sketch the image on paper and then save it on screen.
I was actually a big fan of the old method of tracing out the image on an actual piece of paper. I used that a LOT. I would just make notes every once in a while, like what I had in mind for the image and which parts needed correcting. Over time, I came around to using a program, called Lightroom, that allowed me to do those same sorts of things by transferring my work on paper right into the Lightroom computer, which was a little cheaper but also saved me time, effort and sometimes, money. Nowadays, I mostly use other photo editors, like Photoshop, that do the same thing, but it’s a LOT better.
Any special tips that you can share if I decide to go down this track in an upcoming post?
I have a lot of advice that I think every aspiring photographer should have, especially those starting out. I’ve put some of it here in order of how I think you should go about this process and this is just a portion of it. If you want to read the rest, just scroll down.
1. Don’t be too worried about your picture being perfect. Don’t be too busy thinking.
I have found over the years that a lot of aspiring photographers tend to get upset if they can’t get an image that’s as perfect as they want it. It becomes a big worry in the beginning.
I’ve gotten tons of mail from photographers asking me “What are my chances of getting an image perfect?” or “How do I get a perfect image” and “Why shouldn’t I shoot like this?” I think we all know the answer to that one already.
If you’re getting frustrated about not getting an image as perfect as you want it to be or you don’t believe that you can get an image perfect, then that’s a really big red flag. I’ve seen a lot of people go “Oh, how can I improve my images if I don’t have time to do
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