This is the before, the original file and
this is the after, all the edits were made in Lightroom and today I will teach you how
to achive this look and edit just like a PRO! If this is your first time here, I’m Criss
I teach Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, I give Instagram tips and I also review gear.
This will be a Lightroom tutorial where I show you how I edited this photo and obtained
this result. If you like it please hit the thumbs up and let’s start! I posted the before and after on my Instagram,
make sure you follow me there @eyestocker if you want to see more content like this.
I also posted a story asking you guys if you want to see a tutorial for this edit, you
said yes, so here we go…. This is the original shot, it was a nice but
very cold morning in my town. I stopped near this little bridge and took this photo because,
the sun was shining very nicely at that time, it was the golden hour.
So pay attention guys, cause this is my step by step process here and the first thing I
usually do is to enter the Lens Correction panel to get rid of distorsions and chromatic
aberrations. And there is one more reason I do this first.
Every single time you click on Enable Profile Corrections the photo gets brighter. I don’t
want to make lots of tweaks in editing and then at the end make it even more brighter
when I check this box, so this is the reason why I do this first. Ok, the second thing, looks like I have a
lot of purple here in this area, if I zoom in you’ll see it better, I don’t know
about you, but I care a lot about details so if there is something that could be done
better without spending too much time, I do it without thinking twice. In this case I
wanna get rid of the purple color. And I do it by checking this box and then
going to the manual section, I click on the Fringe Color Selector, which is this one,
and click again on the color that I want to remove. And look at that, problem solved. Let’s go to the next step and acces the
tone curve panel. First of all I want to brighten up to photo just a bit and then grab this
point and bring it here to create some faded blacks.
You can see here, when I’m zoomed in, look at the black bridge when I turn this effect
on and off, you can see how the details from the black parts just fade away, they dissapear
and they become just dark pixels with no information. You can find lots of presets that are doing
this automatically for you but I want to explain what is happening for those of you who are
willing to create this effect for themselves. Going forward, let’s see what we can do
in the basic panel. I’m gonna increase the contrast, this is how I love to edit, it’s
my personal preference and also I will lift up the shadows just a bit.
What I can tell at this point is that the bottom half of the photo looks ok to me in
terms of exposure, however I would like to decrease the highlights only in the sky so
in the upper part of the photo. How am I gonna do this? With a brush. So I
click here… and just a quick tip, if you want to see where you are brushing on the
image, you can temporary bring the exposure slider to the left to decrease brightness
everywhere you are using the brush and then when you are finished, you just double click
on the exposure slider and it goes back to zero. I grab the highlights slider and bring it
to minus 100 and you can see that details from the branches are coming back to life.
This is exactly what I wanted. Now of course, this depends on the dynamic range that is
available when editing. I shot this on a Canon 80d in case you are wondering with a 24mm
f2.8 STM lens. Going back to the basic tab now, maybe increase
the vibrance of the colors to 30-40 something like that and also I want to warm up the photo
so I grab the temperature slider and push it to something around 7500 kelvin. Ok, let’s move on to the camera calibration
tab, I will shift the hue of the blue primary color towards a more aqua color, you can see
that the colors turn into a teal and orange now.. But I will keep it at a -20 and … i
will also increase the saturation. Ok, next step is the HSL tab. What I want
to do here, is to basicly shift the yellows towards orange and the blue color towards
the aqua without exagerating. So first I’m gonna go with the HUE, shift
everything what’s yellow into an orange.. And then take the blue and turn it towards
the aqua. Also, I’d like to saturate a bit more the
orange and yellow colors by changing some values here in the Saturation tab. Now… let’s move to the Split toning tool.
This allows us to insert some color cast in the shadows and highlights.
A cool trick here is to press ALT or OPTION while choosing the color for the highlights,
release the ALT and then use the saturation slider and move it to the desired point. Same thing for the shadows.. I’m gonna choose
a blue here… and then choose the saturation value.
Split toning should be a very subtle effect, you can always check the before after if you
press the backslash key if you want and I suggest you to do that often to see the changes. I think 80% of the times I like to add some
vignetting to my images, it’s a personal preference so let’s go to the effects tab
and play with the Post-crop vignetting. On this image I want a very soft vignette,
so what I will do is to drag the the ammount slider to -100, just to see better what I’m
doing. Like I said, I want a smoother transition here so I will take the midpoint and drag
it all the way to zero, and then I push the feather to 70.. Now it looks much smoother.
My oppinion is that you should avoid applying a vignette on the bright parts of the image,
so this why the Highlights slider is available to you, you can see that if I push this all the way
to the right, the upper part of the image, where the sky is and also the highlights in
the snow will be protected. The vignette will be applied only on darker parts. So, everything
is set up now.. The only thing I need to do is to take the ammount value and push it back
to a higher number… something like -10, -12.
Guys, just a quick reminder, if you want to check out all my Lightroom tutorials, just
click on the card on the screen or the link in the description. Ok let’s see a before and after now.. We
made a few subtle changes to this photo and by stacking them up, even if they were small
changes, we obtained this awesome result. If you have any feedback on this edit, drop
me a comment below (I will pick on of the comments and shout it out in my next video),
give me a like and make sure you follow me on instagram @eyestocker.
And guys, thank you so much that you keep subscribing to my channel, it means a lot
to me and it’s a nice feeling. I’m Criss, have an awesome day and see you next time.