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How To Edit Digital Photos to Look Like Film (Using Lightroom AND Photoshop)

By August 6, 2019 August 15th, 2019 No Comments

The beauty of digital photography is that pushing the shutter to capture a photo is only half of the process to making a stunning image.

With so many different processes, platforms, and creative eyes, the way in which one can edit their photos is endless.

As experience shifts, and new techniques are learned, we can truly put our own stamp on an image that is truly unique to you as an artist.

When I heard that there were photographers out there editing in Adobe Lightroom AND Photoshop, I immediately starting digging around as to why they would add so much additional editing time to their workflow. Wasn’t it Lightroom OR Photoshop?

Lightroom is an incredible tool for editing images and has the exceptional capability of handling large amounts of files and tools to keep your visuals organized. Because of this, it does have some downfalls that Photoshop makes up for. Since Photoshop aims to be an image manipulator for creatives across industry lines, it offers robust editing features that can be utilized by more than just photographers. By getting an image to a place that you are happy within Lightroom, by importing your gallery into Photoshop, you can unlock all of those added features you didn’t have access by simply working in Lightroom.

In this video, I’ll walk you through the process I discovered of how to edit digital photos in order to look like film in Lightroom and Photoshop. These simple steps are great for Photoshop users at any skill level. They may be tools you never heard of, or maybe you already knew about them and are seeing them in a new light. Now, put together in the perfect sequence, you can create an image that is professional and will have your clients booking you again and again.

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