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Video Tutorial – high key photo

Here is the original post on the behind the scenes setup I had: CLICK HERE


EDIT: I am using Photoshop CS6

Hey Guys! I did it! Don’t make fun of me, I think I sound weird! But, oh well. Here’s how I did it. And sorry about the delay my photoshop has sometimes, when I was doing a screen recording, it made my computer run slow:(

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from Jessica Drew on Vimeo.

Also, a lot of the techniques I’m showing were learned from the fabulous, Jake Garn! He’s so awesome! I also learned how to add contrast this certain way by learning it from someone else online about 4 years ago. If it was you, let me know so I can give proper credit. I think it was someone named Ashley.

A question I was hearing a lot was, “How did you get her eyes to ‘pop’ like that?”

The answer to that is, make sure there is light reflecting in her eyes from the main light source. My source was my sliding glass window. If that’s there, you don’t have to have fancy “tools” to get them to pop.

  • Tessa Dixon - What version of photoshop are you using in this video?ReplyCancel

  • Debra - Thanks so much for sharing, lots of helpful information! I just learned about layers and it has opened so many options it’s hard to know where to start ~ your tutorial was great !ReplyCancel

  • BROOKE HELMS - I have a 42″ reflector also, but my white side doesn’t look anything like this, I’ve tried the setup and it’s not even close. I looked it up, but none of the pics show where I can tell. Is there any link you could provide? Is the brand multi-disc? There are so many to choose from! Thank you, this is awesome pic!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Hi I would like to know what photoshop you are using?ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Hi I would like to know what photo shop you are using?? ThanksReplyCancel

  • denise - such a great tutorial! Thank You!!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Johnson - Very cool! Thanks for sharing your ‘tricks’!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Smith - Thanks for sharing Jessica. Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria Jameson - Thank you for the tipsReplyCancel

  • jennifer - This is awesome. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • robin klipper6t - how did you learn photoshop? it seems so complicated any suggestions how to learn itReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I am just starting out and photography and this video is so helpful. I would like to know what photoshop you used in this video? It looks like Adobe photoshop. Photoshop in general confuses me. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Cally - thanks so much for this video- you have just made me have an ‘aha’ moment! If you know what I meanReplyCancel

  • Yami - I just came across this and I love the tutorial. I’m starting out and have a couple of different versions of Photoshop. One thing I noticed is that you clicked on the layer and the “curves” box popped up. What did you click to make it do that? I would appreciate it so much!ReplyCancel

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