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Landscape edits

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General, by The Photoshop Creative Team
September 23, 2011

Check out the five quick and easy edits for landscape photos in issue 79

We appreciate that it’s not always possible to spend hours lovingly editing an image, so we have introduced a regular series that gives you five quick and easy ideas to instantly transform an image. Issue 79 reveals some nifty edits for using the Brush tool in addition to five ideas for improving landscape photos. Here’s a sample…

If one thing is going to let your landscape photos down, it will be lighting. Natural light can be the most beautiful thing in the world but it can also cause your images to look dull or washed out. There are various ways of dealing with this in Photoshop but one of the most creative is the Lighting Effects filter. With this you can test a variety of light edits in one window and go as subtle or wild as you like.

Begin, as ever, with opening your image up in Photoshop. Point your cursor in the direction of the Filters menu and pick Lighting Effects. Stay with Default for the Style and Spotlight for Light Type. Click the white square in Light Type and pick a peachy/orange colour. Set Negative to 36 and Focus to 100.In the Preview window, use the little squares to twist the light and expand the area as shown. Click OK for a sunset feel to the photo.