Hi folks, this isn’t a regular blog post more a quick freebie demo and a special offer for the folks booking onto our upcoming Simply the Best Photo trip on the 27th of May click here.

The video is about how you can use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom together, by utilising the Content Aware technology from Adobe, to alter your picture, in this case to allow me some more room around the shot and to get rid of some troublesome elements.
Yes, it’s cheating, but if you have a shot that you need to add words too ( in this case) or your divers aren’t in the best position in the frame, and you have no alternative, then cheating might be the only way.

Please check any competition rules if you are entering a shot you’ve altered like this though. I find it very useful for when I need to put words onto a  shot and the words would normally block out an important part of the picture.

Here’s the original unretouched ( and uncropped) shot below. Straight from the camera and simply turned to a Jpeg, note the diver behind the fan, the space above the two divers and also their positioning.

 

 

This is the picture straight out of camera, and just turned into a Jpeg, note how much space there isn't on the left and top of the shot to place lettering.

This is the picture straight out of camera, and just turned into a Jpeg, note how much space there isn’t on the left and top of the shot to place lettering.

 

 

This is the edited shot, same original, and even though it’s hard to believe, I’ve made space  around the sides, moved the divers, and have removed the diver behind the fan completely as well,and of course added all the wording.
Magic eh?

 

 

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This is the same picture but I’ve used content aware fill within Photoshop and also moved the divers around, and added the wording.

 

 

 

Well not quite magic, but it’s undeniably useful, I hope you agree.
So here’s a video below showing you what I did

And as I say in the video below if you book onto the Simply the Best Photo Trip on May the 27th, then we will give you a free Advanced Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud course, where you will learn in greater detail how to do this sort of thing for yourself.
This will be at our office in Godalming to be taken at a later date.

 

Adding space and moving things around easily using clever tools within Adobe Photoshop.

 

To learn Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop on one of my Photo Workshop trips world wide
you could always join me on a trip, and do some fabulous diving and learn underwater photography and photo editing at the same time. Click here for further details. 

 

Regards

Duxy