Photoshop For Landscape Photographers At The Wacom Booth


A while back at Photoshop World, I did an hour long session at the Wacom booth called Photoshop For Landscape Photographers. It went over really well and the audience really seemed to dig it. The best part about it is that Wacom recorded the sessions. So even if you couldn’t make it, you can go back and watch them. Here’s a link if you want to go visit the post with the videos on their blog. But I’ve also linked to both videos right below too. Hope you enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

  • Dennis Zito

    Hi Matt,

    Great job! I always learn something new every time I watch a tutorial by you! Thanks so much! I’ve never used the dodge and burn tool, because I’ve always been told is not for prime time. :-) But watching you use it and knowing some of the settings, I going to give it a try.

    Thanks again,

    Dennis

  • Dennis Zito

    Hey Matt,

    I do have a question for you. How do you have your Wacom pen set up? Are your settings the same for LR 4 as CS 6?

    Thanks,

    Dennis

  • Harvey Morgan

    I like the advice in part 2, using the layer mask, about “I find it easier to stray a little and then go back and clean it up”. That method just seems to work much more comfortably for me. Everyone should try it just in case they discover that loosening up a bit works for them too. Thanks

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/ Doug Sundseth

    I find it interesting that you go to PS to do spot removal and dodging and burning. Is that just a familiarity thing or is there a technical reason not to do those in LR?

    • http://mattk.com Matt Kloskowski

      I’m going to be in PS anyway. If the image has something more than a spot then I’ll do it there anyway, so why not do the whole thing there. Plus, I just like the blend modes, layering, and brush sensitivity aspect of Photoshop more than LR.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/ Doug Sundseth

        Thanks for the reply; I suspect that you have identified the difference in our workflows. I only go to PS for about 5% of the photos that I publish, so I’m looking for reasons not to open the photo there. That mind set applies for me even for photos that I’m planning to print large (which usually do go through PS), so I do whatever I can in LR before heading to PS.

  • Walt Danker

    My Question: Do you have an opinion on the Intuos5 vs. Bamboo Capture?

    Background: I have been thinking about getting a tablet, especially after watching you work with one. I am an enthusiast, but not very prolific. I currently do all my editing in LR4, but will purchase Elements or CS6 soon (ie. this year). Painting with a mouse does not give me the control I would like. Also, it looks like I can buy a Bamboo Capture which comes with Elements for what I was going to pay for Elements anyway. What do I get by spending a couple hundred more to get the Intuos5? I have 0 artistic ability (less than 0 if I am honest), so I will not use the pen to draw. :)

  • http://Www.wetzelphoto.com Steve Wetzel

    I would love to see a kelby training class on this subject.

  • http://jerryhhicks.wordpress.com jhhicks

    Hey Matt,

    I finally got around to watching these two videos – they were very informative.

    My brother recently gave me a Wacom Bamboo. I really like this little guy! Do you exclusively use a Wacom for photo editing or do you go alternate with the mouse sometimes?

    • http://mattk.com Matt Kloskowski

      Exclusively use my tablet. I don’t even have a mouse on my desk anymore :)

      • http://jerryhhicks.wordpress.com jhhicks

        Thanks for the reply!