It is always a pleasure guest coaching here at ON1 Plus. There is such a high-caliber of photographers here in this community, and I am always ecstatic when I can teach you new tricks! Hopefully, after this month I have shown you a few more things about Artistry. It is not the easiest thing to comprehend nor teach.
You may have noticed in this series that we just covered the artistic tools. We did this for a reason. I cannot teach you to develop a style, that has to come from within. The one thing I can do though is show you the artistic tools at your disposal to help you draw that style out.
As you work on your images from here on out, remember our workflow: Tone, Color, Finishing Effects. The important note here is that Finishing Effects can be broken down into Tone Effects, Color Effects, and Artistic Effects. This systematic approach will help you on your way to developing a style I can promise you that.
Think of this workflow as a checklist of sorts. I am a systematic person, contrary to popular belief; I think more logically than I do artistically. This approach has helped me understand photo processing and demystify the subjective nature of photo editing.
Certainly, all rules are meant to be broken. I do not want you to restrict yourself in any way. Use this guide for as long as you need to. Over time you will develop your own systematic approach and will have images like no other photographer, and that is exciting!
I have developed a very in depth training course for Artistic processing in Photoshop. It is an 8-hour course that comes complete with all my creative tools to include an excellent Photoshop extension, Palette Effects.
As my way of saying thanks, I am dropping it down to the launch price (for ON1 Plus Members) until September 9th until midnight (CST). Here is the link to learn more!
Until next time!
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