Lightroom tutorial post treatment : how to treat an underwater photo
Mastering properly the image’s post-processing with lightroom isn’t an easy task! There are many options to choose from. Whether it’s an underwater photograph or a regular image, the same principles can be applied. Therefore , in this article I invite you to discover, step by step , all the necessary milestones to post-process a RAW file using Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 . If you don’t have any experience in terms of post-processing and you wish to have a deeper understanding of this subject , this article is made for you !
By doing so you will be able to try out the effects by yourself.
We have seen in the last article the advantages of shooting RAW over JPEG as the RAW file has got much more informations and detail. In this tutorial, we will start by talking about the metamorphose of a raw file into an elaborated image according to it’s own sensibility. Therefore, I will be describing step by steps the main phases of a RAW file post-processing. The processing of these files falls into a bunch of actions and adjustmens targeting the different notions that make a photograph. Let’s discover these serie of actions , communly called ” workflow”.
In fact, post processing starts at the moment you take the picture.
It’s crucial to specify that everything that can be done from the camera , while being in the field, has to be done by then . It’s even more true in underwater photography.
A common error would be of minimising the shooting technique under the false pretense that Lightroom or Photoshop would help you out later. But , to my mind , post-processing or digital post-treatment in general is an integral and crucial part of the image creation process, and even represents a step that’s as important as when shooting itself.
Steps addressed in this tutorial
The main notions we will deal with during this guide are the following :
- tones and colors
- a few localisez actions tools
Note that the list of described actions isn’t comprehensive.
“The post-processing of a RAW file is sensibly the same whether it’s an underwater photograph or a regular one. But, there are some specific attributes to underwater photographs.
Good to know
In order for you to be able to fully understand the step by step process , I am enabling you to donwload the RAW file of this image.Therefore , you will be able to use the same settings as I did.But be becareful : the color rendering may vary according to the screen differences , especially if they aren’t calibrated.