Essential Photoshop For Landscape Photography with Nick Page is one of the brilliant tutorials in the incredible $89 5DayDeal bundle.
Be honest. How long have you been scared of Photoshop? For me, it’s as long as I can remember. I am incredibly comfortable using Lightroom and Capture One, but Photoshop is terribly intimidating. I’ve found out, though, that it doesn’t have to be that way. As a landscape photographer myself, I have always wondered what I might be missing out on by not having an understanding of Photoshop. Well, Nick Page just showed me. Essential Photoshop For Landscape Photography is only one of the 25 tutorials in the $89 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle 2020, and honestly, it’s worth the price of admission alone. Here’s our quick review of this enlightening tutorial.
I’ll be straight up honest here; I am terrible in Photoshop. Sure, I can make basic edits, use simple layers, cutout tools, and clone stamps, but that’s about it. I’ve never taken the time to really dive deep into Photoshop and the hundreds of tools it has because it’s intimidating. I always tell myself I don’t have time to learn. So, when this year’s 5DayDeal was announced, and I saw this tutorial from Nick Page, I knew I wanted to review it. It was time to overcome my fears about Photoshop. I’m glad I took the plunge. I’ve learned that Photoshop is as powerful as we imagine, but that it’s also nothing to be intimidated by.
Essential Photoshop for Landscape Photography
After going through this tutorial myself, I can tell you that it’s perfect for any photographer, regardless of Photoshop experience. This tutorial can also translate into other genres of photography. Nick does use landscape images (and provides photos for you to practice on). However, more than anything, Nick is teaching the tools and not so much the subject matter.
How It’s Broken Down
The Essential Photoshop For Landscape Photography course is broken down into easy to digest segments. These segments cover:
- Tools you need to know
- Opening, saving, and round-tripping
- Adjustment and pixel layers
- Working with selections and color/luminosity selections
- Dodging and burning, retouching and clean-up, hotkeys and shortcuts, local contrast and exposure, blending and blend modes, and sharpening
- Walkthrough editing videos
As you can see above, you get a lot of content in this tutorial. Each video is between 8 and 26 minutes long, and Nick does a great job explaining everything in an easy to understand manner with live screen captures that show you how everything works.
You’re Going to Learn a Lot Quickly
All these tools I have been running away from for years suddenly didn’t look so complex. Nick’s own workflow sees him edit colors, exposures, chromatic aberrations, and distortions in Lightroom before exporting as a .TIF to Photoshop. Nick shows that round-tripping between Lightroom and Photoshop is as easy as right-clicking an image in LR and choosing to export to Photoshop. Once you are done making edits in Photoshop, as soon as you save the picture, the newly edited photo automatically appears in your Lightroom library.
This was pretty basic, and I’m sure most of you know how to do that. However, more complex tasks like blending, blend modes, adjustment layers, and luminosity masks, which have always perplexed me, quickly became understandable. Nick even shows you how to paint and blend colors into your image. This is great if you want to create some contrast between warm and cold tones and really add some depth to your pictures. I didn’t even know you could essentially dodge and burn with colors.
The See and Do Learning Approach to Photoshop Is Amazing
The tutorial also comes with six walk-through videos that go along with the six images you get to download and play with. You can edit the same photos as Nick in real-time so that you can see and do what Nick is doing. This, for me, is the perfect way to learn. If you come across something in the walk-through video that doesn’t make sense, simply rewind the video and go over it again. It’s perfect. You get to learn at your own pace with no stress.
So, do you want to get to grips with Photoshop? If so, this tutorial from Nick Page will make the software much easier to use. Don’t let the fact that the word landscape is in the title. Yes, the video centers around landscape images. Still, the skills you will learn from this guide can be used on any photo, from any genre.
Save, Give, Learn, and Create
The Essential Photoshop For Landscape tutorial is part of the 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle 2020, which costs just $89! This incredible bundle will provide you with 25 tutorials and tools to help you become a better photographer. You’ll learn about Photoshop, Lightroom, portrait photography, lighting, and more from the best photographers in the world. This Nick Page tutorial normally sells by itself for $89!! So, you can see that this bundle is fantastic! Remember that when you purchase the 5DayDeal bundle, 5DayDeal will donate 10% of the purchase price to their charity partners. So far, 5DayDeal has donated over $1.9 million to charities. This is a win-win deal. If you’re ready to learn and elevate your photography, grab this deal while you can.