There are two types of photograph. Scenes where everything comes together all at one time and we capture it in one frame. The second type is where we see the scenes potential but know we must create the photograph in Photoshop before we can realize that potential. This Photoshop download is an insight into my technique for this picture. The raw file left is dull, but the landscape had two strong elements, texture, and spatial depth. Potential for a beautiful landscape.
When learning Photoshop retouching the best tutorial resource is learning from a real file; showing how the image was constructed. This is a real file worth its weight in gold because it was created from my original master file and contains the complete evolution of the image from start to finish, with nothing left out. Most Photoshop retouching tutorials only explain one function at a time, without the context of all the other layers that go into making the whole image.
The download does not show all my techniques, only those required for this image. I teach all my techniques on the landscape photography workshops. The download does not replace a workshop but is a great insight into how I create my images and the Photoshop retouching techniques taught on my workshops. This file, along with the tutorials on this website, make perfect pre-workshop reading. Workshops teach the complete digital workflow from camera to print.