I get a lot of questions about the way I process my photos and about my general post processing workflow. Finally, I decided to put together detailed post with the all steps of my typical workflow.
On top of everything I am going to include my source files: original RAW file, layered Photoshop file (PSD) and Lightroom preset so you can follow me every step of the way.
Below is Before&After widget which visually demonstrates all editing steps (1 is for the original image). Click on orange squares to see image transformation from one editing step to another.
Before & After Widget
My workflow varies depending on type of editing I have to perform. Sometimes I start editing in Lightroom and finish in Photoshop but when editing is not complex I often start and finish editing in Photoshop, first in Camera Raw and then in Photoshop itself. This is the case for today’s demonstration. Feel free to use Lightroom instead of Camera Raw or start in Lightroom and then move to Photoshop Elements. Of cause Photoshop Elements are more limited than Photoshop but it is absolutely possible to achieve very similar result by using Elements.