In this tutorial, I how go through my 6-step processing technique that I do on what I estimate to be, 98% of my images. Along the way I talk about my justifications for doing these steps in the order I do them. I’m using Luminar 4 in the video but my 6-steps are applicable to any post processing application.
1.) Profile & White Balance
3.) Noise Reduction (Including External Apps such as Topaz Labs Denoise)
4.) Cropping & Local Adjustments
6.) Sharpening (Including External Apps such as Topaz Labs Sharpen)
The other 2% of the images I process that don’t follow this 6-step method are images that I need to send to Photoshop or perhaps to a different plugin for some specific processing that isn’t available in the RAW editor that I’m using.
Morganti’s MUST HAVE apps
At least one RAW Editor
Lightroom – http://bit.ly/2zwQ0nW
Capture One – https://captureone.38d4qb.net/y1Djy
Luminar – http://bit.ly/2JUJxKw (Save with the Promo Code AM16)
On1 Photo RAW – http://bit.ly/2zJmA9I (Save 20% with Promo Code: AM17
Exposure X – http://bit.ly/2U8UxrK (Save 10% with Promo Code: AnthonyMorganti
At least one FULL Editing App
Photoshop – http://bit.ly/2zwQ0nW
Affinity Photo – https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
MUST HAVE Plugins
Topaz Denoise AI – https://bit.ly/3cDqa5J
Topaz Gigapixel AI – https://bit.ly/3cDqa5J
Topaz Sharpen AI – https://bit.ly/3cDqa5J
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