My 6-Step Post Processing Technique


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.

The 6-steps

1.) Profile & White Balance
2.) Tone
3.) Noise Reduction (Including External Apps such as Topaz Labs Denoise)
4.) Cropping & Local Adjustments
5.) Color
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.

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