Photoshop Workflow for Photographers

 

 

 

 

One of the critical factors in using Photoshop properly is to Standardize your Workflow: Contrast should be adjusted before Color Correction, Cropping should be done before Sharpening, and so on.

 

With that in mind, you’ll find a handy downloadable Photoshop Workflow Chart below, designed specifically for Photographers.

 

•  By the way, the picture above is a visual representation of a proper workflow for photographers – the downloadable version below is a detailed “step-by-step” checklist.

 

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Notice that the downloadable Workflow Chart is divided into 4 sections which further clarify a proper workflow (see vertical boxes on left-hand side of page):

 

1) Open File in Adobe Camera RAW Plugin-In (ACR)

2) Optimize File in Adobe Camera RAW Plugin-In (ACR)

3) Optimize Master File in Photoshop

4) Work with your Master File in Photoshop

 

•  You may also want to get in the habit of using a few basic Speed Keys: Once you start to memorize the most common ones, you’ll significantly increase the speed with which you work – but you only need a handful!  Those shown in the Workflow Chart are the ones that I believe you’ll find the most useful – more on the 10 Essential Speed Keys in this blogpost:

https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=2001

 

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Here’s a link to the downloadable Workflow Chart PDF (or click on the image below):

https://main.wattsdigital.com/images/WattsDigital_Workflow-SpeedKeys.pdf

 

•  I’d also suggest that you print out & make a “hard copy” of the Workflow Chart – you’ll be using it on a regular basis.

 

•  By the way, you’ll notice that the Workflow Chart is centered around building a proper Master File – more at this blogpost: https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=1853

 

 

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•  Want to see this Workflow Chart in action?  Check out “Class 4” of my “Photoshop 101” series of FREE online & live Photoshop Meetups – available nationwide:

https://wattsdigital.com/free-live-meetups-online

 

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•  By the way, this is all based on my Photoshop book designed for photographers, “Not just another Photoshop Book”, available exclusively on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNLS1Q2

 

•  We Print with Light, not with Ink!   Why choose Watts Digital Imaging for you Photographic Printing & Finishing needs?  There is one huge reason – Unparalleled Quality:  

https://wattsdigital.com/lightjet-prints

 

Questions? Please contact me – also, feel free to comment and tell your photography friends!

 

Thx again, and cheers,

 

John Watts 🙂

john@wattsdigital.com

 

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