Digital Workflow Fundamentals General
Photoshop Workflow Practice
Clive R. Haynes FRPS
possible shoot 'RAW'
Camera White-Balance set to 'Auto'
Initial RAW Adjustment
Open as 'RAW' file with no sharpening in 'RAW'
Make any obvious corrections to exposure, colour or lens aberration in the 'RAW' file reader
Correct any sloping, skewing or perspective errors
adjustments to contrast via 'Levels' or 'Curves' (preferably via an 'Adjustment
Layer) - see section on my website about the advantages of Adjustment layers
In addition, any changes to hue / saturation or toning should also be carried out via an Adjustment Layer
Remove any blemishes by Cloning Stamp and / or Healing Brush tool Remove any unwanted material
Use as many 'Layers' as possible to make later 'edits' simpler
Import additional images if / as needed
Carry out any 'artistic' changes, filters & effects, (and add any text) as needed
Crop to size
as required using Unsharp Mask or Smart Sharpen For choices about sharpening,
see my website
Set print size at required dimensions - do not 'resample' unless it's a necessity
When printing, check printer / paper 'profile', set at 1440 dpi, make a test strip / test print, study the result, make any corrections - make finished print.
Click this link for
General Digital Workflow Considerations
Extra: Digital Workflow Flow chart - Click on the link belowto view
(printable version to 'download' also available)