Q: My model's pose didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked it. Is there something I can do in post to alter her position? <br> A: Yes, but you have to go to Photoshop to do it. Puppet Warp is a fantastic feature in Photoshop that can help you re-adjust the fin position of a model (among other things) after the fact. Underwater,Video,Tutorials,Lightroom,Photoshop,Adobe,Imaging,Training,Erin

Go Ask Erin - Photoshop: Fixing the pose on an underwater model

Q: My model's pose didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked it. Is there something I can do in post to alter her position?A: Yes, but you have to go to Photoshop to do it. Puppet Warp is a fantastic feature in Photoshop that can help you re-adjust the fin position of a model (among other things) after the fact. O.K., O.K. - It's cheating. I know. Using this technique may tarnish your image if you're a documentary photographer. But if you're not from the school of straight-out-of-the-camera reality, put on a helmet and get in the game, because the Puppet Warp feature in Photoshop is completely amazing and a ton of fun. Adjusting a model's pose using Puppet Warp is an intermediate to advanced technique, but don't freak out if you're just a beginner. Watch the video and try it for yourself. Trial and error is one of the best ways to learn!As much as I'm fanatical about Lightroom, there are times when the edit I want to make is simply out of Lightroom's league, and this is one example. Puppet Warp is an intuitive and responsive tool that's most effective when it can utilize the muscle of a few other very cool features in Photoshop, all which are worth learning on their own. Topics include using the Lasso Tool, putting a selection in its own layer, Content Aware Fill, Smart Objects and Smart Filters, the Puppet Warp Tool, the Healing Brush, and layer masking. (Runtime: 12 minutes, 49 seconds)Watch the Quick Fix VideoSoftware Covered in this Video:Topic Time Codes00:40 Opening an image from Lightroom into Photoshop01:13 Making a selection with the Lasso Tool01:35 Subtracting from a selection01:41 Adding to a Selection02:22 Putting a selection in its own layer 02:33 Toggling layer visibility02:42 Creating a selection based on pixels in a layer03:15 Content Aware Fill04:05 Creating a Smart Object for Smart Filters04:24 Puppet Warp08:30 Adding a Layer Mask09:51 Smart Filter Mask10:43 The Healing Brush11:58 Editing the Puppet Warp Smart FilterView Before and After of the Image Click Here to Begin!GoAskErin, is a feature brought to you by Backscatter - Underwater Photo and Video. Erin Quigley, our Lightroom and Photoshop guru, reveals her favorite tips and techniques in our bi-monthly series of online video tutorials, using images chosen from viewer submissions. Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.


Related Posts

GoPro HERO 9 Best Underwater Photography Settings

The GoPro HERO9 is one of the most compact and easy-to-use cameras for capturing 4K video underwater. It’s also great for photo shooters who want simplicity with easy point-and-shoot operation. Our te...

Read More

Testing the Z CAM E2 at Georgia Aquarium

Our friends at Georgia Aquarium reached out to us about their needs for a new underwater video system as part of their new immersive underwater shark experience. After discussing the needs of the proj...

Read More

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

Read More

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 – How To Guide

This how-to guide will give you the highlights of the instruction manual in video format. If you’re new to the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300, be sure to check out our comprehensive article on the featur...

Read More

Olympus PEN E-PL10 Best Underwater Camera Settings & Gear

The Olympus E-PL10 is one of our favorite mirrorless underwater camera systems. We’ve already called it the Best Bang For Your Buck in Underwater Photography in our comprehensive review, and now we’re...

Read More

Stingrays Underwater Photo Tips for Little Cayman

Hi there! My name is Tiago Peixoto and you can find me shooting in Little Cayman as the Backscatter Photo Pro for the Reef Divers Photo Center. Little Cayman is truly a fantastic place for underwater ...

Read More