Today I’m going to show you how to create a diptych in Photoshop Creative Cloud! Please check out the YouTube video below for a full tutorial and make sure that you download the Diptych file to use as you follow along with the video tutorial.
Lightroom is not only a powerful photo editing tool, it also has the power to keep you organized! If you are like me, that’s an impressive feat as my desktop is completely cluttered with documents, folders and lots of photos. Collections make it easy to find the photos I need in a pinch.
The video above quickly shows how to create a collection and how to use them as an organizational tool.
The video above shows how to quickly create a Lightroom catalog. When you first start up Lightroom after purchasing it, it will prompt you to create a catalog because you can’t really use the software without doing this step. Below are a few frequently asked questions about Lightroom Catalogs.
What is a Lightroom Catalog?
A Lightroom catalog is where information about your photos and about how they were edited is stored. Your actual photos are not stored in the catalog; it is solely reserved for metadata. The actual photos remain on your hard drive, untouched. You get to specify where you would like your catalog stored. If you don’t tell Lightroom where to put the catalog, the default is your Pictures folder.
Lightroom is a very non-destructive editing program since none of the changes you make are recorded on the actual photos and are just stored in your catalog. If you navigate to the photo on your hard drive, you won’t see the edits done in Lightroom until you export them. This is helpful if you ever need to go back to a photograph and do something different. You won’t have to undo your previous work and can start anew.
There are a few compositional “rules” to food photography and photography in general. Below are those that I’ve found increasingly helpful while composing shots with a brief explanation and some examples! These are only seven ways to create a compelling food photography. I hope that this post helps you to Improve Your Food Photography with These 7 Composition Tips! Tell me your favorite rule or something not listed in the comments!
With that said, once you know the rules, feel free to break them in every single way! They say that rules were meant to be broken…
Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is probably my most favorite composition element and the one I use most in my photography. You have to mentally divide your image (in your viewfinder) into 9 equal parts, with two lines running horizontal and vertical. You then should place your subject along these lines or at the points where they intersect. Like I have done in both images above. Of course, you don’t have to completely place something where each line intersects/creates a point on the grid, using just one or two points and off centering your image is just as eye catching!
How to show rule of thirds grid in photoshop: (PC) Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grids & Slices. (MAC) Photoshop >Preferences > Guides, Grid, & Slices.
Next change: Gridline every: 100 % and Subdivisions: 3. Open your image and if you don’t see the lines go to View > Show > Grid.
How to show rule of thirds grid on a camera: Go to menu and navigate to Live View Shooting using your cameras controls. Scroll to Grid and choose 3×3. Now hit the live view button. On my camera it is the Start/Stop button near the viewfinder. (I use canon, it may be different on your camera.)