Using Lightroom on my digital art

Using Lightroom on my digital art

Hi all,

Just a quickie – a kind of brain dump.

The more I use Adobe Lightroom for my photos, the more I realise what it can do for my art.

The thing that I like about it are the sliders for things such as white and black, highlights and shadows, the saturation etc of different colours and so on. My first attempt was with the picture Perhaps. I lightened the shadowy foreground, thereby exposing more detail in the gun.

Before.

perhaps

After.

tnperhaps

Next I have tried Lightroom on my portrait of Asype. While I actually like it as it is, if you look at the more popular Fantasy and Science Fiction art you see greater vibrancy.

Before.

Asype the Western Pilot of Shade
Asype the Western Pilot of Shade

After.

tnasype

This is a little thing, but every little thing adds to the quality of output.

I know that Photoshop can do pretty much the same, but not with the ease of Lightroom. So I think that from now on I may use both products for post-production.

Thanks for reading :)

regards

Greg

 

 

 

 

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  1. Nice job!

    I have to say that I like the “before” version of Perhaps better, though. The highlights in the “after” version are much more green then the sky is, so it looks like there’s an additional light source now, maybe a streetlamp or a neon ad, and that takes away from the beauty of the golden hour. For me, at least )

    For Asype, on the other hand, it worked out really well! In the “before” version, it’s not very clear where the light is coming from, because it’s sort of white and bland – like electric light. In the “after” version, it’s become much warmer, and now looks like it’s a campfire or a lantern. And yes, stronger saturation in general makes it more fantasy-like )

    Thanks for sharing!

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