Lightroom and Photoshop Before/After Video – Toronto Skyline Photo

The other day, during my seminar in Toronto, I showed the skyline photo I took the night before. Well, after the seminar some one came up and said they wished I showed how I processed the photo during the day. See, I showed them the photo but didn’t go over what I did. I actually didn’t do too much to it, so I thought I’d do a quick video. I even go over the camera settings, the lens, focal length, where the photo was taken and all of the post processing. Thanks again to the 500+ people that came out that day. Everyone in Toronto was so welcoming and we had an absolute fantastic day. Enjoy and have a good one!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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5 Comments

  1. In most cases, you darken the corners of pictures. Does this mean you are not very concerned with the corner sharpness of lenses? In other words, why pay for sharp bright lens corners if the corners will be vignetted in post?

    I really enjoy your video before/after videos. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial Matt! Toronto is my hometown, and you nailed the classic Slyline shot. Looks like you were shooting the Skyline from Olympic Island, or Ward’s Island. My favorite place to shoot day to night time lapse. If you’re ever in town again, I’d show you the best spots on the Islands. ;)

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  3. Thanks Matt…

    For visiting, instructing in and showcasing our terrific city !

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial Matt. Very cool as ususal.

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  5. Matt,

    I have watched this video and a few others of yours where you are going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop/Photoshop Elements. The videos are great and I follow everything. But there is one problem that I cannot figure out:

    1- I am in Lightroom 4 and do some editing.
    2- Then from Lightroom 4 I go over to Photoshop Elements 11
    3- I do some editing in Elements 11 and create several layers.
    4- I save my work in Elements 11 and come back into Lightroom 4.
    5- Everything is great, I see my newly edited image from Elements in Lightroom.

    BUT

    6- Then I say, lets take that new Elements image back into Elements 11 and do some more work.
    7- Surprise, once I have that image back in Elements 11 — all the layers are gone!

    So, what is going on?

    I am totally new to Lightroom. But losing all of these layers
    is not what I expected/nor what I wanted.

    Rich

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