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Editing Photos Start to Finish: Overexposed Skies

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  October 25th, 2012

In another of Matt’s ‘How to Edit a Photo, Start to Finish’ videos, he works his way through editing an image with a difficult, over-exposure issue.


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16 Replies to Editing Photos Start to Finish: Overexposed Skies:

  1. Steve

    October 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Really learn something each time I watch these tutorials. Camera raw is such a good tool to use. Thank you Matt.

  2. Ineke

    October 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    thanks Matt,
    lovely to watch and see the result!


  3. Celina U

    October 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Excellent tutorial to show how Camera Raw can be used to enhanced photos and then how to proceed to give the images the final enhancements. Enjoyed your fine presentation.

  4. Timothy

    October 26, 2012 at 3:10 am

    HI Matt – I really enjoy your tutorials. I’ve been playing with different sharpening methods are recently saw a different video where you used the sharpen tool over unsharpen mask. I notice in this video you use unsharpen mask and not the sharpening tool. I have had better results with unsharpen mask, myself. Was wondering if you chose one of the other for a reason?

    Using the techniques you display throughout your tutorials has really helped me to elevate my editing and final products.

    Thank you.


  5. Helen

    October 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Another great video, Matt. I appreciate this start to finish look into working with an image. Watching it I had the same question as Tim. Not that long ago there seemed to be some discussion at EV about sharpening methods. It seemed that adjust sharpness was preferred over unsharp mask(which was the one I use most often). Does it all come down to personal preference or do certain kind of images call for one over the other? Also was surprised to see you use high pass in addition to unsharp mask…….never though about doing that. I tend to use high pass mostly on architectural/ high texture images. Would appreciate your thoughts if you have the time.

    Have never zeroed out the defaults in RAW processing………look forward to trying this approach……..thanks again for sharing your techniques with us!


  6. John

    October 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I echo all the good things in the above comments, but definitely want to emphasize how much I like the “right from the beginning” approach of this tutorial. To see a photo right out of the camera, with lots of the problems I’m so good at creating :-), and then watch and listen as a good teacher not only fixes the problems but makes an artistic final product—that’s really valuable to me. Thanks.

  7. Henk

    October 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you Matt for another great tutorial. It is always a pleasure to watch them and to discover possibilities to enhance photos. Continue the good work!

  8. Alfred

    October 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    HI Matt, thank you for yet another great video full of your wisdom and expertise that dazzles the mind ! Ben

  9. JoAnn

    November 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for having this video. I learned quite a lot from you in this video. Things that I have forgotten. Please could you do another updated video on masking. I use Photo Elements 10 and have forgotten a lot on masking.


  10. alfred

    November 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial. I have Canon G12 & Elements 9; I also use Nik Define & Vivesa 2. These plug ins seem to make adjustments a lot easier than Elements. In DPP raw there is an option for chromatic aberration correction. How is this done in Adobe raw and Elements? Thank you for any assistance.
    Fred Kollenz

  11. Doris

    November 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Wow, Matt, this is amazing and oh so helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Bruce

    November 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing. This is fantastic!

  13. Norman

    December 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Fantastic tutorial Matt, thanks a million .
    Is there a link to all your start to finish tutorials, it would make life so much easier ?

  14. Allan

    January 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Now I have to go back to all those good so so photos and do a redo! Thanks Matt.
    No really, thanks. Great finishing touch on the vignette.

  15. JWC

    January 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Wonderful result! Thanks so much!

  16. Nancy K

    September 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I just subscribed and this was the first video I selected and I learned so much. In Elements 11 does the Contrast and Highlights slide – sub for Recovery that is shown in this video? Again, thank you and I look forward to learning from more videos.

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