Sorry about the really long title, but I just couldn’t come up with another way to word it and get my point across at the same time. And it’s a Quick Tip day.
Every digital photo that is captured needs some sort of post production. I don’t care if you’re shooting with a Hasselblad, you’re going to need to do some post. If you’re not Photoshop savvy you could wind up spending a whole lot of time working on photos in Photoshop and that takes away from the time you could be shooting. After all, we’re photographers, right?
Plug-ins are pieces of software written by people who have spent a LOT of time in PS and understand that their needs to be a way to work faster. Plug-ins can do everything from providing edge effects, to sharpening, to totally tuning up your photo with one simple click. Most of the really popular plug-ins allow you to customize the action that you apply in their software too, which gives you the creative freedom to tweak the results to your liking. Plug-ins really do save you a lot of time.
Here’s a couple of links to some really popular Photoshop plug-ins. You can also search Google and you’ll come up with quite a few others too. The one’s I mention below all offer free trials too!
That’s it for this Thursday quick tip. I’ll see you back here tomorrow to wrap things up for the weekend!