Post Processing Variation to “Add Dimension to Your Flat Photos”

Post Processing Techniques © Benjamin Kanarek

Remember you my last post about Adding Dimension to Your Flat Photos – One Post Production Technique, well nothing is carved in stone, there will be variations dependent on the contrast of the original photo as well as the shadow definition.

You may for example wish to stop at the 0.3 pixels from 200 to 330 percent and keep it as such. You may wish to pop up the contrast by using the 40 to 60 pixels from 10 to 15 percent to give it more depth. You may decide not to add this process knowing that you will add a duplicate layer in Soft light which will enable you to go higher in the Fill and Opacity coefficient. You mat not wish to sharpen at 0.3 percent at 300 pixels but just do the contrast pump formula of 40-60 pixels at 10-15 percent. You may wish to de-saturate your duplicate layer to give great B&W dimension which subsequently reduces the saturation. You will add saturation once flattening the layer…etc etc etc. I use which ever process works best for me.

About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…