Michael Breitung Photography


Tutorials - Post Processing Basics

On this site you find a set of basic post processing tutorials, which provide the foundation for the more advanced photo editing techniques I show in my other tutorials.

Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop

Keyboard shortcuts are essential for a fluid workflow in Photoshop. In this video I show the shortcuts I use the most.

How to create advanced masks in Photoshop

In this tutorial I lay out the foundation for my creative post processing. I use masks a lot in Photoshop and here I show a set of my most commonly used masks, including hard edge masks, Luminosity Masks and a more targeted Luminosity Mask.

How to use masks in Photoshop

After knowing how to create certain masks, it's even more important to know how to use them. In this video I show some use cases.

How to Dodge and Burn

In this video I show you how I do doge and burn, which is an essential technique I use a lot in my post processing. You'll also see me using it in my other tutorials. I also show you how I use Lumenzia in the process here.

Exposure Blending

Building upon the previous videos, in this tutorial I show you how to do exposure blending using Luminosity Masks.

Recommended Plugins

I use a set of plugins in my workflow, which I also want to share with you:

  • A recent discovery was the Lumenzia Plugin* by Greg Benz. It's my new preferred tool for mask creation in Photoshop and it will be featured in upcomming tutorials.
  • My favourite set of Plugins was recently acquired by DXO. There is still a free version available of the The Nik Plugin Collection.
  • Just recently I started integrating another set of Plugins into my workflow, which provide even more creative possibilities. Those Luminar Flex Plugins* are a great way to further boost the look of a photo.
  • To sharpen my photos for the web I use another free plugin, the Web Sharpener by Andreas Resch.

Now you should have a good foundation to continue with my more advanced tutorials.

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