‘Standing on Stars’ Milky Way Processing Tutorial takes you through the basics of processing a Milky Way image. The image is a single file and does not require any advanced exposure blending or compositing so this is a perfect video for those who are new in Adobe Photoshop.
About the Image
‘Standing on Stars’ is one of Rachel Ross Jones’ most popular images. Shared between hundreds of hubs on Instagram, the image quickly became a viral success.
Rachel describes the image as the following:
Ironically, the concept of putting myself in the shot was almost an afterthought. It was one of the last images I took that night. By this point my partner and I had been out shooting for a while, and my feet were so cold that I had lost sensation in them. Being a Canadian girl I thought sandals on the beach were ideal footwear. I was wrong! Sandals may be ideal if you are on a beach in Hawaii, but in Oregon the water is so frigid that my feet literally froze.
Just before deciding to leave, Rachels’ partner asked her to stand in front of his camera for a shot. She ended up taking three shots of herself in the scene before hurrying back to the car to warm up. It was one of those three images that went viral.
What you will learn
In ‘Standing on Stars’ Milky Way Processing Tutorial you’ll learn:
- The camera settings
- Raw adjustments in Adobe Lightroom
- Noise Reduction
- Color Processing
- Saving and optimizing for web
- How to make the Milky Way “pop”
A copy of the original image is included so that you can practice the same techniques.
The softwares used and taught in this video tutorial are Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software (a free editing plugin from Google). It’s not essential that you have all three softwares, however, as Rachel includes many tips and tricks from each of them which will teach you how to replicate similar effects without using all.
Instructor: Rachel Ross Jones
Duration: 20 minutes
Softwares: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop & Nik Softwares