Tutorials - Start2Finish Coastal Garden

My new Start to Finish tutorial video is my most detailed tutorial yet. As in my first tutorial I show my complete workflow. But the techniques I now use have progressed over the years and are more advanced. While the old Start2Finish Tutorial is great for getting into Luminosity Masks, this new tutorial will not spend much time on explaining the basics or the individual tools. It focuses much more on the workflow.

Beautiful sunrise near Porthcurno in Cornwall with spring flowers blooming on the cliffs.

Tutorial Content

The tutorial consists of six parts, which are split into individual videos. This way it's easy to revisit interesting parts of the workflow.

After a short introduction, which you can also watch right below, I talk about the set of raw photos I took that morning at Pednvounder Beach, about how and why I ended up with over 40 of them and how I pre-process a selection of them for Photoshop.

Heading over to Photoshop I show you my very detailed exposure blending that involves blending for increased dynamic range, focus stacking and some blending of high ISO shots to freeze motion.

The next part is the largest chunk of the tutorial. I describe my complete creative workflow where I use some dreamy photo techniques, do global contrast adjustments and selective tweaks to the image. I also share my workflow in Color Efex.

Afterwards a selective multi pass sharpening brings out the details in the photo before I prepare the image for web and print during the output sharpening.


This tutorial is for the advanced photoshop user. I assume that you are already familiar with luminosity masks and their creation. If not I recommend watching my old Start2Finish tutorial first. I'll also be using Tony Kuypers Actions Panel frequently throughout my workflow, so it would be a good investment, if you want to follow along and take your processing to the next level. If you have watched my other tutorials about exposure blending, dreamy techniques and post processing recipies this is perfect and will make it easier to follow along, but it's not mandatory.

I use Adobe Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6 in the tutorial. Photoshop CS5 or later is generally sufficient to apply the techniques I use here. I also use some filters of the Nik Collection, which is available for free over at google.

Buying the Tutorial

The complete tutorial is nearly 3 hours long and can be purchased for 25 USD. This is a link to an automatic delivery system I've set up to make the purchase more comfortable for you. After you pay, you'll get a temporary download link to the tutorial.

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