photoshop cs 5

Moment of Elegance

A view of a beautiful night from last autumn. I was really enjoying this quiet moment. It is me in the picture - I had to adjust the perspective quite a bit to get it straight like this, but it was worth it.
 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L Tripod and Hähnel Giga Pro II Remote
ISO 3200, 14 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec. 
 

Post-processing

For the base edit I used one of my Star & Milky Way Lightroom Presets: Landscape - Stars. 
In Photoshop I straightened the subject using Puppet Warp -tool. I also added some detail to the stars using one of my techniques seen here: Night Photography Tutorial.

Print of this photo is available here.

Mikko Lagerstedt - Moment of Elegance, 2014

Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts for Photographers

Here is a essential shortcut set for photographers using Photoshop to make your processing faster.

 

Work space:

F  Switch Between Screen Mode

CTRL+0  Fit Image In The Screen or Window

CTRL/CMD +  Zoom In

CTRL/CMD -  Zoom Out

CTRL/CMD+TAB Flip through Open Documents

SPACE = Move Through Image with Hand Tool

Toggle between Screen Modes with F key

Tools:

B  Brush Tool

F5 Open Brush Settings Panel

0 - 9 Set the Opacity of your current tool

SHIFT + 0 - 9 Set the flow of your current tool

X  Switch Between Foreground And Background Color

D  Reset Foreground And Background Colors to Black & White

V  Move Tool

C  Crop Tool

G  Gradient Tool

M  Selection Tool

SHIFT+L  Toggle Lasso Tools

I  Eyedropper Tool

 Pen Tool

 Zoom Tool

S  Clone Stamp Tool

SHIFT+J  Toggle Patch Tool, Spot Healing Brush etc.

SHIFT+O  Toggle Between Dodge & Burne Tools

CTRL/CMD+ALT+ Right Mouse Button  Adjust Brush, Small or Big (Moving mouse to left or right) / Soft or Hard (Moving mouse down or up)

Adjust the Brush Size with CTRL/CMD+ALT and right mouse button moving it up and down and from side to side.

Layers & Saving

CTRL/CMD+I  Invert (Selection and Mask for example)

CTRL/CMD+ALT+I  Image Size Adjustments

CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+E  Make A Stamp Visible Layer

CTRL+ALT+S  Save As

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S  Save For Web

 

I have added these to the Shortcut Setup ease my work:

CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+K  Shortcut Setup

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+M  Add Mask (Layer - Reveal All)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+G  Gaussian Blur ( Filter - Gaussian Blur)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+U  Unsharp Mask (Filter - Unsharp Mask)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F  Flatten Image (Layer - Flatten Image)

Add more keyboard shortcuts through CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+K (Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus)