Creating Depth and Dimension in Lightroom and Photoshop

Creating Depth and Dimension in Lightroom and Photoshop

Table of Contents

1:25How Contrast Influences Depth
2:53Supporting Tones Can Enhance or Subdue a Focal Point
5:29How Color (Hue) Contrast Influences the Dominance
7:04Color Temperature and Depth
8:03Color Saturation and Interest
9:43How Texture Contrast Creates Depth
11:39Bringing It Together: How to Create Depth With Color and Contrast

Note: This is a continuation of Contrast, Luminosity, and Color. If you haven’t watched that lesson yet, you can do so here.

Depth and Dimension…

The relationship between contrast, luminosity, and color is very delicate, and even a small change can completely alter the flow and balance of your composition.

For example: darkening the shadows will automatically push more attention towards your highlights, making that a heavier focal point. Also, brighter tones appear closer than darker, which can either enhance or flatten the perceived depth of your image.

What I’ve found is that many photographers aren’t fully aware of how these relationships influence the depth and dimension o your photograph…and will often note that their image now seems “off” after a simple adjustment.

So for this lesson, let’s dive into some real-world examples of how contrast (texture), color, and tone can manipulate the perceived distances between your focal points…and how to enhance or subdue the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional medium.

This is a fun exploration into the basics of image processing…and after the lesson, I think you’ll see your images in a completely different light (both literally and figuratively).

The lesson above is just a small sample of what you’ll find in The Darkroom for Landscapes…my private mentorship program for Lightroom and Photoshop.

If you’d like to become more comfortable, more competent, and more confident with Lightroom and Photoshop than you’ve ever been…click the link above to find out more.

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