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Recently I found myself digging through my archives for a specific photo and stumbled upon a couple of lovely images that I’d captured of a La Jolla sunset several years ago.
My initial processing was nice, but my editing toolset has changed as technology has advanced, and my skills have grown. I knew I could do better. Before I knew it, I was headed down the re-processing rabbit hole.
La Jolla Sunset re-editing recap
I started by bringing my raw images into Luminar 4 and with the help of a few sliders (mostly AI Enhance and AI Structure) I was able to open up the shadows, pop the colors, and bring out details I’d forgotten were there.
Photoshop, Topaz Sharpen AI, and Topaz DeNoise AI also came in handy for solving some specific problems. Photoshop is still my preferred tool for getting rid of dust spots and distractions; and Topaz’s plugins are magical for getting rid of noise and bringing sharpness to the overall result.
Which La Jolla sunset photo is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, or shoot me a private message.