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RAWS

DIFFICULTY

LOCATION

DURATION

4h

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4

DIFFICULTY

Advanced

LOCATION

Patagonia

  • Max Rive Look
  • Sunstar
  • Exp. Blend
  • Object Paint
  • Color Paint
  • HSL Adv
  • Dust Spot
  • Dodge & Burn
  • IG Edit

Create amazing looking sunstars with this Photoshop Landscape Sunstar and starburst Editing Tutorial. Shooting into the sun can be difficult. It can create lens-flare and washed out colors. During editing, you want to remove the lens flare, get the colors back and want to create the mood of a sun shining into the frame. All this is what Max will demonstrate with his unique Sunstar and Starburst Editing techniques. This tutorial is one of his most advanced, and is only recommended for those who are experienced with Photoshop. The Photoshop Landscape Sunstar and starburst Editing Tutorial is a from start to finish video, with multiple different editing techniques explained. Raw Files included. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Use multiple RAWS for best exposure.

Use multiple RAWS for best exposure.

Shoot multiple photos with different light and learn how to combine them to create a clean well exposed image. NOTE: this is not ordinary exposure blending.  

Sunstar enhancement

Sunstar enhancement

Use different RAW files with different color and brightness settings to make a clean sunstar. 

Best Exposure on dark objects

Best Exposure on dark objects

Give plenty of shadow detail to the dark tree by using different RAW files and different settings in Camera RAW and Photoshop.

Paint with colors

Paint with colors

Add more color and mood to the image in Photoshop by painting with colors. Learn how to do this without creating artifacts.  

This Course Is for you if
The Perfect Sunstar.

...You want to create the perfect looking sunstar out of nothing. Learn how a few small and unique photoshop adjustments can result in beautiful looking sunstars.


Professional Editing.

...You want to see the most advanced editing techniques – which will greatly benefit your photo editing. This processing tutorial is the most advanced we have to offer and goes further than any other editing tutorial on the market.


Creative with RAWS...

...You want to learn how you can be creative with your RAW files. Max used multiple different RAW files only taken seconds from each other. These editing techniques can result in greatly improved colors, contrast and light.

PROCESSED WITH THESE TECHNIQUES
SOME TECHNIQUES EXPLAINED

Sunstar Editing.

Sunstar Editing.

A perfect looking sunstar can create that desired interest point in a landscape photo. It is beautiful on itself, it adds mood to the image, and it can give balance to the composition. At the same time, there are situations in which it is difficult to get a clean sunstar. Think about overexposed parts when the sunstar is too big. In this from start to finish editing tutorial, Max will demonstrate a technique in which he combines different raw files to create a perfect looking sunstar. 

Exposure blending is a well known technique among landscape photographers. This editing technique starts in the field, when multiple different RAW files have been taken with different exposure levels. They will be combined in in the digital dark-room, to allow for a greater dynamic range. With nowadays high dynamic range cameras, this technique is only necessary when the light is very difficult to manage. Max will demonstrate his own interpretation of this technique. 

Exposure Blending.

Exposure Blending.

Color Painting.

Color Painting.

Max Rive believes that the results of editing a landscape photo will be improved when they get more simplistic. The simple the technique, the fewer distractions in the creative process. The color painting technique is nothing more than painting in the landscape image with a certain color. This can be done to objects but also to areas or ranges of the image. Do you have any clue what this means? Watch and learn this technique, and you will be amazed how simple it is. 

WHY MAX MADE THIS TUTORIAL

...the sunstar was too strong and created tons of ugly sunflares.

When I discovered this incredible spot In Patagonia on a cloudless evening, I knew I had to include the setting sunstar in the photo to create some interest. This also resulted in some conflicting issues. First, the sunstar was too strong and created tons of ugly sunflares. Solution: I waited till the sunstar was setting behind the mountain. This would decrease the intensity of the sunstar from 100% to 0% at some point obviously - in between I would fire my camera to make sure I would get the perfect sunstar intensity. Issue 2: the perfect sunstar exposure is one with a sun (partly) behind the mountain, and has not enough light and colors on the foreground. Solution 2: I combine the exposure of the perfect illuminated foreground with the perfect sunstar exposure - and a few in between. This Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial will demonstrate how to merge these 4 different exposures. It will also demonstrate all the editing techniques how to get the perfect colors, contrast, shadows and most importantly the light effect of looking into the sun.

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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY AFTER WATCHING Photoshop Sunstar and Starburst Editing Tutorial

This are 3 out of 24 testimonial
4.5/5 (207 Reviews)

''I developed a pro style''

I watched many other photographer's editing courses, but with Max Rive's Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial, editing pictures became easier, and my style developed into the stage of professionalism. Max has a great talent in how to communicate photoshop editing techniques easily in this Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial. He was always happy in helping me with my landscape photography and I consider him my dear brother.  

Mohammed Sharaf

''simpler yet more powerful''

The Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial was very comprehensive, and it clearly shows the amount of effort and dedication, Max put into his landscape photos. Having watched other 'similar' tutorials, I found Max editing techniques simpler yet more powerful, which results in his very well-known look. Highly recommend this Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial to anyone who wants to improve their Photoshop editing techniques and new ways of post-processing.

Ricardo Garcia

''the best out of my images''

Before I bought the Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial, I just pushed the auto-tone or auto-contrast & did some small adjustments. This tutorial helped me to get the best out of my images. To balance the colors, to find the right brightness & contrast, to guide the eye to the highlights even if they are more than one. Furthermore, Max’s Photoshop sunstar and starburst editing tutorial guide me to compositional elements I wanted to include in my image in order to have the best results.

Apostolos Kaloudis


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