Landscape Astrophotography Editing Workflow

Editing a Milky Way Shot From Start to Finish!

In this 130-minute tutorial you'll learn my start-to-finish workflow by applying techniques acquired through years of digital photographic editing. Focusing on a single Milky Way image (as seen on this page) we’ll walk through basic edits in Lightroom and Photoshop as well as dive into more advanced techniques, such as star stacking and exposure blending, on our way to producing the completed image.

Video Chapters:

  • Camera settings and workflow review
  • Raw image preparation in Lightroom
  • Star stacking for pinpoint stars and lower noise
  • Exposure blending in Photoshop
  • Noise reduction with Nik Dfine
  • Creative editing in Photoshop

Detailed Topics

  • Camera settings
  • Why we star stack
  • Workflow basics
  • White balancing a night sky with airglow
  • Sharpening foreground images
  • Lens corrections
  • Star stacking manually in Photoshop (Mac and Windows) vs the more automated way with Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac Only)
  • Basic and advanced blending with masks
  • Dodging and burning with luminosity painting
  • Preventing blown out stars when adjusting sky contrast

Video File Specs:

  • 1080p HD videos (1920x1080 resolution)
  • MP4 format compatible with most video players
  • Total size is approximately 2.5 GB

Purchasing gives you a link to download all 6 videos.

Price: $75
Runtime: 130 minutes

The video is narrated in English.


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