Using Adobe Photoshop CC & Adobe Lightroom CC effectively can be a nightmare for new users swamped by technology overload. Knowing how to focus on the key elements for most everyday tasks, establishing effective workflow and colour management policies, can take far too long on your own.

Digital Darkroom

Above is an example of retouching work done for BAe Systems.  We were required to incorporate new weapons systems, at that point not cleared for flight, from a photo of an 1/8th scale model shot in the studio onto an image of real Typhoon, shot by ace air-to-air photographer Geoffrey Lee, on the ground and then combine all the elements into another of his existing air-to-air photograph - in this case an RAF Hawk T.1A - the sort of bread and butter job that most users of Photoshop need to master. How was the Typhoon photo-composite done? Watch the slideshow above for an abbreviated version.

Similarly, adding colour (below) to old black and white images is another skill that can be hard to master from manuals alone. With these hard-earned skills, allied to the latest Apple technology, I also offer an in-house retouching and image manipulation service.

© Geoffrey Lee