Last Tuesday I posted a behind-the-scenes video about my latest fashion/beauty/conceptual photoshoot involving a custom-made dress that I designed and created out of scratch without any prior fashion design experience. After publishing the article, I received multiple comments and messages from people asking me about the post-processing of these images, and what techniques I used in order to create the “painterly” look.

Because of these requests, I decided to create this two part video-series about the editing process. In the first part we took a look at the preset that I created for the shoot, with the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System. I talked a bit about my workflow in these types of controlled indoor studio-shoots, and how I integrated the preset system into my workflow in order to achieve amazing images already on set.

And today we continue editing the image, this time in Photoshop:


Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

Shutter speed: 1/160s
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100


Final Images

Dress WEB 570x800 Tutorial: Post processing Tranquillity pt.1

Dress WEB 2 533x800 Tutorial: Post processing Tranquillity pt.1


Photo: Lauri Laukkanen
Model: Sonja Annala
Makeup: Karina Boissonier
BTS-footage: Atte Tanner


If you have any questions related to this article, or a request for a future episode, please leave a comment below, and I’ll do my best to help you out.