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Editing tips from a Photoshop expert

Mohit Jaipuri   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Adobe Photoshop was started as a simple computer application that could only display black and white images. Today, almost three decades after its launch in 1990, Photoshop is one of the most powerful editing tools in the market. Several artists have eked a living out of their expertise in this application. One of these is Indore-based Mohit Jaipuri.

Blending unexpected elements into delightful images, Mohit, a Photoshop expert creates realistic digital collages that include humans, animals, nature and landscapes. Be it an antelope with the moon between his horns or a little boy roaring at a leopard, everything is possible in Mohit’s world of Photoshop.

Mohit was recently in the city on the occasion of World Photography Day, where he conducted Photoshop workshops from the students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan. He also visited the photography exhibition organised by Vizag Photojournalists Association at Visakha Museum. “This is the second time I am visiting the city in the span of two years. I am in awe of this city that is blessed with natural beauty. The combination of hills and beaches make it an ideal destination for photography,” he says.

Speaking about the growing importance of Photoshop, Mohit says that almost 95 % of the pictures that we see in the magazines are edited. “These days everything can be corrected or changed during post production. However, photographers have to mindful of the composition of the frame and the angle in which it is taken. Not much can be done about this while editing photos,” he says.

Mohit says that the highest demand for photoshopped images comes from wedding photography and product photography. “The expansion of e-commerce has changed the ball game. Earlier it was mostly the glamour industry that relied heavily on editing, but now several other sectors like the food industry or the apparel industry depend on photography,” he says.

Mohit has been working in this industry for over a decade now. The self-taught artist learnt the app through YouTube tutorials. “Coming from a humble background, I did not have the funds to go to a photoshop workshop. The videos helped me understand the basics of the app and navigate through it, but it was only through trial and error that I got better with the art,” he says. After gaining expertise over the app Mohit travelled over two lakh kilometres across Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to conduct Photoshop and lightroom workshops.

“There are ample of workshops in major cities, hence I travelled to tier two and tier three cities in these States to teach Photoshop. In these cities most of the business comes from wedding photography which has now become a big thing across the world. To present a perfect picture, a lot of editing is done in these photographs” he adds.

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