How to Draw Attention to Your Subject in Photoshop A few techniques for making your subject pop out more from the image

This video tutorial by Aaron Nace from Phlearn demonstrates a few techniques for making your subject pop out more from the image.

Shooting a subject on a blank backdrop in the studio will give you a nice clean look but you may find yourself wanting to add some interest to the image later on in Photoshop. This video look at some simple ways of doing that as well as several ways of attracting the eye to a specific part of an image using things like color, saturation, sharpening, and exposure.

Update: Since this video was published back in 2014 Adobe added lots more advanced tools and we have published many new videos and tutorials. For example, we posted Nace’s video on “how to make hair color pop using Photoshop“,  Daniel Norton shared a video on how to create a cool “pop&blur effect” (this one is more in-camera than in post) and photographer Gavin Hoey showed how to “create an eye-popping selective color image in Lightroom

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check out more videos from Phlern that we have covered here on LensVid on our special subsection.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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