Adobe Photoshop... it’s a skill that takes some time to learn, and it’s certainly a valuable tool for anyone in this business. If you do have the time to learn it, I strongly encourage you to. If you don’t have the time or care to learn, then I’d love to work with you! I’m going to show you some examples of how a few simple tricks in Photoshop can really show a client something they might be having trouble visualizing.
Example #1: Custom Furniture
We all know how there are SO many endless options when it comes to custom furniture. From the style of fabric you choose, to the nail head trim, to the leg style... it can get complicated! When you are throwing all these different options together and showing a client several different examples, it gets really hard for them to visualize it.
Here is a chair from Century Furniture, the designer I was working with specified this with a dark indigo blue fabric and brass tacks:
Along with this chair, the designer had chosen a dark wood floor and Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige. So as you can see, the details were really starting to add up. To top if off, the designer had me choose a pillow to go with this, so I picked this beautiful lumbar pillow from St. Frank to go on the chairs:
If you were to add these items separately into a presentation, you would need to put in at least 4 different photos, maybe 5 to show the specific brass tacks. All the while hoping that the client can see all the pieces of the puzzle come together.
Why go through all that trouble when you could show them this instead?
One photo that combines 5 photos and gives them a great visual!
Example #2: Changing Existing Elements in a Home
Here we have a fireplace that just needed a few changes. Just some new tile and some paint on the walls to give this room a total transformation.
*Photo by kelsey roenau on Unsplash
Here are the chosen tiles from Ann Sacks:
We also planned to update the hearth with a marble slab to replace the old red tiles. The mantle stayed white, walls were to be painted Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud. The fireplace screen also needed updating, changing the brass to black. We even went a step further and updated the mantle decor (vase & candle holder) and mirror, new drapery panels, sofa pillows, a corner pouf. Here is the photo-shopped image with the new elements:
Pretty major transformation, don't you think? Once again, wouldn't you rather present this to your client?
Those are just a few examples, but really the possibilities are endless when it comes to Photoshop. If you are interested in working with me, check out my Trade Services page, from there you will find a section called Photo Editing.
I also offer other services such as 3D rendering, which at times is a better option than photo editing. I would love to help guide you to the right service for your particular project.
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