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: