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Photography editing tips and tricks

Here are some basic picture editing strategies to help you improve your images in a matter of minutes.

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We’re in the age of visual content, so the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is truer than ever.

Scientists claim that the human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than words. Marketers are aware of this and have begun to use more graphics in their advertisements. That said, images are essential and significantly influence your organization’s success.

Have you ever seen an online store that sells fantastic products, but when you visit the website, you just quit exploring because the photos are dreary or too basic?

Eye-catching visuals elicit greater emotions and increase the likelihood of clients purchasing your products or services. That is why it’s critical to understand how to edit images.

So, in this post, we’ll go over some basic picture editing strategies to help you improve your images in a matter of minutes.

Before we begin, we suggest you download Photoshop, get it up and running and you’ll be ready to follow along with our tips and tricks.

Adjust the contrast and brightness

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Image: Artini

The simplest technique to improve your photographs is to change their brightness and color. You’ll be surprised at how much difference just two tweaks can make to an otherwise boring picture. 

The quantity of light in an image is described by brightness. You’ll notice more light and detail if you boost the brightness. When you reduce it, the image becomes darker.

The hue or saturation of a specific region in a picture is described by color.

Blur the background

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Image: Pexels

Blurred backgrounds are an excellent method to direct the viewer’s attention to the focus of an image.

A blurred backdrop adds depth and space to the image. It also helps distinguish the subject from the backdrop, making it stand out more. A wide aperture setting on your lens generates this appearance.

If you don’t have a professional camera or are using a stock image, simply open it in your editor, navigate to the Filters tab, and adjust the blur slider to your preference.

Adjust the saturation

Adjusting the saturation of your photographs is another great way to obtain the desired effect.

Saturation is the degree to which a color is vibrant. It’s what makes the color stand out. Depending on your saturation, your images might appear more powerful or muted.

It’s also excellent for altering the feel of your image. A desaturated image appears more dramatic, whereas an oversaturated image appears more basic and innocent.

Use overlays

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A picture overlay is a texture, image, or color applied over a photo’s backdrop layer.

Overlays (layering) are an excellent method to add visual interest and texture to your photographs without using many effects or filters.

Overlays may be used to create mood and ambiance or just to accent a certain area of your image. It’s also a great technique to use text or graphics to create double exposure effects or watermarks.

Use preset filters

Presets are helpful for quickly altering the atmosphere of a picture. Various beautiful filters are available, all of which may be applied with a single click.

First, choose the preset you like most that best portrays the atmosphere you want to convey with your photograph.

Then, you may fine-tune it by tweaking characteristics like saturation, contrast, and brightness to achieve the precise appearance you like.

Online or desktop editors?

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Image: Gem4me

You may edit your photographs using desktop software or an online image editor. There are several options for both. Create great, professional-looking graphics by making graphic design simple for yourself.

If you want something web-based, Adobe has a full-featured picture editor that’s simple to use and has many creative options. It allows you to edit photographs and create graphics quickly. All you need to do is drag, drop, and edit.

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Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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