How To: Basic Edit In Photoshop In 4 Steps

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I firstly used Adobe Photoshop when I was taking photography lessons and we discussed about image editing. I find Photoshop a very useful tool and super fun and when my time allows me to, I try to learn and discover more of its functions. In today`s post, I share how you can edit your photos in 4 basic steps, quick and easy. Before I start describing the steps, allow me to say that, I suppose there are many ways to do so, but in this post I just share the 4 basic steps that I follow in order to process my photos in relation to the brightness and contrast that I wish to create. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tipsThat is the picture taken from my camera and how it is its final form after the editing process by using those 4 steps. Something very important in the whole editing process is to work on a duplicate and never work on the original photograph. So, before anything else, I choose Image, Duplicate and create the copy that I want to edit with the new name of it, without touching at all my original. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips
  1. 1. I always start the editing process by adjusting the Levels, in order to work on the brightness of the picture. I choose Image, Adjustments and then Levels, (alternatively, by pressing cntl and the L button, the Levels board shows up immediately). The left box will fix the dark tones, the middle one will fix the midtones and the right box the lighter ones. Even if I don`t move at all the middle button, I always move a bit inside the left and right boxes. Before I save any changes, I always check the preview button to compare the improvements that I made and to avoid any exaggerations.
blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips 2. In order to adjust the colors of the photograph, I choose again Image, Adjustments and then Levels. The following board shows up and I move the arrows of those colors I wish to darken or to soften. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips 3. In order to adjust the brightness and the contrast of the photo I choose again, Image, Adjustments, Brightness/Contrast and with the assistance of the preview button I control the changes of those levels. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips 4. The final editing steps is all about the net of the picture. I choose Filter, Sharpen, Unsharp Mask, and adjust the rate on the board. I usually choose 10 on the Amount box and leave the other two as they appear, 2 on Radius and 1 on Threshold. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips These are the editing steps I use in Photoshop, quick and easy adjustments on the pictures, in order to get the result, I imagine. My initial photograph has now transformed to the one appearing below. blurpixels photo blog photography tips photoshop edit tips Enjoy!! 🙂 P.S. Free IPhone Photography Online Courses & 10 Inspiring Photography Tutorials

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