- 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.
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. That 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.