Many people limit their photo editing skills to basic functions. There are many online photo editing software options, including Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop can be downloaded for free via the trial version. However, users need to be cautious as some sites offer Photoshop without charge. Users later discover that the files contain viruses. Adobe offers a 30-day trial of their software. The full version of Photoshop is required to access all features. You won’t need all the features in the full version, but it does include many extras that are not necessary for most photographers. The following basic photo editing skills are essential for most photographers.
1. Correcting Exposure
This is the most popular adjustment that people make to their photos. Exposure correction can be done in Photoshop using a variety of formats including RAW and JPEG files. You can correct a wrong exposure by clicking on “Image” from the menu and clicking “Adjustments”. Then click “Levels”. The histogram will then be displayed. The sliders can be adjusted finely. Depending on the slider that you move, and how it is moved, your photo will change in brightness. You can adjust the sliders to achieve the brightness you desire.
2. Correction of Blown Highlights
This is easier if you go to the “Curves” option. This command can be frustrating for beginners. Although it takes some time to master this command, it is well worth it. It can fix blown out highlights and lighten shadows to get more detail. This problem can be avoided by underexposing the camera in a high-contrast environment.
It can be difficult to balance the exposure. You can also use the selection tools to reduce bright highlights. These highlights can then be darkened. This can be tricky. This is also a tricky process.
3. Editing Color Casts
In-camera errors are often responsible for color casts. You can correct this by first making sure that you set the right white balance during your session. It is easy to set the white balance on your camera. Before you adjust the color cast, ensure that you have corrected your exposure. After you have fixed the exposure, fix the color cast using the “Color Balance”, and “Color Match” tools.
4. Color Editing
You can also alter the color of your photos, aside from color correction. You can make your photos look warmer or colder, or even change the color of them. To create a classic grayscale image, you can also mut colors. To make your photo more expressive, you can also saturate certain shades. Advanced photo enhancement options include making one color stand out and muting others.
Sharpening can make even perfectly focused photos more compelling and clearer. This is a basic method of photo editing that can also be used with other software programs. You should not sharpen your photos too much.
Other basic editing techniques include noise reduction and red eye removal. However, you should edit your photos to improve them. Over-enhancing your photos can lead to a loss of quality and create a unique look. You will need to save the original files and your edited files separately so you can go back to them if you make mistakes.