Adobe Photoshop is one of the most important computer programs of our time, making photo editing a simple procedure even for beginners with a reasonable computer knowledge. This program can be used to create images from scratch or modify existing images.
Photoshop has indeed become an industry standard when it comes to photo editing. While you can become an expert at photo editing by learning and working with the software, it can work wonders if you stick to some simple tips for editing photos in Photoshop.
When you start out with Photoshop Image Editing, you need to choose the right tools. The selection tools work in different ways to select all or part of the image. The selection tools include marquee, lasso, magic wand, etc., to be chosen according to their need to perform cut, copy, edit or retouch operations.
Crop the photo
In most photos, even if they’re well put together, you’ll find that there are some parts in them that you don’t need. Therefore, the next step in editing Photoshop images is to remove the unwanted area of the photo, which can be easily done by using the crop tool. You need to press the Control key to select the Crop tool and then create a frame in your photo. If you see a check mark in the corners of your crop box, you can move and resize your area to select the precise area you want to crop.
Remove sensor dust
Another element to improve the quality of your photo is to remove dust particles that often stick to your camera’s lens. The sensor dust and other debris on your camera’s sensor is most visible in photos taken with small apertures or those taken on plain areas such as the sky. Therefore use the Healing Brush to remove the dust spots in the photo.
The next important factor when editing Photoshop images is to increase the contrast of the image to make it more vibrant. This can be easily done by lightening the highlights and darkening the shadows of the image. You have to drag the white arrow (right hand) in the levels window to the left to lighten, and the black arrow (left) to the right to darken.
Fine tuning of the colors
In some images, you may need to fine-tune the colors of your image, as bright, noisy colors often look awful. Therefore, you can increase the saturation levels of your image. While adding a lot of saturation will make the image look more colorful, try to keep the changes in colors to a minimum, as more saturation can make the image look unnatural.
Sharpen the image
Finally, you need to sharpen the image to make it clearer and more accurate. Almost all digital images can be sharpened, but the exact settings depend on the final image to be viewed on screen or in a printed format. This must be done very discreetly to avoid unwanted digital noise.
Keeping these 5 Photoshop image editing tips in mind will definitely help you create better quality images that look natural and vibrant.