Create stunning images…after you’ve taken them!
You’ve gone out for your Sunday walk and taken some impressive images of the landscape. You’ve gone to a party and taken some great shots of your friends caught in all the fun. You’ve even taken some of your pet (of course). But how, after all the shots, do you get your images looking perfectly professional, even after you’ve taken them, from just a few clicks of your keyboard?
A good starting image.
It’s a good start to take a great photo in the beginning. You can’t choose an ideal location after you’ve taken the shot! It’s helpful to have a good eye for this as if you get the best location and best angle, it makes everything else a lot easier later on. Take some inspiration from this Wedding Photographer in Leeds and Yorkshire. There’s a lot of attention to detail in the original shots taken before any edits are made.
Photo editing software.
Getting a photo editing tool or piece of software is the best option. To start with, you should look at the options available to you, as there are more than one on the market. There are a number of free image editors online that allow you to do very basic editing, but still may give you the look you’re going for. Try sites such as Picasa or PhotoPlus to start with or a simple online search for free image editing tools to find the one that’s right for you. Beginners rejoice!
If you have a digital camera and own a computer, you may already have some image editing software installed or available that you may not already know about. It’s always worth checking this to start off with to see what is included. There is usually some information and a disc in packaging, so never throw it away, just in case!
Now to the more advanced software. PhotoShop is one of the most popular pieces of image editing software around and it’s not difficult to see why. There is so much potential and so much you can do, it can be quite daunting a first. However, if you’re serious about your photos, these sorts of software are ones to look at.
PhotoShop has the ability to make an array of changes and edits to your images as well as saving your work in a variety of formats to share on different platforms. A few edits you can make include:
- Resizing and cropping
- Brush tools
- Healing tool
- Airbrush tool
There are many videos you can watch and sites you can visit to become PhotoShop savvy. You’ll soon be a whiz at image editing, it just takes time, patience and little bit of creativity.