Creating the perfect picture is one part shooting skills and another part editing skills. Many photographers take average pictures and turn them into creative masterpieces simply with some editing tricks that bring life into the photograph.
Whether you are a photographer looking to get more of an edge into your pictures or simply an editor wanting to create beautiful pictures, learning innovative editing skills should be on top of your priorities.
Here are some editing tips that can help you get started and give you the inspiration to create beautiful pieces of artwork.
Editing pictures means adding and removing parts of the original picture in order to create that perfect final image that you desire. In order to make sure you can edit with ease, try to make your edits in the form of different layers so that you can smoothly go back and forth to edit specific parts rather than having everything edited on one layer.
When you use layers in your editing process, you would not have to go through the hassle of removing tons of your work simply to correct one small detail that you missed or edited wrong. Layers give you the chance to have a play around with different tools without having to worry about messing up all the good work you may have already created.
2.Level and Crop to Create Angles
One of the easy ways to edit a picture and give it a perfect layout is by cropping certain parts of it or leveling it differently. You can work on editing the levels and cropping the picture manually or through the use of some apps and editing software’s portrait presets where they automatically do such edits for you. Even if you choose to work with automatic presents for creating the perfect angle for your picture, you can always add your own tweaks and changes to get the result you want.
The important thing is to ensure all the essential elements of the picture are visible and that you do not end up cropping too much or leveling the picture so much so that it does not make sense anymore.
3.Keep an Original Copy
Mistakes often happen when editing pictures. The smart device you are working on could lose its battery life without saving changes or the software you are using could temporarily fail and so on.
That is why it would be wise to always keep an original copy of the photo you are editing, in case you want to go back to that picture and start your work from scratch and in case you face any technical difficulties. Think of the original copy as a backup in case of any errors so that you are on the safe side.
4.Remove Noisy Backgrounds
Certain pictures could be busy with elements, and too many elements, especially if they are in the background, could take away from the beauty of any picture. Make sure you focus on the main element photographed and try to remove any noisy background that would not add much to the picture.
This can be done by blurring the background or removing it entirely to keep a clean background that steers attention towards the main beauty in the picture.
Getting the perfect end result on an edited picture may sometimes require some resizing work to be done. You can try and play around resizing some elements in the picture you are editing by making them smaller or bigger to see what works, or even resize the entire picture if needs be.
The important thing is to resize carefully so that you don’t end up losing the quality of the picture in the process.
6.Know when to Stop
When it comes to editing pictures, a little can go a long way. Sometimes all it takes is some minor edits here and there in the picture to get that perfect result. So make sure you know when to stop and not overdo your editing so much so that the picture loses its essence.
Editing pictures is a form of art. You take a raw image and you turn it into a masterpiece of colors that attracts any pair of eyes. In order to create beautiful pictures, you must work smartly and use all the helpful tools you can find.
Do not shy away from ready-made presets that can make your life easier. You can always manually adjust any parts that you need to change to get the perfect end result. Remember not to get carried away when editing and that only a little bit of editing can go a long way.